Negligence a factor in ISIL Baghdad blast as death toll rises above 250

Negligence a factor in ISIL Baghdad blast as death toll rises above 250

by WorldTribune Staff, July 7, 2016 The death toll in an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) bombing in Baghdad on July 3 would have been much lower had it not been for locked exits and poor safety standards, an Iraqi general said. Gen. Abdel Amir Shammari, head of Baghdad Operations, a joint force […]

Bomb attacks hit Libyan Gen. Haftar’s military force in Benghazi

Bomb attacks hit Libyan Gen. Haftar’s military force in Benghazi

by WorldTribune Staff, July 7, 2016 A car bomb killed 11 troops of Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s force in Benghazi on July 6, the third attack in the Libyan city in recent weeks. The bomb was set off as the soldiers held evening prayers on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a military source […]

Attorneys will press ‘the Clinton deal’ for clients who mishandled classified info

Attorneys will press ‘the Clinton deal’ for clients who mishandled classified info

by WorldTribune Staff, July 7, 2016 FBI Director James Comey opened the door, and now a slew of lawyers are lining up to walk in and get “the Clinton deal” for their clients who allegedly mishandled classified information. Mark Zaid, a defense attorney for national security whistleblowers and people accused of mishandling secrets, says he […]

U.S. sanctions North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un for ‘notorious’ rights abuses

U.S. sanctions North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un for ‘notorious’ rights abuses

by WorldTribune Staff, July 7, 2016 The sanctions the United States slapped on Kim Jong-Un may ruffle the North Korean leader’s feathers a bit, but will have little effect on improving human rights in the communist country, analysts say. The U.S. on July 6 announced sanctions on Kim and 10 other individuals for “notorious abuses […]

U.S. now has larger oil reserves than Saudi Arabia, Russia

U.S. now has larger oil reserves than Saudi Arabia, Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2016 The United States has for the first time surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia in oil reserves. A study by Rystad Energy estimates that recoverable oil in the U.S. from existing fields, discoveries and yet undiscovered areas amounts to 264 billion barrels. Saudi Arabia has 212 billion and Russia 256 […]

No, FBI Director Comey: ‘Reasonable prosecutors’ certainly would bring charges against Hillary Clinton

No, FBI Director Comey: ‘Reasonable prosecutors’ certainly would bring charges against Hillary Clinton

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2016 FBI Director James Comey’s definition of a “reasonable prosecutor” differs from that of a lot of people, former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy being one of them. In recommending against prosecuting Hillary Clinton, Comey on July 5 said no “reasonable prosecutor” would bring charges as there was “no intent” […]

Houthi rocket hits residential area of Yemen, kills 7 children

Houthi rocket hits residential area of Yemen, kills 7 children

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2016 Seven children were killed on July 5 when a rocket fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels struck a residential area in Marib, Yemen. The Katyusha rocket hit a courtyard where the children were playing, said Abdel Ghani Shaalan, Marib’s deputy regional director of security. Two other rockets hit a house […]

CNN report on Ramadan terror omits attacks on Israelis

CNN report on Ramadan terror omits attacks on Israelis

by WorldTribune Staff, July 6, 2016 CNN apologized after Twitter users slammed the news network for publishing a map on July 5 of Ramadan terrorist strikes that omitted attacks that killed two Israeli citizens. “Updated map: This graphic shows the extent of terror attacks throughout Ramadan in 2016 ,” the network tweeted, including sites such […]