U.S. protests as Russia joins Islamic countries in banning pro-Gay groups from UN AIDS meeting

U.S. protests as Russia joins Islamic countries in banning pro-Gay groups from UN AIDS meeting

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia has joined several dozen Islamic countries in barring 22 LGBT-rights groups from participating in a major United Nations meeting on HIV/AIDS next month. The move to exclude the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) defenders has drawn sharp criticism from UN officials, Western diplomats, and […]

The South Korean split over Gwangju revolt still festers, empowering the North

The South Korean split over Gwangju revolt still festers, empowering the North

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com GWANGJU ― The ghosts of the uprising of May 18, 1980, hover over this old but new city in a restive spirit that shows the disunity, the factional splits and the regional hatreds that persist in undermining the ability of South Korea to stand effectively against challenges from […]

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 19, 2016 By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Part I, Part II. The initial alienation of grassroots, European-born and educated Muslim youth was a result of the overall deteriorating economic and social conditions throughout Western Europe. But this socio-economic frustration quickly transformed into a […]

Nuclear Kim: Leader launches ‘Byongjin’ doctrine to mark his era

Nuclear Kim: Leader launches ‘Byongjin’ doctrine to mark his era

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com On the heels of the Party Congress in which North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un presented a five-year economic plan, North Korea has kicked off tougher “work-harder campaigns.” North Koreans, already struggling with hunger and the stresses of survival in the repressive society, are being mobilized for new construction […]

Can’t-do America: TSA shakedown for more funding?

Can’t-do America: TSA shakedown for more funding?

Special to WorldTribune.com Drudge-Select — May 18, 2016 c/o DrudgeReport.com Intel chief: Foreign cyber spies tracking campaigns … Cardinal warns: ‘God being eroded, eclipsed, liquidated’ in USA … unleashing ‘demonic’ threat to society… Venezuela crisis deepens … Shortages of essentials … Patients on floor, doctors operate without instruments … Spain debt now worth more than […]

‘El Chapo’s new digs: Rating by human rights group is lowest of all Mexican prisons

‘El Chapo’s new digs: Rating by human rights group is lowest of all Mexican prisons

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall, MexiData.info The residence of Mexican narco baron Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzman has changed again, from the Altiplano prison in Central Mexico to Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas. And there may be a future move north of the border for Guzman, as a judge has approved […]

IMF warns Iran not to rely on oil revenues to boost economy

IMF warns Iran not to rely on oil revenues to boost economy

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A top International Monetary Fund official warned Iran not to count on a big jump in oil revenue to boost its economy, but said it should seek other opportunities to re-engage with the global economy. “I speak here today at a pivotal moment for Iran’s economy,” […]

Syria restores pride of Russian military after years of decay

Syria restores pride of Russian military after years of decay

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct, May 16, 2016 Edition After years of neglect and decay that saw its ranks shrink from five to one million personnel, Russia signaled with its mission in Syria that it has returned as a major military force. Millions of Russians saw on nightly news casts how Russia’s modernized force dominated on […]

Rumors that the GOP is dead ‘have been greatly exaggerated’

Rumors that the GOP is dead ‘have been greatly exaggerated’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Reports of the demise of the Republican Party are premature. It makes good copy for Fox News and the few other slightly serious current spectacle reports. But the Talking Heads who spout this prediction have forgotten if they ever knew much about the history of American political parties. […]