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A dangerously tangled geostrategic dilemma in Mideast calls for a U.S. strategy

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Special to WorldTribune.com by Harlan Ullman Just when events in the Middle East could not seem to be more complicated, this web of intrigue and danger has become even more complex and intertwined. People following these events are well aware […]

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Arab Israeli official blasts world’s apathy at ISIL massacre in refugee camp

Ahmed Tibi.

Special to WorldTribune.com An Arab member of Israel’s Knesset condemned the global community, including the Arab world, for allowing the massacre by the Islamic State of Levant and Iraq in Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp. “What’s happening in the Yarmouk […]

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New Nigerian leader faces Boko Haram threat backed by Sudan, Turkey and Qatar

Nigeria President Elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. / Ben Curtis / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Abuja. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (People’s Democratic Party: PDP) on March 31, conceded defeat in the March 28-29, presidential election, paving the way for Maj.-Gen. (Ret.) Muhammadu Buhari, 72, to be sworn-in […]

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Israeli Arab said to have trained at Hebrew U gym to get in shape for ISIL combat training

Khalil Adel Khalil of East Jerusalem  was said to have joined ISIL after watching an online propaganda video. /  Shin Bet

Special to WorldTribune.com The Israel Security Agency has arrested a Jerusalem Arab on charges of joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Khalil Adel Khalil, 25, had worked as a medical assistant at a psychiatric hospital. He was arrested […]

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Dealing with Iran: Give diplomacy a shot

US President Obama listens as Israeli PM Netanyahu delivers a statement in Washington

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s exhortations to the U.S. Congress to forget about a “bad deal” with Iran avoids one problem. Absent a deal, who believes Iran will scale down its nuclear […]

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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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As Saudis rethink the Muslim Brotherhood, Israel takes note

King Salman, 80.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Brian M Downing The death of King Abdullah on Jan. 23 of this year, and the accession of his brother Salman, raises the question of what this portends for the Kingdom and the region. Will he […]

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ISIL redeploys fighters from Aleppo to battle Kurds near Turkey

Islamic Front fighters north of Aleppo, Syria. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has been redeploying fighters for the war in northern Syria. Opposition sources said ISIL has withdrawn hundreds of fighters from strongholds to battle Kurdish militias along the Syrian border […]

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As Europe faces mounting threats, Turkey questions NATO role

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at U.S. Patriot missile system in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey’s future role in NATO in increasingly uncertain. Officials said Turkey, with the second largest army, would not respond to a NATO decision to double its rapid-response force and form a new unit, Middle East […]

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Jihad leader, former University of South Florida professor, resettles in Turkey

Sami Al Arian.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — An Islamic Jihad leader has been deported from the United States to Turkey. Sami Al Arian was deported after a 12-year battle to remain in the United States. Al Arian, a former professor at the […]

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