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Sama Elmasry Sings Song of Disgust About President Barack Obama’s Performance with Egypt

An example of the divisiveness and disgust in Egypt can be seen in a video clip featuring a narrative song by Egyptian performer Sama Elmasry. Titled “You Obama, Your Father, Mother,” it attacks the US president for allegedly preferring Islamic radicals over the Egyptian army. You Obama, Your Father, Mother has gone viral, with over […]

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Operation Odyssey Dawn: French Warplanes, U.S. Cruise Missiles Fight Back for Rebels

French fighter jets were first on the scene firing the first shots at Moammar Gadhafi’s troops on Saturday. The assault to support rebels is the broadest international military effort since the Iraq war, hopefully not to late for the Libyan uprising that had seemed on the verge of defeat. French warplanes destroyed several Libyan military […]

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Two Iranian Navy Ships Reach Mediterranean Sea After Suez Canal Transit

Two Iranian naval vessels entered the Suez Canal on Tuesday en route to Syria, officials said, the first time in three decades that Tehran has sent military ships through the strategic waterway. Yesterday DEBKAfile reported that US Navy warships boxed in two Iranian of the 12th Flotilla, but today Suez Canal officials report taht two […]

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Top Spy Removed from Pakistan Station After Identity Revealed, and Death Threats Follow

The CIA has pulled its top spy out of Pakistan after terrorists threatened to kill him, current and former U.S. officials said, an unusual move for the U.S. and a complication on the front lines of the fight against al-Qaida. An official of the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s top spy organization, denied on […]

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Signs of Tension and Diplomacy on Korean Penninsula

International tensions and growing diplomacy are both evident in the crisis on the Korean Peninsula. One week ago, North Korea shelled a South Korean island in a long-disputed sea border area. China is asking for talks, but South Korea has been cool to the proposal. North Korea has threatened to be merciless if U.S.-South Korean […]

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LA Times: Iran Wants Nuclear Talks with US in Turkey

Iran is reported to have told officials in Turkey that is agrees to talks with five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany in Turkey. The LA Times reports that Iran has agreed to talks with the United States and other world powers on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, provided negotiations take place […]

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French Official: One of Two Yemen Bombs from Last Week Was 17 Minutes from Detonating

One of two mail bombs sent from Yemen last week was disarmed just 17 minutes before it was set to go off, according to a statement today by the French interior minister. Security forces in the Dubai region claim that the description of the bomb that Fortefeux is describing do not match information known about […]

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Egyptian Military Sources Outline Israel’s Preparations to Strike Iran

Egyptian military sources report that the Israeli Navy and the US Fifth Fleet have been charting Persian Gulf waters and Iranian shorelines in preparation for attacks by Israeli naval and special operations forces. The Egyptian report also claims IDF intelligence and special forces officers have been marking out routes for their air and ground forces […]

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