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Boeing to press Obama administration on Iran for license extensions, additional sales

Iran could buy additional equipment from Boeing if sanctions are lifted. / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Boeing plans to obtain U.S. permission to sell additional aerospace equipment to Iran. Executives said the U.S. defense major would return to the administration of President Barack Obama for licenses to sustain initial sales […]

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Energy firm plans expansion of Israel’s Tamar gas field, with pipeline to Egypt

The Tamar offshore gas field. / Albatross

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s offshore Tamar natural gas field could undergo an upgrade to increase capacity and build a new pipeline. The gas field has been prepared for an upgrade of up to $2 billion by Spain’s […]

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UN committee resolution could refer North Korea rulers to International Criminal Court

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s one of the tougher warnings the world community has sent to the neo-Stalinist regime in North Korea; a detailed condemnation of widespread human rights abuses in the reclusive communist […]

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U.S. stations general in Israel to coordinate defense assistance in future war

Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson in Israel.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The United States has deployed a senior commander to help Israel in any future war. The Defense Department has sent a general to command a unit meant to facilitate joint defense missions with Israel. […]

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U.S. urges Iraq to make use of the military aircraft it bought

An Iraqi C-130J.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has urged Iraq to use its new military aircraft in the war against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said Washington was pressing the Iraq Air Force to begin using its […]

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Brain drain: Ousted defense firm executive says researchers fleeing Erdogan’s Turkey

Hasan Palaz.

Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Researchers at Turkey’s leading defense institute are leaving the country amid government pressure. Scientists at the state-owned Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey said they were resigning following directives by the pro-Islamist government of […]

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Iraq losing billions in oil exports after ISIL captured pipeline

Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline.

Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Iraq has been losing billions of dollars because of a halt in crude oil exports. The Oil Ministry said Baghdad was losing $1.2 billion per month, or 27 percent of projected revenues, amid the suspension […]

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Israel lays cornerstone for JSF base

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Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israel Air Force has launched the construction of a base for its forthcoming Joint Strike Fighter. The air force laid the cornerstone for the F-35A base at the Nevatim base near Beersheba. The […]

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‘Blessed are the meek’? Documentary slams Korean megachurch pastors

The documentary 'Quo Vadis' is directed by Kim Jae-Hwan.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The growth of megachurches worldwide is a phenomenon in which thousands of individual churches or parishes each claim more than 2,000 members. The Full Gospel Church in Yeoeuido is the world’s largest, with […]

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Xi Jinping tells whole world Beijing will soon crush Hong Kong protests

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, EastAsiaIntel.com President Xi Jinping has taken advantage of the global attention that has been focused on Beijing during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference to vow that the Occupy Central Movement in Hong Kong […]

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