Iran executes entire male population of village for drug offenses

Iran executes entire male population of village for drug offenses

Special to WorldTribune.com The entire male population of an Iranian village was executed for drug smuggling, an Iranian official said. “We have a village in Sistan and Baluchistan province where every single man has been executed,” Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi said on a Persian-language interview with the semi-official Mehr […]

Band files copyright infringement notice against Clinton ad for use of ‘Rebel Girl’ song

Band files copyright infringement notice against Clinton ad for use of ‘Rebel Girl’ song

Special to WorldTribune.com A supporter of Hillary Clinton thought the song “Rebel Girl” was a fitting anthem for the Democratic candidate. The band who recorded the song did not. A YouTube video featuring Clinton and the song went viral. Soon after, Tobi Vail, drummer and co-founder of Bikini Kill, who recorded “Rebel Girl” in 1993, […]

Art collectors in West are helping to fund ISIL

Art collectors in West are helping to fund ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com The illicit trade of antiquities in the West is helping to fund the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terror organization. The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria has put a dent in ISIL’s other funding streams, so the jihadists increasingly rely on the sale of artifacts pilfered from areas under […]

In first vote since nuclear deal, future of the Iran’s Islamic revolution is at stake

In first vote since nuclear deal, future of the Iran’s Islamic revolution is at stake

Special to WorldTribune.com Frud Bezhan, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran could chart its course for the next decade and beyond when hard-liners and moderates clash on February 26 in elections for parliament and the powerful body that will choose the country’s next supreme leader. Much could be riding on these elections — from […]

Obama’s election year priority: Closing Guantanamo and possibly returning it to Cuba

Obama’s election year priority: Closing Guantanamo and possibly returning it to Cuba

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama promised yet again to fulfill his election pledge in closing the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo, Cuba. This time he means it. With less than a year ticking on the presidential time clock, Obama plans to release some of the 95 remaining […]

Cornel West: Hillary Clinton is the ‘Milli Vanilli of American politics’

Cornel West: Hillary Clinton is the ‘Milli Vanilli of American politics’

Special to WorldTribune.com Cornel West has compared Hillary Clinton to the phoniest of phonies. “Sister Hillary Clinton is the Milli Vanilli of American politics,” the author-philosopher and prominent socialist said. Ouch! “She lip-synchs, she gives lip service. But when it comes to policy, who supported the crime bill? Who supported, not just the deregulating of banks, […]

Egypt’s Sisi for first time cites terror motives behind downing of airliner

Egypt’s Sisi for first time cites terror motives behind downing of airliner

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi confirmed for the first time on Feb. 24 that “terrorism” was the cause of the Oct. 31 crash of a Russian airliner in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 224 people. “Has terrorism ended? No… Whoever downed that plane, what did he want? Just to hit tourism? No. […]

Iran offers cash to families of terrorists who carry out attacks in Israel

Iran offers cash to families of terrorists who carry out attacks in Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com The world must condemn Iran’s practice of paying the families of terrorists who attack Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Feb. 25. “Yesterday Iran announced that it will finance the families of the terrorists and murderers,” Netanyahu said before meeting with visiting Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. “This is something that […]

ISIL uses smuggled everyday items to make deadly IEDs

ISIL uses smuggled everyday items to make deadly IEDs

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is using everyday items, such as hair bleach and mobile phones, smuggled into its areas of control to make deadly improvised explosive devices. In an extensive 20-month investigation, Conflict Armament Research (CAR) uncovered the secrets of how ISIL makes its bombs by examining “ingredients” found […]

NATO mounts covert campaign against ISIL in Libya

NATO mounts covert campaign against ISIL in Libya

Special to WorldTribune.com French, British and U.S. special forces are carrying out covert missions on the ground in Libya against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), a Feb. 24 report said. French President Francois Hollande approved “unofficial military action” by special operations forces and the DGSE intelligence agency, according to a Le Monde report. […]