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Report: Germany classified list of companies that helped build Syria’s CW stockpile

A U.N. chemical weapons expert holds sample from an alleged chemical weapons near Damascus, Syria in August 2013. / Mohamed Abdullah / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Germany concealed a list of companies that helped Syria’s chemical weapons program. A leading German publication asserted that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel has refused to release a list of German companies suspected of […]

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Kurds advance, launch rocket attacks against ISIL in Mosul

The rocket attacks "struck great fear into the hearts of the terrorists," the Kurdistan Democratic Party said.

Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Iraqi Kurdish forces have reported significant progress in the war against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The Kurdish Regional Government said security forces were moving toward ISIL headquarters in the northern Iraqi city of […]

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New cyber-attacks in United Arab Emirates demand ransoms


Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates has been targeted by cyber-attackers who were demanding ransom. A UAE company has warned of a new type of cyber-attack on the emirates as well as other members of the […]

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Egypt forces kill fugitive Ansar commander

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has reported the killing of a leading Islamic insurgent. The Interior Ministry said Egyptian security forces killed a senior commander of Ansar Beit Maqdis in the Nile Delta. The ministry said the commander, identified […]

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Terror surge in Europe boosts security tech sales in Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel is bracing for an expanded security market in Europe. Industry sources said the Israeli government and industry were intensifying talks with European Union states in efforts to stop attacks by Al Qaida and […]

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Hamas backs away from confrontation with ISIL, Al Qaida

Hamas rally in Rafah last November. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas, facing a disgruntled rank-and-file, has eased restrictions on supporters of Al Qaida and Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Palestinian sources said Hamas, which unofficially continues to control the Gaza Strip, has reduced […]

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Yemen’s pro-U.S. government falls to Iran-backed rebels

A military vehicle seized from the presidential guards by Shi'ite fighters outside the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Shi’ite rebels appear to have completed their seizure of the the government in Yemen. Yemeni sources said Ansar Allah captured the palace of President Abbed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. They said the Shi’ite rebels, also called […]

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Iran reports general also killed by Israeli air strike in Golan

Mohammed Ali Allahdadi.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran has reported the killing of a general in an Israeli air strike on the Syrian portion of the Golan Heights which also killed a Hizbullah commander. Officials said an Israeli attack helicopter fired two […]

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Israeli air-to-ground missiles kills top Hizbullah commander in Syria’s Golan Heights

Jihad Mughniyeh, seen in 2008.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The Israel Air Force has killed a top Hizbullah commander. The air force was said to have fired air-to-ground missiles that killed Jihad Mughniyeh on Jan. 18 near the village of Mizrat Al Amal. Mughniyeh […]

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Turkey expands defense support to Pakistan as alternative as NATO cuts back

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey has expanded defense cooperation with Pakistan. Ankara has approved a project to coproduce armored vehicles for the Pakistan Army. Under the agreement, Turkey’s Nurol Technologies was contracted to transfer technology to enhance armor vehicle […]

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