Publicity stunt? Struggling ISIL reportedly executes 25 in acid bath

Publicity stunt? Struggling ISIL reportedly executes 25 in acid bath

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 As it continues to lose territory in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is looking to sustain it relevance by turning to increasingly heinous methods of execution. According to the Iraqi News website, ISIL recently killed 25 people in its Iraqi stronghold at Mosul 25 […]

Polish leader: Bill Clinton should have his head examined

Polish leader: Bill Clinton should have his head examined

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 The leader of Poland’s conservative party suggested a CAT Scan may be in order for Bill Clinton after the former president said Poland and Hungary craved authoritarian “Putin-like leadership.” During a campaign appearance for wife Hillary, Bill Clinton said “Poland and Hungary, two countries that would not be free […]

U.S. to Iraq: Keep ‘foot on the gas’, don’t be distracted by suicide attacks in Baghdad

U.S. to Iraq: Keep ‘foot on the gas’, don’t be distracted by suicide attacks in Baghdad

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 Iraqi forces should remain on the front-lines to “keep the pressure” on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) rather than redeploy to Baghdad to deal with an uptick in suicide bombings, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said. “Our advice to the Iraqi government is to keep the […]

Saudi weighs paying contractors with IOUs as oil slump continues

Saudi weighs paying contractors with IOUs as oil slump continues

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 Saudi Arabia continues to suffer from a massive cash-flow problem amid the ongoing slump in oil prices and has been forced to consider handing out IOUs to contractors. Bloomberg reports that contractors “may receive financial instruments similar to a treasury bond which they could hold until maturity or sell on […]

French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 The head of France’s DGSI intelligence agency warned that France was “clearly targeted” by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) a week before EgyptAir Flight 840 crashed into the Mediterranean. The Airbus A320 carrying 56 passengers, seven crew and three security officers disappeared early on May 19 as […]

Israel replaces pro-U.S. defense minister with pro-Moscow Lieberman

Israel replaces pro-U.S. defense minister with pro-Moscow Lieberman

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2016 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu solidified his power base on May 18 by replacing moderate pro-U.S. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon with nationalist pro-Russia former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The move came amid increasingly toxic relations between Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama who is seen as likely to make […]

$4 billion goes ‘missing’ from Yemen’s central bank

$4 billion goes ‘missing’ from Yemen’s central bank

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2016 Yemen, already on the verge of bankruptcy, was thrown further into economic chaos when it was discovered that $4 billion was “missing” from the nation’s central bank. The money was found missing on May 17 from the bank in the capital of Sanaa, which is under the control of […]

Secret second wife of Iran’s foreign minister spied for West, Iran official says

Secret second wife of Iran’s foreign minister spied for West, Iran official says

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2016 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has a secret second wife who has been “spying for the West,” a senior Iranian official posted on Facebook. “Mr. Zarif, do you know that the movement of foreign influence in Iran has arrived at your bed?” Mohammad Hossein Rostami, head of the […]

‘Spies on every street’: ISIL executes Libyans for spying, practicing Christianity

‘Spies on every street’: ISIL executes Libyans for spying, practicing Christianity

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2016 Residents of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) Libyan stronghold say they live in constant fear as the terror group routinely executes those who practice Christianity, beheads accused “spies” and flogs men for smoking or listening to music. “There are spies on every street,” a resident of Sirte […]

Reports: Obama pushing Israeli military leaders to buck their government

Reports: Obama pushing Israeli military leaders to buck their government

By World Tribune Staff on May 18, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama is encouraging Israeli military leaders to oppose the “politically paralyzed” Benjamin Netanyahu by running for office on their own in order to effectively change the nation’s policies. According to congressional sources, Obama has “wooed” the top leaders of Israel’s military and defense establishment […]