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July 4 U.S. coalition air strikes pound ISIL’s Raqqa stronghold

A U.S. FA/18 Super Hornet prepaers for take off on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the Gulf. / Hamad Mohammed / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S.-led coalition forces carried out a series of 16 air strikes on July 4 on the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant in its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, in one of […]

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Best of Lev, 2012: China demonstrating will to dominate as West loses the will to resist

A mass choir singing Mao-era communist songs in Chongqing, July 2011. / Chinafotopress / Getty Images

Lev Navrozov From Moscow, the capital of the slave country founded in 1917, I came to New York, to the 21st floor of a skyscraper. The owners of the slave country had created their radio and television and even their […]

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Why the ‘dirty bomb’ scenario is a realistic threat for homeland terrorism

'Israel tests effects of ‘dirty’ bomb detonation at Dimona facility'

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct As the U.S. enters the July 4 weekend and the summer travel season with numerous large public gatherings and celebrations, law enforcement and intelligence officials this year are confronting many types of […]

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio: It’s ‘amusing to see all the heat’ Trump’s statements generated

Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com As politically correct power centers of all stripes have lined up to assail Donald Trump, maverick Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has come to the GOP presidential candidate’s defense. In a radio interview, Arpaio defended Trump’s remarks about […]

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Israel: Hamas aided terror rampage in Israel by ISIL affiliate

A picture taken from the Rafah border of the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt shows smoke billowing in Egypt's North Sinai on July 2.  /AFP/ Said Khatib

Special to WorldTribune.com Hamas provided support to Islamic State of Iraq Levant (ISIL) affiliates that launched multiple attacks on Egyptian security forces on July 1, according to the officer who directs Israeli government activities in the Palestinian territories. Maj.-Gen. Yoav […]

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Turkey sends convoy to Syrian border; PM rules out unilateral intervention

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu responded to reports of an increased military presence at the border with Syria by saying unilateral intervention on Turkey’s part was “out of the question.” The Anadolu news agency on July 1 […]

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Egypt on ‘war’ footing, launches air strikes on ISIL branch in Sinai

Smoke rises in Egypt’s North Sinai as seen from the border from the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt, on July 1.  /Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian warplanes conducted air strikes on affiliates of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in North Sinai on July 2. Security sources reported that 23 Sinai-based insurgents affiliated with ISIL were killed in the strikes. The […]

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Bloody Friday: Last week in France and Tunisia, next week closer to home?

Eight hearses were used in a procession through the Oxfordshire town of Brize Norton.

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler PARIS — “Terrorism: the Shockwave of Bloody Friday,” headlined the French daily Le Monde, after a series of deadly, coordinated, and barbaric attacks by radical Islamists on three continents. The massacre of twenty-eight […]

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Tale of two embassies: Ted Cruz slams Obama’s Cuba move as ‘slap in the face’ to Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on July 1 blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to open a U.S. embassy in Cuba. The Texas senator, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said that to “have an embassy […]

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Slaughter on the ‘Northern Limit Line': A day for war and soccer

Scene from a new film 'Northern Limit Line' that has generated widespread interest in South Korea.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com For several hours on June 29, 2002, images of warships in the West or Yellow Sea filled television screens in Korea. I was in Seoul watching avidly as reports of a raging battle […]

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