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‘End of the World': ISIL plan calls for provoking U.S. into all-out war by attacking India

ISIL terrorists.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) intends to bring on the “end of the world” by building a terror army in Pakistan and Afghanistan, attacking India and provoking the United States into an all-out war. A […]

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Turkey wins U.S. re-engagement against Syria in potentially fatal blow to Iran rapproachement

Incirlik Air Base.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs By whatever name, the unilaterally-imposed no-fly zone over an area of Syria, proposed by the U.S. and Turkey on July 27, is not an element of a supposed […]

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Diaspora: Mideast Christians driven from their Biblical homeland

Islamic State hoists flag onto church in Mosul Iraq, dismantling a cross.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Christianity may be on the verge of vanishing from the region of its birth. According to a report in Christianity Today, Christians are targeted for the worst religious persecution in the Middle East in over one thousand […]

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Iran’s cash windfall from nuclear deal seen topping all U.S. aid to Israel since 1948

Iranians burn Israeli and U.S. flags during Quds Day celebrations on July 10.  /ISNA

Special to WorldTribune.com As sanctions are lifted and its overseas assets are unfrozen, Iran’s cash haul from the recently-concluded nuclear deal could hit $150 billion, an Israeli official said. That amount would be more than all U.S. aid to Israel […]

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Kurdish fighters, Syrian troops expel ISIL from Hasakh after month-long battle

A Kurdish fighter mans a machine gun in the al-Nashwa neighbourhood in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah on July 26.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) was driven out of the capital of Syria’s Hasakah province on July 28 after a month-long battle with Kurdish fighters and Syrian government troops. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights […]

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U.S., Turkey in talks on ISIL-free border zone; NATO convenes emergency meeting

Turkish soldiers near the Turkish-Syrian border town Reyhanli. / Osman Orsal / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Turkey and the United States have been discussing plans to try to rout Islamic State of Iraq and Levant militants from Syrian territory along the Turkish border, creating a safe haven […]

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ISIL, Inc.: Souvenir shop in Mosul sells beheading gear, flags and t-shirts

ISIL souvenir shop in Mosul.  /Islamic Social Media

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has expanded its business empire. Visitors to Mosul can now purchase trinkets of terrorism at ISIL’s new souvenir shop. Photos taken from Arabic social media sites on July 26 revealed […]

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Playing ‘the Pollard card’ seen increasing Israel’s opposition to Iran nuke deal

Jonathan Pollard during an interview in May 1998.

Special to WorldTribune.com Recent reports have said the United States is ready to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in an attempt to allay Israel’s vociferous criticism of the Iran nuclear deal. The move, however, is not likely to succeed, […]

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Turkey enters the war on terror with air strikes targeting both ISIL in Syria and Kurds in Iraq

An image from aircraft cockpit video released by Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu of what they report to be strikes on Isis targets in Syria.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com The war on terrorism in Iraq and Syria is in danger of spreading to Turkey which could have explosive consequences. Turkey is beginning to feel the heat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in […]

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Iran’s Zarif conducts 1-day whistle stop tour of rattled Gulf states

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif went on a one-day, three-country Mideast tour on July 26 to defend a nuclear deal that many Arab countries are vehemently opposed to. Zarif’s charm offensive in the Gulf included stops […]

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