Egypt airstrikes on ISIL affiliate kills 60 jihadists

Egypt airstrikes on ISIL affiliate kills 60 jihadists

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt stepped up its counter-terrorism operation on March 25, launching airstrikes that killed 60 jihadists of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) Egypt affiliate. Another 40 jihadists were injured as Egypt’s air force struck Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis (also known as Wilayat Sinai) targets near Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai, reported […]

U.S. charges seven Iranians in cyber attacks on U.S. dam, banks

U.S. charges seven Iranians in cyber attacks on U.S. dam, banks

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The United States has formally charged Iranian hackers with carrying out a coordinated campaign of cyberattacks from 2011 to 2013 on dozens of U.S. banks and a New York dam. The U.S. Justice Department on March 24 unsealed an indictment against seven Iranians believed to have […]

Report: Israel warned Belgium of lax airport security

Report: Israel warned Belgium of lax airport security

Special to WorldTribune.com As recently as a few weeks before the March 22 terror attacks in Brussels, Israel had warned Belgian officials of numerous security deficiencies at Zaventem Airport. Israeli security officials who assess safety measures at international airports that operate flights to Tel Aviv found “significant shortcomings” at Zaventem, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on […]

How the U.S. handles the baddest of bad actors: ISIL, Cuba and North Korea

How the U.S. handles the baddest of bad actors: ISIL, Cuba and North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com WASHINGTON – The hype surrounding President Obama’s visit to Cuba quickly gave way to fear and loathing as the world absorbed the news of the slaughter perpetrated in Brussels, for which ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, immediately claimed “credit.” No sooner were we treated to […]

Geert Wilders: Only solution is to ‘de-Islamize the West’

Geert Wilders: Only solution is to ‘de-Islamize the West’

Special to WorldTribune.com Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Party For Freedom (PVV) said the March 22 terror attacks in Brussels are likely just the beginning. “I fear that we ain’t seen nothing yet,” Wilders told Breitbart London. “The cause of all this bloodshed is Islam. We need to de-Islamize the West. That is the […]

Showdown in Palmyra: ISIL loudspeakers tell civilians to flee

Showdown in Palmyra: ISIL loudspeakers tell civilians to flee

Special to WorldTribune.com Using loudspeakers, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists on March 24 called on the 15,000 civilians who remain in Palmyra to flee as Syrian forces advance on the ancient city. “The vast majority had already fled – only those too poor to flee stayed behind,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the […]

Brussels strike: Terrorists had materials for 10 more large bombs

Brussels strike: Terrorists had materials for 10 more large bombs

Special to WorldTribune.com The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terrorists who attacked Brussels on March 22 had enough materials to make at least 10 more large bombs. Belgian police raided a property where the terrorists who attacked the Zaventem airport had been staying and found enough material to make 50 kilograms (110 pounds) […]

Lead Belgian bomber, still at large, recently IDed as key suspect in Paris attack

Lead Belgian bomber, still at large, recently IDed as key suspect in Paris attack

Special to WorldTribune.com One of the terrorists caught on camera just before the Brussels airport bombing, who remains at large, is a key suspect in the November attacks in Paris, authorities said. Belgian authorities identified brothers Ibrahim and Khalid el-Bakraoui, who were Belgian nationals, as the suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Zaventem airport […]

Report: Belgian terrorists can enter U.S. without visa

Report: Belgian terrorists can enter U.S. without visa

Special to WorldTribune.com Belgian terrorists could easily slip into the United States with minimal security checks, a U.S. lawmaker said. Rep. Ron DeSantis, Florida Republican and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told the Washington Free Beacon on March 22 that the Obama administration has not changed the current visa waiver program despite […]

U.S. arrest of Iranian trader shakes Turkish government, markets

U.S. arrest of Iranian trader shakes Turkish government, markets

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. arrest of Iranian-born Reza Zarrab reverberated in Turkey on March 22 as the well-connected gold trader was at the center of a bribery scandal that once engulfed Turkey’s leadership. The U.S. charges that Zarrab helped the Iranian government and businesses get around economic sanctions […]