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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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Report: Hamas developed tunnel warfare with help from Egypt’s Morsi, Iran and North Korea

Hamas tunnel.

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has concluded that Hamas, aided by Iran and Syria, was perfecting underground warfare using tunneling technology developed by North Korea. A report by a leading Israeli think tank asserted that Hamas was employing a […]

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Iran arrests 130 in suspected ISIL plot amid reports of collaboration with U.S.

Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — For the first time, Iran has reported a plot by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to attack the Shi’ite power as sources reported Iran was collaborating with the U.S. in the new war […]

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Iran confirms explosion at Parchin complex said to shatter windows in 15 km radius

Satellite image of the military complex at Parchin, Iran.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran has reported an explosion near a closed nuclear site. The Defense Industries Organization said a fire erupted in a factory that produced explosives in Teheran. The organization said the fire on late Oct. 5 […]

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Lebanon to hold talks with Iran on weapons against ISIL

Lebanese Defense Minister

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Iran and Lebanon have been discussing a weapons deal. Officials said a high-level Lebanese delegation was expected to arrive in Teheran to discuss Iranian military aid. They said Teheran has already submitted a list of […]

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354 members of Congress warn Obama that Iran deal could set ‘dangerous precedent’

Satellite image of the military complex at Parchin, Iran.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Congress has raised the prospect that the United States would approve an inadequate nuclear agreement with Iran. The House of Representatives urged the administration of President Barack Obama that Washington might endorse an agreement that […]

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