Israel downs Syrian warplane, rejects Russia’s proposed 100-km buffer zone offer

Israel downs Syrian warplane, rejects Russia’s proposed 100-km buffer zone offer

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2018 Israel on July 22 rejected Russia’s offer of a buffer zone that would keep Iranian forces in Syria away from the Golan Heights ceasefire line. Meanwhile, Israel on July 24 said it shot down a Syrian warplane that crossed into the occupied Golan Heights. Israel’s military said it fired […]

Iran’s Rouhani advised Trump not to incite the ‘mother of all wars’

Iran’s Rouhani advised Trump not to incite the ‘mother of all wars’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 22, 2018 As renewed U.S. sanctions loom and Iran’s economy staggers, President Hassan Rouhani on July 22 warned President Donald Trump that the U.S. shouldn’t “play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret.” “America should know that peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, and war […]

Trump calls on Turkey’s Erdogan to release North Carolina pastor

Trump calls on Turkey’s Erdogan to release North Carolina pastor

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump is pressing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to “do something” to bring about the release of an American pastor jailed in Turkey on terrorism and spying charges. A Turkish court on July 18 dashed the hopes of Pastor Andrew Brunson’s immediate release. The court ordered […]

Putin agrees with Trump on securing Israel’s border with Syria

Putin agrees with Trump on securing Israel’s border with Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, July 17, 2018 The United States and Russia “will work jointly” to ensure the security of Israel at its border with Syria, President Donald Trump said after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16. “We both spoke with Bibi (Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu) and they would like to do certain […]

U.S. rejects EU appeals for exemptions from Iran sanctions

U.S. rejects EU appeals for exemptions from Iran sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, July 16, 2018 The United States considered but turned down requests from European Union members for wholesale exemptions on Iran sanctions that President Donald Trump said in May would be re-imposed after the U.S. withdrew from the nuclear deal. In order to avoid disrupting global oil markets, the U.S. will consider waivers […]

U.S. officials ‘certain’ Iranian regime approved bomb plot against opposition rally in Paris

U.S. officials ‘certain’ Iranian regime approved bomb plot against opposition rally in Paris

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2018 A terrorist plot to blow up a rally in Paris sponsored by an Iranian opposition group was approved by Iran’s ruling mullahs, U.S. officials and the sponsor of the June 30 rally said. Belgian authorities foiled the plot when when they detained a couple with ties to Iran who […]

Argentina presses Russia to arrest top Iranian official over 1994 Buenos Aires bombing

Argentina presses Russia to arrest top Iranian official over 1994 Buenos Aires bombing

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2018 Argentina’s Foreign Ministry asked Russia to detain former Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati for extradition in connection with the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Velayati was Iran’s foreign minister when a bomb destroyed the headquarters of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) on July […]

Turkish university graduates arrested for displaying cartoon of Erdogan

Turkish university graduates arrested for displaying cartoon of Erdogan

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2018 Turkish authorities have arrested four recent university graduates for displaying a cartoon mocking President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reports say. The Middle East Technical University students, during a July 6 graduation ceremony in Ankara, had made and carried a banner printed with a cartoon of animals whose faces resembled Erdogan, […]

Iran should wake up: Trump White House not messing around, Israeli minister warns

Iran should wake up: Trump White House not messing around, Israeli minister warns

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2018 The leadership in Teheran should not underestimate the Trump administration’s resolve to keep nuclear weapons out of the Iranian regime’s hands, an Israeli minister said. “The U.S. will be willing to use military pressure and even military action against Iran in the event that it returns to work to […]

Senate, critics of Turkey’s Erdogan press U.S. to stop sale of 100 F-35s

Senate, critics of Turkey’s Erdogan press U.S. to stop sale of 100 F-35s

by WorldTribune Staff, July 10, 2018 U.S. senators, Israeli officials and other critics of Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are calling on the U.S. to halt the sale of up to 100 F-35 stealth fighter jets to Turkey. Lockheed Martin on June 21 announced the roll-out of Turkey’s first two F-35s in an official ceremony […]