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White House condemns Beirut blasts, Hizbullah vows revenge

Residents sift through the rubble after a bomb blast in Beirut on Nov. 12.  /AFP/Anwar Amro

Special to The Obama administration called a double suicide bombing in Beirut that killed 45 people on Nov. 12 a “horrific terrorist” act, while Iranian terror proxy Hizbullah vowed revenge for the bombings that killed one of its senior […]

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At least 35 dead in blast at Hizbullah stronghold in Beirut


Special to A pair of explosions minutes apart ripped through a stronghold of Iranian terror proxy Hizbullah in Beirut on Nov. 12, killing at least 35 people. Sources told Lebanon’s Daily Star and Al Jazeera that two suicide bombers launched the […]

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Turkey as failed state? Army won’t stand by, and that wouldn’t be such a bad thing

The aftermath of an explosion near Ankara's main train station on Oct. 10 / Ercin Top / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

Special to By Norman Bailey As Turkey degenerates, a military coup is more likely than total failure, and not a bad outcome for Israel. Famed commentator David Goldman, writing under the pseudonym “Spengler” in the “Asia Times”, has published […]

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Israel is still strongest military in region and can handle Russia’s incursion

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

Special to By Norman Bailey Russia is exploiting Western weakness to strengthen its position in the Mediterranean, but Israeli interests are not necessarily threatened. Russia is back in the Middle East in a wholesale fashion, signing huge aircraft sales […]

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Iran bank’s appeal over 1983 Lebanon attack

Rescuers at the U.S. Marine barracks a day after a suicide truck bomb exploded at the site near the Beirut airport in October 1983. / Zouki / AP

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Iran’s central bank against a $1.75 billion judgment over a 1983 bomb attack on a U.S. Marines barracks in Lebanon. […]

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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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Lebanese minister, Pope Francis warn of ISIL infiltration of refugee flood

"They (smugglers) organize groups (of jihadists) and send them out.”

Special to Lebanon’s education minister said that 1 in 50 Syrian refugees attempting to enter Europe may be terrorists sent by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). “You may have, let’s say, two per cent that are radicals,” […]

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Attacks kill dozens in Damascus as Iran’s Zarif arrives to discuss peace plan with Assad

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, meets Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut, Lebanon, on Aug. 12. / Hizbullah Media via AP

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Heavy rebel shelling and government air strikes killed dozens in the Syrian capital just hours before Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived and met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Heavy […]

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UAE, Turkey, Lebanon stand to benefit from Iran’s economic turnaround after nuke deal

Teheran, Iran

Special to Business interests from UAE, Turkey and Lebanon could benefit greatly as Iran’s economy crawls out from under the heavy burden of international sanctions following the nuclear deal with Western powers. “Lebanon and the UAE would benefit from […]

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

Erdogan and Obama

Special to 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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