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Canada’s Trudeau to end air strikes in Iraq, Syria

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau speaks as defence minister Harjit Sajjan, international development minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and foreign affairs minister Stephane Dion listen on Feb. 8. / Sean Kilpatrick / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Canada will end air strikes targeting the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria and pull out six fighter jets within two weeks, Canada’s prime minister announced on February 8. […]

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By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 9 Feb 2016 | 12:28 pm MST

Wife of ISIL leader charged In U.S. hostage’s death

Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The United States has charged the wife of an Islamic State (IS) leader killed last year with contributing to American hostage Kayla Mueller’s death. Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as […]

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By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 9 Feb 2016 | 12:20 pm MST

Obama lectures Arab leaders on importance of being ‘responsive’ to citizens

Emirati officials watch U.S. President Barack Obama's keynote address at the opening ceremony of the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Those gathered for the World Government Summit in Dubai offered no immediate solutions to the crises gripping the region, like low global oil prices, global warming and the rise of violent extremism. But all acknowledged that keeping government responsive to its citizens remains crucial. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Special to WorldTribune.com The U.S. president, who many critics say would rather be on the golf course than dealing with his constituents, gave Arab leaders a lecture on Feb. 8 on the importance of being “responsive” to their citizens. “As […]

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By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 9 Feb 2016 | 12:19 pm MST

Two members of Jihadi John’s ‘Beatles’ beheaders cell identified

Mohammed Emwazi, a.k.a. Jihadi John.

Special to WorldTribune.com Two terrorists have been identified as members of infamous executioner Jihadi John’s “Beatles” cell that beheaded several Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) hostages. Alexe Kotey, 32, and Aine Davis, 31, both of London, became known […]

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By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 9 Feb 2016 | 12:17 pm MST

Mosul Dam at ‘higher risk’ of failure, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assesses

Iraqi soldier at Mosul Dam.

Special to WorldTribune.com The lives of over a half million Iraqis are at risk if the Mosul Dam were to collapse and that risk has increased in the past year, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In an […]

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By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 9 Feb 2016 | 12:16 pm MST

‘Useless’: N. Korean satellite ‘tumbling in orbit,’ U.S. official says

rocket is launched into the air at the Sohae rocket launch site.  /Reuters/Kyodo

Special to WorldTribune.com North Korea’s recently-launched satellite is “tumbling in orbit,” rendering it virtually “useless,” a U.S. official said. If the description is accurate, the satellite launched by Pyongyang on Feb. 7 would be incapable of functioning in any useful […]

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By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 9 Feb 2016 | 12:13 pm MST

Russian air power, Iran-backed militias help Syrian forces advance toward Turkish border

Syrian forces on the outskirts of Aleppo.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Syrian forces, in a major offensive supported by Russian air power and Iran-backed militias, advanced toward the Turkish border on Feb. 8. The Syrian advance and relentless Russian air strikes in recent days have led to one […]

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By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 9 Feb 2016 | 12:12 pm MST

Iraq deploys thousands of troops to retake Mosul from ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com Baghdad is preparing for a major offensive in Mosul, mobilizing thousands of troops in a plan to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) out of its main Iraqi stronghold. The Iraqi army has sent large […]

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By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 8 Feb 2016 | 1:24 pm MST

Erdogan rules out meeting Egypt’s Sisi over death sentences for Brotherhood

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Abdul Fatah Sisi.

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will not meet with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi until Egypt lifts the death sentences of Mohammed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders. “My stance on that issue is clear; […]

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By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 8 Feb 2016 | 1:24 pm MST

Iran awards medals to its nuclear negotiating team

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has awarded medals to its nuclear negotiators who helped reach a landmark agreement with world powers last year. President Hassan Rouhani presented the Medal of Merit to Foreign Minister Mohammad […]

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By: Top Stories – World Tribune | 8 Feb 2016 | 1:23 pm MST