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Moscow fears new war threatens deal; Exiled Yemen president blasts ‘stooges of Iran’

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi speaks during the opening meeting of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh.

As Saudi-led air strikes hammered the Iran-backed Houthi rebels advancing in Yemen, Russia’s chief negotiator at the Iranian nuclear talks in Switzerland said Moscow hopes fighting in Yemen does not jeopardize the talks. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov assessed chances […]

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Iran’s Rouhani gets on the phone with French, British, Russian leaders

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian President Hassan Rohani spoke by telephone March 26 with the leaders of France, Britain, and Russia in an attempt to break an impasse that has held up a nuclear deal […]

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Warning to high tech West: Your water infrastructure and water quality are in decline

A river in Zhugao, China. / Peter Parks / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs It was once the standard joke in Britain: everyone talked about the weather, but no one did anything about it. By the early 21st Century, the weather — […]

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Russia’s Northern Fleet on high alert for massive arctic exercise

Russia's Northern Fleet

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On March 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin, issued a military order to 38,000 troops to launch a massive arctic exercise. Re-emerging after a mysterious disappearance from the public eye for more than 10 […]

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Tunisia fires top security officials after ISIL attack on museum

Tunisian's President Beji Caid Essebsi pays his respects to the victims of the terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis, on March 22. / Ali Louati / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Tunisia’s prime minister fired his government’s top security officials after gunmen linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) struck at a Tunis museum, and killed 21, of which 20 were foreign tourists. The two […]

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Irony: Main hope for stopping disastrous nuclear deal is France and Iran itself

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 16. / Brian Snyder / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Earlier this week, AP reported that a final nuclear deal with Iran would allow it to enrich uranium with 6,000 centrifuges and some sanctions would be immediately suspended. The report also said there would […]

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Former Japan PM visits Crimea, endorses Russia’s annexation

Ex-Japan PM defends referendum in Crimea as constitutional

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com A senior Japanese statesman shocked many with his visit to Crimea on March 11, where he publicly praised Russia’s annexation. Yukio Hatoyama was Japan’s prime minister briefly from September 2009 to June 20110. […]

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Russian rights official blocked from seeing Nemtsov killing suspects

From left, Tamerlan Eskerkhanov, Shagid Gubashev and Khamzad Bakhaev in Moscow. The suspects in the killing of Boris Nemtsov were ordered to remain in jail pending a decision on filing charges. / Ivan Sekretarev / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The head of the Russian presidential human rights council says he has not been allowed to visit detained suspects in the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. Mikhail Fedotov told Interfax […]

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Dr. Kissinger, call the office: There may be a fix for Ukraine crisis, but it won’t be easy

Henry Kissinger with Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr. Assad Homayoun, Senior Fellow, International Strategic Studies Association, How can valid and durable strategic policy be made with regard to Ukraine, given that the crisis centered around the state could well have profound consequences for […]

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Black humor, of the Russian online kind, greets rumors of Putin’s demise


Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been seen in public since March 5. And with little further information to go by — his press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, said simply that there […]

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