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Iran demands ‘immediate halt’ to Yemen air strikes as Saudis launch artillery attacks

Air strikes continued in Yemen against Houthi strongholds for the sixth straight day.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has called for an “immediate halt” to the Saudi-led military operation against Shi’ite Houthi rebels in Yemen, warning that the “attack” endangered the whole region. Speaking in Kuwait on March […]

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Israeli Arab said to have trained at Hebrew U gym to get in shape for ISIL combat training

Khalil Adel Khalil of East Jerusalem  was said to have joined ISIL after watching an online propaganda video. /  Shin Bet

Special to WorldTribune.com The Israel Security Agency has arrested a Jerusalem Arab on charges of joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Khalil Adel Khalil, 25, had worked as a medical assistant at a psychiatric hospital. He was arrested […]

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The Obama administration appears to be negotiating on Iran’s side against West

Amir Hossein Motaghi, left.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Democratic New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez made headlines during a hearing with Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken in January when he said, “I have to be honest with you, the more I hear […]

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Xi sidelines his vice president, accumulates more power, makes new enemies

Ling Jihua

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com It has been an ingrained tradition for American vice-presidents to complain that their main job is attending state funerals in other countries. Given the fact that the Xi Jinping administration has reiterated that […]

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Iran charges U.S. drone strike killed its advisers in Tikrit, Iraq

Mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of Ali Yazdani, a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on March 29. / Fars News Agency, Mohammad Reza Jofar

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Libertyf Tehran says a U.S. drone strike killed two Iranian advisers in Iraq last week, but the United States says it has only struck Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants […]

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Daydream believers: Tapped out world economy now rushes to bail out China

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, right, and China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai in Berlin announcing that Germany will be a founding member of a new international development bank backed by China. / Reuters

Sol W. Sanders A most peculiar crisis is developing for the Chinese economy – and, indeed, for the regime – while the world’s attention is riveted on the chaos and terror in the Mideast and Russian aggression in Ukraine. Not the […]

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What happened? White House stunned as wars rage across the Middle East

YEMEN-CONFLICT

Special to WorldTribune.com When President Barack Obama took office, he offered a familiar foreign policy vision that had been the refrain of the Left’s criticism of his predecessor: The U.S. would withdraw from the region’s conflicts and focus on its […]

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Moscow fears new war threatens deal; Exiled Yemen president blasts ‘stooges of Iran’

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi speaks during the opening meeting of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh.

As Saudi-led air strikes hammered the Iran-backed Houthi rebels advancing in Yemen, Russia’s chief negotiator at the Iranian nuclear talks in Switzerland said Moscow hopes fighting in Yemen does not jeopardize the talks. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov assessed chances […]

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Arab summit announces joint military for action in Libya, Yemen

Egypt's President al-Sisi welcomes Saudi King Salman for the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says Arab leaders have agreed in principle to create a joint military force. Sisi said on March 29 that the force was needed because of the […]

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Iran’s Rouhani gets on the phone with French, British, Russian leaders

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian President Hassan Rohani spoke by telephone March 26 with the leaders of France, Britain, and Russia in an attempt to break an impasse that has held up a nuclear deal […]

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