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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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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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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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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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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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Hamas still firing rockets from sites on Israeli military’s list of banned targets

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Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has formed a list of banned targets of Hamas and its Palestinian militia allies in the Gaza Strip. Military sources said the Israel Air Force and Army drafted a joint list of […]

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Saudis deploy 2,000 troops, three helicopter squadrons near Iraq

A member of the Saudi Border Guards stands guard next to a fence on Saudi Arabia's northern borderline with Iraq on July 14.  /Faisal Nasser/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has sent attack helicopters and established a command and control center along the border with Iraq. Officials said the Defense Ministry and the National Guard Ministry were cooperating to bolster military […]

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Syrian drone shot down after entering Jordanian air space

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Special to WorldTribune.com AMMAN — Jordan’s military has shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle flying from neighboring Syria. The Jordanian military said anti-aircraft batteries intercepted a UAV that entered from Syria. The military said the UAV was detected by Jordan’s […]

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‘Top of the list’: Israelis pick their fights, target Gaza’s rocket commanders

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has been targeting commanders of the war in the Gaza Strip. The military has been attacking commanders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the current conflict. Military sources said the operations were […]

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In the heat of war, top Palestinian fears for his life, sends family abroad

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas fear the prospect of assassination by members of his own Fatah movement. Palestinian sources said Abbas has received increased security amid the Hamas war with Israel. The sources said Abbas, […]

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