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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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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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Stern: From a moral giant to ‘groveling’ at the feet of Iran’s ayatollahs

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The following excerpts are from remarks by Sarah Stern, founder and president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth, at the organization’s annual “Rays of Light in the Darkness” dinner on June 18. From the abandoned missile defense treaty made […]

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Even liberals are beginning to panic over Obama’s nuclear sell-out to Iran

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and former Amb. to the UN John Bolton were not the authors of the Op-Ed questioning the Iran nuclear deal.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz This morning I read a Washington Post op-ed that provided an especially prescient analysis of the nuclear agreement the Obama administration is seeking with Iran. The author said in the final two paragraphs of […]

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The militarization of a China its rulers want you to think is just a peaceful, growing economy

Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi  during the U.S. China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. / Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Sol W. Sanders As the Chinese and the Americans sat down for the seventh of their annual two-day meeting [June 22-24], set up in 2009 to maintain bilateral cooperation despite growing differences, a major transformation of the Chinese regime was […]

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Iran’s Khamenei hardens line, rejects long-term nuclear research freeze, inspections

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. / Caren Firouz / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has hardened his stance in nuclear negotiations with world powers, saying he rejects a long-term freeze on nuclear research and wants to ban international inspectors […]

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New ally? Administration confirms Iranian militias are sharing Iraqi base with U.S. forces

Taqqadum base, Iraq.

Special to WorldTribune.com Reports that American forces and Iranian militias, at least one of which is tied to a terror attack on U.S. troops, are sharing a base in Iraq have baffled and infuriated U.S. officials. “Even if these guys […]

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Putin vows to save Syria from ‘tragic’ fate of U.S.-supported Iraq

Russian President Vladimir Putin.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S. President Barack Obama’s strategy to counter Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraq has been “lamentable” and resulted in “tragic” consequences. “The United States supports Iraq, supports … the […]

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After its disastrous diplomacy with North Korea, why is U.S. pushing for an Iran deal?

Negotiators for the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis. From left, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Alexeyev, Director-General of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Kenichiro Sasae, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan and South Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister Song Min-soon in Beijing on Sept. 13, 2005. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang Last month on May 20, the Defense Commission of North Korea (DPRK) claimed that the nation had built nuclear weapons small enough to be delivered by missiles. A statement carried by Pyongyang’s official […]

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