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Iranian commander: Obama ‘has not done a damn thing’ to stop ISIL

Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani

Special to WorldTribune.com Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who heads Iran’s elite Quds Force, said Iran has done far more than the U.S. against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). “Obama has not done a damn thing so far […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 25 May 2015 | 12:53 pm MST

U.S., 8 European nations conduct Arctic exercise following Russian activity

Norway F-16s. / Ints Kalnins / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Excerpted from Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty About 100 fighter jets and 4,000 personnel from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on May 25. The exercise, […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 25 May 2015 | 12:52 pm MST

China raising its stake in UAE oil fields

China was awarded a $330 million contract to develop UAE's Mender oilfield.

Special to WorldTribune.com The state oil company of China has been awarded a major onshore oil contract by United Arab Emirates. China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC), part of state-run PetroChina, won the $330 million contract for development of […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 25 May 2015 | 12:34 pm MST

Memo from Drudge to Speaker: Keeping Obama trade deal secret ‘clearly treason’

Matt Drudge.

Special to WorldTribune.com Matt Drudge slammed congressional Republicans for all but surrendering their power to President Barack Obama on a fast-track trade bill. Drudge took to Twitter say the Trade Promotion Authority bill could be to blame if the GOP […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 24 May 2015 | 12:28 pm MST

Best of Lev: China demonstrating the will to dominate; West losing the will to resist

ChinaPLAN

Lev Navrozov, May 18, 2012 Lev Navrozov emigrated from the Soviet Union with his family in 1972. He so cherished the freedom of press he found here that he dedicated his remaining years to alerting otherwise-oblivious Americans to the global […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 24 May 2015 | 11:56 am MST

Ashton Carter: Iraqi Forces ‘vastly outnumbered ISIL invaders but ‘failed to fight’

Iraqi troops fire toward ISIL positions in Anbar province on May 19. / Ahmad al-Rubaye / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said that Iraqi forces “failed to fight” in Ramadi, which has fallen to Islamic State militants, and said the troops lacked the will to defend […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 24 May 2015 | 11:24 am MST

Tragedy in Ramadi, denial at the White House and a seismic shift in the balance of power

FallOfRamadi

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The fall of the critically important city of Ramadi to terrorists, the widening humanitarian crisis throughout the country involving millions of displaced persons, and the continuing pressures on a still-fragile […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 22 May 2015 | 9:06 am MST

India, South Korea and U.S. find themselves on same side in the Great Game for Asia

U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry arrives in Seoul.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Two very different visitors crossed paths in Seoul this week. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi bumped into each other after calling on President Park Geun-Hye at […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 22 May 2015 | 8:45 am MST

ISIL now said to control 50 percent of Syria’s landmass

Special to WorldTribune.com After seizing Palmyra on May 20, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) now controls 50 percent of Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “There are no forces to stop them [entering the ruins],” […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 21 May 2015 | 12:52 pm MST

Obama: Climate change contributed to terror groups’ rise

President Barack Obama arrives to deliver the keynote address during the 134th Commencement Exercises of the Coast Guard Academy on May 20.  /AFP/Nicholas Kamm

Special to WorldTribune.com As Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) turned up the heat, seizing Ramadi, Iraq and Palmyra, Syria in less than a week, President Barack Obama declined to threaten U.S. intervention. Instead he suggested that it is […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 21 May 2015 | 12:49 pm MST