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Iran’s Rowhani vows to ignore missile agreement in nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani meets with military leaders on National Defense Industry Day.

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran has no intention of following a stipulation in the recent nuclear deal that continues sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s missile program, President Hassan Rowhani said. “We will purchase weapons from wherever we deem necessary and we […]

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Iran backs UN’s peace plan for Syria proposed by Russia

UN Security Council

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran signaled its support for a United Nations plan to end the four-year war in Syria that was proposed by Russia. Teheran on Aug. 20 said it welcomed the plan, adding that President Bashar Assad’s regime needed […]

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UN backs plan to end Syrian war proposed by Russia in coordination with Iran

United Nations Security Council on Aug. 17 backed a new push for peace talks in Syria.

Special to WorldTribune.com The United Nations Security Council on Aug. 17 backed a plan put forward by Russia to end the four-year civil war in Syria. The proposal adopted by Moscow, one of Bashar Assad’s few remaining allies, and 14 […]

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Cognitive dissonance: Iran nuclear watchdog’s visit fails to reassure U.S. senators

Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A briefing by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog left U.S. senators “less assured” than before about the Iran nuclear deal, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker said August 5. “The […]

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Iran and Russia preparing peace plans for Syria, united fronts against ISIL

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomes Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem in Teheran on Aug. 5.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian leaders on August 5 offered to help mediate the conflict in Syria and said they would soon present a Syrian peace plan to the United Nations. “We will do everything […]

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UN official confirms ISIL ‘price list’ for child slaves

A video released last year is said to show ISIL selling female slaves in Mosul, Iraq.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has circulated a “price list” for child slaves to its fighters in Syria and Iraq, according to a United Nations official. Zainab Bangura, the UN’s Special Representative of the Secretary-General […]

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Rush job: Kerry argues UN had ‘right’ to vote on Iran nuke deal before Congress

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Special to WorldTribune.com The UN Security Council endorsed the Iran nuclear deal on July 20 as members of the U.S. Congress from both parties seethed over the Obama administration prompting the UN vote before Congress had its say. Senate Foreign […]

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Israel slams UNESCO for ‘deliberately’ ignoring Jerusalem’s Jewish, Christian roots

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Special to WorldTribune.com In declaring the Temple Mount area a “Muslim holy site of worship,” the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on July 7 issued a “completely one sided resolution” on the Old City of Jerusalem that […]

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World shrugs as tide of displaced humans overwhelms relief agencies


Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The number of refugees fleeing their native lands as well as people being internally displaced in their home countries has surged beyond even the most dire predictions. Just six months […]

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Report: Wars cost 13 percent of world’s GDP with most uprooted people since World War II

The number of uprooted people topped 50 million, the highest level since World War II.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A new survey says the cost of conflicts reached a record $14.3 trillion in 2014, equivalent to 13.4 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. The 2015 Global Peace Index, published […]

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