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Sisi takes control, eclipses Obama, restores Egypt’s regional clout

Egyptian President President Abdul Fatah Sisi at the opening ceremony of the New Suez Canal. / Reuters

Special to Sol W. Sanders President Abdul Fatah Sisi is rapidly resuming Egypt’s role as leader of the Arab world, nosing out U.S. Mideast leadership under President Barrack Obama’s “leading from behind”. Initially snubbed by Obama after his military […]

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Frustrated Gazans: Israel would be better than Hamas

Gaza's sole power plant in Nusairat. /Mohammed Abed/AFP/GettyImages

Special to A power crisis, in which Gazans suffer through 8- to 20-hour spans without electricity, has many residents saying they would prefer to be under Israel’s rule rather than that of Hamas. “The Israelis are better,” a Gaza […]

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Hamas frogmen capture dolphin alleged to be Israeli spy

Dolphin, or Israeli operative?

Special to Hamas naval commandos detained a “suspicious” dolphin that was accused of being used by Israel to attack members of the Eziddin al-Qassam, Hamas’s armed wing. Sources told the daily Al-Quds on Aug. 19 that the alleged Israeli […]

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Senior Hamas official treated at private Israeli hospital

Nayef Rajoub

Special to A senior leader of Hamas is recuperating in an Israeli hospital after undergoing spinal surgery, a report said. Nayef Rajoub, a top member of the terror group and brother of senior Palestinian Authority (PA) figure Jibril Rajoub, […]

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At Jihad summer camp, kids told to man up: ‘No time left for playing’

Palestinian youth at a Hamas terrorist training camp.

Special to Children aren’t psychologically prepared to become terrorists, a psychoanalyst said of thousands of kids in Gaza who attend summer terror training camps. Fadil Abu Hein told the Palestinian Arab Ma’an News Agency that “during childhood, children need […]

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Top Palestinian in Iran trip seeks to exploit anger at Hamas-Saudi ties

Ahmad Majdalani

Special to The Palestinian Authority (PA) is seeking improved relations and trade with Iran and is also looking to Teheran for assistance in ending the PA’s ongoing dispute with Hamas. Ahmad Majdalani, a senior PA official, acknowledged the push […]

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Abbas warns ISIL threat against ‘secularists’ in Gaza Strip is for real

An ISIL banner in the Gaza Strip.

Special to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has established a clear presence in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said. During a July 30 meeting with Jordanian parliament members, Abbas said that world leaders were […]

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Hamas ‘chief-of-staff’ survived Israeli attack, commander said to have betrayed him executed

Mohammad Deif.  /Channel 2 News photo

Special to Hamas “chief-of-staff” Mohammad Deif, thought killed during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge last August, survived the strike, but the military commander charged with informing on Deif was executed by the terror group. Israel’s Channel 2 News Online reported […]

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Downfall of the ayatollahs: Strategic hope for the future, Persia-centric Middle East

Iran protester in Teheran on June 13, 2009. / Olivier Laban-Mattei / AFP

Special to By Gregory R. Copley, and Dr. Assad Homayoun GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs I’ve reached the end of this great history And all the land will talk of me: I shall not die, these seeds I’ve sown will […]

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Israel: Hamas aided terror rampage in Israel by ISIL affiliate

A picture taken from the Rafah border of the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt shows smoke billowing in Egypt's North Sinai on July 2.  /AFP/ Said Khatib

Special to Hamas provided support to Islamic State of Iraq Levant (ISIL) affiliates that launched multiple attacks on Egyptian security forces on July 1, according to the officer who directs Israeli government activities in the Palestinian territories. Maj.-Gen. Yoav […]

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