Tunisian president confirms requesting U.S. drone surveillance of Libya

Tunisian president confirms requesting U.S. drone surveillance of Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 The U.S. is flying surveillance drones from Tunisia to scope out Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) activity in Libya, Tunisia’s president confirmed. Last month, U.S. government sources said unarmed American drones had begun flying into Libya from a Tunisian air base. Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said […]

Geert Wilders’ final statement to the court

Geert Wilders’ final statement to the court

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 The following is text of Geert Wilders’ final statement contesting hate speech charges before the Hague District Court: “Mr. President, Members of the Court, When I decided to address you here today, by making a final statement in this trial against freedom of speech, many people reacted by telling […]

Israel charges Iran shipped arms to Hizbullah on commercial flights

Israel charges Iran shipped arms to Hizbullah on commercial flights

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 In a letter to the UN Security Council on Nov. 22, Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon cited newly-released intelligence showing Iran’s use of civilian flights to Lebanon to send arms and ammunition to Hizbullah. Iran rejected as “baseless” the report by Israel’s ambassador to the UN that the Islamic Revolutionary […]

New massive offshore gas field could make Egypt self-sufficient

New massive offshore gas field could make Egypt self-sufficient

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 A major offshore discovery could lead Egypt to fully supply itself with natural gas by 2021. Deposits in the massive offshore Zohr field in the southeast Mediterranean are estimated at 30 trillion cubic feet, which would provide Egypt with 10 years’ worth of natural gas, industry analysts say. The […]

Iran acknowledges loss of 1,000 fighters killed in Syria

Iran acknowledges loss of 1,000 fighters killed in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 Iran has suffered more than 1,000 battlefield casualties in support of the Assad regime in Syria. “Now the number of Iran’s martyrs as defenders of shrines has exceeded 1,000,” Mohammadali Shahidi Mahallati, head of the Foundation of Martyrs said on Nov. 22, according to Tasnim news agency. The Foundation […]

North Carolina governor officially files for recount

North Carolina governor officially files for recount

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 Citing “serious concerns” of widespread voter fraud, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said he has officially filed for a recount in his bid for re-election against Democratic candidate Roy Cooper. “As the second-place finisher in the preliminary results of that election, I note that the difference in the announced […]

Defense contractors looking to improved bottom lines with new administration

Defense contractors looking to improved bottom lines with new administration

by WorldTribune Staff, November 23, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to increase military spending has defense contractors optimistic about the next four years. “It’s been a challenging couple of years,” said Robert Carullo, executive director of the Mid-Atlantic business group SMART. “We’re looking for that to turn around.” The defense industry is looking for Republicans, […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg is a team player with the CCP on censorship policies

Facebook’s Zuckerberg is a team player with the CCP on censorship policies

by WorldTribune Staff, November 23, 2016 Facebook’s core mission statement is “to make the world more open and connected.” When it comes to the Far East, the “more open” world takes a back seat as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears to be more in line with the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) core interests. Long blocked […]

‘Anticipatory freakout’: Politically correct minorities at Pentagon checking their rearview mirrors

‘Anticipatory freakout’: Politically correct minorities at Pentagon checking their rearview mirrors

by WorldTribune Staff, November 23, 2016 Minority employees at a Pentagon that embraced political correctness under President Barack Obama are said to be unsettled by the incoming Trump administration. U.S. officials told The Daily Beast that their Muslim colleagues are now less willing to share their thoughts about national security and fear they will no […]

Pentagon says troops, recruiters may carry concealed weapons

Pentagon says troops, recruiters may carry concealed weapons

by WorldTribune Staff, November 23, 2016 U.S. military recruiters and personnel at other military facilities will be allowed to carry concealed handguns, according to a new Defense Department directive. The Defense Department directive comes seven years after the 2009 terrorist attack at Fort Hood in Texas, where former Army Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13 people […]