Logs show Egyptair jet had no technical problems before takeoff

Logs show Egyptair jet had no technical problems before takeoff

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2016 A log signed by one of the pilots of EgyptAir Flight 804 showed no technical problems with the airliner before it took off from Paris, a report said on May 24. The Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, which published a scan of the technical log on its website, said the plane […]

Kurds open ‘missions’ in world capitals for new federal region in Syria

Kurds open ‘missions’ in world capitals for new federal region in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2016 Syria’s Kurds have opened a representative office in Paris, following similar openings in Moscow, Berlin and Stockholm. The Kurds, who in March unilaterally proclaimed the creation of the Rojava federal region in northern Syria, opened the new office in central Paris on May 23. “Our priority is to defeat […]

Conflicting reports continue to emerge about doomed EgyptAir flight

Conflicting reports continue to emerge about doomed EgyptAir flight

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 Reports have emerged of threats to EgyptAir Flight 804 and the detection of smoke prior to the airliner disappearing, but there has yet to be a claim of responsibility by any terrorist organization. According to a report on May 21, the words “we will bring this plane down” were […]

French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 The head of France’s DGSI intelligence agency warned that France was “clearly targeted” by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) a week before EgyptAir Flight 840 crashed into the Mediterranean. The Airbus A320 carrying 56 passengers, seven crew and three security officers disappeared early on May 19 as […]

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 19, 2016 By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Part I, Part II. The initial alienation of grassroots, European-born and educated Muslim youth was a result of the overall deteriorating economic and social conditions throughout Western Europe. But this socio-economic frustration quickly transformed into a […]

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part I, The subversion of Europe

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part I, The subversion of Europe

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jihad is escalating into Europe. The mid-November 2015 jihadist strike at the heart of Paris, the late-March 2016 jihadist strike at the heart of Brussels, as well as the host of smaller “incidents” such as the mid-May 2016 stabbing […]

France reportedly rejected Israeli tech that could have prevented Paris attacks

France reportedly rejected Israeli tech that could have prevented Paris attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli data-mining technology that could have given French authorities a chance to prevent the November 2015 terror attacks was rejected by higher-ups in Paris, an Israeli security expert said. After the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015, an Israeli company offered France terrorist-tracking software that could have helped authorities flag the terror […]

Air France female flight attendants protest head scarves on Iran flights

Air France female flight attendants protest head scarves on Iran flights

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Some female Air France flight attendants have been protesting an airline rule that they must cover their hair when Air France resumes flights to the Iranian capital, Tehran, on April 17. “Every day we have calls from worried female cabin crew who tell us that they […]

Belgium attack: Capture of Saleh Abdeslam revealed extensive network in Europe

Belgium attack: Capture of Saleh Abdeslam revealed extensive network in Europe

Special to WorldTribune.com The arrest of a jihadist linked to the November attacks in Paris revealed a large network operating in the Molenbeek area, the epicenter of terrorism in Brussels. Saleh Abdeslam was confirmed by authorities as the potential 10th suicide bomber from the Paris attacks who aborted his attack and fled back to Brussels. […]

NATO mounts covert campaign against ISIL in Libya

NATO mounts covert campaign against ISIL in Libya

Special to WorldTribune.com French, British and U.S. special forces are carrying out covert missions on the ground in Libya against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a Feb. 24 report said. French President Francois Hollande approved “unofficial military action” by special operations forces and the DGSE intelligence agency, according to a Le Monde report. […]

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