Mideast / S. Asia

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Turkey's incoming military chief warns government he will uphold secularism

Special to FreePressers.com ANKARA — In what could portend another confrontatation, Turkey’s new military chief has warned that he would repel any government attempt to Islamize the country. Gen. Isik Kosaner, who entered office on Aug. 27, said the military would continue to represent the bastion of secularism. Kosaner, who replaced outgoing Chief of Staff […]

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U.S. warns Turkey on warming its ties with Iran

WorldTribune.com ANKARA — The United States has warned of the prospect of sanctions on Turkey. Officials said a U.S. delegation has relayed its concern over Turkey’s strategic relationship with Iran. They said the administration warned that Turkish investment in Iran’s energy or military sectors would result in sanctions. “They sent a delegation with names of […]

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Hell on earth, due north of the Arabian Sea

Hell on earth, due north of the Arabian Sea

By Sol W. Sanders It isn’t as though Karachi hasn’t seen it all before. In the convulsive migrations immediately after World War II, Karachi played a largely unreported role. The few Western visitors to what had been only months before a sleepy little fishing port and railhead saw an awesome spectacle after 1947: largely improvised […]

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Israel training troops for unconventional warfare

Israel training troops for unconventional warfare

WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military, preparing for regional war, has been enhancing its skills to fight during a nonconventional weapons attack. The Israel Army has been expanding a unit trained to fight amid a biological, chemical or nuclear strike. The Army has established a center to prepare troops as part of the Combat Engineering […]

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Mexican forces using Israeli drones to track drug traffickers

Mexican forces using Israeli drones to track drug traffickers

WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Israel has sold advanced unmanned aerial vehicles to Mexico. Israel’s Elbit Systems has won a contract for the sale of a tactical UAV for Mexico’s security forces. The Mexican Defense Ministry identified the Israeli UAV as the Hermes-450, regarded as a leading platform in several militaries. The Defense Ministry said it procured […]

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Fighting breaks out in Lebanon between Sunnis and Hizbullah

Fighting breaks out in Lebanon between Sunnis and Hizbullah

WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The Sunni community has begun to resist the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah in Lebanon during the most serious political crisis in years. Hizbullah and Sunni fighters exchanged heavy fire in which at least four people were killed and 10 others injured. The battle on Aug. 24 included members of the pro-Syrian Al Ahbash, believed […]

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Obama invites Netanyahu, Abbas for direct talks; Jerusalem moratorium ends Sept. 26

WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has invited Israel and the Palestinian Authority to resume direct negotiations. Officials said President Barack Obama has scheduled the launch of direct talks between Israel and the PA for Sept. 2 in Washington . They said Obama has granted a one-year deadline for the success of the talks, meant […]

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Outlaw state Sudan wants own reactor by 2020

CAIRO — Sudan, deemed a terrorist sponsor, has announced a nuclear program. The Khartoum regime said it would acquire and install a nuclear reactor by 2020. Official said the reactor would be used for the generation of electricity. “The Electricity and Dams Ministry has already started preparing for the project to produce power from nuclear […]

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Untold story: Ahmadinejad's regime and Iran's culture are like oil and water

Untold story: Ahmadinejad's regime and Iran's culture are like oil and water

By Sheda Vasseghi, FreePressers.com Iran’s secular culture and heritage is the complete opposite of Islamic teachings. It has become very clear that the two do not mesh, let alone compromise.  In recent decades, it has taken Iranians a bloody revolution, a tragic war, and generations of lost dreams to realize that. Now “experts” on Iran’s […]

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Congress wants probe of Turkish charity linked to flotilla, Al Qaida, Hamas

WASHINGTON — Congress has been pressing for an investigation of a Turkish charity linked to groups deemed terrorist. Leading members of the House and Senate have urged the administration of President Barack Obama to conclude an investigation into Turkey’s Foundation for Human Rights and Humanitarian Relief. They said the foundation, known by the Turkish acronym, […]