70 years after the Holocaust, art stolen by Nazis still on display in U.S. museums

70 years after the Holocaust, art stolen by Nazis still on display in U.S. museums

by WorldTribune Staff, June 9, 2016 Sen. Ted Cruz is spearheading new legislation aimed at stopping U.S. museums from “waiting out the clock” in a bid to keep high-priced artworks looted by Nazis from being returned to Jewish Holocaust victims. “Over 70 years later — we are still trying to cope with the consequences of […]

‘Significant’ gas discovery reported off coast of Egypt

‘Significant’ gas discovery reported off coast of Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, June 9, 2016 BP and Italy’s Eni have reported a gas discovery off the coast of Egypt that holds 70 to 80 billion cubic meters of gas. The discovery in the Baltim South West area is jointly owned by both companies, Eni said in a press release on June 9. “Baltim South […]

Iran arrests scholar on gender issues in continuing crackdown on dual nationals

Iran arrests scholar on gender issues in continuing crackdown on dual nationals

by WorldTribune Staff, June 9, 2016 A Canadian scholar on gender issues and Islam was arrested on June 6 while visiting Iran. Homa Hoodfar, who teaches at Concordia University in Montreal, is at least the fifth dual-national detained in Iran in recent months, according to the New York-based International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran […]

Hillary Clinton: No American lives were lost in Libya intervention

Hillary Clinton: No American lives were lost in Libya intervention

by WorldTribune Staff, June 9, 2016 Hillary Clinton, in a June 8 interview with PBS, claimed no American lives were lost in the U.S. intervention in Libya and hinted that “pre-existing rivalries” were the primary cause of the chaos that followed. “After due diligence, we came up with a way of supporting their efforts that […]

ISIL execution: 19 Yazidi girls burned alive in cages after refusing to be sex slaves

ISIL execution: 19 Yazidi girls burned alive in cages after refusing to be sex slaves

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2016 A group of Yazidi girls who refused to become Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) sex slaves were locked in cages and burned alive, reports say. ISIL jihadists publicly executed the 19 Yazidi girls in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, according to the Kurdish ARA news […]

UN on defensive after backing down to Saudi Arabia over children rights report

UN on defensive after backing down to Saudi Arabia over children rights report

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2016 Rights groups are blasting the UN’s decision to remove Saudi Arabia from a blacklist of nations accused of harming children in armed conflict. “It appears that political power and diplomatic clout have been allowed to trump the UN’s duty to expose those responsible for the killing and maiming of […]

Hillary gives speech on inequality in a $12,000 Armani jacket

Hillary gives speech on inequality in a $12,000 Armani jacket

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2016 The campaign swimming in cash from Wall Street and Big Oil is now decking out its candidate in Giorgio Armani. Hillary Clinton recently donned a $12,495 Armani tweed jacket while giving a speech on income inequality. The day coat, made of “napa lambskin cut into strips and woven on […]

Report: Israel conducts first strike on Syria under new defense minister

Report: Israel conducts first strike on Syria under new defense minister

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2016 Israeli warplanes struck a facility storing surface-to-air missiles near the Syrian city of Homs, a report said on June 7. If confirmed, the Israeli Air Force mission would be the first carried out in Syria under new Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. According to Syrian website Zaman Al Wasl, which […]

Disputes within Iraqi forces slows advance on Fallujah

Disputes within Iraqi forces slows advance on Fallujah

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2016 Iraq’s advance on Fallujah has been delayed by strategy disagreements among the nation’s splintered forces. The Iraqi forces, having secured the southern edge of the city held by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), have been stalled for two days as commanders of elite counterterrorism special forces and […]

Iran denies visas to three GOP congressmen who opposed nuclear deal

Iran denies visas to three GOP congressmen who opposed nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2016 Three Republican congressmen who voted against Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers have been denied visas by Teheran. Calling their request to monitor the nuclear deal a “publicity stunt,” Iran on June 7 said it would not grant visas to Reps. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey, Mike Pompeo of […]