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Wrong: Iran is not cooperating with IAEA as Obama officials claim

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 16. / Brian Snyder / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz One of the biggest stumbling blocks to a nuclear agreement with Iran has been Tehran’s refusal to answer questions by the IAEA about past nuclear activities that appear to be related to nuclear weapons […]

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Saudi coalition’s air strikes in Yemen condemned by Iran/Iraq, praised by U.S./UK/Turkey

Yemenis search through rubble near Sanaa Airport, Yemen following air strikes by the Saudi coalition.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has praised military action against Yemen’s Houthi rebels in a phone call with Gulf Arab foreign ministers, while Iran and Iraq condemned the air strikes. […]

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IAEA: We cannot ‘conclude that all nuclear material in Iran [has a]…peaceful purpose’

Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), at the Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington on March 23. / Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The UN nuclear watchdog says it has made “limited” progress in its probe into the military potential of Iran’s nuclear program and needs greater cooperation from Tehran. Yukiya Amano, director-general of […]

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As Iran-backed forces advance in Yemen, Obama’s terror strategy questioned

Yemen residents of Taiz demonstrate against the Houthi incursion on March 22. / European Pressphoto Agency

Special to WorldTribune.com As the Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthi militia consolidated its control of Yemen’s capital over the weekend and continued its advance southward, the U.S. counter terrorism strategy for the nation is being seen for what it is — a failure. […]

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Egypt’s Sinai offensive kills 43, captures 87, destroys 16 terror hideouts

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Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt’s Army reported the killing of 43 terrorists in its ongoing offensive in Sinai. Army spokesman Mohamed Samir said the terrorists were killed with the help of air power, in firefights that broke out after attempted attacks […]

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‘Death to America, death to Israel’: Last words of worshippers in mosque attack

Aftermath of the suicide attack in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 20. / Hani Mohammed / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic preacher was leading congregants in a chant against America, Israel and Jews last week when a terrorist with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant blew himself up in their midst. Some 142 people were […]

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A list of basic unanswered questions about Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Sol W. Sanders Why is one of the world’s poorest countries [40 percent living in poverty, halfway down on list of countries in per capita GDP] building capital-intensive nuclear power facilities? Iran has the third largest oil and the second […]

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Pro-Israel AIPAC delivers first public challenge to Obama

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on March 2. in Washington, DC. / Mark Wilson / Getty Images / AFP

Israel’s top lobbyist has issued its first public rebuke of the Obama administration over its response to the landslide electoral victory of Iraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his statements shortly before and after the election. President Barack Obama on […]

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Reports: U.S. evacuates last special forces from Yemen

Yemen residents of Taiz demonstrate against the Houthi incursion on March 22. / European Pressphoto Agency

Special to WorldTribune.com The Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthis militia have deployed Yemen’s air force for the first time this weekend as U.S. troops were reportedly being evacuated following the bloody Al Qaida bomb attacks at a mosque on March 20. Some […]

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Transformed: After the speech, letter and election, world awaits an empowered Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in Riyadh, on March 5. / Evan Vucci / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. administration is under siege over its strategy on a nuclear Iran. It appears that there is no end to the surprises coming from the U.S. Congress. First House of Representatives Speaker John […]

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