World Tribune

Latest Headlines
World Tribune
WINDOW ON THE REAL WORLD:

Hong Kong’s battle of wills with Beijing: Where are all the other righteous Asian protesters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The demonstrations in Hong Kong are at a critical stage. In the spirit of democracy movements in Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand, these protesters are not giving up. Unlike demonstrators elsewhere, those […]

The post Hong Kong’s battle of wills with Beijing: Where are all the other righteous Asian protesters appeared first on World Tribune.

By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 23 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am MST

Israel hit Wednesday with first two attacks since Gaza War

Soldiers in Beersheba, Israel, unload a Israeli comrade wounded in shootout on the border with Egypt. / Dudu Grunshpan / AP

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — After a lull of two months, Israel has again been attacked from neighboring Egypt. On Oct. 22, the Israeli military reported an attack on the army near the southern border with Egypt. The military […]

The post Israel hit Wednesday with first two attacks since Gaza War appeared first on World Tribune.

By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 23 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am MST

Kim Jong-Un seen using ailments for PR in sign of continued instability

KimPR

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un had surgery on his ankles but used his six-week absence from the public eye to monitor moves by his potential rivals and grab international attention, sources and […]

The post Kim Jong-Un seen using ailments for PR in sign of continued instability appeared first on World Tribune.

By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 23 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am MST

Gulf states planning first major construction development since 2008

Kuwait / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The Gulf Cooperation Council plans to launch an ambitious development plan, a report said. MEED Projects said that the six-member GCC would award $180 billion for construction in 2014. MEED said the development plan […]

The post Gulf states planning first major construction development since 2008 appeared first on World Tribune.

By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 23 Oct 2014 | 10:47 am MST

From one in the know: Snowden is a traitor and likely ‘agent of Vladimir Putin’

Snowden

Special to WorldTribune.com Brett M Decker, Radix Charlie Speight is a retired executive from the National Security Agency, which he joined in 1975. During his time at the NSA, he was a National Intelligence Officer, analyst, watch officer, operational staff […]

The post From one in the know: Snowden is a traitor and likely ‘agent of Vladimir Putin’ appeared first on World Tribune.

By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 22 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am MST

Xi tightens controls on Mainland campuses in wake of Hong Kong’s mass demonstrations

Hong Kong China Tension

Special to WorldTribune.com By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com President Xi Jinping has tightened ideological control over teachers, writers and intellectuals in the wake of the “Umbrella Revolution” in Hong Kong. The General Office of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee issued […]

The post Xi tightens controls on Mainland campuses in wake of Hong Kong’s mass demonstrations appeared first on World Tribune.

By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 22 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am MST

U.S. set to sell emergency ammo for Iraq’s remaining U.S. tanks

Newly-arrived U.S. Abrams tanks in Iraq in 2011.

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States plans to sell munitions for Iraq’s main battle tank fleet which sustained heavy losses to the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant this summer.. The State Department has approved an Iraqi request […]

The post U.S. set to sell emergency ammo for Iraq’s remaining U.S. tanks appeared first on World Tribune.

By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 22 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am MST

U.S. strikes destroy scores of estimated 2,500 tanks stolen by ISIL in Iraq

CapturedUSTanks

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has reported the destruction of scores of main battle tanks captured by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Many of the tanks were reportedly of U.S. origin. Officials said U.S.-led air strikes […]

The post U.S. strikes destroy scores of estimated 2,500 tanks stolen by ISIL in Iraq appeared first on World Tribune.

By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 21 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am MST

Israel mum on renewed rocket fire, allows daughter of Hamas leader to be treated in Tel Aviv

Ismail Haniyeh speaking during Friday prayers on Sept. 5. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has been concealing renewed mortar and rocket fire by Hamas and its militia allies in the Gaza Strip. An Israel Army officer asserted that the military brass refused to acknowledge Hamas and […]

The post Israel mum on renewed rocket fire, allows daughter of Hamas leader to be treated in Tel Aviv appeared first on World Tribune.

By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 21 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am MST

Putin exploits latest Biden gaffe, offers helping hand to Turkey

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com When U.S. Vice President openly chastised Turkey for allowing foreign militant fighters to cross its territory into Syria to join Islamist State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), President Vladimir Putin of Russia picked […]

The post Putin exploits latest Biden gaffe, offers helping hand to Turkey appeared first on World Tribune.

By: World Tribune » Top Stories | 21 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am MST