British official: Staying in EU ‘exposes UK to terror risk’

British official: Staying in EU ‘exposes UK to terror risk’

Special to WorldTribune.com A British official said staying in the European Union makes the UK vulnerable to terror attacks, a direct contradiction of comments made by Prime Minister David Cameron. “I think the present status of the open border we have right now many of us feel does actually leave that door open (to Paris-style […]

Humanitarian group stops sharing GPS coordinates of hospitals in Syria

Humanitarian group stops sharing GPS coordinates of hospitals in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com After several deadly attacks on medical facilities, the humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) will no longer share GPS coordinates on hospital locations with Russian and Syrian officials. “Healthcare in Syria is in the crosshair of bombs and missiles. It has collapsed,” Joanne Liu, MSF International president, told reporters in Geneva. […]

Russia plans to target near-Earth asteroid with ICBMs

Russia plans to target near-Earth asteroid with ICBMs

Special to WorldTribune.com In the year 2036, if man is still alive, Russia is planning to target a near-Earth asteroid with modified ICBMs. Russian scientists will test the modified missiles on the asteroid 99942 Apophis, Sabit Saitgarayev, the leading researcher at the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau, told TASS news agency. Saitgarayev believes Apophis may pass […]

The case for a U.S.-Russia alliance in a rapidly changing world

The case for a U.S.-Russia alliance in a rapidly changing world

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy and Ted Belman Before Donald Trump’s blowout win in New Hampshire he shocked the world by saying he would allow the Russians to do the “dirty work” and would “let them beat the shit out of ISIS [ISIL] also.” Trump went further, “I have always felt that Russia and […]

Russia-Turkey spat threatens to draw NATO into Syrian conflict

Russia-Turkey spat threatens to draw NATO into Syrian conflict

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkey and Russia risk setting off an “accidental war” which threatens to bring NATO into the equation, analysts say. “Both Russia and Turkey are looking to position for strategic advantage,” Tim Ash, head of emerging-market strategy at Nomura in London, said on Feb. 15. “The risk is of an actual Russo-Turkish military […]

Russia, Saudi Arabia agree to oil-output freeze

Russia, Saudi Arabia agree to oil-output freeze

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia and Saudi Arabia, the world’s two largest crude producers, have agreed to freeze output, as long as others follow suit. Freezing output at January levels will be “adequate,” Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said on February 16 after talks with Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak […]

Russian cluster bombs destroy entire district in Aleppo, Syria

Russian cluster bombs destroy entire district in Aleppo, Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com An entire district of the Syrian city of Aleppo was destroyed by Russian cluster bombs in attacks the UN said were “blatant violations of international law.” Video of the Feb. 15 attack was recorded and shows Russian warplanes dropping the cluster bombs on the city. Reports from the scene say the attacks […]

Russia sends new cruise missile ship to Syria, warns against U.S. intervention

Russia sends new cruise missile ship to Syria, warns against U.S. intervention

Special to WorldTribune.com Moscow has deployed a new patrol ship armed with long-range cruise missiles to Syria. The Zelyony Dol, which had just joined the Russian Navy’s Black Sea fleet in December, departed for the Mediterranean on Feb. 13, the navy said in a statement. “The goals of the ship are not public but considering […]

Syrian army reportedly set to advance into Raqqa province

Syrian army reportedly set to advance into Raqqa province

Special to WorldTribune.com Syrian forces are set to move into Raqqa province, held by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), to pre-empt the U.S.-led coalition sending in ground troops to fight the jihadists, reports say. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Feb. 12 he expected Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to […]

In blow to allies, Kerry walks back Gen. Dunford’s Libya statement

In blow to allies, Kerry walks back Gen. Dunford’s Libya statement

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct In another example of the Obama administration’s unwillingness to delegate authority and its inability to form a cohesive policy on fighting ISIL, Secretary of State John Kerry has publicly contradicted the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford. Kerry has laid out U.S. strategy […]

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