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‘Spy vulture’ from Israel captured in south Lebanon

Israeli spy vulture captured in Lebanon.  /Arab media

Special to WorldTribune.com Residents of a southern Lebanon town captured a vulture they say was a spy for Israel. According to Lebanese media, residents in Bint Jbail on Jan. 26 saw the griffon vulture equipped with what they believed was […]

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Key factor in sharply-improved Putin-Netanyahu strategic ties? The Obama White House

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, during impromptu meeting in Moscow with Vladimir Putin on Sept. 21. / EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Israeli-Russian strategic cooperation, already good, was markedly improving in early October 2015. The primary impediment to this improvement had been the incessant pressure put […]

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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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Report: Turkey needed NATO’s approval to down Russian jet

Russian Su-24 shot down by Turkish F-16s.

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkey had to have approval from NATO before it shot down a Russian Su-24, a member of Lebanon parliament said. Walid Jumblatt, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart, said “the Turks cannot afford to shoot down a Russian […]

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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

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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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Turkey as failed state? Army won’t stand by, and that wouldn’t be such a bad thing

The aftermath of an explosion near Ankara's main train station on Oct. 10 / Ercin Top / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey As Turkey degenerates, a military coup is more likely than total failure, and not a bad outcome for Israel. Famed commentator David Goldman, writing under the pseudonym “Spengler” in the “Asia Times”, has published […]

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Israel is still strongest military in region and can handle Russia’s incursion

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu meets Russia's Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Sept. 21. / Ria Novost i/ AFP / Getty

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Russia is exploiting Western weakness to strengthen its position in the Mediterranean, but Israeli interests are not necessarily threatened. Russia is back in the Middle East in a wholesale fashion, signing huge aircraft sales […]

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Iran bank’s appeal over 1983 Lebanon attack

Rescuers at the U.S. Marine barracks a day after a suicide truck bomb exploded at the site near the Beirut airport in October 1983. / Zouki / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Iran’s central bank against a $1.75 billion judgment over a 1983 bomb attack on a U.S. Marines barracks in Lebanon. […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Flood of Refugees exposes America’s fatal flaw: Impatience and democracy

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Europe exposes a fatal flaw of the current democratic system in the United States. The defect is the innate inability of the fast-paced American system to bring […]

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