State Dept. report on terror trends again singles out Iran

State Dept. report on terror trends again singles out Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2016 Terrorists launched 11,774 attacks worldwide in 2015, but the scope was “increasingly decentralized and diffuse,” according to a new U.S. report. Despite the signing of a nuclear accord with world powers and the ending of international sanctions, Iran continued its reign as the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism, […]

Al Qaida attack on Yemen port city thwarted; Houthis retake ground from government forces

Al Qaida attack on Yemen port city thwarted; Houthis retake ground from government forces

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2016 Yemeni government forces foiled an attempted terror attack by Al Qaida in the port city of Mukalla which the terror organization recently lost control of. Security forces found an explosives-laden car that Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was planning to blow up near an administrative headquarters in […]

U.S.-led coalition drops ammo to Syrian rebels fighting to stop ISIL advance in Aleppo province

U.S.-led coalition drops ammo to Syrian rebels fighting to stop ISIL advance in Aleppo province

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2016 Aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition dropped a badly-needed supply of ammunition to Syrian rebels attempting to halt an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) advance in northern Aleppo province. The ammunition went to Syrian rebels trying to prevent ISIL jihadists from entering the town of Marea, the Syrian […]

Iran’s Zarif to Trump: ‘Renegotiate’ nuclear deal? Not possible

Iran’s Zarif to Trump: ‘Renegotiate’ nuclear deal? Not possible

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2016 Despite Donald Trump’s pledge to do so, the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers can’t be renegotiated, Iran’s foreign minister said. The deal “is not an Iran-U.S. agreement for the Republican front-runner or anybody else to renegotiate. It’s an international understanding annexed to a Security Council resolution,” Mohammad […]

UK columnist: Iran may be ‘hot’ but its brutality leaves me cold

UK columnist: Iran may be ‘hot’ but its brutality leaves me cold

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2016 Post-sanctions Iran may have become a fashionable “hot spot” for tourists but it is still a brutal hellhole for many of its own people, particularly women, a UK columnist wrote. “Scrolling through the hundreds of photos a friend took on a visit last year, I did feel a twinge […]

Egypt, in goodwill test for Hamas, reopens border crossing at Rafah

Egypt, in goodwill test for Hamas, reopens border crossing at Rafah

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2016 In a good faith gesture ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Egypt on June 1 temporarily reopened the Rafah border crossing at Gaza. The crossing has been all but sealed off since a terrorist attack in the Sinai Peninsula in October 2014 in which Egypt said Hamas […]

Diplomats fear economic chaos as new Russian-made banknotes are distributed in Libya

Diplomats fear economic chaos as new Russian-made banknotes are distributed in Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2016 The distribution of new Russian-made banknotes in Libya is raising alarms among diplomats who fear it will lead to economic crisis in a country already wracked by chaos. The U.S. said the banknotes “would be counterfeit and could undermine confidence in Libya’s currency, as well as the Central Bank […]

U.S. and British special forces using Bollywood music to wear down ISIL

U.S. and British special forces using Bollywood music to wear down ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2016 Word has it that Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) doesn’t like Bollywood music – hates it, in fact. After having been tipped off to that fact, American and British special forces in Libya have been blasting Bollywood tunes to get under the skin of the jihadists and […]

Leader of Western Sahara independence movement dies

Leader of Western Sahara independence movement dies

by WorldTribune Staff, June 1, 2016 The leader of the Polisario Front, which seeks independence for Western Sahara from Morocco, has died, Algeria’s APS news agency reported. Mohamed Abdelaziz, 69, died on May 31 “after a long illness,” the report said. Abdelaziz had been leader of the Algeria-backed Polisario Front since 1976. “This is a […]

ISIL directive to Muslims, worldwide: Destroy your satellite dishes

ISIL directive to Muslims, worldwide: Destroy your satellite dishes

by WorldTribune Staff, June 1, 2016 In a new propaganda campaign, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is demanding Muslims around the globe destroy their TV satellite dishes to stop the “broadcast of apostasy and adultery” that “destroy Muslims’ ethics.” The social media campaign, which even includes calls on Muslims to stop watching Arabic-language […]