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Egypt’s Sisi in followup meeting with Putin in Moscow

Egypt''s  President Abdel Fattah Sisi arrives in Moscow.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Making his second visit to Moscow in three months, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Opening the talks in the Kremlin on August 26, Sissi said […]

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Done deal: Russia to deliver S-300s to Iran by end of year

S-300 missile system.

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran confirmed on Aug. 24 that it will take delivery of the S-300 missile system from Russia by the end of the year. Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan told Mehr news agency that “the previous […]

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Syrian circles of Hell: Is a political solution even possible?


Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Syria continues to descend into the inferno while the international community stands transfixed. A political solution seems elusive as ever, the civil war grinds on having killed over 250,000 people, […]

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Iran backs UN’s peace plan for Syria proposed by Russia

UN Security Council

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran signaled its support for a United Nations plan to end the four-year war in Syria that was proposed by Russia. Teheran on Aug. 20 said it welcomed the plan, adding that President Bashar Assad’s regime needed […]

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Russia expands its diplomatic-military-commercial footprint in the Middle East

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Russia is using a broad repertoire of economic, diplomatic and military tools to expand its influence in the Middle East, taking advantage of the Obama administration’s broad disengagement there. Once described derisively […]

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UN backs plan to end Syrian war proposed by Russia in coordination with Iran

United Nations Security Council on Aug. 17 backed a new push for peace talks in Syria.

Special to WorldTribune.com The United Nations Security Council on Aug. 17 backed a plan put forward by Russia to end the four-year civil war in Syria. The proposal adopted by Moscow, one of Bashar Assad’s few remaining allies, and 14 […]

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Russia to lift sanctions, send S-300 to Iran regardless of U.S. approval of nuclear deal

Russia's S-300 deal with Iran is on again.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia is ready to send S-300 long-range, surface-to-air missile systems to Iran and is working to have the sanctions against Tehran removed as soon as possible, a Russian deputy foreign minister […]

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‘Dark money’ on rise in Russia, average bribe reportedly doubles


Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Citing an estimate by the Russian Interior Ministry, the nation’s federal law enforcement arm, the pro-government newspaper Izvestiya claims the average bribe this year in Russia is almost double that of last […]

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70 years after its ‘liberation,’ Korea still threatened by imminent war

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — The looming 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender and Korea’s ”liberation” reminds us of the dangers of new wars in a region where peace may be a fleeting phenomenon. North Korea, […]

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Why Israel is losing the current war of words for its own future

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey HAIFA, Israel — In its short history of two-thirds of a century, the State of Israel has fought many wars, some of them against overwhelming odds, and has won them all. Right now, however, […]

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