Iran destroys 100,000 ‘morally harmful’ satellite dishes

Iran destroys 100,000 ‘morally harmful’ satellite dishes

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2016 Iran has destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers that the government said were “morally harmful” to society. “The truth is that most satellite channels… deviate the society’s morality and culture,” Gen. Mohammad Reza Naghdi, the head of Iran’s Basij militia, was quoted as saying by Iranian state media. Owning […]

Iran blames IAEA for leak of secret side deal document

Iran blames IAEA for leak of secret side deal document

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2016 Iran accused the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of leaking details of a secret side deal in last year’s nuclear agreement that will lift restrictions on the Islamic republic’s nuclear program before the accord expires. Iran said on July 25 that it will lodge a formal protest with the […]

American volunteer who joined Kurdish militia dies fighting ISIL

American volunteer who joined Kurdish militia dies fighting ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2016 An American who volunteered to fight alongside a Kurdish militia against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Syria has been killed in action. Levi Jonathan Shirley was killed in fighting on July 14 as the Kurds fought to liberate the city of Manbij from ISIL. Shirley is […]

Powerful DNC women decided ‘early on’ it was Hillary come hell or high water

Powerful DNC women decided ‘early on’ it was Hillary come hell or high water

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2016 [Editors’ Note: An earlier version of this article erroneously listed Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard as a Vice chair of the DNC. She resigned in February, 2015 after calling for more primary debates and endorsing the candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders.] The female power brokers of the Democratic National Committee decided […]

Obama’s half brother weighs in: ‘Make America great again!’

Obama’s half brother weighs in: ‘Make America great again!’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2016 The “deep disappointment” in his half-brother’s presidency and Hillary Clinton’s performance as secretary of state has driven Malik Obama to the GOP and Donald Trump. “I like Donald Trump because he speaks from the heart,” Obama, half-brother of President Barack Obama and a longtime Democrat, told The New York […]

Dirty tricks: WikiLeaks outs DNC’s Wasserman Schultz

Dirty tricks: WikiLeaks outs DNC’s Wasserman Schultz

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2016 DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has resigned after “been quarantined” from the Democratic National Convention in the wake of WikiLeaks’ release of thousands of emails that showed DNC officials colluded against Sen. Bernie Sanders in the party primaries. After the news that Wasserman Schultz would not preside over the […]

ISIL attack on Shi’ite protest rally in Kabul kills at least 80

ISIL attack on Shi’ite protest rally in Kabul kills at least 80

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) on July 23 targeted a Shi’ite protest rally in Kabul, Afghanistan with twin bombings that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 230. Thousands of Persian-speaking Hazara Shi’ites had been demonstrating against the route of a planned multi-million-dollar power line […]

U.S. military, European allies uneasy about Obama-Kerry talks with Putin

U.S. military, European allies uneasy about Obama-Kerry talks with Putin

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are once again naively banking on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s good faith in the U.S.’s latest proposal for cooperation against jihadist groups in Syria, critics said. U.S. military and intelligence officials said Obama and Kerry are being set up […]

Turkey’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood ruler fires back at critics in Egypt

Turkey’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood ruler fires back at critics in Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, July 22, 2016 Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s scathing criticism of Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi signifies that the Turkish president has lost the ability of “sound judgment,” the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said. When reports circulated that top officials in Cairo had cheered the news of the coup attempt in Turkey, Erdogan bashed Sisi, […]

N. Carolina governor blasts ‘sports and entertainment elite’ after NBA pulls All-Star Game

N. Carolina governor blasts ‘sports and entertainment elite’ after NBA pulls All-Star Game

by WorldTribune Staff, July 22, 2016 Misinformation on North Carolina’s HB2 law was a major factor in the NBA pulling the 2017 All-Star Game from the state, Gov. Pat McCrory said. The NBA on July 21 announced its decision to relocate the game. It had been scheduled for Feb. 19 in Charlotte. “The sports and […]