Turkex: Time for NATO to wake up and smell the coffee; Moscow was the winner in coup drama

Turkex: Time for NATO to wake up and smell the coffee; Moscow was the winner in coup drama

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs It is unsurprising that the world should be incredulous at the explanations given by the Turkish Government as to the origins, sponsors, and actions of the putsch which was attempted against it on the night of July 15-16, 2016. Indeed, the great difficulty […]

U.S. military, European allies uneasy about Obama-Kerry talks with Putin

U.S. military, European allies uneasy about Obama-Kerry talks with Putin

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are once again naively banking on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s good faith in the U.S.’s latest proposal for cooperation against jihadist groups in Syria, critics said. U.S. military and intelligence officials said Obama and Kerry are being set up […]

Assad says U.S. ‘not serious’ about defeating ISIL; Kerry in Moscow with ‘final offer’ on Syria

Assad says U.S. ‘not serious’ about defeating ISIL; Kerry in Moscow with ‘final offer’ on Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 The United States is offering Russia a new military pact against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and Al Qaida in Syria, according to a leaked U.S. proposal, but analysts say the U.S. had no choice but to cooperate with Russia on Moscow’s terms after Russia’s show of […]

Russian officials zero in on opportunities provided by Brexit vote

Russian officials zero in on opportunities provided by Brexit vote

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct In the wake of the stunning UK vote to leave the European Union (EU), media attention is focused on the reaction from major European nations and the United States. As one of the Western alliance’s most prominent members, the UK also is in the forefront of the […]

ISIL downs Russian helicopter in Syria, killing two pilots

ISIL downs Russian helicopter in Syria, killing two pilots

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2016 Two pilots were killed when a Russian helicopter was shot down by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists, the Russian military said. The Mi-25 helicopter was shot down east of the ancient city of Palmyra on July 9. The pilots “had received a request from the Syrian […]

U.S. now has larger oil reserves than Saudi Arabia, Russia

U.S. now has larger oil reserves than Saudi Arabia, Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2016 The United States has for the first time surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia in oil reserves. A study by Rystad Energy estimates that recoverable oil in the U.S. from existing fields, discoveries and yet undiscovered areas amounts to 264 billion barrels. Saudi Arabia has 212 billion and Russia 256 […]

Turkey blames Istanbul attack on jihadists from ‘northern Caucasus countries’; One drawn to ISIL via Facebook

Turkey blames Istanbul attack on jihadists from ‘northern Caucasus countries’; One drawn to ISIL via Facebook

by WorldTribune Staff, July 5, 2016 Jihadists from the North Caucasus region and two former Soviet states were largely responsible for the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport last week, Turkish officials said. “There are people from Dagestan, from Kyrgyzstan, from Tajikistan,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “Unfortunately, people from neighboring northern Caucasus countries are […]

Turkey, Ukraine plan secret jihad to reclaim Crimea from Russia

Turkey, Ukraine plan secret jihad to reclaim Crimea from Russia

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Turkey’s President Reçep Tayyip Erdoğan and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko by the end of June 2016 had embarked on a further escalation of their confrontation with Russia through the sponsorship of jihadism on the Crimean Peninsula. This campaign is […]

Syria’s Assad in interview claims secret coordination with U.S., hits ‘double standard’

Syria’s Assad in interview claims secret coordination with U.S., hits ‘double standard’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 1, 2016 Syrian President Bashar Assad accused the United States and other Western nations of a “double standard” for secretly dealing with him while publicly criticizing him and calling for him to step down. “This is the double standard of the West in general: They attack us politically and they send […]

Airstrikes by Russia and Syrian regime kill 58 civilians near ISIL-held Deir Ezzor

Airstrikes by Russia and Syrian regime kill 58 civilians near ISIL-held Deir Ezzor

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2016 Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded an area in eastern Syria held by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), killing at least 82 people, including 58 civilians, a monitoring group reported on June 26. “Three Russian and Syrian regime air raids on the region of Al-Quriyah, southeast of Deir […]

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