No end in sight to scandals surrounding out-of-control Malaysian prime minister

No end in sight to scandals surrounding out-of-control Malaysian prime minister

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Staff Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on June 27 dismissed Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and four other ministers in a cabinet reshuffle, and replaced the Attorney-General, in a bid to stifle questions over a graft scandal at debt-laden State investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd. The Deputy […]

U.S. grants ‘extension of relief’ to China firm in Iran sanctions case

U.S. grants ‘extension of relief’ to China firm in Iran sanctions case

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. government has extended through August 30 a reprieve for ZTE Corporation from tough export restrictions imposed for allegedly violating sanctions against Iran. The Commerce Department on June 27 said the reprieve will allow the Chinese smartphone maker to continue exporting equipment containing U.S. technology. […]

Overrum by ISIL in January 2014, Fallujah has been recaptured; Thousands still in refugee camps

Overrum by ISIL in January 2014, Fallujah has been recaptured; Thousands still in refugee camps

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraqi forces say they have recaptured the last remaining district held by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants in the city of Fallujah. The general commanding the operation declared the battle over on June 26 following nearly five weeks of fighting. “We announce from […]

Brexit and the globalists: EU’s business model worked: Its power grab backfired

Brexit and the globalists: EU’s business model worked: Its power grab backfired

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Voters in the United Kingdom have chosen to leave the European Union by a 52-48 percent margin, making Great Britain the first nation to leave the EU. The turnout was large with over 70 percent of eligible voters going to the polls.  The process of doing so […]

The Iran-Boeing deal: Business as usual with a state sponsor of terrorism

The Iran-Boeing deal: Business as usual with a state sponsor of terrorism

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — It’s a deal! The Islamic Republic of Iran is set to buy 100 American made Boeing civilian airliners for a price tag near $25 billion. The sale which has been quietly in the works for some months now, can be directly linked to last Summer’s […]

WORLD MATTERS: The Brexit sorrow of an Anglo-German couple

WORLD MATTERS: The Brexit sorrow of an Anglo-German couple

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto “Oh dear, I’d better stay in bed,” groaned my English wife, Gillian, when I woke her on Friday morning with the sad news that her compatriots had voted to leave the European Union. Before pulling the blanket over her head she said, “Life will never be the same again.” […]

BREXIT: UK votes to make Britain GREAT again!

BREXIT: UK votes to make Britain GREAT again!

Special to WorldTribune.com By Liam Fox, ________________ Editors’ Note: At 5:11 a.m. London time, BBC projections showed voters backing “Leave” the European Union (“Brexit”) by 52 percent to 48 percent in an historic and rare national referendum. FLASHBACK: The following exclusive column for WorldTribune.com was originally published on March 27, 2016 with the following headline: […]

Urgent agenda item for Shanghai group summit: ‘Armed extremists’ in Afghanistan

Urgent agenda item for Shanghai group summit: ‘Armed extremists’ in Afghanistan

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia says the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will discuss a “very tense situation” in Afghanistan when the grouping holds its summit in Uzbekistan this week. Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said on June 22 that an estimated 60,000 “armed extremists” were fighting in Afghanistan, including 10,000 under […]

Stranger in a strange land: Foreign correspondent returns to post-Orlando America

Stranger in a strange land: Foreign correspondent returns to post-Orlando America

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk TORONTO — A drive across the American continent takes you through a strange land where the airwaves are full of personal invective mingled with expert analysis of what’s an automatic weapon or semi-automatic or plain old-fashioned pistol or rifle. Say what you want about the political charges and counter-charges […]

Small wars focus has undermined the U.S. Army’s readiness for major conflicts

Small wars focus has undermined the U.S. Army’s readiness for major conflicts

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. military has been engaged in a series of “small wars,” conducting low level combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. This style of warfare has been focused on close combat and small unit operations, often supported by air […]