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Deal’s off: Kurdish insurgents streaming back into Turkey »

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Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey’s intelligence community has determined that Kurdish insurgents returned from their bases in Iraq and Syria. In a report by two intelligence agencies, the Kurdish Workers Party was…

Saudi opposition reports King Abdullah has terminal lung cancer »

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Saudi King Abdullah was said to be dying of cancer. An opposition research group said Abdullah was diagnosed with lung cancer. The Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs, quoting…

Sources: Syrian jihad coming to Egypt with help from Turkey, Qatar and Obama »

A fighter celebrates after firing a missile toward a building where Syrian troops were hiding. /Boston.com

Special to WorldTribune.com Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The struggle for Egypt is on the verge of a major escalation as the key sponsors of the…

Syria hell: Fear and famine stalk a war-ravaged land »

Hell: Food lines in February in Damascus await assistance by the UN’s Relief and Works Agency.   Daily Telegraph

UNITED NATIONS — Syria’s harrowing civil war has taken a new turn as the beleaguered Mid East country now faces a deepening drought and food crisis in the midst of an expanding conflict.…

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Syrian attacks on rebels near Golan Heights puts Israel on alert »

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Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The Syrian military has launched air and artillery strikes on rebel strongholds in the…

Al Qaida militia establishes base in Gaza, trains Palestinians for ops in Iraq, Syria »

ISIL fighters in Raqqa, Syria. /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Al Qaida’s leading militia in the Levant has claimed a presence in the Gaza…

Abbas threatens to bail on the Palestinian Authority »

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. /Issam Rimawi/Flash90

Special to WorldTribune.com RAMALLAH — The Palestinian Authority could decide to disband the regime in the West Bank. Officials…

Russian ICBM hit target thousands of miles away amid Ukraine crisis »

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On April 14, a mobile missile launched at the Plesetsk space center…

UN: Syria has removed 80 percent of chemical weapons arsenal »

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Syria was said to have removed most of its chemical weapons arsenal. The Organization…

Deal’s off: Kurdish insurgents streaming back into Turkey »

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Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey’s intelligence community has determined that Kurdish insurgents returned from their bases in Iraq…

Investigators interrogate Kuwaiti royal family member in probe of coup plot »

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Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Kuwait has been investigating a plot to overthrow the royal family. Officials said…

Sources: White House deliberately leaked photo of ill Saudi King with breathing tube »

Aides stand outside the room where President Barack Obama was meeting with Saudi King Abdullah on March 28.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States is said to have disclosed that Saudi King Abdullah was dying.…

Egypt: U.S. strategic ties on hold

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Neo-Soviet chess: Ukraine checked in drama starring Russian aggressors as victims »

UNITED NATIONS — The fate of Ukraine, one of Eastern Europe’s largest countries, hangs in the balance. On the one hand, ”spontaneous” political demonstrations and government building seizures by pro-Russian separatists, are bringing an air of deliberately planned disorder to the country’s eastern regions bordering Russia. On the other, rhetorical posturing by the United States…

Armed Moscow supporters take over police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk on April 12.  /Efrem Lukatsky/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 the United States and the Soviet Union. In their view, America was to blame for…

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

Trilateral this, trilateral that but in Northeast Asia, three’s a crowd »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — The word “trilateral” has a certain allure among those in search of ways to pull disparate nations or regions together. A group of three might cooperate while a group of two might form an alliance and fight the third one, the odd man out. Rather than…

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat is in Seoul. Above is the Gangnam section of the South Korean capital.

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 of nurturing in the home, is indeed at last ready to begin his formal education…

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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!’ at Carnegie Hall. It was a one-actor play, in which you played all the roles,…

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

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Russian ICBM hit target thousands of miles away amid Ukraine crisis »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On April 14, a mobile missile launched at the Plesetsk space center in northwest Russia successfully hit the target thousands of miles away…

Analyst warns Chinese incursion could ‘drain’ critical Israeli tech »

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on April 8.  /Reuters/Jason Lee

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com TEL AVIV — Israel has undergone a debate over whether to allow major Chinese penetration in the business…

The purge that has filled N. Korean gulags and the nation-wide power base that triggered it »

A number of officials in the Administration Department of the Workers’ Party linked to Jang Song-Thaek have either been executed or sent to gulags.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is closing in on his goal of eliminating the network…

Beijing makes a point of delivering pointed remarks to the visiting Chuck Hagel »

Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in Beijing on April 7. /chinanews.com

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to Beijing will be remembered as the first time that…

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Britain eyes permanent post-Afghan presence in the Persian Gulf »

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Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Britain has been searching for a permanent military presence in the Gulf. Officials said the British…

Neo-Soviet chess: Ukraine checked in drama starring Russian aggressors as victims »

Armed Moscow supporters take over police station in the eastern Ukraine town of Slovyansk on April 12.  /Efrem Lukatsky/AP

UNITED NATIONS — The fate of Ukraine, one of Eastern Europe’s largest countries, hangs in the balance. On the one hand, ”spontaneous”…

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Russian ICBM hit target thousands of miles away amid Ukraine crisis »

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com On April 14, a mobile missile launched at the Plesetsk space center in northwest Russia successfully hit the target thousands of miles away…

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