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The path to happiness for new EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini

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Special to WorldTribune.com New age religion: The road to universal happiness passes through the creation of the Palestinian State. By Alexander Maistrovoy Right after taking office, Federica Mogherini, the new EU foreign minister, said she “would be happy if by […]

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Egypt to evacuate, then level city of Rafah to seal border with Gaza Strip

Rafah, Egypt on the border with the Gaza Strip. /  Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt plans to evacuate the divided city of Rafah and build another community five kilometers away. Egyptian sources said the military plans to destroy Rafah over the next year. They said thousands of residents would […]

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Palestinian Authority said too ‘scared’ to fill security vacuum in Gaza

Al Katiba square in Gaza City.

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The failure of the Palestinian Authority to deploy its troops has resulted in a security vacuum in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said the resignation of the Hamas government has sparked a security vacuum […]

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Hamas recruits young Palestinians for new ‘Popular Army’

Young recruits for Hamas' new Popular Army at graduation parade in the northern Gaza Strip on Nov. 7.  / Mohammed Abed / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas has provided fresh details of its new paramilitary force in the Gaza Strip. Hamas said its new Popular Army was being trained to battle Israel and expel Jews from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Hamas […]

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‘Sons of Sinai have decided to fight back’: Bedouins back Egypt’s military

'Sons of Sinai'

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Bedouins have organized a militia to battle Islamic rebels in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Bedouins were said to have formed a militia meant to target Al Qaida-aligned forces in Sinai. The force plans to focus on […]

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20,000 Hamas security forces, who fought Israel, on strike for nonpayment

Palestinian security forces on parade in Gaza City.  / Adel Hana / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has again been struck by labor unrest. About 20,000 Hamas civil servants walked off the job in protest of the suspension of salaries in wake of a reconciliation agreement with […]

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New from Hamas: Iran-origin drones carrying explosives

Hamas drone on twitter.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has assessed that Hamas was producing Iranian-designed unmanned aerial vehicles intended for targets deep inside Israel. Military sources said Hamas and Islamic Jihad were assembling their first tactical UAVs based on Iranian […]

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Palestinian official who compared Netanyahu to ISIL commander barred from Israel

Gen. Adnan Dumeiri

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has imposed sanctions on a senior Palestinian Authority security official. The Israeli Defense Ministry has sanctioned PA security spokesman Brig. Gen. Adnan Dumeiri. Officials said Dumeiri would no longer be allowed to enter Israel […]

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Report: Competition for Qatari funds breeds ‘greater levels of violence’ in Jerusalem

Israeli police at scene of car attack in Jerusalem on Oct. 22. / Abir Sultan / EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Rival Palestinian movements have been competing for funds from Qatar, a report said. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs asserted that Fatah and Hamas were vying for support from Qatar. In a report, the center […]

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Israeli intel: Palestinian Authority funding daily attacks in, around Jerusalem

Israeli police at scene of car attack in Jerusalem on Oct. 22. / Abir Sultan / EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s intelligence community has determined that the Palestinian Authority was supporting attacks around Jerusalem. Israeli sources said the intelligence community has identified the PA as a leading supporter of Palestinian attacks around Jerusalem. They […]

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