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A list of basic unanswered questions about Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Sol W. Sanders Why is one of the world’s poorest countries [40 percent living in poverty, halfway down on list of countries in per capita GDP] building capital-intensive nuclear power facilities? Iran has the third largest oil and the second […]

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Brightened Afghan prospects challenged by ISIL ‘foothold’, Taliban terror, weak economy

Nicholas-Haysom

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Afghanistan’s long and tortuous road to peace and reconciliation still seems a near mirage as an entrenched terrorist insurgency continuously rebuffs political and security gains made by the Kabul government […]

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ISIL said to be establishing a presence in Afghanistan

U.N. Special Representative to Afghanistan Nicholas Haysom in Kabul on Feb. 18. / Wakil Kohsar / Getty

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The top UN envoy in Afghanistan says recent reports indicate the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) extremist group has moved into Afghanistan. Nicholas Haysom was speaking to the UN […]

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Poor, disenfranchised terrorists like son-of-a-billionaire Bin Laden? Please, Mr. President

Obama speaks at the Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection in Palo Alto, California

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Did President Obama really say at the “countering violent extremism summit” yesterday and in his recent LA Times op-ed that jihadist terrorist groups are winning recruits by exploiting economic, political and historic grievances that […]

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The Indian Ocean emerging as central nexus of 21st century geopolitics

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr. Assad Homayoun The Indian Ocean has already become the key focus of the global strategic and commercial contest for the 21st Century. The realization is slowly dawning in Europe and the Americas that this is […]

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Who is answering the global jihad threat to Christendom? Not the U.S. or its president

The Coptic Christians in advance of their execution by ISIL thugs.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Most of the world is still in shock over the recent execution of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya by ISIL Islamist terrorists. Coming on the heels of the immolation of Jordanian pilot Muath […]

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Lacking a national strategy, suppose America retrenches

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Harlan Ullman Critics accuse President Barack Obama of being a foreign policy minimalist seeking to do the least harm (or no stupid “stuff”) rather than by choosing more effective if riskier solutions. In fairness, the president […]

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Focus of Feinstein’s Intelligence Committee uproar shifts from CIA to Democratic Senate staffers

Sen. Dianne Feinstein,  former chairman of the Senate Intelligence.Committee.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz, for National Review Online Many in Congress and the news media were surprised by a recent CIA Accountability Board report that cleared CIA personnel of wrongdoing in last year’s spying-on-Congress scandal, a finding that […]

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The backroom deal for Bergdahl: Obama risked global security, emboldened our enemy

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Karen & Billy Vaughn President Obama’s decision to swap five Taliban commanders held in Guantanamo in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdhal will no doubt go down in history as one of America’s darkest hours. We traded […]

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‘American Sniper’: God, country, family

American Sniper was directed by Clint Eastwood.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Loredana Vuoto Chris Kyle is a hero. American Sniper, the blockbuster movie about this patriot, has captured the heart of many Americans. The movie has already grossed $250 million worldwide and has received six Oscar nominations, […]

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