Paris attack leader says he entered France with 90 jihadists: ‘It’s not over’

Paris attack leader says he entered France with 90 jihadists: ‘It’s not over’

Special to WorldTribune.com The leader of the Paris terrorist attacks slipped into France with a group of 90 jihadists who then spread out “everywhere” around the city. Abdelhamid Abaaoud “was proud of himself. That was the worst. He appeared to fear no one, a superman,” according to testimony from the woman who tipped police to […]

Russia’s Lukoil to be first post-sanctions buyer of Iran oil as part of $40 billion deal

Russia’s Lukoil to be first post-sanctions buyer of Iran oil as part of $40 billion deal

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran and Russia have initialed contracts worth around $40 billion for nuclear power construction, railways, and other projects, the top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on February 4. Ali Akbar Velayati, at the end of a visit to Moscow, said he discussed […]

Cyber insecurity call to action: The technology explosion has transformed the world

Cyber insecurity call to action: The technology explosion has transformed the world

Special to WorldTribune.com By Liam Fox We live in new world. A world of interdependence where risk in one part of the globe quickly spreads to the rest. Contagion – whether economic – such as the 2008 banking crisis, natural – such as SARS or terrorist – such as 9/11, will ricochet around the globe. […]

Tehran stock market hits one-year high after sanctions lifted

Tehran stock market hits one-year high after sanctions lifted

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Tehran Stock Exchange has surged to a one-year high since Iran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers went into effect last month. The Tehran TEDPIX index soared to 73,725 on Feb. 2, boosted by an outpouring of foreign investment of $16.6 million in the 10 […]

Dunford: U.S., France planning ‘decisive military action’ in Libya

Dunford: U.S., France planning ‘decisive military action’ in Libya

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, met in Paris on Jan. 22 with his French counterpart, Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of France’s defense staff to discuss planning for a joint operation against Islamic jihadists operating in Libya. The two military leaders […]

Pentagon seeks 35 percent budget increase to fight ISIL

Pentagon seeks 35 percent budget increase to fight ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Pentagon on Feb. 2 will provide a preview of its 2017 budget requesting more funds to beef up U.S. forces in Eastern Europe and fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant extremist group. The Pentagon’s request for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 will […]

Turkey: NATO radars confirmed Russian jet’s airspace violation

Turkey: NATO radars confirmed Russian jet’s airspace violation

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkey reported that NATO radars detected a Russian Su-34 warplane violating its airspace. “Russia can not cover up its violation of our airspace. It’s not possible to hide such an incident if it did happen, or to make up a violation if it didn’t happen,” Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on […]

Merkel: Once ISIL is defeated, refugees must leave Germany

Merkel: Once ISIL is defeated, refugees must leave Germany

Special to WorldTribune.com The 1.1 million refugees who have entered Germany since last year must leave when Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is defeated, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “We need to say to people that this is a temporary residential status and we expect that, once there is peace in Syria again, […]

Fukuyama: ‘Putinism,’ radical Islam provide no alternative to liberal democracy

Fukuyama: ‘Putinism,’ radical Islam provide no alternative to liberal democracy

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin and the extremist Islamic State group are sworn enemies that might seem to have little in common. But both are engaged in efforts at state building that U.S. political scientist Francis Fukuyama says share two qualities: each seeks to create a political […]

Russia publicly endorses talks with OPEC on oil output cuts

Russia publicly endorses talks with OPEC on oil output cuts

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia for the first time publicly embraced talking to the OPEC oil cartel about jointly cutting global oil production by up to 5 percent to prop up collapsing oil prices. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on January 28 in St. Petersburg that he is […]

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