French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 The head of France’s DGSI intelligence agency warned that France was “clearly targeted” by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) a week before EgyptAir Flight 840 crashed into the Mediterranean. The Airbus A320 carrying 56 passengers, seven crew and three security officers disappeared early on May 19 as […]

Israel replaces pro-U.S. defense minister with pro-Moscow Lieberman

Israel replaces pro-U.S. defense minister with pro-Moscow Lieberman

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2016 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu solidified his power base on May 18 by replacing moderate pro-U.S. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon with nationalist pro-Russia former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The move came amid increasingly toxic relations between Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama who is seen as likely to make […]

$4 billion goes ‘missing’ from Yemen’s central bank

$4 billion goes ‘missing’ from Yemen’s central bank

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2016 Yemen, already on the verge of bankruptcy, was thrown further into economic chaos when it was discovered that $4 billion was “missing” from the nation’s central bank. The money was found missing on May 17 from the bank in the capital of Sanaa, which is under the control of […]

Secret second wife of Iran’s foreign minister spied for West, Iran official says

Secret second wife of Iran’s foreign minister spied for West, Iran official says

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2016 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has a secret second wife who has been “spying for the West,” a senior Iranian official posted on Facebook. “Mr. Zarif, do you know that the movement of foreign influence in Iran has arrived at your bed?” Mohammad Hossein Rostami, head of the […]

‘Spies on every street’: ISIL executes Libyans for spying, practicing Christianity

‘Spies on every street’: ISIL executes Libyans for spying, practicing Christianity

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2016 Residents of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) Libyan stronghold say they live in constant fear as the terror group routinely executes those who practice Christianity, beheads accused “spies” and flogs men for smoking or listening to music. “There are spies on every street,” a resident of Sirte […]

Reports: Obama pushing Israeli military leaders to buck their government

Reports: Obama pushing Israeli military leaders to buck their government

By World Tribune Staff on May 18, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama is encouraging Israeli military leaders to oppose the “politically paralyzed” Benjamin Netanyahu by running for office on their own in order to effectively change the nation’s policies. According to congressional sources, Obama has “wooed” the top leaders of Israel’s military and defense establishment […]

Angelina Jolie lectures EU on migrant crisis, tells Brits to reject Brexit

Angelina Jolie lectures EU on migrant crisis, tells Brits to reject Brexit

By World Tribune Staff on May 18, 2016 Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie lectured European Union leaders on “isolationism” and accused them of a “race to the bottom” over their handling of the migrant crisis. EU nations are “competing to be the toughest in the hope of protecting themselves whatever the cost or challenge to their […]

Sunni majority Maldives severs ties with Shi’ite Iran

Sunni majority Maldives severs ties with Shi’ite Iran

By World Tribune Staff on May 18, 2016 The island nation of Maldives has followed its Sunni Saudi ally’s lead by cutting ties to Shi’ite Iran. The Maldives government on May 17 said it decided to sever its 40-year-old diplomatic ties with Iran, saying Teheran’s policies in the Middle East are “detrimental to peace and […]

#PrayforSophie: Canada’s ‘first lady’ mocked for saying she needs ‘team’

#PrayforSophie: Canada’s ‘first lady’ mocked for saying she needs ‘team’

By World Tribune Staff on May 17, 2016 There is no official role for Canada’s first lady, but that didn’t stop Sophie Grégoire Trudeau from asking the country’s taxpayers to get her the help she needs to “fulfill her duties.” Last week, Trudeau told a French-language newspaper that she wanted to do more for the […]

Hamas: Fatah terror cell planned to assassinate Egypt’s Sisi

Hamas: Fatah terror cell planned to assassinate Egypt’s Sisi

By World Tribune Staff on May 17, 2016 A Fatah terror cell plotted to kill Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi and then frame Hamas for the assassination, a senior Hamas official claimed. In a statement on May 16, Hamas representative Salah al-Bardawil said a Gazan terror cell formed by Tawfiq Tirawi, a senior Fatah official […]