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The under-reported stealth war on Mideast Christians

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The spate of brutal and systematic attacks on Christian communities in Syria, Iraq and Egypt by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has surged. Yet despite this targeted violence, […]

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French jet fighter deal with Egypt causes heartburn in Beijing

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com As the Egyptian Air Force jets were pounding ISIS targets in Libya to avenge the 21 beheaded Egyptian Christians, Cairo was signing a major deal with France to purchase 24 Dassault Rafale fighters. […]

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Transforming U.S.-Egypt ties: What Sadat accomplished, the Obama administration has undone

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat greets Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin upon his arrival for his historic visit Nov. 19, 1977, at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport.

Egypt has already made its move away from the United States, although many in Washington do not seem to even understand what a seismic shift it was. Egypt is reviving economically and strategically, and promises to transform the Suez-Red Sea […]

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Obama’s allies in the Middle East are America’s enemies

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy During a recent visit to Cairo, Vladimir Putin was received with imperial honors. The streets of Cairo were decorated by giant portraits of the Russian ruler. Egyptian jets accompanied the Putin’s aircraft in the […]

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Merkel government approves Arab arms exports

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the late Saudi King Abdullah on May 25, 2010. / dpa

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany has approved the delivery of combat platforms to Arab militaries. The Federal Security Council has endorsed a recommendation by the government to export a range of combat platforms and equipment to Egypt, Kuwait and […]

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The Indian Ocean emerging as central nexus of 21st century geopolitics

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr. Assad Homayoun The Indian Ocean has already become the key focus of the global strategic and commercial contest for the 21st Century. The realization is slowly dawning in Europe and the Americas that this is […]

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Who is answering the global jihad threat to Christendom? Not the U.S. or its president

The Coptic Christians in advance of their execution by ISIL thugs.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Most of the world is still in shock over the recent execution of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya by ISIL Islamist terrorists. Coming on the heels of the immolation of Jordanian pilot Muath […]

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Egypt’s Sisi signs agreement with Putin for 4 reactors

Egypt's President Abdul Fatah Sisi with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia last year.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt and Russia have signed a nuclear cooperation agreement. Officials said the agreement, signed during the visit by President Vladimir Putin, would pave the way for Moscow to construct the first nuclear energy reactor outside […]

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Egypt deploys long-delayed U.S. Apaches for major strikes on ISIL strongholds

Egypt received 10 AH-64D helicopters late last year after delays.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has launched air strikes on suspected Islamic rebel strongholds in Sinai Peninsula. The Egyptian Air Force sent U.S.-origin attack helicopters to attack suspected strongholds of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant in northern Sinai. […]

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Ansar, backed by ISIL, goes on rampage in northern Sinai

Scene of attacks in El Arish: "The attacks were meant to show that the terrorists could still operate in northern Sinai."

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt’s largest insurgency group, which sustained major losses over the last year, has launched major strikes in the Sinai Peninsula. Ansar Beit Maqdis, now part of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, conducted a series […]

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