U.S. media differ on leaked intel reports of bin Laden heir’s demise

U.S. media differ on leaked intel reports of bin Laden heir’s demise

FPI / August 8, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com The son of late Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S.-supported operation, according to reports citing U.S. intelligence officials. Separate reports said only that he was believed to have been killed. Hamza bin Laden, thought to be about age 30, had in recent years been […]

Iran showdown: Women activists demand regime change; UK joins U.S. in Gulf

Iran showdown: Women activists demand regime change; UK joins U.S. in Gulf

by WorldTribune Staff, August 6, 2019 A group of Iranian women’s rights activists are calling on supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to resign and for a “full transition” which would allow the adoption of a new constitution granting equal rights to women. “During the 40 years of Islamic rule, we have been marginalized through force, […]

Iran cyber offensives abroad distract attention from worsening homefront

Iran cyber offensives abroad distract attention from worsening homefront

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2019 Iran’s leadership has deployed an army of hackers to launch cyber attacks and spread false news abroad as a distraction from an economy in shambles and an increasingly angry citizenry which seeks to break free from the shackles of mullah rule and re-join the international community, analysts say. While […]

Iran not talking to ‘Great Satan’; Is talking to those who talk to U.S.

Iran not talking to ‘Great Satan’; Is talking to those who talk to U.S.

by WorldTribune Staff, July 28, 2019 Iranian officials over the weekend met with representatives of several nations who have the Trump administration’s ear. The meetings followed comments on July 24 by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who hinted that Iran was open to indirect talks with the United States over its nuclear program and U.S.-imposed sanctions […]

Israel: Our military ‘only one in the world to fight Iran’; Changing of the guard at IAEA

Israel: Our military ‘only one in the world to fight Iran’; Changing of the guard at IAEA

FPI / July 25, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com An Israeli official said, when asked if he feared that the Jewish state would not receive the backing of the United States should conflict with Iran erupt, that Iran would avoid such a scenario because Israel “has been killing Iranians for two years.” “We strike the Iranians hundreds of […]

Boris Johnson seen following Trump’s lead, withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal

Boris Johnson seen following Trump’s lead, withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2019 The Boris Johnson government will likely withdraw Great Britain from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, a member of UK parliament said. Matthew Offord, an MP of the Conservative party, told i24News on July 23 that he believes Johnson will follow U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead and withdraw from the […]

U.S. ousts Turkey from F-35 program

U.S. ousts Turkey from F-35 program

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2019 The Trump administration ended its partnership with Turkey in the F-35 stealth fighter program after Turkey proceeded with its plan to procure a Russian-made missile defense system, the White House said. Ankara’s continued participation in the F-35 fighter jet program is now “impossible” because of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s […]

Iran seizes tanker owned by UAE in the Strait of Hormuz

Iran seizes tanker owned by UAE in the Strait of Hormuz

by WorldTribune Staff, July 18, 2019 Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on July 14 seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew members on board in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state media reported. “With a capacity of 2 million barrels and 12 foreign crew on board, the vessel was en route to deliver contraband […]

Iran-backed Hizbullah strengthens ties with Lebanon, Yemen; Israel IDs missile commander

Iran-backed Hizbullah strengthens ties with Lebanon, Yemen; Israel IDs missile commander

FPI / July 17, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Hizbullah’s precision missile operations in Lebanon are under the command of an Iranian engineer, an Israeli news outlet reported. I24 News identified the commander as Majed Naveed, an engineer with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Lebanon’s leadership, meanwhile, makes no secret of the fact that the partnership between […]

Netanyahu: I want Israel to be one of the least bureaucratic countries

Netanyahu: I want Israel to be one of the least bureaucratic countries

FPI / July 16, 2019 By World Israel News.com Israel is known as the Startup Nation but it is nevertheless tough to do business in the country, which is saddled with regulation. The Netanyahu administration has committed itself to reducing that regulatory burden and on Sunday released its annual Regulatory Burden Reduction Summary. According to […]