Israel hits EU for opening diplomatic office in Iran: ‘Grave mistake’

Israel hits EU for opening diplomatic office in Iran: ‘Grave mistake’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 The European Union is making “a grave mistake” by opening a diplomatic office in Iran, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said on July 14. EU Foreign policy head Federica Mogherini had earlier on July 14 announced plans for a mission in the Islamic Republic in a statement marking one year since […]

Dead or alive? Pentagon confirms ISIL military chief — reported killed in March — was again targeted

Dead or alive? Pentagon confirms ISIL military chief — reported killed in March — was again targeted

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 The Pentagon is still unable to confirm if the notorious Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) commander known as Omar the Chechen is dead or alive. The Pentagon had claimed in early March that coalition forces had killed Omar al-Shishani, but it was later reported that he was […]

Trump on Nice attack: ‘It’s out of control … and it’s only going to get worse’

Trump on Nice attack: ‘It’s out of control … and it’s only going to get worse’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 The United States is at war with radical Islam and unless it gets “strong leadership” and shores up its borders “it’s only going to get worse,” Donald Trump said. In the wake of the terror attack in Nice, France on July 14, the GOP presidential candidate told Fox News’ […]

Flynn: Obama is fighting ISIL’s ‘global strategy’ with narrow tactics

Flynn: Obama is fighting ISIL’s ‘global strategy’ with narrow tactics

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is exploiting the weakness in President Barack Obama’s counter-terror strategy, retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said. “The strategy they (ISIL) have assumed is a global strategy,” Flynn said at The Heritage Foundation on July 13. “And the strategy that we have […]

Israel angered by French foreign minister’s meeting with Hizbullah leaders

Israel angered by French foreign minister’s meeting with Hizbullah leaders

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Israel is livid after France’s foreign minister reportedly met with leaders of Hizbullah’s “political wing” in politically-paralyzed Lebanon. Jean-Marc Ayrault met with a political delegation of Hizbullah in Lebanon on July 12, according to local media reports. “It’s clear that Foreign Minister Ayrault would not meet with the ‘political […]

Famine crisis hits Yemen as Western banks cut credit lines

Famine crisis hits Yemen as Western banks cut credit lines

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Millions of people are facing famine in Yemen as importers are unable to have food shipped in after Western banks severed credit lines. Some $260 million is stuck in banks due to the civil war, trade and aid sources say. The United Nations said 10 of Yemen’s 22 governorates […]

On eve of one-year anniversary of nuclear deal, Iran’s Rouhani warns regime could restore program

On eve of one-year anniversary of nuclear deal, Iran’s Rouhani warns regime could restore program

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Iran is poised to restore its nuclear program if world powers don’t live up to their end of the nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said. Rouhani made the comments on state TV on July 13, the eve of the one-year anniversary of the deal (or Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

Israel’s Netanyahu scores with diplomatic initiatives in Africa and with Egypt, Turkey

Israel’s Netanyahu scores with diplomatic initiatives in Africa and with Egypt, Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2016 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has led “the most right-wing government in Israeli history” to a trio of stunning diplomatic successes. Analysts say Netanyahu continues to prove the conventional wisdom wrong after his “triumphant” tour of Africa, warming of relations and increased security cooperation with Egypt and the restoration of […]

Battle for Sirte: 241 Libyan troops killed, more than 1,400 wounded

Battle for Sirte: 241 Libyan troops killed, more than 1,400 wounded

by WorldTribune Staff, July 13, 2016 The two months-long battle to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) out of Sirte has seen 241 soldiers loyal to Libya’s unity government killed and more than 1,400 wounded. GNA forces have been shelling and carrying out airstrikes on the center of Sirte, but ISIL’s jihadists have […]

Boots back on the ground: New deployment raises total U.S. presence in Iraq over 5,000

Boots back on the ground: New deployment raises total U.S. presence in Iraq over 5,000

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2016 The United States will deploy 560 additional troops to Iraq, raising the U.S. presence in the country to over 5,000. The deployment comes two years after President Barack Obama had vowed that, while the United States would help Iraq reclaim territory from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant […]