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Top Israeli defense firm up for sale, as part of new privatization policy

An Israeli soldier with a Tavor rifle by IMI. / Tsafrir Abayov / Flash90

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — After decades of debate, the government has offered a leading Israeli defense contractor for sale. The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the sale of Israel Military Industries. Officials said IMI, after […]

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Iran pipeline set to deliver gas for Iraq by early 2015

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Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran is preparing to launch a natural gas pipeline to Iraq. Officials said Iran was advancing in plans to open a 97-kilometer section of a gas pipeline. They said the 48-inch pipeline would deliver gas […]

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Gulf Arab allies ask U.S. to stop talking about their role in war on ISIL

Saudi jet fighters. / Fayez Nureldine / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has stopped providing details of Arab participation in the coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said Arab partners in the coalition against ISIL no longer wanted Washington to release […]

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Hong Kong’s battle of wills with Beijing: Where are all the other righteous Asian protesters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The demonstrations in Hong Kong are at a critical stage. In the spirit of democracy movements in Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand, these protesters are not giving up. Unlike demonstrators elsewhere, those […]

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Israel hit Wednesday with first two attacks since Gaza War

Soldiers in Beersheba, Israel, unload a Israeli comrade wounded in shootout on the border with Egypt. / Dudu Grunshpan / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — After a lull of two months, Israel has again been attacked from neighboring Egypt. On Oct. 22, the Israeli military reported an attack on the army near the southern border with Egypt. The military […]

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Kim Jong-Un seen using ailments for PR in sign of continued instability

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un had surgery on his ankles but used his six-week absence from the public eye to monitor moves by his potential rivals and grab international attention, sources and […]

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Gulf states planning first major construction development since 2008

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Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The Gulf Cooperation Council plans to launch an ambitious development plan, a report said. MEED Projects said that the six-member GCC would award $180 billion for construction in 2014. MEED said the development plan […]

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ISIL says its latest U.S. weapons were donations: ‘Spoils of war for the holy warriors’

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Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant continues to gain control of advanced U.S. weapons. ISIL said it captured U.S. military equipment in northern Syria. The equipment, dropped by U.S. Air Force planes, was meant for […]

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From one in the know: Snowden is a traitor and likely ‘agent of Vladimir Putin’

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Special to WorldTribune.com Brett M Decker, Radix Charlie Speight is a retired executive from the National Security Agency, which he joined in 1975. During his time at the NSA, he was a National Intelligence Officer, analyst, watch officer, operational staff […]

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Xi tightens controls on Mainland campuses in wake of Hong Kong’s mass demonstrations

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has tightened ideological control over teachers, writers and intellectuals in the wake of the “Umbrella Revolution” in Hong Kong. The General Office of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee issued […]

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