Turkey’s Erdogan flies home early after friction over Muhammad Ali funeral

Turkey’s Erdogan flies home early after friction over Muhammad Ali funeral

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2016 A dust-up over his role at the funeral of boxing legend Muhammad Ali prompted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to leave the proceedings early and fly back to Turkey. Erdogan and other government representatives left for Turkey on Feb. 9 without participating in the full funeral ceremony in Louisville, […]

U.S. charges ISIL defector; Palestinian-American claims suicide bomb vow was a test

U.S. charges ISIL defector; Palestinian-American claims suicide bomb vow was a test

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. authorities on June 9 leveled terrorism charges against a man who joined the Islamic State (of Iraq and Levant, ISIL) extremist group for two months before surrendering to Kurdish authorities in Iraq in March. In an affidavit that details the former militant’s everyday life in […]

Libyan forces moving in on ISIL stronghold in Sirte

Libyan forces moving in on ISIL stronghold in Sirte

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2016 Forces aligned with Libya’s unity government advanced on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) stronghold at Sirte on June 9 but were stopped from entering the city center by the terror group’s snipers. Brigades of fighters from the western city of Misrata succeeded in driving ISIL back along […]

White House spokesman terms Clinton email probe a ‘criminal investigation’

White House spokesman terms Clinton email probe a ‘criminal investigation’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 10, 2016 On the same day President Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton to succeed him, the White House for the first time referred to the probe into the former secretary of state’s emails as a “criminal investigation.” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest used the term at his June 9 briefing […]

Ukraine’s faultline: Baltics looks for support to U.S. where campaigns are ignoring foreign policy

Ukraine’s faultline: Baltics looks for support to U.S. where campaigns are ignoring foreign policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The artillery rumbles like a rolling late spring storm. Small arms fire reaches a staccato, only to fall silent just as quickly. And hapless civilians on both sides of an arbitrary divide endure and suffer as the forgotten slow burner conflict in eastern Ukraine continues […]

Palestinian gunmen kill 4 in Tel Aviv mall; UN’s Ban ‘shocked’ at praise for attacks

Palestinian gunmen kill 4 in Tel Aviv mall; UN’s Ban ‘shocked’ at praise for attacks

by WorldTribune Staff, June 9, 2016 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed “shock” after Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip celebrated the June 8 terror attacks that left four dead at a popular shopping and restaurant district in Tel Aviv. “The Secretary-General is shocked that the leaders of Hamas have chosen to welcome this […]

70 years after the Holocaust, art stolen by Nazis still on display in U.S. museums

70 years after the Holocaust, art stolen by Nazis still on display in U.S. museums

by WorldTribune Staff, June 9, 2016 Sen. Ted Cruz is spearheading new legislation aimed at stopping U.S. museums from “waiting out the clock” in a bid to keep high-priced artworks looted by Nazis from being returned to Jewish Holocaust victims. “Over 70 years later — we are still trying to cope with the consequences of […]

‘Significant’ gas discovery reported off coast of Egypt

‘Significant’ gas discovery reported off coast of Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, June 9, 2016 BP and Italy’s Eni have reported a gas discovery off the coast of Egypt that holds 70 to 80 billion cubic meters of gas. The discovery in the Baltim South West area is jointly owned by both companies, Eni said in a press release on June 9. “Baltim South […]

Iran arrests scholar on gender issues in continuing crackdown on dual nationals

Iran arrests scholar on gender issues in continuing crackdown on dual nationals

by WorldTribune Staff, June 9, 2016 A Canadian scholar on gender issues and Islam was arrested on June 6 while visiting Iran. Homa Hoodfar, who teaches at Concordia University in Montreal, is at least the fifth dual-national detained in Iran in recent months, according to the New York-based International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran […]

Hillary Clinton: No American lives were lost in Libya intervention

Hillary Clinton: No American lives were lost in Libya intervention

by WorldTribune Staff, June 9, 2016 Hillary Clinton, in a June 8 interview with PBS, claimed no American lives were lost in the U.S. intervention in Libya and hinted that “pre-existing rivalries” were the primary cause of the chaos that followed. “After due diligence, we came up with a way of supporting their efforts that […]