North Korean double whammy: Regime claims body of Kim’s assassinated sibling rival, hails arrest in Seoul

North Korean double whammy: Regime claims body of Kim’s assassinated sibling rival, hails arrest in Seoul

by WorldTribune Staff, March 31, 2017 On the same day that Malaysia released the body of North Korean dicator Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother and top surviving rival, Kim Jong-Nam, South Korea announced the arrest of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. The dual news sensations were cause for celebration in Pyongyang. North Korea reached a deal […]

North Korea against the world: Bites Chinese hand that feeds a hungry nation

North Korea against the world: Bites Chinese hand that feeds a hungry nation

by WorldTribune Staff, February 23, 2017 North Korea has turned its loud propaganda guns on two friendly nations in the wake of the public assassination of dictator Kim Jong-Un’s half brother which apparently prompted Beijing to cut off its cash-for-coal trade ties with Pyongyang. North Korean media took aim at China in a state-media commentary […]

Kim Jong-Nam’s Chinese bodyguards disappeared before his assassination

Kim Jong-Nam’s Chinese bodyguards disappeared before his assassination

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Two Chinese bodyguards appointed by Beijing to protect the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator were mysteriously absent at the moment when he was accosted by two female agents in Kuala Lumpur on the day before Valentine’s Day. Kim Jong-Nam was the oldest known son of the late dictator Kim Jong-Il […]

Brotherly love lost: More trouble in communism’s first and last dynasty

Brotherly love lost: More trouble in communism’s first and last dynasty

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Kim Jong-Nam showed the warm and human face of North Korea’s dynastic family. You had to like the guy, judging from sightings in the gambling enclave of Macau, across the Pearl River estuary from Hong Kong off China’s southeastern coast. One time he was spotted in a Macao bus. […]

ISIL slaughtered hundreds throughout Muslim world in Ramadan attacks

ISIL slaughtered hundreds throughout Muslim world in Ramadan attacks

by WorldTribune Staff, July 5, 2016 An organization that U.S. President Barack Obama had said was the “junior varsity” and later had been “contained” managed to carry out mass casualty attacks that killed hundreds throughout the Muslim world during the holy month of Ramadan. Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has claimed responsibility for, […]

No end in sight to scandals surrounding out-of-control Malaysian prime minister

No end in sight to scandals surrounding out-of-control Malaysian prime minister

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Staff Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on June 27 dismissed Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and four other ministers in a cabinet reshuffle, and replaced the Attorney-General, in a bid to stifle questions over a graft scandal at debt-laden State investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd. The Deputy […]

Malaysia arrests 7 ISIL-linked jihadists who were planning attacks

Malaysia arrests 7 ISIL-linked jihadists who were planning attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com Malaysian police have arrested seven members of a terror cell linked to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). “All the suspects are members of the same (terror) cell, which is responsible for planning to launch terror attacks in strategic locations across Malaysia,” national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said on Jan. […]