Egypt kills 16 jihadists in major Sinai operation

Egypt kills 16 jihadists in major Sinai operation

by WorldTribune Staff, February 12, 2018 Egyptian forces have killed 16 jihadists and captured 30 others as part of a massive anti-terrorism operation in northern and central Sinai. Meanwhile, a video said to be from the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Egypt is calling on jihadists to carry out attacks during next month’s presidential elections […]

Détente fever hits Seoul, but allies oppose resuming aid to North Korea

Détente fever hits Seoul, but allies oppose resuming aid to North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2018 South Korea’s proposal to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea was rebuffed by the United States, Japan and the UK, Japanese media reported on Jan. 23. During a meeting of top diplomats from some 20 countries in Vancouver last week, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Japanese Foreign Minister […]

Trump approves sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine

Trump approves sale of lethal weapons to Ukraine

by WorldTribune Staff, January 1, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump has approved the sale of lethal arms to Ukraine, which continues to battle pro-Russian separatists in its eastern province. The move was supported by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to a report by The Washington Post. Though Russia is […]

Tillerson reference to maritime blockade gets North Korea’s attention

Tillerson reference to maritime blockade gets North Korea’s attention

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s mention of the right for nations to impose a maritime blockade on North Korea got a rise out of North Korea’s state-run media said on Dec. 8. The suggestion of such a blockade is tantamount to an “act of invasion,” Pyongyang’s  Korean Central […]

Private school in Lebanon apologizes to parents for map that showed Israel, not Palestine

Private school in Lebanon apologizes to parents for map that showed Israel, not Palestine

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2017 A private French school in Lebanon issued an apology after a map in one of its geography classes showed Israel as Lebanon’s southern neighbor instead of “Palestine”. Meanwhile region-wide protests erupted following the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Lebanese law bans dealing with or recognizing […]

Mattis argues President Trump favors a diplomatic solution on North Korea

Mattis argues President Trump favors a diplomatic solution on North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, October 4, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump has “very clearly” signaled his intent to pursue a diplomatic solution to the standoff with North Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Oct. 3. Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon “supports fully” a diplomatic solution amid mixed messages from […]

U.S. issues travel warning for Cuba, pulls staff after mystery attacks

U.S. issues travel warning for Cuba, pulls staff after mystery attacks

by WorldTribune Staff, September 29, 2017 The United States has issued a travel warning advising U.S. citizens to avoid visiting Cuba and has called for non-emergency U.S. Embassy staff in Havana to leave the country, the State Department said on Sept. 29. In the past several months, 21 U.S. Embassy employees in Cuba have suffered […]

New, longest North Korea missile launch overflies Japan, puts Guam in range

New, longest North Korea missile launch overflies Japan, puts Guam in range

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2017 For the second time in less than a month, North Korea launched an intermediate-range missile that flew over Japan. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference that the missile was launched on Sept. 15 at around 6:57 a.m. and went down at around 7:16 a.m. […]

Tit for tat: U.S. closes 3 Russian consular facilities in U.S.

Tit for tat: U.S. closes 3 Russian consular facilities in U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, September 1, 2017 The U.S. State Department on Aug. 31 said that, “in the spirit of parity,” the U.S. is closing Russian diplomatic facilities in San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and New York City. The closures will be completed by Sept. 2, a person identified as a senior Trump administration […]

Tough diplomacy: U.S. rallies UN on N. Korea sanctions, Tillerson huddles with Russia

Tough diplomacy: U.S. rallies UN on N. Korea sanctions, Tillerson huddles with Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump’s diplomatic team has been operating in overdrive as it tries to ensure new UN sanctions against North Korea will be enforced while confronting Russia over allegations of its meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. on Aug. 7 moved quickly to ensure new UN […]

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