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The under-reported stealth war on Mideast Christians

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The spate of brutal and systematic attacks on Christian communities in Syria, Iraq and Egypt by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has surged. Yet despite this targeted violence, […]

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With all the angst over Netanyahu’s visit and Iran, why no mention of North Korea?

North Korea's Kim Yong-Nam during visit to Iran in August 2012.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com President Obama faces a foreign policy predicament of gigantic proportions. The leader of Israel is coming to Washington, doing an end run around the White House, taking his case to a Republican-controlled Congress […]

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What Giuliani said squares with what Obama has done

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. / Rob Kim / Getty

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has sparked a media firestorm for stating the obvious: President Barack Hussein Obama does not love America. “I do not believe — and I know this is a […]

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Once beyond hope, Africa’s Sahel region is now targeted by terror

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The vast swath of nine countries bordering the southern reaches of the Sahara desert are marked by poverty, drought and chronic instability. Yet these oft-forgotten lands are increasingly making the […]

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Darfur, 2015: Hell without the cameras

UN investigators interview Darfour alleged rape victims in 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In recent years there’s been a dearth of media coverage of Darfur’s humanitarian crisis. What had once been a focus for both diplomatic and high profile celebrity efforts to detail […]

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As Korean crisis looms, a Kissingeresque ‘Peace-is-at-hand’ fix is the wrong answer

Le Duc Tho and Henry Kissinger.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Comparisons between the Korean and Vietnam wars have always been misleading if not ridiculous, never more so than when Henry Kissinger, in a new documentary, “Last Days in Vietnam,” says that he and […]

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Disturbing Freedom House report: As USA weakens, repression expands

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — There’s been a disturbing decline in global freedoms over the past year with a clear erosion of political rights for the ninth consecutive year. These are among the dire findings […]

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What Kenji Goto understood that his killers did not

Kenji Goto: 'Hate is not for humans.'

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The murder of journalists at the hands of ISIS forces shows how far a few daring correspondents will go to find out what’s going on. Covering wars has always been hazardous, never more […]

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How we survived the Soviet system and moved to America: We did it our way, and legally

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THE BEST OF LEV Lev Navrozov Lev Navrozov emigrated from the Soviet Union with his family in 1972. He so cherished the freedom of press he found here that he dedicated his remaining years to alerting otherwise-oblivious Americans to the […]

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Ukraine crisis overlooked amid Mideast turmoil: ‘Onus is on Russia’

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — While America seems transfixed on a spate of six separate Middle East crises, there’s been far less attention paid on the brewing storm in Europe. Thus as politico/military efforts are […]

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