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Hamas cuts deals with Egypt, Israel as tensions with Palestinian Authority simmers

Egypt-Gaza border crossing at Rafah.

Special to WorldTribune.com Officials said Hamas is reaching out to Egypt and Israel as it can no longer rely on the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank for much-needed funding. As icy relations between the two main Palestinian factions have […]

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Amnesty International: Hamas exploited 2014 war to execute critics

Special to WorldTribune.com During the 2014 Gaza war, Hamas executed more than 20 people, including political opponents and many suspected of collaborating with Israel, Amnesty International reported on May 27. Hamas, using the “chaos of the conflict,” carried out “spine-chilling […]

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The Texas gunmen were inspired by Islamist organizations in the United States

The president of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, Usama Shami, said Simpson had attended the center for years. / Ross D. Franklin / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Clare M. Lopez for the Washington Times Both gunmen identified in the May 3 attack against the “Draw Muhammad” event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, attended the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, according […]

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Group loyal to ISIL claims credit for bloody series of Sinai attacks Sunday

An Egyptian military vehicle (file photo) was attacked by a roadside bomb in one of three attacks Sunday in North Sinai. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Three Islamist militant attacks in North Sinai on Sunday killed at least 13 most of who were security officers. In one attack, a roadside bomb killed six Egyptian soldiers including two officers in the North […]

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Democrats face test on U.S. Mideast policy, and their actions will be recorded for posterity

Secretary of State John Kerry with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal before a meeting with King Salman on March 5. / Evan Vucci

Special to WorldTribune.com By Adam Turner I don’t envy the position of sensible Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate these days. As Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said recently – the world is on fire – and President Obama and […]

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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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Irreconcilable differences in our time: Let’s not go to pieces over peace

The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at Panmunjom.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Some of the terrible problems we read, hear and talk about so often are beyond solution. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated this week that as long as he was in office there […]

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Hamas defender named Middle East adviser to Obama’s National Security Council

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Special to WorldTribune.com Days after Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress and challenged the Obama Administration’s foreign policy, National Security Adviser Susan Rice on March 6 named as her Mideast Advisor an official who has repeatedly defended the Hamas […]

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Post-Gadhafi Libya now a jihadist springboard backed by Iran, Qatar, Sudan and Turkey

Rome now a target: Security forces have bee deployed at selected sites due to terror threats from ISIL. / Winston Ross / Newsweek

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The consolidation of a self-proclaimed Caliphate in eastern Libya provides the jihadist camp with springboard into Africa and southern Europe. That strategic thrust, supported […]

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Egypt court finds ‘terrorist’ Hamas joined forces with Brotherhood in Sinai

Palestinian security forces of theHamas government near the border of Egypt in Rafah on Feb. 10. / Abed Rahim Khatib / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — A civil court here has ruled on Feb. 28 that Hamas is a “terrorist organization” that has targeted civilians and security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. “It has been proven without any doubt that the […]

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