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France reportedly rejected Israeli tech that could have prevented Paris attacks

People pay their respects at La Carillon restaurant, one of the attack sites in Paris, on Nov. 15, 2015.  /Reuters/Benoit Tessier

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli data-mining technology that could have given French authorities a chance to prevent the November 2015 terror attacks was rejected by higher-ups in Paris, an Israeli security expert said. After the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015, […]

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Air France female flight attendants protest head scarves on Iran flights

Air France flight crew.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Some female Air France flight attendants have been protesting an airline rule that they must cover their hair when Air France resumes flights to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on April 17. […]

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Belgium attack: Capture of Saleh Abdeslam revealed extensive network in Europe

Salah Abdeslam and two associates, Mohammed Amri and Hamza Attou, at a gas station in Trith-Saint-Léger, near the Belgian border, on Nov. 14, one day after the Paris attacks.

Special to WorldTribune.com The arrest of a jihadist linked to the November attacks in Paris revealed a large network operating in the Molenbeek area, the epicenter of terrorism in Brussels. Saleh Abdeslam was confirmed by authorities as the potential 10th […]

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NATO mounts covert campaign against ISIL in Libya

French forces in northern Niger.

Special to WorldTribune.com French, British and U.S. special forces are carrying out covert missions on the ground in Libya against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a Feb. 24 report said. French President Francois Hollande approved “unofficial military action” […]

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In blow to allies, Kerry walks back Gen. Dunford’s Libya statement

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, left, and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct In another example of the Obama administration’s unwillingness to delegate authority and its inability to form a cohesive policy on fighting ISIL, Secretary of State John Kerry has publicly contradicted the chairman […]

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The western pillars that have supported Israel are crumbling

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a signed pledge during a press availability at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. and Europe — the traditional pillars of Israeli foreign diplomatic and economic relations — are crumbling. Since Israel’s independence, its most important economic and financial partners have been in Europe and the […]

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Paris attack leader says he entered France with 90 jihadists: ‘It’s not over’

Armed soldiers patrol in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com The leader of the Paris terrorist attacks slipped into France with a group of 90 jihadists who then spread out “everywhere” around the city. Abdelhamid Abaaoud “was proud of himself. That was the worst. He appeared to […]

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Dunford: U.S., France planning ‘decisive military action’ in Libya

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, left, and Gen. Pierre de Villiers, view the Eiffel Tower while meeting at Ecole Militarie in Paris on Jan. 22. / DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, met in Paris on Jan. 22 with his French counterpart, Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of France’s defense staff to discuss […]

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Man carrying 2 firearms and Koran arrested at Disneyland Paris

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Special to WorldTribune.com Police said a “28-year-old man of European origin” was arrested at a Disneyland Paris hotel on Jan. 28. A man carrying two guns and a Koran was detained at the theme park’s New York Hotel, French officials […]

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U.S. provides logistical support to French carrier in Gulf

The French Navy's Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States is providing critical support for France’s aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, resupplied France’s Charles De Gaulle carrier, which began operations in the Gulf last month […]

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