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U.S. President Obama: Best friend of Eurasia’s predators

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy With Iran, another predator is set free during Obama’s cadence. They are not empires yet. They don’t have enough power or the resources for becoming such. However, all of them — Russians, Turks, Arabs, […]

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U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ over Muslim Brotherhood death sentences in Egypt

Egyptian defendants during a trial related to  violence following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, in Alexandria, Egypt, on March 29, 2014 / Heba Khamis / EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com The U.S. State Department said it was “deeply concerned” after former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and over 100 of his Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to death on May 16. The U.S. condemnation of the trial followed […]

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While White House focuses on Iran, Kremlin is cultivating all key regional players

The Kremlin  favors discretion, caution, and long-term architecture above insistence on compliance with its policies

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The Russian government has revived its fortunes to its south in the past few years. To do so it has been forced to play a delicate, low-key, balancing strategy dominated by the […]

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We’re in a new millennium, but press freedom is in rapid decline worldwide

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The targeted killings of journalists, the suffocating censorship in many countries, and the widening governmental controls on media activities, characterize the contemporary media landscape in large parts of the world. […]

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ISIL more murderous than militant: Report cites 2,154 non-combat deaths

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Special to WorldTribune.com So-called insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant have killed at least 2,154 people off the battlefield in Syria last summer (late June) when ISIL declared a caliphate, a Syrian human rights monitor said on […]

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Arab-Israel War ends: New strategic framework forged in reaction to Jihad, Iran, White House

Israel's Prime Minister  Menachem Begin and Egypt's President Anwar Sadat at Camp David, Sept. 16, 1978. / Corbis

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs It is probable that history will mark early 2015 as the end of the Arab-Israeli war, a conflict which has lasted since 1948, when the modern State of […]

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A dangerously tangled geostrategic dilemma in Mideast calls for a U.S. strategy

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Harlan Ullman Just when events in the Middle East could not seem to be more complicated, this web of intrigue and danger has become even more complex and intertwined. People following these events are well aware […]

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Arab Israeli official blasts world’s apathy at ISIL massacre in refugee camp

Ahmed Tibi.

Special to WorldTribune.com An Arab member of Israel’s Knesset condemned the global community, including the Arab world, for allowing the massacre by the Islamic State of Levant and Iraq in Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp. “What’s happening in the Yarmouk […]

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New Nigerian leader faces Boko Haram threat backed by Sudan, Turkey and Qatar

Nigeria President Elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. / Ben Curtis / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Abuja. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (People’s Democratic Party: PDP) on March 31, conceded defeat in the March 28-29, presidential election, paving the way for Maj.-Gen. (Ret.) Muhammadu Buhari, 72, to be sworn-in […]

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Israeli Arab said to have trained at Hebrew U gym to get in shape for ISIL combat training

Khalil Adel Khalil of East Jerusalem  was said to have joined ISIL after watching an online propaganda video. /  Shin Bet

Special to WorldTribune.com The Israel Security Agency has arrested a Jerusalem Arab on charges of joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Khalil Adel Khalil, 25, had worked as a medical assistant at a psychiatric hospital. He was arrested […]

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