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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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Son of slain Hizbullah commander was CIA, Israeli mole, report says

Hizbullah operatives at the funeral of Mustafa in 2008.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com The son of Hizbullah’s former operations commander has been detained on allegations he worked as a mole for the CIA and Israeli intelligence. According to Lebanese and Syrian news reports on Dec. 29, Mustafa Mughniyeh was being […]

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Kuntar’s track record, Iran ties made him target for assassination by the Israelis

Samir Kuntar

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel’s assassination of notorious terrorist Samir Kuntar was carried out as a “response” to his close ties with Iran and his planning of a major terror attack on the Golan Heights, an analyst said. Kuntar, a top […]

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Russia seen approving Kuntar ‘assassination’ condemned by Iran, Syria and Hamas

Samir Kuntar greeted by Hezbollah, Syrian officials upon his release in 2008.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel’s killing of terrorist Samir Kuntar was condemned as an “assassination” by Iran, Syria and Hamas while analysts say Russia likely allowed Israel to carry out the strike near Damascus. “The dean of liberated detainees from Israeli […]

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Middle East showdown as chess? Better to view it as poker

The most skillful bluffer will take the pot without even having to show his hand.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The chaotic, not to say anarchic situation in much of the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region is often compared in complexity to the game of chess. It is nothing like chess, which has set […]

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Reassessing security threats to Israel: Hizbullah, N. Korea nuke tech, Jihadist coup in Egypt

Security fence on the Israel-Egypt border. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey A former director of the Central Intelligence Agency recently stated that the intelligence community in the U.S. has a perfect record on identifying future threats: “We have never been right”. The one thing we […]

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White House condemns Beirut blasts, Hizbullah vows revenge

Residents sift through the rubble after a bomb blast in Beirut on Nov. 12.  /AFP/Anwar Amro

Special to WorldTribune.com The Obama administration called a double suicide bombing in Beirut that killed 45 people on Nov. 12 a “horrific terrorist” act, while Iranian terror proxy Hizbullah vowed revenge for the bombings that killed one of its senior […]

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At least 35 dead in blast at Hizbullah stronghold in Beirut


Special to WorldTribune.com A pair of explosions minutes apart ripped through a stronghold of Iranian terror proxy Hizbullah in Beirut on Nov. 12, killing at least 35 people. Sources told Lebanon’s Daily Star and Al Jazeera that two suicide bombers launched the […]

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Iran unleashed: Israelis, most Americans witnessing the ‘infinite’ stupidity of ‘nuclear deal’


Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey As Iran extends its influence to Israel’s northern border, the madness of the nuclear deal is becoming apparent. The two greatest physicists in history, writing centuries apart, agreed on one thing. Sir Isaac Newton […]

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Russia will ‘consider’ expanding its air offensive to Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.  /Reuters/Azad Lashkari

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia is said to be considering Iraq’s offer to allow it to carry out air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Iraqi territory. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sept. 30 he […]

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