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Live-fire exercises deemed too dangerous for rebels trained to fight ISIL

Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters fire a mortar on July 9.  / Khalil Ashawi / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey and the United States have decided to refrain from training Syrian rebels with live fire. Officials said Ankara and Washington have drafted a training program for thousands of Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State […]

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Turkey’s war on Kurdish protesters boosts firm owned by Erdogan ally


Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Kurdish unrest has bolstered the fortunes of a Turkish armored vehicle producer. The expanded use by the Turkish police and security forces of riot control vehicles has sent stocks of producer Katmerciler Ekipman rising rapidly […]

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It could even happen in Canada, and now it has

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Canada has been given a reality jolt. Twice within three days, “lone wolf” terrorists have killed Canadian soldiers on Canadian soil; one outside Montreal and another at the symbolic National […]

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Top Israeli defense firm up for sale, as part of new privatization policy

An Israeli soldier with a Tavor rifle by IMI. / Tsafrir Abayov / Flash90

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — After decades of debate, the government has offered a leading Israeli defense contractor for sale. The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the sale of Israel Military Industries. Officials said IMI, after […]

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Iran pipeline set to deliver gas for Iraq by early 2015


Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran is preparing to launch a natural gas pipeline to Iraq. Officials said Iran was advancing in plans to open a 97-kilometer section of a gas pipeline. They said the 48-inch pipeline would deliver gas […]

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Gulf Arab allies ask U.S. to stop talking about their role in war on ISIL

Saudi jet fighters. / Fayez Nureldine / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has stopped providing details of Arab participation in the coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said Arab partners in the coalition against ISIL no longer wanted Washington to release […]

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Israel hit Wednesday with first two attacks since Gaza War

Soldiers in Beersheba, Israel, unload a Israeli comrade wounded in shootout on the border with Egypt. / Dudu Grunshpan / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — After a lull of two months, Israel has again been attacked from neighboring Egypt. On Oct. 22, the Israeli military reported an attack on the army near the southern border with Egypt. The military […]

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Gulf states planning first major construction development since 2008

Kuwait / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The Gulf Cooperation Council plans to launch an ambitious development plan, a report said. MEED Projects said that the six-member GCC would award $180 billion for construction in 2014. MEED said the development plan […]

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ISIL says its latest U.S. weapons were donations: ‘Spoils of war for the holy warriors’


Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant continues to gain control of advanced U.S. weapons. ISIL said it captured U.S. military equipment in northern Syria. The equipment, dropped by U.S. Air Force planes, was meant for […]

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U.S. set to sell emergency ammo for Iraq’s remaining U.S. tanks

Newly-arrived U.S. Abrams tanks in Iraq in 2011.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States plans to sell munitions for Iraq’s main battle tank fleet which sustained heavy losses to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant this summer.. The State Department has approved an Iraqi request […]

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