Egypt, in nod to Russia, raising airport security to highest level

Egypt, in nod to Russia, raising airport security to highest level

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt, in an effort to bring back Russian tourists, has agreed to raise airport security to its highest level. The highest level of security checks will be put in place at airports in Cairo, Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada. Russia has indicated it may resume flights to Egypt next month, “Intourist” Deputy General […]

Iran welcomes U.S. firms, rejects Russia-Saudi oil freeze plan

Iran welcomes U.S. firms, rejects Russia-Saudi oil freeze plan

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has said it has no plans to freeze its oil production, in a blow to a deal reached last month between Russia and Saudi Arabia to curb falling global oil prices. Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh told Iran’s Press TV on March 13 that […]

Russia claims Turkish troops are on Syrian soil

Russia claims Turkish troops are on Syrian soil

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkish troops have entered Syrian territory, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Lavrov, in comments to Ren-TV on March 13, said Moscow has evidence that Ankara has sent troops to Syria and is conducing a “creeping expansion” on the border with Syria. Related: Erdogan denies reports Turkey is secretly collaborating with […]

Payback: ISIL branch calls on Muslims to kill Russian ‘apostates’

Payback: ISIL branch calls on Muslims to kill Russian ‘apostates’

Special to WorldTribune.com A terror group based in Russia’s Northern Caucuses region has called on Muslims in the country to kill Russian “apostates.” Caucasus Province, which pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in June 2015, has also vowed to attack President Vladimir Putin and implement Sharia law […]

The Clintons, uranium and the Oregon shootout: Report addresses unasked questions

The Clintons, uranium and the Oregon shootout: Report addresses unasked questions

Special to WorldTribune.com An investigative report has posited a connection between Bill and Hillary Clinton, uranium and the recent shootout between federal agents and protesting ranchers in Oregon. The standoff between Oregon residents and the feds at the Mahleur National Wildlife Refuge, which left one protester dead, was widely-reported but the uranium-Clinton connection was overlooked […]

Following talks with Israel, Putin freezes S-300 sale to Iran

Following talks with Israel, Putin freezes S-300 sale to Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia has halted Iran’s order of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system, a report said. The move was made after Russian President Vladimir Putin consulted with Israeli officials who protested the sale, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. In discussions with Putin, Israel said it feared that at least some of the S-300 […]

NATO commander: Russia ‘weaponizing’ Syrian immigrants

NATO commander: Russia ‘weaponizing’ Syrian immigrants

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia and the Assad regime are bombing civilian areas in order to create a mass exodus of refugees in what amounts to the “weaponizing” of Syrian citizens, NATO’s top general charged. “Together, Russia and the Assad regime are deliberately weaponizing migration in an attempt to overwhelm European structures and break European resolve,” […]

Obama’s failed policy in Ukraine: Putin ‘has paid no price’ for invasion

Obama’s failed policy in Ukraine: Putin ‘has paid no price’ for invasion

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. President Barack Obama’s policy in Ukraine of threatening Russian President Valdimir Putin but taking no substantial action has failed miserably, lawmakers and analysts say. Two years after protests toppled Ukraine’s pro-Moscow government, Obama’s policy languishes amid Putin’s heavy-handed determination, the headline-stealing conflicts in Syria and Iraq and wavering support from European […]

Saudi official charges Russia, Assad regime violated Syria ceasefire

Saudi official charges Russia, Assad regime violated Syria ceasefire

Special to WorldTribune.com The Saudi foreign minister on Feb. 28 said the Assad regime and Russia have violated the truce in Syria. Adel al-Jubeir, speaking at a joint news conference with visiting Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen in Riyadh, said there would be a “plan B” if it became clear that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s […]

Iran calls proposed oil-output freeze ‘ridiculous’

Iran calls proposed oil-output freeze ‘ridiculous’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has dismissed a proposal by Russia and three OPEC members to freeze oil production as “ridiculous.” Zanganeh said on February 23 that the proposal by Russia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Qatar for crude oil producers to cap production at January […]

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