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FLASHBACK — Kissinger on Israel’s coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy, FreePressers.com Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from New York Post insisted: “Reported to […]

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Iranian elite forces re-take gas field from ISIL in Syria

ISIL fighters

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Syria has deployed Iranian combat units to recapture a major energy field in the north. Opposition sources said Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has been summoned to battle Al Qaida fighters in Syria. They said […]

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ISIL gains in Iraq are forcing the issue: Is U.S.-Iran cooperation inevitable?


Special to WorldTribune.com By Fariborz Saremi The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) extraordinary gains in much of Iraq have upset the geopolitical apple cart in the region. It has called into question both the value of the […]

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Sources: Iran already has 5,000 troops fighting ISIL in Iraq

Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani leads the IRGC Quds Force.

Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Iran is said to have deployed at least 5,000 troops in neighboring Iraq. Kurdish sources said Islamic Revolutionary Guard has overseen the growing Iranian military presence in Iraq. The sources said IRGC Quds Force was […]

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The Middle East through Thomas Friedman’s looking glass


Special to WorldTribune.com Thomas Friedman’s article is a reflection of an inverted world where minor, secondary characters are villains, where genuine villains never appear at the scene, and people are united by good intentions and ties of friendship. By Alexander […]

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Joint Chiefs chairman urges U.S. allies in Middle East to lower expectations

Gen. Martin Dempsey.  /Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, citing a strained defense budget, has warned allies against expecting military help. A senior military official acknowledged that most U.S. allies in the Middle East sought increased American intervention, particularly from the […]

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Analyst: Emergency Russian Su-25s to Iraq came from Iran

IRGC Su-25.  /A. Mahgoli/Airliners.net

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Iran was said to have secretly supplied Russian-origin fighter-jets to Iraq. The International Institute of Strategic Studies stated that the latest delivery of Su-25 ground attack aircraft to Iraq stemmed from neighboring Iran. Institute analyst […]

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U.S. hits French bank with $8.9 billion fine for skirting sanctions on Iran, Sudan, Cuba


Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has imposed an unprecedented fine on a French bank accused of violating sanctions on Iran and Sudan. The Justice Department said France’s BNP Paribas pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions […]

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Sudan renames and revives notorious militia tied to Darfour genocide

Janjaweed militamen

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Sudan has restored a militia said to be responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of civilians. After a lull of nearly a decade, the Khartoum regime, with suspected help from Iran, has reconstituted Janjaweed, a […]

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Report: Iran’s IRGC takes charge in Iraq of defending Shi’ite sectors

Brig. Gen. Qassem Suleimani

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has taken over Iranian policy in neighboring Iraq, a report said. The American Enterprise Institute asserted that IRGC’s Quds Force was now responsible for Teheran’s interests in Iraq. In a […]

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