Egyptian sub joins hunt for downed flight’s black box

Egyptian sub joins hunt for downed flight’s black box

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 Egypt has sent a submarine and underwater equipment from its offshore oil industry to assist in the hunt for EgyptAir Flight 804’s black box flight recorders. Wreckage and personal belongings from the plane that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board were found on May 20 but […]

ISIL promotes Sinai hotbed as new front against Israel

ISIL promotes Sinai hotbed as new front against Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is using the Sinai Peninsula as a “steppingstone” for attacks against Israel, according to a report by national security correspondent Rowan Scarborough. The terrorist organization has launched a propaganda campaign to recruit jihadists for a force in Sinai large enough to take […]

Civilians in the crosshairs as fight to retake Fallujah begins

Civilians in the crosshairs as fight to retake Fallujah begins

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 Up to 90,000 civilians are being urged to leave Fallujah as Iraqi forces launch an offensive to drive out Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), but that may not be a good idea. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked civilians to identify their homes with white flags as […]

Turkey’s new PM vows to back Erdogan’s power grab

Turkey’s new PM vows to back Erdogan’s power grab

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 Turkey’s new prime minister wasted no time in confirming he stood firmly behind President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s pursuit of a new constitution that will grant the president more power. Binali Yildirim, a close Erdogan ally for two decades and a co-founder of the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) Party, […]

China claims base with ‘military facilities’ in disputed Spratlys is to rescue fishing boats

China claims base with ‘military facilities’ in disputed Spratlys is to rescue fishing boats

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 China is building a base in the disputed Spratly Islands for an advanced rescue vessel complete with drones and underwater robots. Chen Xingguang, political commissar of the ship, said the ship is scheduled to be deployed in the second half of the year, the official China Daily reported on […]

Group provided major funds to NPR to sell Iran deal to wary public

Group provided major funds to NPR to sell Iran deal to wary public

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2016 A group the White House said played a “critical role” in securing the Iran nuclear deal doled out large amounts of cash to National Public Radio (NPR) and Jewish lobby J Street to sell the deal to a wary public. The Ploughshares Fund group gave National Public Radio $100,000 […]

Afghan intel confirms U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader

Afghan intel confirms U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 The leader of the Afghan Taliban was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, Afghanistan intelligence sources have confirmed. The May 21 attack killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the sources said. U.S. officials said the drone strike was authorized by President Barack Obama and “showed the United States was […]

Conflicting reports continue to emerge about doomed EgyptAir flight

Conflicting reports continue to emerge about doomed EgyptAir flight

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 Reports have emerged of threats to EgyptAir Flight 804 and the detection of smoke prior to the airliner disappearing, but there has yet to be a claim of responsibility by any terrorist organization. According to a report on May 21, the words “we will bring this plane down” were […]

Gen. Haftar refuses to work with Libya’s unity government

Gen. Haftar refuses to work with Libya’s unity government

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 The commander of Libya’s military in the east said the unity government’s reliance on militias is “unthinkable” and he refuses to work with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Fayaz Sarraj arrived in Tripoli in late March to head up the unity government and is still trying to […]

Iranian women cut hair, dress as men to dodge ‘morality police’

Iranian women cut hair, dress as men to dodge ‘morality police’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 Defiant women in Iran are cutting their hair and dressing as men to avoid wearing the mandatory hijab and the long arm of the morality police. “Although the Government arrests women who post their photos without headscarves, women are not afraid and they are following their own lifestyle,” said […]