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U.S. bans flights to 6 countries that pose threats to passenger jets

American Airlines Boeing 777.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The U.S. government has issued a sweeping ban on international passenger jets in the skies of 6 countries that pose danger to the safety of the flights. The six countries are Ukraine, Ethiopia, Iraq, Libya, […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 29 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am MST

Hamas chief weapons developer killed by Israeli air strike

Smoke from rockets fired from a northern neighborhood of Gaza City are seen after being launched toward Israel on July 17.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has killed Hamas’ chief weapons developer. Military sources said Ismail Akluk was killed in an Israel Air Force strike on July 25 in the Gaza Strip. The sources said Akluk, 25, was an […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 29 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am MST

Egypt hints Qatar involved in attack that killed 22 soldiers near Libyan border

Egyptian army soldiers inspect the site of an attack in al-Wadi al-Gadid, close to the El-Farafrah oasis, in the western desert, some 630 kms west of Cairo, near the frontier with Libya.  /AFP/STR

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has concluded that a foreign intelligence agency could have helped a major Al Qaida-aligned attack on the military near the Libyan border. The Egyptian Interior Ministry said a foreign intelligence agency was believed responsible […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 29 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am MST

Hizbullah leader traveling as businessman said killed in Air Algerie crash

An Air Algerie plane crash in Mali on July 24 killed 118 people.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — A leading member of the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah was said to have been killed in an Algerian airline crash. An Algerian daily reported that a senior Hizbullah operative was killed in the crash of an Air […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 29 Jul 2014 | 10:32 am MST

Ex security adviser: Israel ‘not in control of the situation’ in Gaza

Former Israeli National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror.  /Olivier Fitoussi/Flash 90

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel, faced with withdrawal or conquest, has lost control over the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, a report said. The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Affairs has asserted that Israel lost the initiative in its conflict with […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 28 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm MST

Iraq forms brigades of Sunnis, Kurds in bid to take back Mosul

Iraqi Army forces clash with ISIL fighters west of Mosul.

Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Iraq has formed units to recapture a key city from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said the government of Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki has approved the formation of units meant to contain […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 28 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm MST

ISIL launches first direct attacks on Syrian forces

ISIL fighters move artillery in Raqqa, northern Syria.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — For the first time, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has launched a campaign against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. On July 24, hundreds of ISIL fighters attacked Syrian Army positions in […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 28 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm MST

Western nations evacuate embassies as Libya situation reaches ‘critical stage’

Smoke billows from an area near Tripoli's international airport on July 24.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Libya has been seeing the flight of its Western presence. Western governments, including the European Union and NATO, have been evacuating their embassies in Libya in late July. The evacuation came amid heavy fighting between […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 28 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm MST

Tunisia to get 12 U.S. Black Hawk helicopters in counter-terror deal

UH-60 Black Hawk

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama has approved a Tunisian request for U.S. military helicopters. Under the request, expected to be approved by Congress, Tunisia would receive 12 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in a sale […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 28 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am MST

FLASHBACK — Kissinger on Israel’s coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy, FreePressers.com Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from New York Post insisted: “Reported to […]

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By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 27 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm MST