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Putin plays the Iran card: Kremlin won’t be ‘bound’ by U.S. sanctions

В.Путин провел совещание с членами правительства РФ

Special to WorldTribune.com MOSCOW — Iran and Russia have been discussing the resumption of strategic relations. Officials said the Kremlin has been negotiating terms for Russian nuclear, military and energy projects in Iran. The officials said the projects would not violate United Nations sanctions, but would take into account the easing of measures by the [...]

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Israel shocked by ‘unacceptable’ U.S. concessions on Iran’s nuclear program

Israeli Strategic Minister Yuval Steinitz

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has expressed alarm over the prospect of U.S. nuclear concessions to Iran. Officials said the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was dismayed by indications that Washington would enable Iran to continue its nuclear program, including those elements that could be used for weapons. The officials cited testimony to [...]

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Beijing makes a point of delivering pointed remarks to the visiting Chuck Hagel

Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in Beijing on April 7. /chinanews.com

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to Beijing will be remembered as the first time that People’s Liberation Army generals publicly lectured a top official of the United States. Responding to remarks made by Hagel earlier this week about the U.S. standing by Japan and other Asian allies against [...]

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U.S. offers reward of $3 million each for capture of 3 Turkish insurgents

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has sought help for the capture of three Turkish insurgency commanders. The State Department offered a reward for the capture of three senior members of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front. Those targeted were identified as Musa Asoglu, Zerrin Sari and Seher Demir Sen, deemed responsible for attacking [...]

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The difference a day makes: How Saudi students in the U.S. dealt with April 15, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing

Special to WorldTribune.com By Tamara Zuniga-Brown Almost a million foreign students, the future leaders of their counties, are attending American universities. The following is the true story of how the Boston Marathon bombing one year ago today, on April 15, 2013, shocked a group of such students in southern California. “Lunch time!” a smiling Saudi [...]

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U.S. advisers train Iraqi special forces to counter spreading Sunni offensive

U.S. Apache helicopters

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has been training Iraqi special operations forces to quell the Sunni revolt. Officials said U.S. advisers were training and mentoring Iraqi SOF units in the war in Anbar. The officials said the advisers were training the Iraqis in urban warfare, counter-insurgency techniques, bomb detection and coordinated helicopter [...]

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China gets vulgar about White House meeting with Hong Kong leaders

Martin Lee and Anson Chan meet with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

Special to WorldTribune.com East-Asia-Intel.com Traveling to the U.S. to appeal to foreigners was a bad move made by Hong Kong’s pan-democracy advocates, China’s state media said in a series of rhetorical blasts against Martin Lee and Anson Chan. The two prominent pro-democracy leaders met the U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden in the White House last [...]

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Israel set to launch production of wing assemblies for F-35

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has been preparing to produce the first components for the U.S.-origin Joint Strike Fighter. The state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries is working on production lines for the wing assembly of the F-35 fighter-jet. The wing assembly was awarded by Lockheed Martin as part of Israel’s order of 19 fifth-generation [...]

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Mother of Saudi princesses: King, Obama turned deaf ear to their complaints about poverty

Princess Alanoud Al Fayez (center) married then Prince Abdullah in an arranged marriage when she as just 15. She bore him four daughters: Sahar, Maha, Hala and Jawaher who are now being held as prisoners in a compound in Jeddah.

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi King Abdullah imprisoned his four daughters after they pleaded with their father to alleviate poverty in the Gulf Cooperation Council state. Abdullah’s ex-wife has disclosed that the king kept their daughters in confinement for 13 years. Al Anood Al Fayez, now in exile in London, said the daughters [...]

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U.S. calls on Muslim allies Turkey and Morocco to train Libya’s ‘weak’ military

Gen. David Rodriguez.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — U.S. officials said the Obama administration has reached out to Muslim allies within and outside NATO to help rebuild Libya’s military. The officials cited Morocco and Turkey, the latter which recently completed a training course for Libyan soldiers. “The Libyan institutions across the board are very, very weak after the [...]

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