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In wake of Iran deal, Saudi Arabia and Egypt sign ‘Cairo Declaration’ for joint Arab military force

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (R) speaking with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed Bin Salman during a military academy graduation ceremony in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. (AFP Photo/Ahmed Fuad/HO/ Egyptian Presidency

Special to WorldTribune.com On the heels of the Iran nuclear agreement, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have signed a pact to boost military and economic ties and also will collaborate on a joint Arab military force. Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi […]

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Israel readies Iron Dome batteries near Lebanon border as Hizbullah ramps up threats

An 'Iron Dome' short-range missile defense system is positioned near the northern city of Haifa.  /Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Anticipating a huge influx of cash after the Iran nuclear deal, Hizbullah has ratcheted up its threats on Israel and the Israelis have responded by bolstering their Iron Dome missile defense capabilities at the Lebanon border. Iron […]

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Abbas warns ISIL threat against ‘secularists’ in Gaza Strip is for real

An ISIL banner in the Gaza Strip.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has established a clear presence in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said. During a July 30 meeting with Jordanian parliament members, Abbas said that world leaders were […]

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Israel, like U.S. Congress and public, in the dark on Iran side deals

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, left, and Secretary of State John Kerry.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Both Israel’s security chief and a powerful U.S. senator said the Obama administration is keeping vital information on “side deals” of the Iran nuclear agreement confidential. National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen said on July 29 that Israel […]

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Chechen women posing as jihadist brides conned ISIL

Chechen women.

Special to WorldTribune.com A group of Chechen women has turned the tables on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), using social media to pose as caliphate brides and scamming the terrorists out of thousands of dollars. The women allegedly […]

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Egypt takes delivery of 8 F-16s as U.S. ties improve

The U.S. is set to deliver a dozen F-16s to Egypt by the autumn.

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt will take delivery of eight F-16 fighter jets from the United States as part of a $1.3 billion military package. The U.S. embassy in Cairo said on July 30 the F-16s would be delivered by July […]

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‘End of the World': ISIL plan calls for provoking U.S. into all-out war by attacking India

ISIL terrorists.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) intends to bring on the “end of the world” by building a terror army in Pakistan and Afghanistan, attacking India and provoking the United States into an all-out war. A […]

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Diaspora: Mideast Christians driven from their Biblical homeland

Islamic State hoists flag onto church in Mosul Iraq, dismantling a cross.  /AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Christianity may be on the verge of vanishing from the region of its birth. According to a report in Christianity Today, Christians are targeted for the worst religious persecution in the Middle East in over one thousand […]

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China court rules against Michael Jordan in shoe counterfeit lawsuit

A Qiaodan brand shoe is seen in a store in Beijing.  /AFP Photo/Greg Baker

Special to WorldTribune.com Basketball legend Michael Jordan’s trademark violation lawsuit against a Chinese company using a similar name and logo to his Nike-produced brand was dismissed by a court in Beijing. Jordan was seeking to have the trademark of Qiaodan […]

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Iran’s cash windfall from nuclear deal seen topping all U.S. aid to Israel since 1948

Iranians burn Israeli and U.S. flags during Quds Day celebrations on July 10.  /ISNA

Special to WorldTribune.com As sanctions are lifted and its overseas assets are unfrozen, Iran’s cash haul from the recently-concluded nuclear deal could hit $150 billion, an Israeli official said. That amount would be more than all U.S. aid to Israel […]

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