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Coming to America? ISIL executes gay men in response to Supreme Court decision

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Special to WorldTribune.com As supporters of same-sex marriage celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow gay marriage in all 50 states, a different story was unfolding in the Middle East. Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terrorists executed […]

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Latest ISIL massacre: 146 civilians dead in Kobane, including women and children,

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Special to WorldTribune.com In a move seen as retribution for recent defeats at the hands of Kurdish fighters, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) massacred 146 civilians in and around the Syria city of Kobane. According to the Syrian […]

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Scorecard needed: New Islamist alliance targets Syrian regime, rejects ISIL

Members of Al Qaida's Nusra Front.

Special to WorldTribune.com A new Islamist alliance of eight groups has formed in southern Syria near the Israeli border and will focus on fighting Syrian regime forces. The alliance, which is called Jaish al-Fatah (Army of Conquest), is led by […]

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ISIL crucifies two children for violating fast, orders ‘calamity for infidels’ during Ramadan

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Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is said to have crucified two boys for “not fasting on Ramadan” and has called for escalated attacks during the Muslim holy month on Christians, Shi’ites and Sunnis who are […]

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Putin vows to save Syria from ‘tragic’ fate of U.S.-supported Iraq

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Special to WorldTribune.com Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S. President Barack Obama’s strategy to counter Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraq has been “lamentable” and resulted in “tragic” consequences. “The United States supports Iraq, supports … the […]

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‘Dangerous': ISIL said to plant mines, bombs at Palmyra historic site

Ancient ruins at Palmyra, Syria.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has reportedly put down mines and placed bombs around historical sites at the Syrian city of Palmyra. It was not clear if ISIL planted the mines to destroy the ancient […]

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World shrugs as tide of displaced humans overwhelms relief agencies

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The number of refugees fleeing their native lands as well as people being internally displaced in their home countries has surged beyond even the most dire predictions. Just six months […]

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Report: Wars cost 13 percent of world’s GDP with most uprooted people since World War II

The number of uprooted people topped 50 million, the highest level since World War II.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A new survey says the cost of conflicts reached a record $14.3 trillion in 2014, equivalent to 13.4 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. The 2015 Global Peace Index, published […]

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Syrian Kurds, with U.S. air support, take key border town from ISIL

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Special to WorldTribune.com Kurdish YPG fighters along with allies from the Free Syrian Army seized the border town of Tal Abyad from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) on June 16. The victory was a significant one for the […]

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How to repel barbarians at the gate? Without U.S. backup, cultural minorities have only UN resolutions

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Facing the onslaught of wanton destruction, cultural pillage, and a growing black market for stolen antiquities, both Iraq and Syria are feeling the brunt not only of the ideological violence […]

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