Iran says diplomat arrested in bomb plot has full diplomatic immunity

Iran says diplomat arrested in bomb plot has full diplomatic immunity

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2018 The Iranian diplomat who was arrested in connection to a plot to bomb an Iranian opposition group rally in Paris enjoys full diplomatic immunity, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Oct. 14. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, has full immunity, clarifying earlier media reports that […]

U.S. carrier group heading to Norway for largest NATO drill in 16 years

U.S. carrier group heading to Norway for largest NATO drill in 16 years

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2018 NATO’s largest wargames since 2002 will be held on Russia’s doorstep. The Trident Juncture exercise in Norway will include more than 45,000 troops from across the alliance and will combine land, air and sea elements. About 150 aircraft, more than 60 ships and 10,000 rolling or tracked vehicles are […]

Collusion between North and South Korea may bring Pope to Pyongyang

Collusion between North and South Korea may bring Pope to Pyongyang

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2018 During his trip to the Vatican on Oct. 17-18, South Korean President Moon Jae-In will deliver an invitation to Pope Francis from Kim Jong-Un to visit North Korea. In an Oct. 9 briefing, South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-Kyeom said Kim Jong-Un’s invitation would be delivered to the Pope […]

Fight to survive: Pope calls for daily prayers that Satan be ‘thrust into hell’

Fight to survive: Pope calls for daily prayers that Satan be ‘thrust into hell’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2018 Amid a torrent of sexual abuse scandals that have even implicated him personally, Pope Francis is calling on Catholics around the world to recite a special prayer every day in October to beat back Satan. Francis, who has made clear that he believes the devil to be real, wrote […]

Israel threatens Syria’s S-300s; State Dept. calls delivery a ‘serious escalation’ if true

Israel threatens Syria’s S-300s; State Dept. calls delivery a ‘serious escalation’ if true

by WorldTribune Staff, October 3, 2018 Russia on Oct. 2 said that it had completed delivery of the S-300 missile system to Syria, a move the U.S. said would be a “serious escalation” of tensions in the region. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the S-300 has been delivered and that work on preparation and […]

Military chief says Ukraine needs new base in Azov Sea to counter Russian threat

Military chief says Ukraine needs new base in Azov Sea to counter Russian threat

by WorldTribune Staff, October 2, 2018 Ukraine plans to build a military base in the Azov Sea to counter an increasing threat from Russia, the head of Ukraine’s armed forces said. Viktor Muzhenko, Chief of the General Staff, told Reuters on Oct. 1 that Russia is building up its military presence on Ukraine’s borders and […]

Britain sending commandos to Arctic to stop Russian land grab

Britain sending commandos to Arctic to stop Russian land grab

by WorldTribune Staff, September 30, 2018 Britain plans to send 800 troops to the Arctic in 2019 in an effort to stop Russia’s land grab in the region, the UK’s defense secretary said. Ministers are drawing up a new strategy to deploy hundreds of commandos to Norway to deal with the growing threat from Russia “in our […]

Dutch police report foiling terror plot to attack major event

Dutch police report foiling terror plot to attack major event

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2018 Police said they arrested seven individuals who were plotting a terrorist attack on a major event in the Netherlands. Dutch authorities said the seven suspects allegedly tried to obtain AK-47s, hand grenades and materials to make bombs, UPI reported on Sept. 27. “The plan may have involved jackets packed […]

Russia to send advanced missile system to Syria

Russia to send advanced missile system to Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2018 Russia will within the next two weeks send the S-300 air defense missile system to Syria, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sept. 24. The delivery of the advanced missile defense system to Syria is “an adequate response” to Israel’s role in the downing of a Russian IL-20 last week, Shoigu […]

Report on Sweden’s woeful border control said suppressed before election

Report on Sweden’s woeful border control said suppressed before election

by WorldTribune Staff, September 21, 2018 A report by EU inspectors which concluded that Sweden has among the worst border control operations in Europe was suppressed to keep the news from influencing the recent Swedish elections, a report said. In a report titled “Evaluation of Sweden in the Field of Management of the External Borders,” […]

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