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U.S. to withdraw carrier from Gulf amid Obama budget cuts

The USS Theodore Roosevelt

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States’ air strike capabilities against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) may take a serious hit this fall as the U.S. will be without an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf for the first […]

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Abbas warns ISIL threat against ‘secularists’ in Gaza Strip is for real

An ISIL banner in the Gaza Strip.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has established a clear presence in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said. During a July 30 meeting with Jordanian parliament members, Abbas said that world leaders were […]

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Slaughter in Tunisia spurs British to prioritize counter-terrorism


Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Stung by the death last month of 30 Britons among 38 murdered while on holiday at a beach resort in Sousse, Tunisia at the hands of Islamic extremists, British Prime Minister David […]

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Chechen women posing as jihadist brides conned ISIL

Chechen women.

Special to WorldTribune.com A group of Chechen women has turned the tables on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), using social media to pose as caliphate brides and scamming the terrorists out of thousands of dollars. The women allegedly […]

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‘End of the World': ISIL plan calls for provoking U.S. into all-out war by attacking India

ISIL terrorists.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) intends to bring on the “end of the world” by building a terror army in Pakistan and Afghanistan, attacking India and provoking the United States into an all-out war. A […]

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Turkey wins U.S. re-engagement against Syria in potentially fatal blow to Iran rapproachement

Incirlik Air Base.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs By whatever name, the unilaterally-imposed no-fly zone over an area of Syria, proposed by the U.S. and Turkey on July 27, is not an element of a supposed […]

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Diaspora: Mideast Christians driven from their Biblical homeland

Islamic State hoists flag onto church in Mosul Iraq, dismantling a cross.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Christianity may be on the verge of vanishing from the region of its birth. According to a report in Christianity Today, Christians are targeted for the worst religious persecution in the Middle East in over one thousand […]

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Kurdish fighters, Syrian troops expel ISIL from Hasakh after month-long battle

A Kurdish fighter mans a machine gun in the al-Nashwa neighbourhood in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah on July 26.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was driven out of the capital of Syria’s Hasakah province on July 28 after a month-long battle with Kurdish fighters and Syrian government troops. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights […]

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U.S., Turkey in talks on ISIL-free border zone; NATO convenes emergency meeting

Turkish soldiers near the Turkish-Syrian border town Reyhanli. / Osman Orsal / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Turkey and the United States have been discussing plans to try to rout Islamic State of Iraq and Levant militants from Syrian territory along the Turkish border, creating a safe haven […]

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ISIL, Inc.: Souvenir shop in Mosul sells beheading gear, flags and t-shirts

ISIL souvenir shop in Mosul.  /Islamic Social Media

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has expanded its business empire. Visitors to Mosul can now purchase trinkets of terrorism at ISIL’s new souvenir shop. Photos taken from Arabic social media sites on July 26 revealed […]

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