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Europe hit by migrant flood of biblical proportions

Officials in Hungary and Austria say Germany triggered the crisis when it said last week that it would ease entry requirements for Syrian refugees.

Special to WorldTribune.com Europe has been flooded by over 350,000 Middle East migrants in 2015. “Since the beginning of the year 2,342 migrants have died in the Mediterranean, 2,326 in the Channel of Sicily,” said Federico Soda, director of the […]

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Cheney alert: Nuclear war likely, Obama ended 75-year bipartisan consensus of U.S. as ‘freedom’s defender’

The Hiroshima bombing.

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. President Barack Obama’s capitulation to Iran in recent nuclear negotiations will likely result in the first use of a nuclear weapon since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney wrote […]

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Petraeus: Mobilize secularist Al Qaida fighters to defeat ISIL

David Petraeus

Special to WorldTribune.com The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan believes moderate fighters of Al Qaida’s Nusra Front can be enlisted to battle Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Syria. Retired Army general and former […]

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Obama’s friend, the Islamist Erdogan, has precipitated Turkey’s growing instability

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with President Barack Obama during a G20 summit in Pittsburgh, Sept, 25, 2009. / White House / Pete Souza

Special to WorldTribune.com Sol W. Sanders Once NATO’s formidable eastern anchor, Turkey is increasingly becoming a major problem for Washington policymakers and a contributor to the Mideast chaos. The change is all the remarkable since at the outset of the […]

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Death of freedom in western Iraq: ISIL detains 200 protesters

ISIL execution in Rutbah, Iraq in July 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The mayor of a remote Sunni town in western Iraq that is under the control of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants says about 200 residents who were part […]

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Look around: Who are the western collaborators financing ISIL?

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The barbaric conquests of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) are financed by collaborators among the business and financial circles of the West. There has been in recent years a growing synergy […]

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Gen. Haftar: Libyan forces lack weapons to defeat ISIL in Sirte

Gen. Khalifa Haftar

Special to WorldTribune.com A lack of weapons has limited the ability of Libyan forces in their ongoing battle with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in the city of Sirte, the military commander of Libya’s internationally-recognized government said. “Lack […]

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United States, Turkey complete plans for ‘comprehensive’ offensive against ISIL

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Special to WorldTribune.com The United States and Turkey are set to engage in “comprehensive” air operations against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Reuters on Aug. 24 that the air campaign will target […]

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Boko Haram strengthens ties with ISIL, sends fighters to Libya

Boko Haram terrorists.

Special to WorldTribune.com Nigerian-based terror group Boko Haram has bolstered its alliance with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) by sending jihadists to fight alongside ISIL in Libya. Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIL in March. In June, ISIL […]

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Syrian circles of Hell: Is a political solution even possible?

CirclesOfHell

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Syria continues to descend into the inferno while the international community stands transfixed. A political solution seems elusive as ever, the civil war grinds on having killed over 250,000 people, […]

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