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Egypt, Kuwait air forces conduct joint drill in Egyptian airspace

Egyptian air forces began on Sunday joint military exercises with their Kuwaiti counterparts in Egyptian airspace, Egypt’s army said on Sunday. The drills aim to “bolster joint air capabilities using air forces from the two sides and strengthen military cooperation,” the army spokesman said in a statement. The exercise involved carrying out offensive and defensive sorties and conducting aerial reconnaissance ...

Homeland Security says it is ‘closely following’ Australia terror plot

The Department of Homeland Security said Sunday it is closely monitoring the foiled Australia terrorist plot in which extremists planned an attack targeting an airplane. “We are closely following the terrorism investigation in Australia and assisting our partners,” DHS said in a statement. “The Department of Homeland Security remains focused on the persistent and emerging threats to aviation, and we have ...

Inside Iran’s Mission To Dominate The Middle East

BAGHDAD — Iran has built up a multinational network of tens of thousands of young men from across the Middle East, turning them into a well-drilled fighting machine that is outgunning the US on the battlefield, as Tehran outsmarts the White House in the corridors of power. These men can be found leading the defense of the Syrian president, Bashar ...

Where’s the blockbuster for the ‘Dunkirk in reverse’ in Iraq and Syria?

Right now, a gripping Hollywood blockbuster recalls the heroism of Dunkirk, when trapped Allied troops were rescued during WWII. However, there’s an equally stirring “Dunkirk in reverse” going on before our eyes in Iraq and Syria, and American Catholics are playing a starring role — not only in saving embattled Christians, but giving them hope of better things to come. ...

Egypt businesses battle inflation after currency devaluation

Egyptian entrepreneurs, like Ibrahim Soudan, were forced to scour the black market for dollars a year ago to pay for imports as they battled a crippling foreign currency shortage. But today the country’s banks are flush with greenbacks and the black market for dollars has been wiped out — the result of Cairo’s decision to float the pound eight months ...

US sanctions 18 Iranian entities day after certifying nuclear deal compliance

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday new sanctions on 18 Iranian individuals, groups and networks over non-nuclear behavior, such as support for ballistic missiles development. The move came a day after the administration certified to Congress that Iran is technically complying with the nuclear deal and can continue enjoying nuclear sanctions relief. The treasury department is targeting seven groups and five people that aided ...

Second Australian senator quits because of dual citizenship

CANBERRA, Australia — A second Australian senator in less than a week said Tuesday she was quitting Parliament after discovering she was a dual national and had therefore never really been elected. The controversy has raised questions about how many other lawmakers might also have no right to be there. Larissa Waters, co-deputy leader of the minor Greens party, said ...

Egypt faces water insecurity as Ethiopian mega-dam starts filling

“The land has become very dry,” observes Mahmoud Abo Khokha, a farmer from Al Monofeyya governorate, in Egypt’s Nile delta. “Drought is no longer predictable; it used to hit a certain 15 winter days. The whole year’s crops could be destroyed because of one week’s drought.” Like most farmers round here, he blames Ethiopia. They are under the impression that a ...

U.S. Hands Off Iran

I just travelled to Iran where was I was invited to speak at the University of Tehran about human rights and “humanitarian intervention.” I put this term in quotes because I’ve rarely ever seen any intervention that was truly humanitarian or that produced humane results, but more on that later. Before I traveled to Iran, a number of friends and ...

Sponsors dragged into pay dispute as Australian players pursue rival deals

Cricket Australia’s corporate partners have joined the ranks of aggrieved parties as a result of the cricket pay dispute. Key sponsors KFC and Toyota are among a number of commercial backers left exposed by the failure of administrators and players to come to a speedy resolution, while financial asset manager Magellan has baulked at signing on as naming rights sponsor for ...