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Report calls for parallel U.S.-Israeli agreement to balance Iran deal

Amos Yadlin

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States and Israel should work out a bilateral, parallel agreement in response to the Iran nuclear deal, Israel’s former military intelligence chief said. Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin said in a paper published at the International […]

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Terror proxies audition for Iranian cash bonanza with attacks on Israel

Israel said it foiled a recent terror attack aimed at visitors to Joseph's Tomb.

Special to WorldTribune.com Rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza and the Golan Heights area in recent days, while Israeli forces foiled a bomb plot at the tomb of biblical patriarch Joseph. Meanwhile, terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip […]

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ISIL says its new coin it worth its weight in gold ($139)

ISIS claim to have created gold dinars and three denominations of silver dirhams.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has released a new video glorifying the making of its own currency and bashing U.S.-style capitalism. The narrator of the video, however, fails to mention that ISIL pays its jihadists […]

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Erdogan strategy vs Kurds said failing as he scrambles to retain power

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s gambit to repair the damage from his Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) crushing defeat in June elections by waging an unofficial war against Kurdish forces appears to have backfired. New polls on […]

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ISIL kills two generals in Iraq, advances in Syria

Syrians examine the site of reported bombings by ISIL in the town of Marea.

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) suicide bomber killed two Iraqi generals in Anbar province on Aug. 27 as the terror group was said to have continued to make gains in Syria. Iraqi military spokesman […]

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The media’s bullying of the American people: A Persian perspective

Leading by example: Donald Trumps shows how to stand up to media bullying.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sheda Vasseghi According to Time, in quoting Univision’s activist-reporter Jorge Ramos, “reporters need to get tougher on Donald Trump”  despite the interactions between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Ramos having been recorded and shared with […]

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Swiss envoy: Iran is a pole of stability … ‘be brave’

Swiss Ambassador Giulio Haas meets with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani.

Special to WorldTribune.com The Swiss are telling the world that Iran is a “pole of stability” and that investors should “be brave” and dive into Teheran’s “virgin market.” Giulio Haas, Switzerland’s ambassador to Iran, told some 500 Swiss businesspeople on […]

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Hizbullah planner of ’96 Khobar Towers bombing arrested in Beirut

Ahmed al-Mughassil

Special to WorldTribune.com The mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack that killed 19 Americans has been captured, U.S. and Saudi officials said on Aug. 26. The arrest of Ahmed al-Mughassil, who was described by the FBI in 2001 […]

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Khamenei aide: Iran to lead ‘resistance axis,’ thwart U.S. influence

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Backgrounder* Iran and its Mideast allies must form a “resistance axis” to turn back American influence in the region, a top adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. Ali Akbar Velayati said that the “resistance axis” of […]

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Saudis’ U.S. Patriot intercepts Scud missile fired from Yemen

Saudi soldiers at the Najran military point near the Yemen border.

Special to WorldTribune.com A Scud missile fired by Yemeni soldiers allied with Iran-backed Houthi rebels was intercepted by Saudi Arabia on Aug. 26. Brig. Gen. Sharaf Luqman, a spokesman for the Yemeni forces fighting alongside the Houthis, said the missile […]

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