Jordan’s king vows strong action after second terror attack

Jordan’s king vows strong action after second terror attack

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2016 An angry King Abdullah II said Jordan would respond with “an iron fist” after a car bomb killed six Jordanian security personnel on June 21. There has been no claim of responsibility for the bombing which killed four border guards, one member of the security services and one member […]

Egypt court voids Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi

Egypt court voids Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2016 An Egyptian court on June 21 nullified a maritime border agreement that would have seen Egypt transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The government of President Abdul Fatah Sisi, who insisted that Tiran and Sanafir had always belonged to Saudi Arabia, said Egypt will appeal […]

Italy: 48 percent in country that inspired its creation would vote to leave EU

Italy: 48 percent in country that inspired its creation would vote to leave EU

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2016 With all eyes in Europe on the June 23 Brexit vote, a survey in Italy found that 48 percent in the country that paved the way for the European Union’s creation would vote to leave the EU. “The Italians are amused by the Brexit vote,” said Andrea Barzini, an […]

U.S., Russian fighter jets in tense showdown over Syria

U.S., Russian fighter jets in tense showdown over Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2016 In another U.S.-Russian incident, American F/A-18s confronted Russian Su-34 bombers in southern Syria, U.S. pilots attempted via a communications channel to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels, according to news reports. The incident occurred on June 16 when at least two Su-34s, which are among Moscow’s most advanced […]

Clinton seen losing Wall Street with Elizabeth Warren as VP

Clinton seen losing Wall Street with Elizabeth Warren as VP

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2016 Hillary Clinton, whose campaign is flush with Wall Street cash, risks losing a large chunk of that support if she selects anti-Wall Street Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate, sources say. “If Clinton picked Warren, her whole base on Wall Street would leave her,” one donor, who has […]

U.S. denies ISIL role in ‘tragic accidental death’ of contractor at Turkey’s Incirlik air base

U.S. denies ISIL role in ‘tragic accidental death’ of contractor at Turkey’s Incirlik air base

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2016 The United States has said Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) played no role in the death of a U.S. military contractor at his home in Turkey. ISIL claimed a squad of its jihadists assassinated the contractor at his home in the Turkish city of Adana on June […]

Report: Israel, Turkey normalization 95 percent ‘finalized’

Report: Israel, Turkey normalization 95 percent ‘finalized’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2016 Turkey and Israel will reach agreement on re-establishing normalized relations in “a matter of days,” a report said. A senior Israeli official on June 19 said rapprochement between Jerusalem and Ankara was over 95 percent complete, Hebrew-language Ynet website reported. “Almost everything has been finalized. We’ve concluded over 95 […]

Hamas imposes punishing new taxes in Gaza as foreign funding dries up

Hamas imposes punishing new taxes in Gaza as foreign funding dries up

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2016 Hamas is hitting residents of the Gaza Strip with higher taxes as funding from allies such as Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood has plummeted and Egypt has cut the smuggling trade from tunnels. Businessman Hamam al-Yazjji said he is struggling to keep his import business alive as both consumers […]

U.S. sends two aircraft carriers to Philippine Sea exercise in Pacific showdown with China

U.S. sends two aircraft carriers to Philippine Sea exercise in Pacific showdown with China

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2016 The United States has sent two aircraft carriers to an exercise in the Philippine Sea in a show of force ahead of a key arbitration decision on a South China Sea territorial dispute. The Nimitz-class supercarriers USS Ronald Reagan and USS John C. Stennis conducted air defense and sea […]

Reports: Turkish forces killed refugees (including children) fleeing from ISIL areas of Syria

Reports: Turkish forces killed refugees (including children) fleeing from ISIL areas of Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2016 Turkish border guards shot and killed at least eight Syrians, including four children, who were fleeing areas controlled by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), reports said. The Syrians were gunned down “while trying to flee their war-torn country” on June 19, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights […]