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With new arrests, Morocco continues aggressive security response to ISIL threat

Tunisians living in Morocco demonstrate on behalf of victims of the attack by on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, on March 20. The signs pictured carry the messages "With my blood I fight for my country", left, and "Viva Tunisia", right.  Stringer / Reuters

Special to Moroccan police have arrested a French woman of Moroccan origin and her male companion in the southern city of Safi for suspected links to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The statement on April 16 said the […]

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Hello: Iran — with North Korea — already has nukes and missiles, and is on the move

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, center, and North Korea's Kim Yong Nam, right, in Iran last August. / AP

Special to GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The Iran “nuclear” deal does not stop Iran gaining nuclear weapons. But it does have unintended consequences of global significance. Much hand-wringing by international commentators accompanied the revelation that a deal had been […]

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Israel blames Iran ‘framework’ deal for Putin’s missile decision

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

Special to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on April 14 that the recent nuclear “framework” agreement with Iran led to a Russian decision to provide the Tehran regime with its advanced S-300 air defense missiles. “The S-300 deal […]

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Sen. Cotton: Surgical strikes could be conducted in Iran without leading to war

Nuclear site in Iran.

Special to In an interview, Sen. Tom Cotton said that if Iran were allowed to become a nuclear state under its current regime, then the likely outcome would be nuclear war. “The proposal puts Iran on the path to […]

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ISIL launches desperate attack on Iraq’s Basiji refinery


Special to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) suicide bombers led a thee-pronged attack Saturday on Iraq’s largest refinery, a senior army officer said. “Three suicide attackers were able to reach the entrances of the refinery. Two were […]

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Group loyal to ISIL claims credit for bloody series of Sinai attacks Sunday

An Egyptian military vehicle (file photo) was attacked by a roadside bomb in one of three attacks Sunday in North Sinai. / Reuters

Special to CAIRO — Three Islamist militant attacks in North Sinai on Sunday killed at least 13 most of who were security officers. In one attack, a roadside bomb killed six Egyptian soldiers including two officers in the North […]

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Social media knife in America’s back: ISIL’s top threat not beheadings or infiltration

Navy Adm. William Gortney, commander of the Colorado-based U.S. Northern Command.

Special to The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant horrified the West with its mass beheadings of hostages and used its notoriety to attract restless youth worldwide. But such barbaric tactics is not what primarily concerns Navy Adm. William […]

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U.S. calls out Iran on takeover of Yemen: ‘Every single week there are flights from Iran’

A direct flight from Tehran arrived on March 1 to Yemeni capital Sanaa, for the first time since 1990.

Special to As tension continue over the interpretation of the Iran nuclear “framework” agreement, the Obama administration has for the first time officially challenged the Iran regime over its takeover of Yemen using its proxy, the Shi’ite Houti militia. […]

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Iran’s Khamenei: Given ‘devilish’ U.S. intentions, extending deadline would not be end of world

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: 'No binding agreement'.

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said he neither supports nor opposes a framework deal reached with global powers on Tehran’s nuclear program, adding that he will wait till it […]

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Three hundred Kurdish civilians captured by Islamist militants in Syria

Militants from the Al Qaida-aligned Nusra Front. / Reuters

Special to The al-Nusra Front has reportedly kidnapped some 300 Kurdish men and children as they traveled to Aleppo. “They were traveling in buses and stopped at a checkpoint. They are civilians. None of them are fighters,” Kurdish official […]

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