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‘Third World War’: Jordan’s king warns radical Islam thrives on ‘apathy of moderates’


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Among the 193 Presidential and Ministerial speeches being made during the UN General Assembly debate, most will present politically pedantic and often droning restatements of the obvious; that war, terrorism, […]

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Netanyahu slams UN’s ‘deafening silence’ in a speech punctuated by his own 40 seconds of silence

Israel's Netanyahu gave the UN the silence treatment.

Special to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a blunt address to the United Nations General Assembly, slammed the world body for its indifference to Iranian threats to destroy Israel. Netanyahu said that the Iran deal “doesn’t make peace […]

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Egypt’s Sisi at UN: ‘Muslims and non-Muslims are fighting the same enemy’

Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session.  /UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Special to Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi called for “solidarity among all the peoples of the world,” in the fight against terrorism in his address on Sept. 28 to the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York. “Allow […]

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Egypt’s Sisi warns neighbors are ‘sliding into failure’ amid ‘ferocious war’ with ISIL

speaks the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit to the at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 25.  /AFP/Dominick Reuter

Special to Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi said regional security is in its “most vulnerable state” and warned that some fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) are “sliding into failure.” In an interview with The Associated Press […]

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Anti-Islamist Gen. Haftar shrugs off UN charge, escalates Benghazi offensive

Libyan troops loyal to Khalifa Haftar sit on an amoured personnel carrier in Benghazi on Aug. 14.  /AFP/Abdullah Doma

Special to The commander of the army of Libya’s internationally recognized government has led the effort to drive Islamists out of Benghazi for nearly a year. For his efforts, Gen. Khalifa Haftar has now been accused by the United […]

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IAEA gives thumbs up to Parchin samples collected by Iran inspectors

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.  / IAEA Photo/D. Calma

Special to The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Sept. 21 that samples collected by Iran’s experts at the Parchin nuclear site meet the IAEA’s standards. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, who met with top Iranian officials and […]

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Experts press IAEA to release Iran deal specifics on Parchin inspections

Iran's Parchin nuclear facility.

Special to Nuclear security experts are calling on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to release details contained in the Iran nuclear agreement on how Iran’s Parchin nuclear facility will be inspected. The experts said failure to disclose the […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Flood of Refugees exposes America’s fatal flaw: Impatience and democracy

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Special to By Uwe Siemon-Netto The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Europe exposes a fatal flaw of the current democratic system in the United States. The defect is the innate inability of the fast-paced American system to bring […]

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Why the rich Gulf states won’t take refugees

Gulf states have taken in thousands fleeing Syria's war, just not as refugees.

Special to Concerned they will be overwhelmed by the social and political impact of a huge influx of refugees, wealthy Gulf states are highly unlikely to change their practice of keeping asylum seekers out. The UN convention on refugees, […]

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Iran’s Rowhani vows to ignore missile agreement in nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani meets with military leaders on National Defense Industry Day.

Special to Iran has no intention of following a stipulation in the recent nuclear deal that continues sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s missile program, President Hassan Rowhani said. “We will purchase weapons from wherever we deem necessary and we […]

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