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

Dick and Liz Cheney

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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How should Israel proceed in forging an alliance with Saudi Arabia?

Israel's Dore Gold, right,  and former Saudi Amb. to the U.S. Anwar Eshki  at a June meeting in Washington. / Atlantic.com

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Answer: With a regime like that, very carefully. While the world’s attention has been focused on the six-power agreement with Iran, collateral fallout has been taking place, both positive and negative, as a result […]

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‘Supergiant’ gas field discovered off Egyptian coast called ‘game changer’

Eni oil rig in the Mediterranean.

Special to WorldTribune.com Italian oil and gas major Eni has discovered what could be the world’s largest natural-gas field in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast. On Aug. 30, Eni said in a press release that it had discovered a […]

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Report calls for parallel U.S.-Israeli agreement to balance Iran deal

Amos Yadlin

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States and Israel should work out a bilateral, parallel agreement in response to the Iran nuclear deal, Israel’s former military intelligence chief said. Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin said in a paper published at the International […]

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Xi Jinping continues to amass power as China’s economy tanks

China's Xi Jinping's grab for power also puts him in the spotlight as China's economy stalls.

Special to WorldTribune.com Sol W. Sanders China is hurtling toward a crisis of the regime. It is too early to know whether the Communist leadership, so astute in the past, will be able to untangle a cats cradle of issues. […]

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Terror proxies audition for Iranian cash bonanza with attacks on Israel

Israel said it foiled a recent terror attack aimed at visitors to Joseph's Tomb.

Special to WorldTribune.com Rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza and the Golan Heights area in recent days, while Israeli forces foiled a bomb plot at the tomb of biblical patriarch Joseph. Meanwhile, terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip […]

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ISIL says its new coin it worth its weight in gold ($139)

ISIS claim to have created gold dinars and three denominations of silver dirhams.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has released a new video glorifying the making of its own currency and bashing U.S.-style capitalism. The narrator of the video, however, fails to mention that ISIL pays its jihadists […]

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Erdogan strategy vs Kurds said failing as he scrambles to retain power

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s gambit to repair the damage from his Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) crushing defeat in June elections by waging an unofficial war against Kurdish forces appears to have backfired. New polls on […]

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Mystery shrouding Tianjin disaster clouds Xi’s ‘coronation ceremony’

China's President Xi Jinping walks with retired leaders Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao as they arrive at the National Day Reception to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China, in Beijing

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com Officially, the military parade at Tiananmen Square on Sept. 3 marks the 70th anniversary of the “Victory of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.” The state-of-the-art jet-fighters and missiles on […]

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ISIL kills two generals in Iraq, advances in Syria

Syrians examine the site of reported bombings by ISIL in the town of Marea.

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) suicide bomber killed two Iraqi generals in Anbar province on Aug. 27 as the terror group was said to have continued to make gains in Syria. Iraqi military spokesman […]

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