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

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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…

UN report confirms Israel warned Gaza civilians to evacuate before attacks »

Smoke and flames are seen following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Rafah, Gaza Strip on July 11.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United Nations has determined that Israel’s military warned civilians before most attacks on the Gaza Strip. A UN report asserted that Israel’s military notified families to evacuate…

Unidentified fighters in Lebanon joins Gaza rocket war against Israel »

Rockets from Lebanon hit Israel on July 11. / Israel Today Staff

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Lebanon has joined the Gaza Strip in its war against Israel. Suspected Palestinian gunners have been firing rockets into Israel over the last two days. So far, no injuries…

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Bipartisan doubts: Obama provided no intelligence briefings on aid to Syrian rebels »

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress has expressed skepticism over a U.S. decision to relay $500 million in military…

Israeli military stunned by scale of Hamas tunnel war infrastructure »

Maj. Gen. Sami Turgeman

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has been shocked by the scope and methods of Hamas tunnel warfare.…

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…

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…

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…

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Special to WorldTribune.com For the past month WorldTribune.com has sometimes been hard to reach during peak weekdays periods in…

‘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…

Hundreds of Syrian forces executed by ISIL after challenging capture of key gas field »

ISIL fighters at the Syria-Iraq border.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The Syrian Army, in its first such ground operation, has sought to stop Al…

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

Warm reception for Japan’s Abe throws China media for loop

Getting the band back together: Putin’s victory march through Latin America »

UNITED NATIONS — It’s been a momentous week for Russian President Vladimir Putin. While the major media focused on his trip to Brazil to accept the handover for the next FIFA World Cup football tournament in Russia as well as […]…

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua’s First Lady Rosario Murillo, right, in Managua, on July 11.  /AFP/Presidencia de Nicaragua/César Pérez

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."

The world according to China: Obama and Xi Jinping’s latest phone call »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com China’s President Xi Jinping makes a careful distinction between U.S. President Obama and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It’s OK to talk to the former, just not the latter. And so Xi and […]…

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Egalitarian wasteland: Welcome, new parents, to the public education system you are paying for! »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto The moment finally came. My husband and I looked at one another with pride and began that gleeful conversation: Is he ready for preschool? We concluded our first-born and four-year-old son, having enjoyed years […]…

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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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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 as his first stop on a 6-day visit…

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.…

Report: Assad has successfully transformed Syria into a Shi’ite nation »

A demonstrator with photos of Syrian President Bashar Assad at a rally in Damascus.  /Khaled al-Hariri/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com JERUSALEM — Syria has been expelling much of its majority Sunni community, a report said. The Jerusalem Center…

Panda images for target practice: Comrade Kim and Comrade Xi are not on the best of terms »

Kim Jong-Un poses with soldiers during an inspection of the defense detachment on Ung Islet on July 7.  /KCNA/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s military used images of panda bears as targets in an apparent show of…

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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…

Getting the band back together: Putin’s victory march through Latin America »

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Nicaragua’s First Lady Rosario Murillo, right, in Managua, on July 11.  /AFP/Presidencia de Nicaragua/César Pérez

UNITED NATIONS — It’s been a momentous week for Russian President Vladimir Putin. While the major media focused on his trip to…

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

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

Special to WorldTribune.com Gregory R. Copley, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The global strategic framework has changed beyond recognition in the past decade, even if the majority of the world’s population…

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