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U.S. President Obama: Best friend of Eurasia’s predators

Erdogan and Obama

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy With Iran, another predator is set free during Obama’s cadence. They are not empires yet. They don’t have enough power or the resources for becoming such. However, all of them — Russians, Turks, Arabs, […]

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Backlash in Egypt: Judges killed in Sinai hours after Morsi sentence

Security checkpoint in North Sinai. / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Hours after former president Mohammed Morsi was sentenced to death in Cairo on May 16, Islamist gunmen ambushed a car driving two Egyptian judges to a court hearing in the Sinai Peninsula, killing both judges, a prosecutor […]

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U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ over Muslim Brotherhood death sentences in Egypt

Egyptian defendants during a trial related to  violence following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, in Alexandria, Egypt, on March 29, 2014 / Heba Khamis / EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com The U.S. State Department said it was “deeply concerned” after former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and over 100 of his Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to death on May 16. The U.S. condemnation of the trial followed […]

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As Obama pledges ‘ironclad commitment’ to Gulf nations, Iran fires at another ship

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry meet with GCC delegation at Camp David on May 14.  /AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Special to WorldTribune.com On the same day President Barack Obama promised Persian Gulf States leaders the U.S. would protect their security, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy again fired at a commercial ship. In a May 14 summit at Camp David […]

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ISIL brutality prompts Sinai tribes to join Egypt’s offensive against militant Islamists

Egyptian Army on patrol in northern Sinai.

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt reports that its crackdown on Sinai Peninsula insurgents, spearheaded by President Abdul Fatah Sisi, has led to the deaths 725 militants. Meanwhile, Sinai Tribes have formed volunteer groups to aid the Egyptian army in its fight […]

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Egypt’s Sisi makes quick trip to Riyadh following Saudi shakeup

Egypt's President Abdul Fatah Sisi, right with Saudi King Salaman. / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi visited Saudi Arabia on May 2, following the major shakeup in the Kingdom’s leadership and amid reports of Saudi and Iranian forces joining opposite sides of the fighting in Yemen. A statement […]

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Gulf Arab states press Obama for security guarantees, war tech due to Iran deal

U.S. F-35.

Special to WorldTribune.com Leaders of the Gulf Arab states are seeking security and weapons technology agreements from the White House to preserve their military edge in the region as a major U.S. strategic agreement with Iran looms, the Wall Street […]

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Arab-Israel War ends: New strategic framework forged in reaction to Jihad, Iran, White House

Israel's Prime Minister  Menachem Begin and Egypt's President Anwar Sadat at Camp David, Sept. 16, 1978. / Corbis

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs It is probable that history will mark early 2015 as the end of the Arab-Israeli war, a conflict which has lasted since 1948, when the modern State of […]

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Washington group slams N.Y. Times decision to publish Iran foreign minister’s ‘pure propaganda’

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Special to WorldTribune.com Following are excerpts from an April 21, 2015 statement by the Washington-based Endowment for Middle East Truth. Today, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) condemned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s column featured Monday in The […]

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U.S. warships head for Yemen but have no orders to block Iran arms shipments

The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Vicksburg and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt ener the Mediterranean Sea near the Rock of Gibraltar on March 31.  / U.S. Navy  /Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Anthony Hopkins II /  Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Two warships joined seven other U.S. vessels in the Arabian Sea, to counter an Iranian convoy suspected of carrying weapons to Shi’ite Houthi rebels in violation of a UN arms embargo adopted last week. “We believe these […]

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