Brussels terror: ‘Shocking’ level of unpreparedness by Belgium

Brussels terror: ‘Shocking’ level of unpreparedness by Belgium

Special to WorldTribune.com In the wake of November’s Paris attacks and amid ongoing threats, current and former U.S. and European counter-terrorism officials said they were taken aback by the “shocking” level of unpreparedness by Belgian authorities. Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) which carried out the Paris massacre of more than 200 people, claimed […]

Belgium attack: Capture of Saleh Abdeslam revealed extensive network in Europe

Belgium attack: Capture of Saleh Abdeslam revealed extensive network in Europe

Special to WorldTribune.com The arrest of a jihadist linked to the November attacks in Paris revealed a large network operating in the Molenbeek area, the epicenter of terrorism in Brussels. Saleh Abdeslam was confirmed by authorities as the potential 10th suicide bomber from the Paris attacks who aborted his attack and fled back to Brussels. […]

Trump: ‘NATO is costing us a fortune’

Trump: ‘NATO is costing us a fortune’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said the United States should significantly cut spending on the NATO military alliance. “We certainly can’t afford to do this anymore,” the GOP frontrunner told The Washington Post on March 21. “NATO is costing us a fortune, and yes, we’re protecting […]

Russian court sentences Ukrainian pilot to 22 years

Russian court sentences Ukrainian pilot to 22 years

Special to WorldTribune.com A former Ukrainian pilot was sentenced to 22 years in prison after being convicted for allegedly taking part in the murder of two Russian journalists. Nadezhda Savchenko burst into song and chanted “Glory to Ukraine!” upon hearing the verdict. Ukrainian spectators in the court, in the Russian town of Donetsk near the […]

Agenda item for the next president: Repair the U.S.-British ‘special relationship’

Agenda item for the next president: Repair the U.S.-British ‘special relationship’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders There are important lessons for the U.S. in the apprehension in Belgium, after four months, of one of the chief perpetrators of the Nov. 13, 1915 Paris massacre which took the lives of 130 innocents. This security lapse has its parallel in the current state of relations between […]

Trump campaign video ‘demonizes’ Russia, Kremlin says

Trump campaign video ‘demonizes’ Russia, Kremlin says

Special to WorldTribune.com The budding friendship between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin apparently hit a pothole on March 16. The Kremlin has said that a new campaign video from the GOP front-runner “demonizes” Russia. The video shows Putin throwing an opponent to the floor in a judo match, followed by a clip of him laughing, which […]

Why Russia’s Syria pullout is not what it seems

Why Russia’s Syria pullout is not what it seems

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia’s withdrawal from Syria “should not be taken at face value,” a former senior Israeli military official said. While President Valdimir Putin announced the pullout earlier this week, Moscow has decided to maintain major combat platforms in Syria, including the S-400 air and missile defense system. “We should remember the difference between […]

Red line: Israel tells Putin it won’t allow Iran on Israel-Syria border

Red line: Israel tells Putin it won’t allow Iran on Israel-Syria border

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told Russian counterpart Valdimir Putin that Israel will not allow Iran and Hizbullah to operate on the Israel-Syria border. The two met in Moscow on March 16 after Putin announced Russia’s withdrawal from Syria. Rivlin laid out Israel’s “red lines” in Syria, telling Putin the presence of any […]

Egyptian satellite monitoring construction of disputed Ethiopia dam, Africa’s largest

Egyptian satellite monitoring construction of disputed Ethiopia dam, Africa’s largest

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt, fearing its access to the Nile river will be hindered, plans to use a new satellite to track Ethiopia’s construction of Africa’s largest dam. The Egysat, launched earlier this month, will monitor Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam by capturing high quality photos of the construction site along with other sources of the […]

Syrian linked by video to brutal killing is arrested in Sweden

Syrian linked by video to brutal killing is arrested in Sweden

Special to WorldTribune.com A Syrian rebel who was shown on video participating in the brutal execution of captured Assad regime soldiers has been arrested in Sweden. Haisam Omar Sakhanh was arrested on March 11 in the town of Karlskoga. Swedish authorities charged him with a crime against international law. Details of the mass execution of […]

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