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U.S. grants reprieve on aid to Egypt after lobbying from Saudis, Israel, Jordan, UAE

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, after withholding military aid for more than a year, has granted a reprieve to Egypt. Congress has passed a spending bill that revises U.S. civilian and military assistance to Egypt. Under the […]

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Rival Libyan governments fight to control border with Tunisia

Gen. Khalifa Haftar (4th from left) with Libyan army commanders in Benghazi on Dec. 3. / Stringer / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Libya’s rival governments, backed by different states in the region have been fighting for control over the border with Tunisia. A government led by Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thini has ordered military strikes near the […]

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Suspect in stabbing death of American woman in UAE also targeted U.S. doctor

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Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — UAE police have arrested a woman on suspicion of stabbing to death an American teacher in a shopping mall in Abu Dhabi. The suspect, who lives in Abu Dhabi and was seen on surveillance […]

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ISIL suspected in stabbing death of American woman in UAE

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Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — An American woman was killed in a suspected Islamic State of Iraq and Levant attack in the United Arab Emirates. Officials said a 37-year-old American woman was stabbed to death in Abu Dhabi’s Reem […]

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The path to happiness for new EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini

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Special to WorldTribune.com New age religion: The road to universal happiness passes through the creation of the Palestinian State. By Alexander Maistrovoy Right after taking office, Federica Mogherini, the new EU foreign minister, said she “would be happy if by […]

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Role of Gulf state pilots said marginal to ineffective in war on ISIL

Saudi jet fighters. / Fayez Nureldine / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Gulf Arab partners have conducted a tiny portion of air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said Arab partners have conducted less than 15 percent of air strikes on ISIL in Iraq […]

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UAE bans Obama-aligned CAIR, 86 insurgency groups with ties to Brotherhood

CAIR's Nihad Awad, left, and Corey Saylor at a press conference.

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates has banned scores of insurgency groups, many of them affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood or Hizbullah. The exception was the Palestinian movement Hamas, deemed a branch of the Egyptian-based Brotherhood. […]

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War Council: U.S. plots an expansion of the war on ISIL at ‘historic’ gathering

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States is working to expand coalition operations against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The military’s Central Command has launched a military planning conference to determine doctrine and methods to defeat ISIL in […]

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Gulf Arab allies ask U.S. to stop talking about their role in war on ISIL

Saudi jet fighters. / Fayez Nureldine / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has stopped providing details of Arab participation in the coalition against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said Arab partners in the coalition against ISIL no longer wanted Washington to release […]

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United Arab Emirates sets sights on a mission to Mars

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Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates has signed an accord to send the first Arab spacecraft to Mars. The UAE Space Agency and the Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology inked a seven-year accord to […]

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