WORLD MATTERS: The Brexit sorrow of an Anglo-German couple

WORLD MATTERS: The Brexit sorrow of an Anglo-German couple

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto “Oh dear, I’d better stay in bed,” groaned my English wife, Gillian, when I woke her on Friday morning with the sad news that her compatriots had voted to leave the European Union. Before pulling the blanket over her head she said, “Life will never be the same again.” […]

France, Belgium warned of new attacks planned by returning wave of ISIL terrorists

France, Belgium warned of new attacks planned by returning wave of ISIL terrorists

by WorldTribune Staff, June 16, 2016 A new wave of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terrorists returning from the battlefields of Syria are planning mass casualty attacks in France and Belgium, intelligence sources say. “Fighters traveling without passports left Syria about a week and a half ago in order to reach Europe by […]

Ukraine’s faultline: Baltics looks for support to U.S. where campaigns are ignoring foreign policy

Ukraine’s faultline: Baltics looks for support to U.S. where campaigns are ignoring foreign policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The artillery rumbles like a rolling late spring storm. Small arms fire reaches a staccato, only to fall silent just as quickly. And hapless civilians on both sides of an arbitrary divide endure and suffer as the forgotten slow burner conflict in eastern Ukraine continues […]

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 […]

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