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Israel: Hamas used hospital as military command and control center »

Al Wafa Hospital in Gaza City: Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants were said to be firing on IDF soldiers from the hospital.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has determined that Hamas was using a hospital as its military headquarters. The Israeli military said Hamas took over Al Wafa Hospital in Gaza City as…

ISIL seizes 50 U.S. artillery batteries and up to 4,000 U.S. PKC machine guns »

M198 155mm artillery

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has been bolstered by the seizure of a fleet of U.S.-origin artillery batteries. Officials said ISIL has captured a huge amount…

‘Whole city of terror tunnels’ discovered during Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza »

Israeli Economy
Minister Naftali Bennett

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has begun its first major test in underground warfare. Military sources said the Israel Army was engaged in its first major campaign to detect and…

Jordan report blames Obama team for ISIL crisis, suggests rethinking U.S. ties »

U.S. President Barack Obama and Jordanian King Abdullah

Special to WorldTribune.com AMMAN — Jordan has been revising its strategy amid Al Qaida’s takeover of much of neighboring Iraq, a report said. The Al Quds Center for Political Studies asserted that the…

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FLASHBACK — Kissinger on Israel’s coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic? »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy, FreePressers.com Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to…

Hamas still firing rockets from sites on Israeli military’s list of banned targets »

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Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has formed a list of banned targets of Hamas and its…

On a surreal and tragic day, POTUS was in N.Y. but only the UN Security Council was engaged »

Members of the security council unanimously adopt a resolution at United Nations headquarters on July 21.  /Seth Wenig/AP

UNITED NATIONS — Truth is often stranger than fiction. The horrific events over eastern Ukraine, that of a civilian…

Major rally against ‘Obama’s tyranny’ rocks liberal Massachusetts »

Anti-illegal immigration rally in Boston on July 26.  /Twitter/Marc Lombardo

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto On a sweltering Saturday in July, approximately ten thousand protesters gathered on the…

Saudis deploy 2,000 troops, three helicopter squadrons near Iraq »

A member of the Saudi Border Guards stands guard next to a fence on Saudi Arabia's northern borderline with Iraq on July 14.  /Faisal Nasser/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has sent attack helicopters and established a command and control…

Syrian drone shot down after entering Jordanian air space »

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Special to WorldTribune.com AMMAN — Jordan’s military has shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle flying from neighboring Syria. The…

In the heat of war, top Palestinian fears for his life, sends family abroad »

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas fear the prospect of assassination by members of his…

Gen. Odierno: Politicized chain of command led to Iraq Army’s collapse »

U.S. Army commander Gen. Raymond Odierno

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Iraq’s military has lost confidence in its command. A leading U.S. commander said the…

ISIL’s ‘gang of thieves’ in Turkey stole 1,800 vehicles

Chinese cyber spy targeted U.S. firms, F-35 technology

On a surreal and tragic day, POTUS was in N.Y. but only the UN Security Council was engaged »

UNITED NATIONS — Truth is often stranger than fiction. The horrific events over eastern Ukraine, that of a civilian airliner being shot out of the skies by a high altitude Sam 11 missile, seem almost the improbable grist of a […]…

Members of the security council unanimously adopt a resolution at United Nations headquarters on July 21.  /Seth Wenig/AP

Obama is reversing Reagan’s Cold War victory, inviting new hot wars »

Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is on the verge of an historic triumph. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the American Left has been bitter about America’s victory in the Cold War. For decades, they preached moral equivalence between […]…

Speaking at Berlin's Brandenberg Gate in October 1987, President Ronald Reagan called for Soviet leader Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."

‘Accidents’ and collateral killings in a world still lacking adult supervision »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The news from Ukraine and the Middle East carries grave implications for Northeast Asia, notably the Korean Peninsula. Just think of all those missiles and artillery shells fired by North Korea over the east […]…

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un watches a missile test.

Major rally against ‘Obama’s tyranny’ rocks liberal Massachusetts »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto On a sweltering Saturday in July, approximately ten thousand protesters gathered on the steps of the Massachusetts state legislature and beyond in order to send a message to Gov. Deval Patrick and President Barack […]…

Anti-illegal immigration rally in Boston on July 26.  /Twitter/Marc Lombardo

Welcome to Soviet America! (Was my 1975 1-act play prophetic?) »

Lev Navrozov “Lev, this is Julie. Do you remember me?” The voice on the phone sounded familiar. She went on: “Almost forty years ago, I believe the year was 1975, I went to see your play ‘Welcome to Soviet America!’ […]…

Life and Look magazines herald the 50th Anniver­sary of the USSR, 1967.

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A member of the Saudi Border Guards stands guard next to a fence on Saudi Arabia's northern borderline with Iraq on July 14.  /Faisal Nasser/Reuters

Saudis deploy 2,000 troops, three helicopter squadrons near Iraq »

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has sent attack helicopters and established a command and control center along the border with Iraq. Officials said the Defense Ministry…

Xi’s anti-corruption campaign is winning him new enemies in the PLA »

From left: Chinese President Xi Jinping, Gen. Xu Caihou and Gen. Guo Boxiong.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com A series of unusual happenings in the People’s Liberation Army has demonstrated that President and Commander-in-Chief Xi…

Putin kicks off Latin tour in Havana, recalling the Cold War chill »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russian President Vladimir Putin is making a big statement aimed at the United States by choosing Cuba…

ISIL’s ‘gang of thieves’ in Turkey stole 1,800 vehicles for operations »

Close to 2,000 vehicles stolen in Turkey have been put to use by ISIL in Syria and Iraq.

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com ANKARA — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has formed a huge fleet of vehicles stolen from Turkey.…

Africa / Europe

The great Africa switcheroo: U.S. policy is now ideological, while China’s is pragmatic »

First Lady Michelle Obama greets French President Francois Hollande to a state dinner in his honor at White House in February.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Gregory R. Copley, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The global strategic framework has changed beyond recognition in the past decade,…

Putin kicks off Latin tour in Havana, recalling the Cold War chill »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Russian President Vladimir Putin is making a big statement aimed at the United States by choosing Cuba…

Members of the security council unanimously adopt a resolution at United Nations headquarters on July 21.  /Seth Wenig/AP

On a surreal and tragic day, POTUS was in N.Y. but only the UN Security Council was engaged »

UNITED NATIONS — Truth is often stranger than fiction. The horrific events over eastern Ukraine, that of a civilian airliner being shot out of the skies by a high altitude…

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