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 […]

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 […]

Israel says air strike in Syria targeted facility tied to Iran-Hizbullah weapons transfers

Israel says air strike in Syria targeted facility tied to Iran-Hizbullah weapons transfers

by WorldTribune Staff, September 20, 2018 Israel said that when Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed a Russian IL-20 aircraft, its warplanes had finished targeting a facility in Latakia that was linked to Iran weapons transfers to Hizbullah. IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said the IDF had struck a Syrian military facility from which systems to manufacture […]

Russian entrepreneur on mission to discover how, why he was targeted in ‘dossier’

Russian entrepreneur on mission to discover how, why he was targeted in ‘dossier’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 19, 2018 The Russian entrepreneur who founded Webzilla is intent on finding out how he was included in the unverified Trump dossier, which accused him of directly participating in the hacking of Democratic Party computers, a report said. Aleksej Gubarev was named in the dossier authored by ex-British spy Christopher Steele […]

Kim Jong-Un visit to Moscow planned with hint of urgency

Kim Jong-Un visit to Moscow planned with hint of urgency

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct A senior Russian government official has confirmed that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un wants to expedite plans to visit Moscow and meet President Vladimir Putin. Valentina Matvienko, speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament, said on Sept. 8 that she had met with Kim in Pyongyang in an […]

U.S. emerges as world’s top crude oil producer

U.S. emerges as world’s top crude oil producer

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2018 The United States earlier this year passed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Based on preliminary estimates in the EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook, U.S. crude oil production in February exceeded that of Saudi Arabia for the […]

Syrian endgame threatens new migrant surge

Syrian endgame threatens new migrant surge

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — After seven years of bitter fighting, twelve million civilians displaced, and more than a half million people killed, Syria’s relentless civil war may be coming to a dramatic conclusion. The final showdown seems set for the north-western province of Idlib, a rebel stronghold, where three […]

Clinton opposition researcher repeatedly pushed theory of Trump server linked to Russian bank

Clinton opposition researcher repeatedly pushed theory of Trump server linked to Russian bank

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2018 An opposition researcher, who was paid by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, continued to press the Department of Justice on a debunked theory that the Trump campaign maintained a computer server linked to a bank in Moscow with ties to the Kremlin, a report said. Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson pushed the Alfa […]

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