Haftar’s east Libya forces drive jihadists from Benghazi, ending 2-year battle

Haftar’s east Libya forces drive jihadists from Benghazi, ending 2-year battle

by WorldTribune Staff, November 18, 2016 East Libyan forces under the command of Gen. Khalifa Haftar on Nov. 17 drove Islamist militants from one of their last strongholds in Benghazi. Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) took control of the southwestern district of Ganfouda, and nearby Guwarsha, after flushing out opposing forces. The LNA has been […]

North Carolina governor challenging voting results in 50 counties

North Carolina governor challenging voting results in 50 counties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 18, 2016 The campaign of Gov. Pat McCrory has filed ballot protests in 50 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. McCrory, who trails Democrat Roy Cooper by about 5,000 votes, is challenging what the campaign said are known instances of votes being cast by dead people, felons or individuals who voted more […]

Saudis set to lift the veil on true scale of its oil reserves

Saudis set to lift the veil on true scale of its oil reserves

by WorldTribune Staff, November 18, 2016 Saudi Arabia is about to reveal a state secret that it has kept the lid on since the 1980s – the true amount of its oil reserves. The kingdom will make the disclosure as it prepares for the 2018 initial public offering (IPO) of Saudi Aramco that could bring […]

IAEA reports Iran exceeded heavy water limit

IAEA reports Iran exceeded heavy water limit

by WorldTribune Staff, November 18, 2016 For the second time this year, Iran has exceeded the agreed upon limit on its stock of heavy water, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said. The IAEA reported last week that Iran’s stock of heavy water had risen above the 130-ton level set in the nuclear agreement with […]

Dead wrong: Media view of a GOP in crisis contradicted by state-level results nationwide

Dead wrong: Media view of a GOP in crisis contradicted by state-level results nationwide

by WorldTribune Staff, November 17, 2016 As the major media narrative had it, Donald Trump’s nomination as the GOP presidential nominee would sink the Republican Party. The GOP would lose the Senate, possibly the House and suffer defeat after defeat right down to the state level. But team Trump saw what the media refused to […]

Iran issues veiled threat in response to House vote on renewing sanctions

Iran issues veiled threat in response to House vote on renewing sanctions

by WorldTribune Staff, November 17, 2016 The U.S. House of Representatives’ decision to reauthorize sanctions means Iran will take ‘powerful’ but unspecified action, a senior Iranian official said. The House voted 419-1 on Nov. 15 to renew the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for another 10 years. “If you extend the sanctions, this will mean kicking […]

Dec. 19 is the new D-Day for the never-die, anti-Trump Left

Dec. 19 is the new D-Day for the never-die, anti-Trump Left

by WorldTribune Staff, November 17, 2016 The nonstop wall of sound from the mainstream media is about disarray and chaos in the Trump transition. That is a totally false narrative according Trump Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway. Officials who are in negotiations for top positions with the incoming administration have conveyed the same assessment. The real […]

President-elect Trump to meet Japan’s Prime Minister Abe

President-elect Trump to meet Japan’s Prime Minister Abe

by WorldTribune Staff, November 17, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump was scheduled to hold an “informal” meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York on Nov. 17. Kellyanne Conway, a current member of Trump’s transition team, said the nature of the meeting would be “informal” since President Barack Obama is still in the White […]

Chinese spyware found on 700 million Android phones

Chinese spyware found on 700 million Android phones

by WorldTribune Staff, November 17, 2016 Chinese-authored spyware that can be used to track a user’s movements and communications has been found on some 700 million Android smartphones, security researchers said. The spyware, discovered by Virginia-based Kryptowire, was reportedly authored by Chinese startup Shanghai Adups Technology Company. “The Department of Homeland Security was recently made […]

House to block Obama’s sale of U.S. planes to Iran

House to block Obama’s sale of U.S. planes to Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, November 17, 2016 The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass new legislation that would block the sale of American-made aircraft to Iran. “The American people gave us a mandate to fight radical Islamic terrorism. Preventing aircraft sales to the world’s leading terror state is a pretty good start,” a senior […]