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Iran denounces U.S. Supreme Court ruling as ‘theft’

Rescuers search through the rubble of the U.S. Marine barracks Oct. 23, 1983, in Beirut after a suicide truck bombing. / Jim Bourdier / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has denounced as “theft” a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Tehran must pay nearly $2 billion in frozen assets to victims and families of those killed in Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks. […]

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Bahrain warms to Israel: Iran ‘our biggest problem’

Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Gulf states are looking to improve relations with Israel while sending a message to Iran that it is “our biggest problem,” Bahrain’s foreign minister said. Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said several Gulf states decided to cut […]

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Hizbullah tied to major prostitution network in Lebanon

Hizbullah members at Beirut rally.

Special to WorldTribune.com Social media activists claim Hizbullah is directly linked to the largest prostitution network ever operated in Lebanon. Pro-Hizbullah media is painting a completely different picture. Fars, the official Iranian news agency, ran an article entitled: “How did […]

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Red line: Israel tells Putin it won’t allow Iran on Israel-Syria border

President Reuven Rivlin (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Moscow on March 16.  /Mark Neiman/GPO

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told Russian counterpart Valdimir Putin that Israel will not allow Iran and Hizbullah to operate on the Israel-Syria border. The two met in Moscow on March 16 after Putin announced Russia’s withdrawal from […]

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Following talks with Israel, Putin freezes S-300 sale to Iran

Russian S-300 missile system.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia has halted Iran’s order of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system, a report said. The move was made after Russian President Vladimir Putin consulted with Israeli officials who protested the sale, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. […]

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Iran offers cash to families of terrorists who carry out attacks in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com The world must condemn Iran’s practice of paying the families of terrorists who attack Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Feb. 25. “Yesterday Iran announced that it will finance the families of the terrorists and murderers,” […]

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Lebanese justice minister resigns, cites Hizbullah ‘dominance’

Asraf Rifi

Special to WorldTribune.com Hizbullah’s “dominance” of the Lebanese government has led Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi to resign his post. Rifi, a longtime critic of Shi’ite Hizbullah, stepped down two days after Saudi Arabia canceled deals worth $4 billion that were […]

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Report: Israel strikes Syrian army outposts near Damascus

Damascus Marked on Map

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli rockets struck Syrian army outposts near Damascus on Feb. 17, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. According to the Observatory and a report by Reuters, the outposts south of Damascus were hit by three […]

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Hizbullah leader in Iran for cancer treatment, reports say

Hassan Nasrallah

Special to WorldTribune.com Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah is in Iran for urgent treatment for cancer, according to Lebanese media reports. Nasrallah was evacuated to an Iranian hospital on Feb. 14 after his condition recently deteriorated. He was treated by doctors […]

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Moscow asks Hizbullah to cool it with attacks near Israel


Special to WorldTribune.com Russia has made a direct plea to Hizbullah for restraint against Israel. The request from Moscow came after a Jan. 4 incident in which Hizbullah terrorists set off an explosive device targeting Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops […]

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