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Sid Blumenthal told Hillary Clinton in 2010 that Saudi already had the bomb

Longtime Clinton resource Sidney Blumenthal.

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi Arabia’s investment in Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program essentially gave Riyadh the “bomb in reserve,” an aide told then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2010. A newly-released email from Clinton’s private account during her time as secretary […]

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Europe hit by migrant flood of biblical proportions

Officials in Hungary and Austria say Germany triggered the crisis when it said last week that it would ease entry requirements for Syrian refugees.

Special to WorldTribune.com Europe has been flooded by over 350,000 Middle East migrants in 2015. “Since the beginning of the year 2,342 migrants have died in the Mediterranean, 2,326 in the Channel of Sicily,” said Federico Soda, director of the […]

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IRGC commander: Iran will build military until Israel defeated, Palestinians free

General Mohsen Kazzemeini.

Special to WorldTribune.com A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) commander said that Iran will continue to upgrade its military might with the ultimate goal of annihilating Israel and freeing the Palestinians. “They (the U.S. and Israel) should know that the […]

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Cheney alert: Nuclear war likely, Obama ended 75-year bipartisan consensus of U.S. as ‘freedom’s defender’

The Hiroshima bombing.

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. President Barack Obama’s capitulation to Iran in recent nuclear negotiations will likely result in the first use of a nuclear weapon since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney wrote […]

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Petraeus: Mobilize secularist Al Qaida fighters to defeat ISIL

David Petraeus

Special to WorldTribune.com The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan believes moderate fighters of Al Qaida’s Nusra Front can be enlisted to battle Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Syria. Retired Army general and former […]

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Obama’s friend, the Islamist Erdogan, has precipitated Turkey’s growing instability

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan with President Barack Obama during a G20 summit in Pittsburgh, Sept, 25, 2009. / White House / Pete Souza

Special to WorldTribune.com Sol W. Sanders Once NATO’s formidable eastern anchor, Turkey is increasingly becoming a major problem for Washington policymakers and a contributor to the Mideast chaos. The change is all the remarkable since at the outset of the […]

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Death of freedom in western Iraq: ISIL detains 200 protesters

ISIL execution in Rutbah, Iraq in July 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The mayor of a remote Sunni town in western Iraq that is under the control of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants says about 200 residents who were part […]

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Iran angered by IAEA leak on secret side deals after Parchin report

Iranian Ambassador to the IAEA Reza Najafi

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran signaled its anger over the recent leaking of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) document that revealed evidence Teheran had attempted to sanitize its Parchin military nuclear facility. The IAEA should “exercise utmost vigilance to ensure […]

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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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Iran recruiting Afghan refugees for often fatal missions to bolster Assad’s Syria

The latest estimates suggest at least 3,500 Afghans are fighting in Syria in support of Bashar Assad.

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran is said to be recruiting refugees from Afghanistan to replenish the heavily-depleted forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Afghans recruited as mercenaries and relatives of some fighters who were killed in Syria say the recruitment effort […]

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