Shrinking Europe: Turkey votes to be more like the Middle East

Shrinking Europe: Turkey votes to be more like the Middle East

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — There’s troubling news from across the Bosphorus, the narrow slip of water separating Europe from Asia-minor. In a decisive but dividing referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly gained the political blessing he sought by winning 51 percent of the nationwide vote. Erdogan’s divisive victory […]

Egypt airstrikes in Sinai kill 19 ISIS jihadists, including top leaders

Egypt airstrikes in Sinai kill 19 ISIS jihadists, including top leaders

by WorldTribune Staff, April 21, 2017 Three leaders of the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Egypt were among 19 jihadists killed in airstrikes in north Sinai, Egypt’s military said on April 20. The military said the airstrikes were directed at jihadists of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2014 and adopted the […]

Lowlife alliance: Terror groups ISIS and Al Qaida said to be talking teamwork

Lowlife alliance: Terror groups ISIS and Al Qaida said to be talking teamwork

by WorldTribune Staff, April 19, 2017 The terror chiefs who head the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaida networks are holding discussions on the possibility of forming an alliance, Iraq’s vice president said. “There are discussions and dialogue between messengers representing [ISIS leader Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi and representing [Al Qaida leader Ayman] Zawahiri,” Ayad Allawi […]

MOAB blast pulverized at least 36 terrorists, massive ISIS tunnel network

MOAB blast pulverized at least 36 terrorists, massive ISIS tunnel network

by WorldTribune Staff, April 14, 2017 The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb dropped by the U.S. in Afghanistan on April 13 killed at least 36 terrorists, according to the Afghan military. The 21,600 pound bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft on a massive ISIS tunnel network in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan used […]

Exactly what is the MOAB?

Exactly what is the MOAB?

by WorldTribune Staff, April 14, 2017 The Massive Ordnance Air Blast – MOAB – that was dropped by the U.S. on Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Afghanistan on April 13 weighs 21,700 pounds, is GPS-guided and is ideal for destroying cave complexes like those ISIS jihadists hide out in on the Afghan-Pakistan border. The GBU-43/B […]

Trumped: What the Mar-a-lago summit revealed about the limits of Chinese power

Trumped: What the Mar-a-lago summit revealed about the limits of Chinese power

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Chinese President Xi Jinping appears not only to have underestimated U.S. President Donald Trump, but also to have exposed Beijing’s weaknesses for the world to see. Trump’s ordered missile strikes on a Syrian airbase on April 6 occurred while conducting a critical summit meeting with Xi at the U.S. president’s […]

Sisi declares state of emergency in Egypt; ISIS had warned Christian population

Sisi declares state of emergency in Egypt; ISIS had warned Christian population

by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2017 Egypt’s president has declared a three-month state of emergency following two Islamic State (ISIS) bombings on Coptic Christian churches that killed at least 44 people. It is estimated that Christians make up about 10 to 15 percent of Egypt’s population of 80 million. “A series of steps will be […]

ISIS attacks U.S.-backed base in southern Syria

ISIS attacks U.S.-backed base in southern Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, April 10, 2017 The U.S.-led coalition and anti-Assad rebels joined forces to repel an Islamic State (ISIS) attack on a partnered base in southern Syria on April 8, the Pentagon said. ISIS initiated the attack on the at-Tanf garrison with a vehicle bomb and between 20 to 30 jihadists, some wearing explosives […]

Kurds eye independence in post-ISIS Iraq

Kurds eye independence in post-ISIS Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, April 7, 2017 Iraq’s Kurds, who have long been one of the most effective fighting forces against Islamic State (ISIS), are “re-energized” in their bid for independence, a senior Kurdish official said. The Kurds, who already run their own autonomous region in northern Iraq, expect to hold a referendum on independence some […]

ISIS claims responsibility for Palm Sunday church attacks in Egypt

ISIS claims responsibility for Palm Sunday church attacks in Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, April 9, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for attacks on two Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday in which 43 people were killed and more than 100 injured. ISIS’s affiliate in Egypt has increased attacks and threats against what is the largest Christian minority in the Middle East. About 10 percent […]

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