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Sisi prevails: Obama ends 18-month arms embargo against Egypt

Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi, center, at a military funeral for troops killed in an assault in the Sinai Peninsula. AP / MENA

Special to WorldTribune.com President Barack Obama on March 31 ended the 18-month U.S. arms embargo against Egypt in order to support a regional effort to contain the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The decision marks a diplomatic victory […]

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Israeli Arab said to have trained at Hebrew U gym to get in shape for ISIL combat training

Khalil Adel Khalil of East Jerusalem  was said to have joined ISIL after watching an online propaganda video. /  Shin Bet

Special to WorldTribune.com The Israel Security Agency has arrested a Jerusalem Arab on charges of joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Khalil Adel Khalil, 25, had worked as a medical assistant at a psychiatric hospital. He was arrested […]

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Iran’s Rouhani gets on the phone with French, British, Russian leaders

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian President Hassan Rohani spoke by telephone March 26 with the leaders of France, Britain, and Russia in an attempt to break an impasse that has held up a nuclear deal […]

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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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The fix is in? Iran ‘deal’ may be just that

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Obama Administration and the tireless Secretary of State John Kerry endlessly strive to reach a nuclear “deal” with Iran. Diplomats are searching to reach an agreement with the Islamic […]

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A list of basic unanswered questions about Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Sol W. Sanders Why is one of the world’s poorest countries [40 percent living in poverty, halfway down on list of countries in per capita GDP] building capital-intensive nuclear power facilities? Iran has the third largest oil and the second […]

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Pro-Israel AIPAC delivers first public challenge to Obama

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on March 2. in Washington, DC. / Mark Wilson / Getty Images / AFP

Israel’s top lobbyist has issued its first public rebuke of the Obama administration over its response to the landslide electoral victory of Iraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his statements shortly before and after the election. President Barack Obama on […]

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Transformed: After the speech, letter and election, world awaits an empowered Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in Riyadh, on March 5. / Evan Vucci / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The U.S. administration is under siege over its strategy on a nuclear Iran. It appears that there is no end to the surprises coming from the U.S. Congress. First House of Representatives Speaker John […]

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Irony: Main hope for stopping disastrous nuclear deal is France and Iran itself

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 16. / Brian Snyder / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fred Fleitz Earlier this week, AP reported that a final nuclear deal with Iran would allow it to enrich uranium with 6,000 centrifuges and some sanctions would be immediately suspended. The report also said there would […]

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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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