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Military warns Israel: Iron dome won’t help against Hizbullah

A missile is launched from the Iron Dome defense system in Ashdodl, Israel in response to a rocket launched from Gaza Strip on Nov. 18, 2012. / Jack Guez / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has warned that Iron Dome would be ineffective in any war against Hizbullah. Officials said the Israel Air Force would be unable to stop massive missile and rocket salvos by the Iranian-sponsored […]

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President Obama seen curtailing support for Israel after midterm elections

Goldberg wrote that 'relations between Israel and the United States were moving toward a "full-blown crisis.' / Atlantic

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was said to be preparing to end diplomatic support for Israel by 2015, according to a leading U.S. journalist. The journalist, who enjoys close ties to the White House, said the United […]

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Victorious Iran-backed rebels demand control of U.S.-trained Yemen army

Al Houthi  rebel in Sanaa, Yemen. / Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Iranian-backed Shi’ite rebels have issued a new demand — control over the Yemeni military. The latest demand was issued as Al Houthi expanded their control over the capital Sanaa as well as provinces in northern […]

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Report: Russia, Iran running joint war room in Iraq against ISIL

A Russian Sukhoi Su-25 'Frogfoot' ground attack aircraft. /  Vyacheslav / AFP via Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran and Russia were said to have been operating a war room in Iraq to block Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The Lebanese daily Al Mustaqbal reported that Iran and Russia were operating a […]

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Boeing sells first aircraft parts to Iran since 1979

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has overseen the aircraft spare parts exports to Iran made possible by the Obama administration’s rapprochement policy. The U.S. firm Boeing said it sold spare parts to Iran Air in 2014. This […]

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Amnesty charges Baghdad allowing war crimes with Iran-backed revenge attacks on Sunnis

Iran-back Mahdi Army on parade.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias have been attacking the Sunni community in Iraq, a report said. Amnesty International said Shi’ite militias supported by Iran and the Baghdad government were abducting and killing Sunni civilians in 2014. Amnesty said […]

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Yemen cites intelligence that Iran directed Shi’ite takeover of capital

Houthi militants celebrate after seizing control in Sanaa, the Yemeni capital.  /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com ABU DHABI — Is Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, in danger of falling to Iranian-backed Shi’ite rebels? The answer is yes. Yemen has now determined that Iran was supporting the Shi’ite rebel movement in its latest […]

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Iran, Turkey secretly sent emergency weapons to Kurds against ISIL

Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani

Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — Iran and Turkey quietly came to the aid of Kurdistan in the war against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani said neighboring states have sent weapons to help block […]

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Iran said to step up intelligence ops after attacks on nuclear sites

Belgian national Ali Mansouri, 55, arrested at Ben-Gurion Airport on suspicion of espionage, in court for his trial on Sept. 30, 2013.   /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com TEL AVIV — Israel has determined that Iran was intensifying espionage missions in the Jewish state. The Israeli intelligence community has determined that Teheran expanded operations in Israel over the last year amid the threat of […]

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Satellite images show damage to Parchin buildings believed used for nuclear weapons

File photo of Iran's Parchin facility.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Satellite images have confirmed that a leading Iranian nuclear facility was bombed. Images taken by the French satellite Pleiades showed considerable damage at the Parchin military complex near Teheran. The satellite showed that an explosion […]

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