CIA’s Brennan warns ISIL could use Turkish airport strike as template for attack in U.S.

CIA’s Brennan warns ISIL could use Turkish airport strike as template for attack in U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is likely to attempt an attack like that on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport in the United States, CIA Director John Brennan said. “I’d be surprised if Daesh (ISIL) is not trying to carry out that kind of attack in the United States,” Brennan […]

Erdogan slams organizers of 2010 flotilla following normalization deal with Israel

Erdogan slams organizers of 2010 flotilla following normalization deal with Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2016 Just hours after Turkey signed an accord normalizing ties with Israel, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized organizers of the 2010 flotilla that ultimately led to the severing of relations between the two nations. “Did you ask me before you set sail? Did you ask my permission,” Erdogan said on […]

Top Democrat calls on Obama to stop Boeing sale to Iran

Top Democrat calls on Obama to stop Boeing sale to Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2016 A top House Democrat is urging the Obama administration to halt Boeing’s planned sale of more than 100 planes to Iran. Rep. Brad Sherman of California said it is “virtually certain” Iran will use the planes for nefarious purposes, such as delivering arms to the Syrian regime or the […]

Saudi prince in talks with Six Flags theme parsk as part of ‘Vision 2030’

Saudi prince in talks with Six Flags theme parsk as part of ‘Vision 2030’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2016 In a nod to the more than 50 percent of the population under the age of 25, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Sultan is looking to construct U.S.-style theme parks in the kingdom. Bin Salman, the 30-year-old who has risen swiftly since being appointed deputy crown prince last year, is […]

ISIL’s multi-pronged terror strikes kill 89 in 3 countries

ISIL’s multi-pronged terror strikes kill 89 in 3 countries

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), which promised to unleash mass casualty attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, is suspected of carrying out terror strikes in Turkey, Yemen and Lebanon over a two-day period that left at least 89 people dead and wounded hundreds more. Turkish officials […]

Hillary: ‘Time to move on’ from Benghazi; Critics: ‘What exactly’ would it take to end a Democrat’s career?

Hillary: ‘Time to move on’ from Benghazi; Critics: ‘What exactly’ would it take to end a Democrat’s career?

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2016 The distraught mother of one of the Americans killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya continues to plead for answers, an apology, or any kind of acknowledgment of responsibility from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s response: “It’s time to […]

ISIL repels U.S.-backed forces threatening Iraq-Syria supply route

ISIL repels U.S.-backed forces threatening Iraq-Syria supply route

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists have turned back an offensive by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels near a key supply route linking the terror group’s territory in Syria and Iraq. The U.S.-trained New Syrian Army (NSA), backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, seized a small airbase near the Abu […]

Iraqi forces advance toward airbase near Mosul

Iraqi forces advance toward airbase near Mosul

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2016 Iraqi forces are closing in on an airfield they hope to use as a staging ground for an offensive against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Mosul. The Iraqi forces are now some 45 kilometers (28 miles) from the airbase at Qayara, military officials told Reuters. Prime […]

Final Benghazi report: Americans under attack were rescued by Gadhafi loyalists

Final Benghazi report: Americans under attack were rescued by Gadhafi loyalists

by WorldTribune Staff, June 28, 2016 The very people President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sought to defeat in Libya ended up being the only ones who came to the rescue of Americans under attack on Sept. 11, 2012 in Benghazi. Americans, who came under lethal mortar attack from terrorists, were rescued […]

Netanyahu defends ‘strategic’ Israel-Turkey agreement; Critics slam ‘national humiliation’

Netanyahu defends ‘strategic’ Israel-Turkey agreement; Critics slam ‘national humiliation’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2016 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is stressing the “strategic importance” of Israel’s agreement to normalize relations with Turkey. After meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Binaldi Yildirim in Rome on June 27 to sign the reconciliation accord, Netanyahu pointed to the deal’s strategic value for Israel’s security, economy and energy […]

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