‘Man in the hat’ Belgian suspect arrested

‘Man in the hat’ Belgian suspect arrested

Special to WorldTribune.com The Brussels terror suspect known as “the man in the hat,” who had eluded authorities since the March 22 attacks, was arrested on April 8, reports said. Officials confirmed the arrest of Mohamed Abrini, who is also suspected of being involved in the November attacks in Paris carried out by Islamic State […]

Plan would require migrants to pledge acceptance of ‘European values’

Plan would require migrants to pledge acceptance of  ‘European values’

Special to WorldTribune.com Belgian Parliament is expected to pass a law requiring non-EU migrants and refugees to sign a pledge declaring their acceptance of “European values.” The proposal for a “newcomers’ statement” should be passed in the next few months, according to a spokesman for Belgium’s secretary of state for asylum and migration, Theo Francken, […]

Brussels post-mortem: NATO’s HQ is hotbed of Islamic radicalism

Brussels post-mortem: NATO’s HQ is hotbed of Islamic radicalism

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct The successful March 22 terrorist attacks on the Brussels airport and a city subway station add to Europe’s growing list of cities — including Paris, London and Copenhagen — unable to deflect such attacks. The terrorists appear to have been four young men with Middle Eastern backgrounds […]

WORLD MATTERS: Yes, European conservatives agree, U.S. politics and media are in free fall

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto Pardon an outburst from a fervent friend of the United States: Yes, Secretary of State John Kerry is right! This year’s election campaign is indeed an embarrassment to America! As Kerry said, America’s friends around the world are shocked. I am a European conservative, and I am shocked. I […]

Brussels attacks spark self-criticism in Arab media

Brussels attacks spark self-criticism in Arab media

Special to WorldTribune.com While the usual blame-Israel responses cropped up in some Mideast media circles following the Brussels terrorist attacks, a new and noteworthy trend was seen in Arab media. Several media outlets put the blame squarely on Muslim and Arab culture for the attacks which killed 35 and wounded more than 300. A columnist […]

ISIL ‘predators’ trying to take Molenbeek’s youth ‘by storm’

ISIL ‘predators’ trying to take Molenbeek’s youth ‘by storm’

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), having launched a major terror attack in Brussels last week, is going all out to recruit youth in the city’s jihadist hotbed of Molenbeek. ISIL recruiters have been sending massive numbers of text messages to young men in Molenbeek, asking them to “fight the Westerners” […]

Giuliani: Hillary Clinton ‘helped create ISIL’

Giuliani: Hillary Clinton ‘helped create ISIL’

Special to WorldTribune.com Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) emerged on Hillary Clinton’s watch as secretary of state and that she “could be considered a founding member” of the terrorist organization. “She had her chance to (rally people against ISIL) – she helped create ISIL,” […]

The long, global thread of jihadi terror extends to Brussels

The long, global thread of jihadi terror extends to Brussels

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The tide of hate has come to Brussels with three terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital. Islamic State (ISIL) jihadi militants carried out coordinated bombings on the Brussels Airport as well as the Metro killing at least 31 people and wounding hundreds of civilians. Coincidentally […]

Report: Israel warned Belgium of lax airport security

Report: Israel warned Belgium of lax airport security

Special to WorldTribune.com As recently as a few weeks before the March 22 terror attacks in Brussels, Israel had warned Belgian officials of numerous security deficiencies at Zaventem Airport. Israeli security officials who assess safety measures at international airports that operate flights to Tel Aviv found “significant shortcomings” at Zaventem, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on […]

How the U.S. handles the baddest of bad actors: ISIL, Cuba and North Korea

How the U.S. handles the baddest of bad actors: ISIL, Cuba and North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com WASHINGTON – The hype surrounding President Obama’s visit to Cuba quickly gave way to fear and loathing as the world absorbed the news of the slaughter perpetrated in Brussels, for which ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, immediately claimed “credit.” No sooner were we treated to […]