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‘Third World War’: Jordan’s king warns radical Islam thrives on ‘apathy of moderates’


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Among the 193 Presidential and Ministerial speeches being made during the UN General Assembly debate, most will present politically pedantic and often droning restatements of the obvious; that war, terrorism, […]

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Memo to the West: Moscow’s increasing role in Syria and against the jihadist threat since 2012

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu meets Russia's Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Sept. 21. / Ria Novost i/ AFP / Getty

Special to By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs [Editor’s note: The following full-length report by Yossef Bodansky details Russia’s unambiguous response to the growing jihadist threat in Syria and the Middle East […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Flood of Refugees exposes America’s fatal flaw: Impatience and democracy

Boat People

Special to By Uwe Siemon-Netto The flood of Middle Eastern refugees into Europe exposes a fatal flaw of the current democratic system in the United States. The defect is the innate inability of the fast-paced American system to bring […]

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Key U.S. ally Jordan signs military deal with China

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with King of Jordan Abdullah II during a signing ceremony at The Great Hall Of The People on September 9, 2015 in Beijing, China. Invite by President Xi Jinping, King Abdullah II will be held on the September 15th to the 18th state visit to China.
(Sept. 8, 2015 - Source: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images AsiaPac

Special to Jordan, a leading Middle East ally of the United States, has signed a military cooperation deal with China. The accord was signed on Sept. 9 during King Abdullah’s visit to Beijing, officials said, adding that the deal […]

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Gen. Haftar: Libyan forces lack weapons to defeat ISIL in Sirte

Gen. Khalifa Haftar

Special to A lack of weapons has limited the ability of Libyan forces in their ongoing battle with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in the city of Sirte, the military commander of Libya’s internationally-recognized government said. “Lack […]

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

U.S. F-35.

Special to 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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Israel, Jordan sign historic water deal

The Dead Sea.

Special to Israel and Jordan on Feb. 26 signed a deal to provide drinking water to Jordan while helping revive the Dead Sea. The agreement calls for a pipeline between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea and a […]

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The under-reported stealth war on Mideast Christians


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The spate of brutal and systematic attacks on Christian communities in Syria, Iraq and Egypt by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has surged. Yet despite this targeted violence, […]

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Who is answering the global jihad threat to Christendom? Not the U.S. or its president

The Coptic Christians in advance of their execution by ISIL thugs.

Special to By Fred Fleitz Most of the world is still in shock over the recent execution of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya by ISIL Islamist terrorists. Coming on the heels of the immolation of Jordanian pilot Muath […]

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Israel: Beware the Ides of March


Special to By Norman Bailey It could be a turbulent month, as the showdown with Iran enters the endgame. March 2015 is looking like it is going to be a very “interesting” month. First Prime Minister Netanyahu will address […]

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