Israel hits EU for opening diplomatic office in Iran: ‘Grave mistake’

Israel hits EU for opening diplomatic office in Iran: ‘Grave mistake’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 The European Union is making “a grave mistake” by opening a diplomatic office in Iran, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said on July 14. EU Foreign policy head Federica Mogherini had earlier on July 14 announced plans for a mission in the Islamic Republic in a statement marking one year since […]

Dead or alive? Pentagon confirms ISIL military chief — reported killed in March — was again targeted

Dead or alive? Pentagon confirms ISIL military chief — reported killed in March — was again targeted

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 The Pentagon is still unable to confirm if the notorious Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) commander known as Omar the Chechen is dead or alive. The Pentagon had claimed in early March that coalition forces had killed Omar al-Shishani, but it was later reported that he was […]

Trump on Nice attack: ‘It’s out of control … and it’s only going to get worse’

Trump on Nice attack: ‘It’s out of control … and it’s only going to get worse’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 The United States is at war with radical Islam and unless it gets “strong leadership” and shores up its borders “it’s only going to get worse,” Donald Trump said. In the wake of the terror attack in Nice, France on July 14, the GOP presidential candidate told Fox News’ […]

Assad says U.S. ‘not serious’ about defeating ISIL; Kerry in Moscow with ‘final offer’ on Syria

Assad says U.S. ‘not serious’ about defeating ISIL; Kerry in Moscow with ‘final offer’ on Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 The United States is offering Russia a new military pact against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and Al Qaida in Syria, according to a leaked U.S. proposal, but analysts say the U.S. had no choice but to cooperate with Russia on Moscow’s terms after Russia’s show of […]

Flynn: Obama is fighting ISIL’s ‘global strategy’ with narrow tactics

Flynn: Obama is fighting ISIL’s ‘global strategy’ with narrow tactics

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is exploiting the weakness in President Barack Obama’s counter-terror strategy, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said. “The strategy they (ISIL) have assumed is a global strategy,” Flynn said at The Heritage Foundation on July 13. “And the strategy that we have […]

Targeted in Target: Transgender arrested for taking photos of woman in fitting room

Targeted in Target: Transgender arrested for taking photos of woman in fitting room

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 A 43-year-old man who said he identifies as a woman was arrested after allegedly taking photos of a woman in an Idaho Target fitting room. Police said Sean Patrick Smith was dressed in women’s clothing when he entered the fitting room in the women’s section of the store in […]

Israel angered by French foreign minister’s meeting with Hizbullah leaders

Israel angered by French foreign minister’s meeting with Hizbullah leaders

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Israel is livid after France’s foreign minister reportedly met with leaders of Hizbullah’s “political wing” in politically-paralyzed Lebanon. Jean-Marc Ayrault met with a political delegation of Hizbullah in Lebanon on July 12, according to local media reports. “It’s clear that Foreign Minister Ayrault would not meet with the ‘political […]

Famine crisis hits Yemen as Western banks cut credit lines

Famine crisis hits Yemen as Western banks cut credit lines

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Millions of people are facing famine in Yemen as importers are unable to have food shipped in after Western banks severed credit lines. Some $260 million is stuck in banks due to the civil war, trade and aid sources say. The United Nations said 10 of Yemen’s 22 governorates […]

On eve of one-year anniversary of nuclear deal, Iran’s Rouhani warns regime could restore program

On eve of one-year anniversary of nuclear deal, Iran’s Rouhani warns regime could restore program

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Iran is poised to restore its nuclear program if world powers don’t live up to their end of the nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said. Rouhani made the comments on state TV on July 13, the eve of the one-year anniversary of the deal (or Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

Iran speed boats buzz warship carrying top U.S. general through Strait of Hormuz

Iran speed boats buzz warship carrying top U.S. general through Strait of Hormuz

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2016 Iran sent four machine gun-laden speed boats and a guided missile patrol ship to hassle a U.S. warship that was transiting the Strait of Hormuz on July 11, the U.S. Navy said. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels came as close as 500 yards to the USS New […]