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Even liberals are beginning to panic over Obama’s nuclear sell-out to Iran

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and former Amb. to the UN John Bolton were not the authors of the Op-Ed questioning the Iran nuclear deal.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz This morning I read a Washington Post op-ed that provided an especially prescient analysis of the nuclear agreement the Obama administration is seeking with Iran. The author said in the final two paragraphs of […]

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The militarization of a China its rulers want you to think is just a peaceful, growing economy

Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi  during the U.S. China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. / Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Sol W. Sanders As the Chinese and the Americans sat down for the seventh of their annual two-day meeting [June 22-24], set up in 2009 to maintain bilateral cooperation despite growing differences, a major transformation of the Chinese regime was […]

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Iran’s Khamenei hardens line, rejects long-term nuclear research freeze, inspections

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. / Caren Firouz / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has hardened his stance in nuclear negotiations with world powers, saying he rejects a long-term freeze on nuclear research and wants to ban international inspectors […]

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New ally? Administration confirms Iranian militias are sharing Iraqi base with U.S. forces

Taqqadum base, Iraq.

Special to WorldTribune.com Reports that American forces and Iranian militias, at least one of which is tied to a terror attack on U.S. troops, are sharing a base in Iraq have baffled and infuriated U.S. officials. “Even if these guys […]

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Putin vows to save Syria from ‘tragic’ fate of U.S.-supported Iraq

Russian President Vladimir Putin.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Russian President Vladimir Putin said U.S. President Barack Obama’s strategy to counter Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraq has been “lamentable” and resulted in “tragic” consequences. “The United States supports Iraq, supports … the […]

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After its disastrous diplomacy with North Korea, why is U.S. pushing for an Iran deal?

Negotiators for the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis. From left, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Alexeyev, Director-General of the Japanese Foreign Ministry's Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Kenichiro Sasae, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan and South Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister Song Min-soon in Beijing on Sept. 13, 2005. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Parris H. Chang Last month on May 20, the Defense Commission of North Korea (DPRK) claimed that the nation had built nuclear weapons small enough to be delivered by missiles. A statement carried by Pyongyang’s official […]

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Syrian Kurds, with U.S. air support, take key border town from ISIL

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Special to WorldTribune.com Kurdish YPG fighters along with allies from the Free Syrian Army seized the border town of Tal Abyad from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) on June 16. The victory was a significant one for the […]

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Russia adding dozens of intercontinental missiles to arsenal

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the opening of the Army-2015 international military show featuring the latest Russian weapons on June 16. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin says the military will add more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) to its arsenal this year capable of “penetrating” any current missile defense systems. Putin […]

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AFRICOM chief: ISIL threat ‘has expanded across all of North Africa’

U.S. Africa Command Gen. David Rodriguez.

Special to WorldTribune.com North Africa militaries are the first line of defense and the United States is working with them to fight the growing threat from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), U.S. Africa Command’s top general said. At […]

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How to repel barbarians at the gate? Without U.S. backup, cultural minorities have only UN resolutions

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Facing the onslaught of wanton destruction, cultural pillage, and a growing black market for stolen antiquities, both Iraq and Syria are feeling the brunt not only of the ideological violence […]

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