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EU court orders removal of Hamas from terrorism list

Hamas members at rally in Rafah.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The European Union, months after the war with Israel, has been ordered to remove Hamas from the terror list. A leading court said the EU’s decision to keep Hamas on the terrorist list was not […]

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Jordan reinforces troops along 378-km border with Syria

Jordanian soldier at the northern border with Syria.

Special to WorldTribune.com AMMAN — Jordan, concerned over Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, has reinforced its northern border with Syria. Jordan was said to have been alarmed by reports that ISIL was operating in southern Syria near the border […]

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Wake up call: Where is Obama’s foreign policy revolution taking America?

A Hizbullah bomber killed 241 at a U.S. Marines barracks near Beirut on Oct. 23, 1983. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Adam Turner Sometimes, the Obama Administration’s vaunted “smart diplomacy” can take your breath away. Take, for instance, the report that President Obama is considering sanctions on Israel for ongoing “settlement” construction in East Jerusalem. After initially […]

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Hamas conducting daily test launches of rockets into the Mediterranean Sea

Rockets are being test-launched almost daily from Gaza. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas has conducted a series of launches as part of efforts to produce a long-range rocket. Israeli and Palestinian sources said Hamas has been firing rockets nearly daily from bases in the Gaza Strip […]

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Algeria evacuates oil workers after fire fight near Tunisia border

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The Algerian Army has evacuated oil workers amid a threat by Al Qaida. The army ordered the evacuation of an oil workers complex in the Ouargla province near the border with Tunisia. Security sources said […]

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ISIL regains ground it lost in Iraq

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Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has reversed its losses in northern Iraq. Iraqi sources said ISIL recaptured areas lost in the Anbar province, the largest in the country. On Dec. 13, ISIL, which controls […]

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Algeria-Morocco conflict escalates to salvos of leaked intel documents

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Algeria and Morocco have entered into a new fray — marked by leaking classified documents against each other. Morocco has accused Algeria of leaking classified data obtained by an anonymous hacker. The documents were said […]

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On a roll: Jordan on alert as ISIL opens new front in southern Syria

Earlier fighting in southern Syria as seen from the Golan Heights in Israel. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, fighting on at least two fronts, has opened a third — this time in southern Syria. ISIL has been seen recruiting and mobilizing units in the Dera province. Opposition […]

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U.S. drops ‘unfair designation’ of Kurdish groups’ as terrorists

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has removed two Kurdish movements from the State Department list of terrorist organizations. In 2001, the State Department, under pressure from Turkey, placed a range of Kurdish groups on the terror list. […]

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Israeli NSC’s annual brief: Iran threat is enhanced with Al Qaida offshoots massed on borders

Susan Rice and Yossi Cohen, respectively the U.S. and Israeli national security advisers, at the White House on Oct. 30. / White House

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel’s Cabinet has been briefed on regional threats. On Dec. 7, the Cabinet attended an annual briefing by the National Security Council on regional threats. Council director Yossi Cohen cited Iran as a leading security […]

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