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U.S. belatedly reports rescue operation for U.S. hostages in Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with members of the National Security Council for an update on Iraq in the Roosevelt Room of the White House August 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama returned from his vacation in Martha's Vineyard to attend the briefing which included (L-R) White House Counsel Neil Eggleston; Counselor to the President John Podesta; Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Obama, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken; Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and Assistant Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Michael Dempsey.  /Win McNamee/Getty Images North America

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported a failed military operation in Syria. The White House said U.S. special operations forces were sent to Syria to rescue American hostages of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials […]

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U.S. identifies top ISIL leaders

Abu Mohammed Al Adnani

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has identified top operatives of Al Qaida movements in Iraq and Syria. The State Department has designated two leading Al Qaida operatives for sanctions. The two were identified as Abu Mohammed Al […]

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Sen. Cruz: ‘Why is President Obama selling AMRAAM missiles to Turkey but blocking Hellfires for Israel?’

Sen. Ted Cruz

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, despite concern from Congress, has defended arms sales to Turkey. Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama would maintain U.S. weapons exports to Turkey amid concerns that the NATO ally was […]

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U.S. intel on ISIL’s confident terror plans for West: ‘What they have is momentum’

ISIL fighters in Raqqa, Syria.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The U.S. intelligence community has determined that Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was building an infrastructure in the West. Officials said ISIL was establishing sleeper cells in the European Union in what could […]

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Moscow diverts attention from downed airliner with U.S. sub narrative

Russian Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com One day after the downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, Russia jet fighters aggressively confronted a U.S. surveillance plane in international airspace and chased it into Swedish airspace. The incident barely registered as a […]

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ISIL recruitment drive ‘very worrisome’ to North African governments

ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, with control over large parts of Iraq and Syria, has set its sights on North Africa. Islamist sources said ISIL has intensified recruiting in several countries in North Africa. […]

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U.S. State Department warns against travel to Algeria

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has warned against visiting Algeria. The State Department said Americans face the prospect of abduction or bombings in Algeria. In its latest travel advisory, the department warned Americans against visiting the North […]

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Obama’s foreign policy: War through weakness

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto President Barack Obama’s tortured foreign policy has brought war and devastation to Iraq. The Noble Peace Prize winner tried to end American military involvement in Iraq by a premature withdrawal of our troops and […]

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U.S. Treasury reports ISIL funded by Kuwaiti networks, social media appeals

Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has again identified Kuwait as a financier of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Treasury Department asserted that Kuwait was being used to funnel large amounts of money to ISIL […]

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NATO reassures Turkey: U.S. radar won’t be used to help Israel

Gen. Philip Breedlove.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — NATO has confirmed to Turkey that a ballistic missile defense radar won’t be used to protect Israel. NATO’s supreme commander Gen. Philip Breedlove said the Western alliance’s facility near the Turkish town of Kurecik would […]

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