Russian missile defense system took direct hit during Israeli strikes in Syria

Russian missile defense system took direct hit during Israeli strikes in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2018 Russia relies heavily on foreign military sales to boost its economy. So the Kremlin scrambled to avoid bad publicity for one of its weapons systems last week after it took a direct hit during Israeli airstrikes in Syria. Israel released footage from the May 10 airstrikes showing the Russian-made […]

Turkey, Israel exchange verbal fire after dozens killed at Gaza border

Turkey, Israel exchange verbal fire after dozens killed at Gaza border

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2018 Turkey and Israel engaged in a war of words following deadly riots on the Israel-Gaza border on May 14, the same day the United States formally moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said “Islamic countries should without fail review their relations with Israel.” […]

Report on Mueller’s own Russian conflict spotlights fate of forgotten American hostage in Iran

Report on Mueller’s own Russian conflict spotlights fate of forgotten American hostage in Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2018 A Russian oligarch who is now a witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation spent millions of dollars in an attempt to rescue an American held hostage in Iran at the time Mueller was director of the FBI, a report said. Details of the FBI’s 2009 deal with Russian […]

U.S. embassy drama in Jerusalem evokes ‘end-of times’

U.S. embassy drama in Jerusalem evokes ‘end-of times’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2018 “On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.” – Zechariah 12:3 Amid the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, […]

Iran foreign ministry warns Europe, Zarif on emergency tour to save nuclear deal

Iran foreign ministry warns Europe, Zarif on emergency tour to save nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2018 In a bid to salvage its nuclear deal after the U.S. withdrew last week, Iran on May 13 issued an ultimatum to European signatories of the deal to assure Teheran’s interests are looked out for. “The Europeans have between 45 and 60 days to give the necessary guarantees to […]

Leading Tunisian lawmaker argues normalized ties with Israel in nation’s interests

Leading Tunisian lawmaker argues normalized ties with Israel in nation’s interests

by WorldTribune Staff, May 13, 2018 Normalizing relations with Israel would be in Tunisia’s best interests, the head of the Liberal Tunisian Party said during a televised debate with a parliament member. Tunisia would benefit economically and in international relations if it were to normalize ties with Israel, Mounir Baator said in the debate with […]

Captured ISIS commanders were lured to Iraq by fake app messages

Captured ISIS commanders were lured to Iraq by fake app messages

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2018 Four of the “Most Wanted” Islamic State (ISIS) leaders were captured after being lured to Iraq from Syria by fake messages on the Telegram app. U.S. President Donald Trump on May 10 tweeted about the capture of the terrorists, which included two of the highest-ranking ISIS commanders ever to […]

Meanwhile in Iraq: Elections feature three Shi’ite leaders with significant differences

Meanwhile in Iraq: Elections feature three Shi’ite leaders with significant differences

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraqis started voting on May 12 in the country’s first parliamentary elections since Baghdad declared victory over the Islamic State (IS) and routed the extremist group from most Iraqi territory last year. Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, a Shi’a who has sought to balance the competing influences […]

Reports: Syria’s Assad was not informed Iran planned to strike Israel

Reports: Syria’s Assad was not informed Iran planned to strike Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2018 Iran did not consult with Syrian President Bashar Assad on its intention to launch a missile attack on Israel from Syria, a report said. Iranian forces stationed in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli territory on May 9, but Iran’s military and political leadership did not inform its Syria allies […]

Moscow: 28 Israeli jet fighters answer Iran strike, fire 60 missiles at Syria targets

Moscow: 28 Israeli jet fighters answer Iran strike, fire 60 missiles at Syria targets

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2018 Israeli warplanes hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria on May 9 in one of its largest military operations in recent years. Russia’s Defense Ministry reported that 28 Israeli planes took part in the airstrikes and fired a total of around 60 missiles. “28 Israeli F-15 and F-16 […]