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Desperate Libyan leader warns of more air strikes with Egypt against ISIL

Egypt's President Sisi, third from right. / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO – Libya’s Abdullah al-Thani has threatened new joint air strikes with Egypt against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Libya. Such strikes on ISIL sites in Derna were mounted Feb. 16 after ISIL […]

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Once beyond hope, Africa’s Sahel region is now targeted by terror

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Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The vast swath of nine countries bordering the southern reaches of the Sahara desert are marked by poverty, drought and chronic instability. Yet these oft-forgotten lands are increasingly making the […]

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ISIL convoys, hundreds of fighters advance on Libyan oil port

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has launched an offensive to capture oil facilities in Libya. Libyan sources said ISIL fighters were moving in convoys toward the oil port of Sidra, Middle East Newsline reported. […]

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Is the world really better off after U.S. retreated from superpower responsibilities? Take a look

LeadingFromBehind

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey The world is coming to resemble the 1930′s more and more. From Argentina to Yemen to Ukraine to Syria and Lebanon, entropy, the natural tendency of everything to disintegrate if there is no force […]

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Contrast: Putin backs existing Mideast balance of power as Obama boosts Iran’s ‘jihadist ascent’

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Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The modern Arab State is gone, rejected by the vast majority of the populace. Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon are no more, and Jordan […]

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Algeria concerned Al Qaida or ISIL could be smuggling uranium

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Algeria plans to establish a network to monitor the flow of nuclear material along its borders. Officials said the government has approved a plan to install equipment to inspect incoming goods for radiation. They said […]

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Libya’s Hafter procures fighter-jets to counter Qatar’s Libyan Dawn

Sukhoi Su-76.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Libya has procured Soviet-origin fighter-jets. Arab diplomatic sources said the Libyan Air Force has acquired four Sukhoi Su-27 fighter-jets from unidentified suppliers. They said the warplanes arrived in Libya in late December 2014 for the […]

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Libya battles Qatar-backed rival government for control of oil revenues

Two rival governments are competing for control of Libya's oil income. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Libya has launched a war for control over the vast oil revenues. One of Libya’s two governments said it would block payment of oil revenues through bank accounts in Tripoli. The recognized government led by […]

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Crash of United Arab Emirates plane in Egypt not tied to joint strikes in Libya

Militants in truck mounted with anti-aircraft guns at Tripoli airport in August.   Hamza Turkia / Xinhua Press / Corbis

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates has confirmed the crash of a military aircraft in Egypt. The UAE military said an unidentified aircraft crashed in Egypt and four crew members were killed. In a statement on […]

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U.S. exercises aim to prevent another Benghazi; more Marines deployed to regional embassies

U.S. Marines board an MV-22B Osprey at Moron Air Base, Spain in response to security concerns in northern Africa. / Alexander Hill / U.S. Marine Corps

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported military exercises to stop an Al Qaida attack in North Africa. Officials said the military and State Department conducted a series of drills to ensure rapid response to any Al Qaida […]

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