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Iran charges U.S. drone strike killed its advisers in Tikrit, Iraq

Mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of Ali Yazdani, a member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on March 29. / Fars News Agency, Mohammad Reza Jofar

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Libertyf Tehran says a U.S. drone strike killed two Iranian advisers in Iraq last week, but the United States says it has only struck Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants […]

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What happened? White House stunned as wars rage across the Middle East

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Special to WorldTribune.com When President Barack Obama took office, he offered a familiar foreign policy vision that had been the refrain of the Left’s criticism of his predecessor: The U.S. would withdraw from the region’s conflicts and focus on its […]

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Arab summit announces joint military for action in Libya, Yemen

Egypt's President al-Sisi welcomes Saudi King Salman for the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says Arab leaders have agreed in principle to create a joint military force. Sisi said on March 29 that the force was needed because of the […]

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Democrats face test on U.S. Mideast policy, and their actions will be recorded for posterity

Secretary of State John Kerry with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal before a meeting with King Salman on March 5. / Evan Vucci

Special to WorldTribune.com By Adam Turner I don’t envy the position of sensible Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate these days. As Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said recently – the world is on fire – and President Obama and […]

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Saudi coalition’s air strikes in Yemen condemned by Iran/Iraq, praised by U.S./UK/Turkey

Yemenis search through rubble near Sanaa Airport, Yemen following air strikes by the Saudi coalition.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has praised military action against Yemen’s Houthi rebels in a phone call with Gulf Arab foreign ministers, while Iran and Iraq condemned the air strikes. […]

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As Iran-backed forces advance in Yemen, Obama’s terror strategy questioned

Yemen residents of Taiz demonstrate against the Houthi incursion on March 22. / European Pressphoto Agency

Special to WorldTribune.com As the Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthi militia consolidated its control of Yemen’s capital over the weekend and continued its advance southward, the U.S. counter terrorism strategy for the nation is being seen for what it is — a failure. […]

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Egypt’s Sinai offensive kills 43, captures 87, destroys 16 terror hideouts

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Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt’s Army reported the killing of 43 terrorists in its ongoing offensive in Sinai. Army spokesman Mohamed Samir said the terrorists were killed with the help of air power, in firefights that broke out after attempted attacks […]

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‘Death to America, death to Israel’: Last words of worshippers in mosque attack

Aftermath of the suicide attack in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 20. / Hani Mohammed / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic preacher was leading congregants in a chant against America, Israel and Jews last week when a terrorist with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant blew himself up in their midst. Some 142 people were […]

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A list of basic unanswered questions about Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Sol W. Sanders Why is one of the world’s poorest countries [40 percent living in poverty, halfway down on list of countries in per capita GDP] building capital-intensive nuclear power facilities? Iran has the third largest oil and the second […]

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Reports: U.S. evacuates last special forces from Yemen

Yemen residents of Taiz demonstrate against the Houthi incursion on March 22. / European Pressphoto Agency

Special to WorldTribune.com The Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthis militia have deployed Yemen’s air force for the first time this weekend as U.S. troops were reportedly being evacuated following the bloody Al Qaida bomb attacks at a mosque on March 20. Some […]

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