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U.S.-led coalition say ongoing air strikes in Iraq are reversing ISIL gains

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on April 14. / Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com The Obama administration has released data it says supports claims that U.S. air strikes in Iraq are rolling back last year’s offensive by Islamic State if Iraq and Levant (ISIL). A detailed White House fact sheet  released […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 20 Apr 2015 | 10:49 am MST

Billions of digital words and our spinner-in-chief are only making matters worse

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Sol W. Sanders One of the many reasons we commemorate the catastrophic death of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago is to celebrate his incredible style, his ability in a few words to sum up the essence of our hopes and […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 20 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am MST

Boat with hundreds fleeing Libya sinks in Mediterranean

An Italian coast guard vessel and helicopter search for survivors on April 19. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Italian media reports say as many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat packed with migrants capsized overnight off the Libyan coast. As news of the tragedy spread, French […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 19 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm MST

Continuing hack attacks on U.S. interests revive plans for long-range cyber missile

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct For the past five years the U.S. Air Force has been developing, albeit sporadically, a cyber missile, a long-range weapon unlike any in the U.S. arsenal. CHAMP – the counter-electronic high-powered microwave […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 19 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm MST

Saigon 1975 — Imagine a different ending

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s been forty years since the wars in Indochina ended and the curtain dropped ushering in a new period of darkness for the people of Vietnam and Cambodia. Four long […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 17 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am MST

Regrets: Only 25 countries to join Putin’s WWII victory gala on Red Square

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The U.S.-led boycott threatens to rain on Vladimir Putin’s military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The Kremlin is concerned that too few party-goers will attend its major celebration. The military parade […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 17 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am MST

India’s Modi continues his year-one diplomatic whirlwind with a week in Europe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in Paris on April 10. / I. Langsdon / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Dhruva Jaishankar WASHINGTON — Diplomatically speaking, it has been a busy first year in power for India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. In addition to hosting the leaders of the United States, China, and Russia, he has embarked […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 17 Apr 2015 | 6:21 am MST

N. Korea deploys hackers overseas with day jobs as traders, engineers

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s state-run cyber war operations have expanded hacking attempts on South Korean nuclear power plants, city gas networks, subways and railways, according to intelligence officials and defectors. The cyber attacks […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 16 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am MST

With new arrests, Morocco continues aggressive security response to ISIL threat

Tunisians living in Morocco demonstrate on behalf of victims of the attack by on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, on March 20. The signs pictured carry the messages "With my blood I fight for my country", left, and "Viva Tunisia", right.  Stringer / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Moroccan police have arrested a French woman of Moroccan origin and her male companion in the southern city of Safi for suspected links to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The statement on April 16 said the […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 16 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am MST

Play it again Sam . . . : Flashback on Russian plans to send Iran its S-300 missile system

Russia conducted a test of its S-300 missile system in 2013.

Iran in hurry for S-300 missile system but Moscow hints at delay April 14, 2015: An Iranian official says that Tehran believes Russia will deliver S-300 missile systems to the Middle East state this year, but a top ally of […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 16 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am MST