Report: ISIL executing civilians trying to flee Fallujah by swimming the Euphrates

Report: ISIL executing civilians trying to flee Fallujah by swimming the Euphrates

by WorldTribune Staff, June 6, 2016 Civilians desperately trying to get out of the besieged city of Fallujah by attempting to cross the Euphrates River are being gunned down by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists, reports say. “An unidentified number of civilians have been shot and killed trying to cross the river,” […]

Jordanian intelligence officers killed in ‘terrorist attack’ north of Amman

Jordanian intelligence officers killed in ‘terrorist attack’ north of Amman

by WorldTribune Staff, June 6, 2016 Three Jordanian intelligence officers were killed in what officials said was a “terrorist attack” on a Palestinian refugee camp near Jordan’s capital of Amman. Jordanian government officials said the attack took place at an office of the General Intelligence Department at the Baqa’a refugee camp. The three intelligence officers and two […]

Libya: EU, NATO to blame as more than 100 bodies wash ashore in one day

Libya: EU, NATO to blame as more than 100 bodies wash ashore in one day

by WorldTribune Staff, June 6, 2016 EU and NATO-supported rescue flotillas based in the Mediterranean are enticing migrants to their deaths, the Libyan Coast Guard said. On June 5, at least 117 bodies – 75 women and six children among them – washed up on Libya’s shores near the western city of Zuwarah, the coast […]

Congressman: Kerry must explain ‘whitewashing’ of public record on Iran deal

Congressman: Kerry must explain ‘whitewashing’ of public record on Iran deal

by WorldTribune Staff, June 6, 2016 The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has demanded Secretary of State John Kerry turn over all documents and communications related to the intentional editing of a State Department video dealing with the Iran nuclear accord. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, said on “Fox & Friends” […]

U.S.-backed Kurds, Russia-backed Syrians advance on Raqqa in pincer movement

U.S.-backed Kurds, Russia-backed Syrians advance on Raqqa in pincer movement

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2016 A U.S.-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance from the north and Russian-backed Syrian troops from the southwest are set to catch Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in a pincer movement as they advance on the terror group’s stronghold at Raqqa. U.S. military officials said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance […]

Muhammad Ali, unlike Rodman, did not honor Kim dynasty when visiting N. Korea

Muhammad Ali, unlike Rodman, did not honor Kim dynasty when visiting N. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2016 On a 2013 visit to Pyongyang, former NBA star Dennis Rodman referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as “awesome” and a “friend for life.” On a 1995 visit to Pyongyang, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who passed away on June 3 at the age of 74, refused to bow […]

Researcher: Holy Family’s journey through Egypt should be celebrated, could boost tourism

Researcher: Holy Family’s journey through Egypt should be celebrated, could boost tourism

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2016 The history of the Virgin Mary, baby Jesus and Joseph’s travels through Egypt should be a major event celebrated by all Egyptians, a researcher in Coptic history said. It could also be a boon to Egypt’s struggling tourism industry, said Robert Al-Faress. “The journey of the Holy Family to […]

Susan Sarandon: Hillary more dangerous than Trump, indictment ‘inevitable’

Susan Sarandon: Hillary more dangerous than Trump, indictment ‘inevitable’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy would be more dangerous than that of Donald Trump, according to actress and Bernie Sanders supporter Susan Sarandon, who predicted that Clinton’s indictment in the email scandal is “inevitable.” “I believe in a way she is more dangerous,” Sarandon suggested in an interview with The […]

Iran-backed Shi’ite militia to hold off invasion of Fallujah to protect civilians

Iran-backed Shi’ite militia to hold off invasion of Fallujah to protect civilians

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2016 An Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi’ite militia will not launch an offensive on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) forces in Fallujah until civilians have left the city, the militia’s leader said. “We will not enter Fallujah as long as there are families inside,” said Hadi al-Amiri, leader of the […]

Syrian forces open new front against ISIL with Russian air support

Syrian forces open new front against ISIL with Russian air support

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2016 Syrian forces, backed by Russian airstrikes, have launched their largest offensive against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) since retaking the historic city of Palmyra in March. The new front was opened on June 3 in ISIL-held territory in eastern Hama province, near the boundary with Raqqa province. […]