Israel tests missile, warns ‘military option against Iran is not an empty threat’

Israel tests missile, warns ‘military option against Iran is not an empty threat’

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has reported the testing of a ballistic missile system. The Israeli Defense Ministry, in an unusual announcement, said it oversaw the testing of a rocket propulsion system on Nov. 2. The ministry said the test, which consisted of a launch from an Air Force base south of Tel […]

Saudis deploy 3,500 special forces, 450 combat vehicles to protect Haj sites

Saudis deploy 3,500 special forces, 450 combat vehicles to protect Haj sites

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Security forces assigned to protect the Islamic pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia have been bolstered by a huge armored fleet. The Interior Ministry has approved the deployment of more than 3,500 special forces troops to protect the annual Haj in Mecca. Officials said the forces would be bolstered by 450 […]

U.S. recalls Syrian ambassador after ‘credible threats’

U.S. recalls Syrian ambassador after ‘credible threats’

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has recalled its ambassador from Syria because of threats to his safety. Officials said the State Department said U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, has returned to Washington. They said Ford received threats by elements aligned with the regime of President Bashar Assad. “Ambassador Robert Ford was […]

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