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Sheriff Joe Arpaio: It’s ‘amusing to see all the heat’ Trump’s statements generated

Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com As politically correct power centers of all stripes have lined up to assail Donald Trump, maverick Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has come to the GOP presidential candidate’s defense. In a radio interview, Arpaio defended Trump’s remarks about […]

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Israel: Hamas aided terror rampage in Israel by ISIL affiliate

A picture taken from the Rafah border of the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt shows smoke billowing in Egypt's North Sinai on July 2.  /AFP/ Said Khatib

Special to WorldTribune.com Hamas provided support to Islamic State of Iraq Levant (ISIL) affiliates that launched multiple attacks on Egyptian security forces on July 1, according to the officer who directs Israeli government activities in the Palestinian territories. Maj.-Gen. Yoav […]

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Turkey sends convoy to Syrian border; PM rules out unilateral intervention

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu responded to reports of an increased military presence at the border with Syria by saying unilateral intervention on Turkey’s part was “out of the question.” The Anadolu news agency on July 1 […]

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U.S. allies blocked from arming Kurds against ISIL forces fighting with stolen U.S. weapons

Kurdish fighters in Syria.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. President Barack Obama has reportedly blocked allies in the Middle East from delivering heavy weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The Kurds have alone proven successful in pushing back ISIL […]

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Egypt on ‘war’ footing, launches air strikes on ISIL branch in Sinai

Smoke rises in Egypt’s North Sinai as seen from the border from the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt, on July 1.  /Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian warplanes conducted air strikes on affiliates of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in North Sinai on July 2. Security sources reported that 23 Sinai-based insurgents affiliated with ISIL were killed in the strikes. The […]

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Tale of two embassies: Ted Cruz slams Obama’s Cuba move as ‘slap in the face’ to Israel

Sen. Ted Cruz.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on July 1 blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to open a U.S. embassy in Cuba. The Texas senator, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said that to “have an embassy […]

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ISIL threatens to ‘uproot state of the Jews’, take down ‘secularist’ Palestinians and Hamas

ISIL jihadists.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) released a video on June 30 in which it promised to “uproot the state of the Jews” and remove “Hamas dictators” in Gaza. “We will uproot the state of the […]

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Coordinated attacks kill at least 20 Egyptian soldiers in Sinai near Gaza, Israel

Egyptian President, Abdul Fatah Sisi addresses mourners at the funeral of chief prosecutor Hisham Barakat.  /Mena/Xinhua Press/Corbis

Special to WorldTribune.com Officials say at least 20 Egyptian security personnel were killed in a series of coordinated attacks in North Sinai on July 1 carried out by the Egypt affiliate of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The […]

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Iran-backed Houthis pound Aden, kill 20 civilians; 1,200 escape from Yemen prison

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Special to WorldTribune.com Houthi rebels unleashed a rocket attack on Aden that killed 20 civilians and wounded 41 on July 1. The Iran-backed forces fired 15 Katyusha rockets at the Al-Mansura district of Aden, controlled by forces loyal to Yemeni […]

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Obama reportedly sends yet another ‘secret message’ to Iran leaders in full court press for a deal

U.S. President Barack Obama is said to have sent several secret messages to Iranian leaders.

Special to WorldTribune.com As Iran and P5+1 powers agreed to extend nuclear negotiations by one week, indications are that a final deal is being completed, officials said. Meanwhile, Iran’s state-controlled media reported that U.S. President Barack Obama sent a “secret […]

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