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UN admits its schools in Gaza were used to store Hamas rockets

Still from IDF YouTube video

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The United Nations has acknowledged that its facilities in the Gaza Strip were storing Palestinian missiles and rockets. The UN Relief and Works Agency has reported at least two incidents in which its schools […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 23 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm MST

Xi’s anti-corruption campaign is winning him new enemies in the PLA

From left: Chinese President Xi Jinping, Gen. Xu Caihou and Gen. Guo Boxiong.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com A series of unusual happenings in the People’s Liberation Army has demonstrated that President and Commander-in-Chief Xi Jinping is paying a heavy price for hitting out at “big tigers” among corrupt military officers. Late last […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 23 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm MST

Major airlines cancel flights to Israel as Hamas rockets target Ben-Gurion Airport

A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Hamas has been firing rockets toward Israel’s leading airport, sparking widespread cancellations by foreign airlines. Officials said Hamas was firing rockets within two kilometers of Ben-Gurion International Airport. Several rockets landed near the airport […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 23 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm MST

Iraq’s ambassador makes case for ‘precision U.S. air attacks’ as ISIL threatens oil, Jordan

Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Iraq has appealed to the United States for air strikes on Al Qaida. Iraq’s ambassador to the United States has urged the administration of President Barack Obama to escalate U.S. military intervention. Iraqi ambassador Lukman […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 22 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm MST

Bipartisan doubts: Obama provided no intelligence briefings on aid to Syrian rebels

Sen. Susan Collins.  /Pete Marovich/Zumapress.com

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress has expressed skepticism over a U.S. decision to relay $500 million in military aid to Syrian rebels. Leading members of the House and Senate are warning President Barack Obama of a blowback in the […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 22 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm MST

Israeli military stunned by scale of Hamas tunnel war infrastructure

Maj. Gen. Sami Turgeman

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has been shocked by the scope and methods of Hamas tunnel warfare. In at least one case, Hamas fighters have infiltrated Israel wearing Israeli military uniforms. “This is a threat to the south,” […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 22 Jul 2014 | 3:55 pm MST

The great Africa switcheroo: U.S. policy is now ideological, while China’s is pragmatic

First Lady Michelle Obama greets French President Francois Hollande to a state dinner in his honor at White House in February.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Gregory R. Copley, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The global strategic framework has changed beyond recognition in the past decade, even if the majority of the world’s population cannot grasp it. The face of Africa, however, is changing […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 22 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm MST

ISIL seizes 50 U.S. artillery batteries and up to 4,000 U.S. PKC machine guns

M198 155mm artillery

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has been bolstered by the seizure of a fleet of U.S.-origin artillery batteries. Officials said ISIL has captured a huge amount of U.S. combat platforms and equipment deployed […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 22 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm MST

Putin kicks off Latin tour in Havana, recalling the Cold War chill

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russian President Vladimir Putin is making a big statement aimed at the United States by choosing Cuba as his first stop on a 6-day visit to Latin America. However, Putin’s Cuba trip is not just […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 22 Jul 2014 | 3:36 pm MST

Apologies to our readers

Special to WorldTribune.com For the past month WorldTribune.com has sometimes been hard to reach during peak weekdays periods in North American time zones. The problem is not with our site but with our hosting servers. We are working to resolve […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am MST