IRGC confirms rocket attacks on Kurds in Iraq

IRGC confirms rocket attacks on Kurds in Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2018 Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said it launched rocket attacks on a Kurdish rebel group in Iraq which killed at least 11 people. “In a successful operation, the Guards’ aerospace unit, along with the army’s drone unit…targeted a criminal group’s meeting and a terrorist training center with seven […]

In message to Russia, U.S. Marines carry out live fire exercise in Syrian desert

In message to Russia, U.S. Marines carry out live fire exercise in Syrian desert

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2018 U.S. Marines conducted a live fire exercise in the southern Syrian desert after Russia said it intended to enter the deconfliction zone near an American base in the area. More than 100 U.S. Marines, backed by artillery fire, took part in the exercise to send a “strong message” to […]

‘Tough Love’: President Trump shifts U.S. policy emphasis from WWII era Marshall Plan

‘Tough Love’: President Trump shifts U.S. policy emphasis from WWII era Marshall Plan

by WorldTribune Staff, September 7, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump is ditching the Marshall Plan playbook in favor of a “tough love” approach when it comes to the pricey business of nation-building, a report said. Trump has made it clear that his administration “has no interest in embarking on the expensive nation-building missions that have […]

Eyebrows raised in Israel over Seoul’s rejection of president’s visit

Eyebrows raised in Israel over Seoul’s rejection of president’s visit

by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2018 Jerusalem was said to be taken aback after South Korea reportedly rejected an official visit to Seoul by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Ynet reported that Seoul did not explain its refusal, “but their rejection was undeniable.” South Korea may have been disappointed that Israel did not send congratulations after […]

Iran’s ‘new’ fighter jet said to resemble 1960s-era U.S. F-5

Iran’s ‘new’ fighter jet said to resemble 1960s-era U.S. F-5

by WorldTribune Staff, August 22, 2018 A new fighter jet which Iran says was domestically designed and manufactured looks a lot like the U.S. F-5, which was designed by Northrop in the 1950s and used by the U.S. since the 1960s, observers say. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami were […]

Revival: Egypt’s tourism revenues up substantially in first half of 2018

Revival: Egypt’s tourism revenues up substantially in first half of 2018

by WorldTribune Staff, August 31, 2018 Egypt’s tourism revenues increased by 77 percent in the first half of 2018, a government official said. “Indicators suggest the sector will earn about $9 billion by the end of this year,” the official told Reuters, adding there were expectations of greater tourist traffic from western Europe, Italy, Germany […]

Under pressure, Iran’s Rouhani admits regime has credibility problem

Under pressure, Iran’s Rouhani admits regime has credibility problem

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2018 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, summoned to parliament for the first time since taking office in 2013, admitted that U.S. sanctions have led to economic woes that have Iran’s citizens losing “their faith” in the government. “The economic problems are critical, but more important than that is that many people […]

Mattis issues warning to Iran: ‘What are they doing in Syria in the first place?’

Mattis issues warning to Iran: ‘What are they doing in Syria in the first place?’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2018 Iran has been “put on notice” that its “continued mischief” in the Mideast will not be tolerated by President Donald Trump, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Aug. 28. Speaking at a press conference at the Pentagon with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph […]

Netanyahu sees ‘path to peace’ through normalized ties with Arab states

Netanyahu sees ‘path to peace’ through normalized ties with Arab states

by WorldTribune Staff, August 28, 2018 Iran’s “aggression” in the Middle East could lead wary Arab nations to normalize ties with Israel and ultimately result in peace between the Jewish state and the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “Many Arab countries now see Israel not as their enemy but as their indispensable ally […]

Iran crisis: Parliament answers protests by firing economics minister

Iran crisis: Parliament answers protests by firing economics minister

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2018 Iran has sacked its economics minister amid a sharply declining economy and widespread anti-government protests following a dramatic policy shift by the United States government. Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Masoud Karbasian was removed from office by Iran’s parliament. Iranian media said 137 lawmakers voted to remove the […]