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What happened? White House stunned as wars rage across the Middle East

YEMEN-CONFLICT

Special to WorldTribune.com When President Barack Obama took office, he offered a familiar foreign policy vision that had been the refrain of the Left’s criticism of his predecessor: The U.S. would withdraw from the region’s conflicts and focus on its […]

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Arab summit announces joint military for action in Libya, Yemen

Egypt's President al-Sisi welcomes Saudi King Salman for the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says Arab leaders have agreed in principle to create a joint military force. Sisi said on March 29 that the force was needed because of the […]

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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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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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Former Gadhafi loyalist, Virginia resident, named top general in Libya

A Libyan carries a portrait of Gen. Haftar during a rally in Benghazi on May 23, 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com Gen. Khalifa Haftar, a former officer involved in a coup that brought Moammar Gadhafi to power in 1969, has been appointed Libya’s new army chief a week after his nomination by the elected parliament. Hafter is also […]

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Post-Gadhafi Libya now a jihadist springboard backed by Iran, Qatar, Sudan and Turkey

Rome now a target: Security forces have bee deployed at selected sites due to terror threats from ISIL. / Winston Ross / Newsweek

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The consolidation of a self-proclaimed Caliphate in eastern Libya provides the jihadist camp with springboard into Africa and southern Europe. That strategic thrust, supported […]

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Desperate Libyan leader warns of more air strikes with Egypt against ISIL

Egypt's President Sisi, third from right. / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO – Libya’s Abdullah al-Thani has threatened new joint air strikes with Egypt against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Libya. Such strikes on ISIL sites in Derna were mounted Feb. 16 after ISIL […]

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Once beyond hope, Africa’s Sahel region is now targeted by terror

Sahel

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The vast swath of nine countries bordering the southern reaches of the Sahara desert are marked by poverty, drought and chronic instability. Yet these oft-forgotten lands are increasingly making the […]

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ISIL convoys, hundreds of fighters advance on Libyan oil port

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has launched an offensive to capture oil facilities in Libya. Libyan sources said ISIL fighters were moving in convoys toward the oil port of Sidra, Middle East Newsline reported. […]

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Is the world really better off after U.S. retreated from superpower responsibilities? Take a look

LeadingFromBehind

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The world is coming to resemble the 1930′s more and more. From Argentina to Yemen to Ukraine to Syria and Lebanon, entropy, the natural tendency of everything to disintegrate if there is no force […]

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