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Forced landing of U.S. F-15 hit by ISIL fire spotlights Turkey’s neutrality in new war

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Special to WorldTribune.com ANKARA — Turkey has been quietly helping in the U.S. war against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant but unlike other NATO partners is trying maintain its neutrality. Officials said President Recep Erdogan has approved a […]

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Qatar bows to heavy pressure from Arab neighbors against Muslim Brotherhood

Cleric Wagdi Ghaneim was among the Muslim Brotherhood members told to leave Qatar.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Qatar, under heavy pressure from Arab states, has demanded the departure of seven leading members of the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood. Brotherhood sources said the Gulf Cooperation Council emirate has informed seven MB operatives that they […]

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Intel: Hizbullah built arsenal of 5,000 long-range rockets from Iran

Fatah-110 rocket.

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s intelligence community has determined that the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah built a huge long-range rocket arsenal. The intelligence community has assessed that Hizbullah was focusing on the procurement of rockets with a range of […]

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Egyptian Army kills seven top Ansar Beit Maqdis fighters

Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.  /AP/Hassan Ammar

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has claimed killing the leading operatives of Ansar Beit Maqdis. Officials said a major security operation in the Suez province killed at least seven top fighters of Ansar. They said a joint raid by […]

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Court: Israeli Defense Ministry rejected, stole from 2005 anti-tunnel proposal

An Israeli soldier in a tunnel from Gaza.  /Jim Hollander/European Pressphoto Agency

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has acknowledged its rejection of a solution to Hamas tunnels from the Gaza Strip. An Israeli court has determined that the military vetoed a project to develop a system to detect and locate […]

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U.S. sends more troops, pledges $25 million in military aid to Baghdad, Kurds

Defense Department spokesman John Kirby.  /DoD Photo by Glenn Fawcett

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has pledged a more aggressive military deployment in Iraq. Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama has approved a more than 50 percent increase in the number of U.S. troops in […]

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South Korean mafia movies inspire gangland activity in the North

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Special to WorldTribune.com East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — Gangster violence is increasingly rampant across North Korea, forcing leader Kim Jong-Un to order a crackdown campaign. “There has been a marked rise in violence and misconduct from gang members in North Korea,” South […]

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Iran-backed Islamic Jihad building new Gaza tunnels ‘for the next battle’

Islamic Jihad takes an Al-Jazeera reporter on a tour of one of its new tunnels.

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — The Iranian-sponsored Islamic Jihad has begun digging tunnels in the aftermath of the war with Israel. Jihad’s military wing said it was constructing an unspecified number of tunnels in the Gaza Strip. The Al […]

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Massive manhunt leads to arrest of Hamas commander in abduction of Jewish teens

A poster shows murdered Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Sha'ar and Naftali Fraenkel.

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has reported progress in the search for the Palestinian killers of three Jewish teenagers. Authorities said a Palestinian was arrested on charges of leading a Hamas-aligned cell that abducted and killed three Jewish students […]

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ISIL hit U.S. F-15 with anti-aircaft batteries captured from Iraq

ISIL fighters on top of a captured military vehicle with anti-aircraft guns in Raqqa, Syria.  /Raqqa Media Center/AP

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has been operating anti-aircraft batteries stolen from the Iraqi military. Officials said the U.S. military has determined that ISIL deployed an unspecified number of anti-aircraft artillery to counter Western […]

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