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Two members of Jihadi John’s ‘Beatles’ beheaders cell identified

Mohammed Emwazi, a.k.a. Jihadi John.

Special to WorldTribune.com Two terrorists have been identified as members of infamous executioner Jihadi John’s “Beatles” cell that beheaded several Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) hostages. Alexe Kotey, 32, and Aine Davis, 31, both of London, became known […]

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British marksman takes out 3 ISIL jihadists through 10-inch wall from kilometer away

Barrett Light .50 caliber rifle

Special to WorldTribune.com Armed with the world’s most powerful rifle, a British sharpshooter killed three Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terrorists through a 10-inch wall from a kilometer away, a report said. The Special Air Service (SAS) staff-sergeant […]

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Egypt names UK-based Control Risks Group to review airports security

Sharm el-Sheikh airport.

Special to WorldTribune.com The Egyptian government has decided to hire a global risk consultancy firm to review and improve airport security. After a review of costs and the capabilities of several companies, UK-based Control Risks Group was selected, Tourism Minister […]

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The scandal of official silence as Christianity emerges as world’s most persecuted religion


Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The lack of public outcry over the continued persecution and murder of Christians in the Middle East is a scandal of enormous proportions. Only a few websites devoted to possible rescuing these victims […]

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EU diplomats warn U.S. visa restrictions could bring reciprocal response

EU Ambassador to the United States David O'Sullivan.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Diplomats from the 28-member European Union have warned Washington there could be a reciprocal response if it implements measures making it more difficult for EU citizens to enter the United States. […]

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British sniper takes out 5 jihadists as 3 bullets detonate 2 suicide vests

U.S.-led coalition sniper.  /File photo/Alamy

Special to WorldTribune.com A British special forces sniper killed five Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists near Mosul, Iraq with three bullets, including precision shots that detonated two of the terrorists’ suicide vests. The SAS marksman was given […]

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London metro stabber had ISIL flag images on his phone

Muhaydin Mire

Special to WorldTribune.com UK counter-terrorism officials said the man who carried out a stabbing attack in a London underground train station had images of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) flag on his phone. Muhaydin Mire, 29, of […]

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UK jets target ISIL oilfield in their first air strikes on Syria

RAF Tornado at Akrotiri air base.  /Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com British RAF Tornadoes struck an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) oilfield inside Syria on Dec. 2 just hours after UK lawmakers authorized the action. “Overnight, RAF Tornado GR4s, supported by a Voyager air refueling tanker […]

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U.S. special forces to target ISIL leaders in Iraq, UK jets to join allied strikes on Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States is deploying a special operations unit to Iraq that will look to “capture” Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) leaders and “will be in a position to conduct unilateral operations into Syria,” U.S. […]

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Should the West simply surrender to ISIL and the ‘religion of peace’?


Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy “France is at war,” President Francois Hollande said after ISIL attack (as if it had not happened before – 9/11, Madrid in 2004, London in 2005, Boston in 2003, Marathon bombing, countless acts of […]

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