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Iran reports building production lines for its missiles in Syria

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps celebrate the launching a missile in July 2012. / Mostafa Qotbi / AP/IRNA

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran has reported the construction of missile facilities in Syria. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said it oversaw the establishment of missile production lines in Syria. A senior commander said the facilities were manufacturing missiles […]

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Fracking revolution claims another victim: Iran cites sharp revenue drop

Iran President Hassan Rowhani.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran has reported a 30 percent decline in crude oil revenue. Officials said Teheran was forced to reduce prices for the Asian market amid a glut in supply made possible in part by the worldwide […]

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Iran’s horrific rights record: 852 executions in past year included juveniles

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Despite what many observers see as a politically reformist presidency of Hassan Rouhani, the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran remains dire. A recently released UN report […]

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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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