Vehicular terrorism: Ramming attack in London marks new, go-to method of choice

Vehicular terrorism: Ramming attack in London marks new, go-to method of choice

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2017 Attacks involving vehicles as the weapon of choice for terrorists will likely increase as they are inexpensive to organize and easier to pull off than bombings or mass shootings, analysts say. “The success of vehicular attacks, a low-tech, inexpensive and almost unstoppable method of killing civilians and getting international […]

Report: China finalizing militarization of artificial islands

Report: China finalizing militarization of artificial islands

by WorldTribune Staff, March 28, 2017 China is close to completing a major infrastructure project on several artificial islands that will enable it to deploy warplanes that would be able to operate over nearly the entire South China Sea, a Washington-based think tank said. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), part of Washington’s Center for […]

Report: Mattis memo raises issue of U.S. navigation near fight with Houthis in Yemen

Report: Mattis memo raises issue of U.S. navigation near fight with Houthis in Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, March 27, 2017 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis favors lifting prohibitions put in place by former President Barack Obama on military support for Saudi-led coalition operations in Yemen against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Mattis, in a memo earlier this month to National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, said that “limited support” for Yemen […]

Mattis makes Al Qaida strike a teachable moment: ‘Terrorists who defame Islam’ are not safe

Mattis makes Al Qaida strike a teachable moment: ‘Terrorists who defame Islam’ are not safe

by WorldTribune Staff, March 26, 2017 An Al Qaida operative responsible for several terror attacks was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan earlier this month, the Pentagon confirmed on March 25. “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice,” U.S. Defense […]

Intelligence directed against Trump focuses attention on Obama’s role

Intelligence directed against Trump focuses attention on Obama’s role

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2017 Newly disclosed intelligence reports indicate the Obama administration used the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President Donald Trump and his transition team and improperly unmasked the identity of Americans swept up in the spying. “What I’ve read seems to be some level of surveillance […]

ISIS hails its ‘soldier’ in deadly London attack; PM calls him ‘peripheral figure’

ISIS hails its ‘soldier’ in deadly London attack; PM calls him ‘peripheral figure’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The British-born man who carried out the deadly terrorist attack near parliament in London was a “soldier” of Islamic State, the extremist group has said through its unofficial news agency, Amaq. British authorities say the assailant in the March 22 attack fatally stabbed a police officer […]

Was Kim Jong-Un behind last year’s biggest bank heist ever?

Was Kim Jong-Un behind last year’s biggest bank heist ever?

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2017 The FBI suspects North Korea, assisted by Chinese middlemen, stole $81 million last year from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve in New York. U.S. federal prosecutors are reportedly building a case implicating Kim Jong-Un’s government in what may be one of the largest bank heists […]

Poised for war: Tensions mount North and South of Korea’s DMZ

Poised for war: Tensions mount North and South of Korea’s DMZ

by WorldTribune Staff, March 22, 2017 A massive U.S. show of force and South Korea’s deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in response to a perpetually belligerent North Korea are raising tensions – and preparations for war – on the Korean Peninsula. The arrival of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group is reportedly part […]

Comey sheds light on Russians’ thought process about Hillary Clinton’s chances

Comey sheds light on Russians’ thought process about Hillary Clinton’s chances

by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2017 Like most U.S. pollsters and pundits, the Russians apparently felt Donald Trump had no chance of winning the presidency so set out to undermine Hillary Clinton, FBI Director James Comey said on March 20. “Late in the summer they concluded based on the polling that a lot of people […]

Amid China-backed turbulence, Japan and Russia hold talks in Tokyo

Amid China-backed turbulence, Japan and Russia hold talks in Tokyo

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Japan and Russia have pledged closer economic and security cooperation in so-called “two-plus-two” talks as they look to end a decades-long dispute over a small chain of islands. The one-day meeting of foreign and defense ministers in Tokyo on March 20 was the first of its […]

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