Return of the KGB? As democracy ebbs, Putin’s Russia is back on a familiar track

Return of the KGB? As democracy ebbs, Putin’s Russia is back on a familiar track

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2016 On the same day his United Russia party solidified one-party control of the government, President Vladimir Putin moved to effectively recreate the Soviet KGB by merging Moscow’s domestic security, foreign espionage and counterintelligence agencies. According to a report by Kommersant on Sept. 19, Putin’s plan would merge the Federal […]

Carter: Obama did not inform military command of cash payments to Iran

Carter: Obama did not inform military command of cash payments to Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama did not consult with his top military leaders before sending $400 million in cash to Iran earlier this year on the day four American hostages were released, a report said. During a Sept. 22 Senate Armed Services Committee meeting, in response to a question from […]

October surprise: Iraq sealing off ISIL supply lines in preparation for assault on Mosul

October surprise: Iraq sealing off ISIL supply lines in preparation for assault on Mosul

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2016 Iraq’s army is focusing on cutting off Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) supply lines as U.S. advisers on the ground assist the Iraqis and the Kurdish peshmerga in preparing for an assault on Mosul. The U.S. military has asked the White House to deploy up to 500 […]

Netanyahu: We won’t accept ‘any attempt by the UN to dictate terms to Israel’

Netanyahu: We won’t accept ‘any attempt by the UN to dictate terms to Israel’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2016 Peace in the Middle East “runs through Jerusalem and Ramallah, not New York,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 22. In repeating his call for direct talks with the Palestinians, Netanyahu rejected any UN plan to unilaterally impose […]

American hostage in disbelief over warm welcome for Iran’s Rouhani at UN

American hostage in disbelief over warm welcome for Iran’s Rouhani at UN

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2016 One of four American hostages released from Iran in January said “it’s unbelievable” that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani received such a warm welcome at the United Nations on Sept. 21. Pastor Saeed Abedini, who spoke to Fox News after Rouhani’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly, said Iran’s […]

Reports: Charlotte unrest organized, funded, staffed from outside North Carolina

Reports: Charlotte unrest organized, funded, staffed from outside North Carolina

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2016 “Instigators” were bused in from out of state to stir the pot in Charlotte, a spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police said. “This is not Charlotte that’s out here. These are outside entities that are coming in and causing these problems. These are not protesters, these are […]

Muslim Brotherhood wins 15 seats in Jordan’s parliament

Muslim Brotherhood wins 15 seats in Jordan’s parliament

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2016 The political arm of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood wound up winning 15 seats after votes were tallied in this week’s parliamentary elections. Analysts say the Islamic Action Front won enough seats in the 130-member parliament to be a vocal opposition but not enough to challenge establishment legislators. The Muslim Brotherhood’s […]

Former Reagan defense official says next president needs new toolbox for 2017 challenges

Former Reagan defense official says next president needs new toolbox for 2017 challenges

by WorldTribune Staff, September 22, 2016 The next U.S. president will have to abandon “assumptions and ideas that have been outrun by global reality,” although they are held dear by foreign policy elites from both parties, a former Reagan administration defense official told an online strategic forum. Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will assume office […]

Limbaugh: In second term of the first black president, rioting is the new normal

Limbaugh: In second term of the first black president, rioting is the new normal

by WorldTribune Staff, September 22, 2016 Text from Rush Limbaugh’s Sept. 21 show: It’s a sad observation, folks. I’m telling you, a sad, sad observation but it’s an observation that I don’t think I’m alone in making. It seems like rioting is almost expected now when there is a cop shooting. A cop shooting, period.  Don’t care about […]

The votes are in: Members of Egyptian delegation to UN are Trump supporters

The votes are in: Members of Egyptian delegation to UN are Trump supporters

by WorldTribune Staff, September 22, 2016 Donald Trump would back Egypt’s ban on the Muslim Brotherhood while Hillary Clinton would undermine the country’s efforts to dismantle the group, members of an Egyptian delegation to the United Nations said on Sept. 21. One member of the delegation, Sahar Talaat Moustafa, the head of Egypt’s Tourism and […]