ISIL’s leader tried to flee liberated Iraqi city dressed as a woman

ISIL’s leader tried to flee liberated Iraqi city dressed as a woman

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2016 After liberating the city of Sharqat from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), Iraqi security forces captured the terror group’s Wali (governor) of the city as he tried to hide among displaced residents while disguised as a woman. Abu Omar al-Assafi was “in a woman’s dress” when he […]

Ahmadinejad don’t: Khamenei nixes former Iran president’s comeback

Ahmadinejad don’t: Khamenei nixes former Iran president’s comeback

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2016 Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has instructed former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to refrain from running for the presidency in next year’s elections, state media reported on Sept. 26. “He (Ahmadinejad) came to me and I told him not to stand as I think it is not in his […]

Japan scrambles jets as China flies near disputed islands

Japan scrambles jets as China flies near disputed islands

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2016 Japan scrambled fighter jets on Sept. 25 after eight Chinese planes flew back and forth over waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea. The Chinese planes flew over waters between Okinawa’s main island and Miyako-jima island near Taiwan, Japan’s Defense Ministry said in a statement. Two of […]

Anti-ISIL Jordanian writer, on trial for posting offensive cartoon, shot dead outside courthouse

Anti-ISIL Jordanian writer, on trial for posting offensive cartoon, shot dead outside courthouse

by WorldTribune Staff, September 26, 2016 A Jordanian writer and long outspoken critic of Islamic terrorist organizations was shot dead on Sept. 25 in front of the courthouse where he was on trial for posting a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed deemed offensive to Islam. Nahed Hattar, 56, was preparing to enter the courthouse for […]

Advanced Russian nuclear missile sub arrives in Far East

Advanced Russian nuclear missile sub arrives in Far East

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Vladimir Monomakh, Russia’s newest nuclear-armed submarine, has reached its permanent base at Viluchinsk on the Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. Russia’s Navy announced on September 26 that the vessel had completed its voyage from the Northern Fleet. Construction on the Vladimir Monomakh began in 2006. It […]

‘Handing out immunity deals like candy’: Ex-NSA analyst says FBI probe of Clinton emails was never serious

‘Handing out immunity deals like candy’: Ex-NSA analyst says FBI probe of Clinton emails was never serious

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2016 The FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information via her private email server was a sham from the get-go, a former National Security Agency (NSA) analyst said. “From the moment the EmailGate scandal went public more than a year ago, it was obvious that the Federal Bureau […]

No ear mics allowed for debate moderators; But what about the candidates?

No ear mics allowed for debate moderators; But what about the candidates?

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2016 While presidential debate moderators are not allowed to wear earpieces during the proceedings, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has not specifically ruled out the use of ear mics for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the first debate on Sept. 26. A voter in Maryland wrote FEC Commissioner Matthew […]

Rise of Eurasia: From the Washington-centric era to Moscow, capital of history?

Rise of Eurasia: From the Washington-centric era to Moscow, capital of history?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs German Protestant pastor, theologist, and cartographer Heinrich Bunting published his masterpiece Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae (Travel Through Holy Scripture) In 1581. In the book, he included a special illustration/map titled “Die ganze Welt in einem Kleberblat/Welches ist der Stadt Hannover […]

From atheistic Soviet communism to a Russian Orthodox space program

From atheistic Soviet communism to a Russian Orthodox space program

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The influence of the Russian Orthodox Church in the country’s political and social life has grown markedly in the 15 years since President Vladimir Putin came to power. But the church’s intrusion into the realm of space exploration has particularly raised eyebrows. The influence of the […]

‘Misguided’ hacker who gave ISIL ‘hit-list’ of U.S. military targets sentenced to 20 years

‘Misguided’ hacker who gave ISIL ‘hit-list’ of U.S. military targets sentenced to 20 years

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2016 A 20-year-old native of Kosovo who provided Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) a list of more than 1,000 U.S. government workers has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Ardit Ferizi, who was arrested last year in Malaysia, admitted hacking a private company and pulling out the […]

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