Russian military plane downed by Syrian anti-aircraft fire targeting Israeli jets

Russian military plane downed by Syrian anti-aircraft fire targeting Israeli jets

by WorldTribune Staff, September 18, 2018 After his own Defense Ministry had blamed Israel for Syria’s shooting down of a Russian warplane over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, President Vladimir Putin on Sept. 18 backtracked and concluded that the incident, in which 15 Russian personnel died, was an accident. “It rather looks like a chain of […]

Pompeo to Kerry: The Iran deal failed, ‘let it go’

Pompeo to Kerry: The Iran deal failed, ‘let it go’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 17, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted former Secretary of State John Kerry for meeting recently with Iran’s foreign minister. “What @JohnKerry has done by engaging with #Iran’s regime, the world’s top state sponsor of terror, is unseemly, unprecedented, and inconsistent with U.S. foreign policy. The deal failed. Let […]

Trump praised in Israel as ‘extraordinary president’ after closing PLO embassy

Trump praised in Israel as ‘extraordinary president’ after closing PLO embassy

by WorldTribune Staff, September 14, 2018 While European leaders “continue to suck up” to the Palestinians, U.S. President Donald Trump took the bold step of closing down the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington, a move that will hopefully resonate in Ramallah, an analyst said. “For years the PLO has become accustomed to receiving […]

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 […]

Turkey warns of ‘retaliation’ if its forces in Idlib are attacked by Syria, Iran, Russia

Turkey warns of ‘retaliation’ if its forces in Idlib are attacked by Syria, Iran, Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2018 Turkey warned President Bashar Assad and his allies Iran and Russia not to attack Turkish forces in Syria’s Idlib province. Turkey said it has sent troops, armored vehicles and equipment to reinforce its 12 military posts inside Idlib. “We have a military presence there and if that military presence […]

Trump closes PLO office in DC as critical address to UN General Assembly looms

Trump closes PLO office in DC as critical address to UN General Assembly looms

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2018 The U.S. State Department on Sept. 10 announced the Trump administration is shutting down the Washington, D.C. office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement that the administration had allowed the PLO office to remain open since the expiration of a […]

Libyan chaos finally breaches security at vital National Oil Corporation

Libyan chaos finally breaches security at vital National Oil Corporation

by WorldTribune Staff, September 10, 2018 At least two people were killed on Sept. 10 when gunmen opened fire on the headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Tripoli. Two of the gunmen were also killed and at least 10 NOC staff members wounded in what Libyan officials said was the first attack of […]

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 […]