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Russia says ‘nyet’ at UN to MH-17 downing tribunal

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a callous but not unexpected move to block an international inquiry on the fate of Malaysian flight #17 which was shot down over Ukraine just a year ago, Russia […]

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Chechen women posing as jihadist brides conned ISIL

Chechen women.

Special to WorldTribune.com A group of Chechen women has turned the tables on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), using social media to pose as caliphate brides and scamming the terrorists out of thousands of dollars. The women allegedly […]

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China, Russia to build 2 new nuclear reactors each in Iran

Ali Akbar Salehi

Special to WorldTribune.com The head of Iran’s nuclear energy agency said China will likely build two new nuclear power plants in Iran and that construction on two additional plants by Russia is set to start this year. “We are in […]

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Gen. Dunford calls Russia’s ‘existential threat’ to U.S. ‘alarming’

Marine Corps General Dunford testifies during the Senate Armed Services committee nomination hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Gen. Joseph Dunford, testifying at the confirmation hearing that almost certainly will lead to his Senate approval as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, describes Russia as an “existential threat” and […]

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Heart of the terrorist: ISIL broadens appeal of its social media propaganda

Chechen ISIL commander Abu Umar Grozny holds a child in a social-media posts.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Joanna Paraszczuk, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty “I love my mom very much…. When I start to think about my mother, my God, it’s as if my heart is breaking.” These words are from the […]

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ISIL post warns ‘Jihadi brides’ on ‘romanticism’ of ISIL propaganda, laments ‘pathetic’ reality of ‘this world’

"By Allah, stop this romanticism. Bury it in the cemetery of illusions!" / YouTube

Special to WorldTribune.com By Joanna Paraszczuk, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A post slamming “jihadi brides” for romanticizing what it is like to live in territory in Syria and Iraq controlled by the militant group Islamic State of Iraq […]

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Downfall of the ayatollahs: Strategic hope for the future, Persia-centric Middle East

Iran protester in Teheran on June 13, 2009. / Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, and Dr. Assad Homayoun GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs I’ve reached the end of this great history And all the land will talk of me: I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will […]

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Iran deal is done, Obama’s legacy is set, money starts to flow, who laughs last?

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — A rhetorical tsunami followed the signing of the landmark nuclear limitation deal between Iran and six world powers in Vienna. On the one hand President Barack Obama and his tireless […]

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Nuclear agreement with Iran a diplomatic disaster of historic proportion

PeaceInOurTime

Special to WorldTribune.com Sarah N. Stern The Obama administration has entered into a nuclear deal between the P5+1 powers and the Islamic Republic of Iran that is more deplorable than we had even anticipated. The deal threatens the security of […]

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The overlooked strategic interplay of the Iran nuclear deal and the new Greek debt package

City Skylines And General Views Ahead Of Elections

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The Greek government, in last-minute talks with its European creditors (predominantly Germany) achieved a breathing space on July 13, to start to manage its new economic framework. However, largely ignored by the Greek […]

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