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 […]

Major Syrian gas field hit by explosions tied to ISIL

Major Syrian gas field hit by explosions tied to ISIL

By World Tribune Staff on May 17, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) blew up several pumping stations at a major Syrian gas field on May 16. The explosions at the Shaer gas field were reportedly felt as far away as Palmyra, which is 50 meters (30 miles) southeast of Shaer. “There were […]

In first, hundreds of Jordanians find employment in Israel

In first, hundreds of Jordanians find employment in Israel

By World Tribune Staff on May 17, 2016 Jordanians for the first time are being allowed to take jobs in Israel as part of a new pilot program. About 700 Jordanians have recently found employment in Israel, The Washington Post reported on May 16. The program between Israel and Jordan will allow 1,500 Jordanians to […]

Libyan prime minister: West allowed country after ousting Gadhafi to descend into chaos

Libyan prime minister: West allowed country after ousting Gadhafi to descend into chaos

By World Tribune Staff on May 16, 2016 The West is largely responsible for the current chaotic situation in Libya, the prime minister of the country’s new unity government said. Fayez al-Sarraj said the West lost interest after longtime dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi was ousted. Hillary Clinton, then-U.S. secretary of state, played a major role […]

Iran cracks down on women modeling without headscarves online

Iran cracks down on women modeling without headscarves online

By World Tribune Staff on May 16, 2016 Iranian women are required to wear headscarves not only in the real world but in the virtual world as well. Iranian police recently arrested eight people in a new crackdown targeting “un-Islamic acts” online such as female models posting images of themselves without the hijab, state media […]

Egypt disconnects last power line, imposes southern Gaza blackout

Egypt disconnects last power line, imposes southern Gaza blackout

By World Tribune Staff on May 16, 2016 A full electric blackout is in effect in southern Gaza after the last power line from Egypt to Gaza was disconnected, reports say. Gaza’s electricity company announced that the two lines that fed electricity from Egypt to southern Gaza have now been completely disconnected by Egypt. The […]