Israel threatens Syria’s S-300s; State Dept. calls delivery a ‘serious escalation’ if true

Israel threatens Syria’s S-300s; State Dept. calls delivery a ‘serious escalation’ if true

by WorldTribune Staff, October 3, 2018 Russia on Oct. 2 said that it had completed delivery of the S-300 missile system to Syria, a move the U.S. said would be a “serious escalation” of tensions in the region. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the S-300 has been delivered and that work on preparation and […]

Weapon convoys left Iraq before U.S. invasion? Clapper said: ‘Oh yeah. There is no question’

Weapon convoys left Iraq before U.S. invasion? Clapper said: ‘Oh yeah. There is no question’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 27, 2018 Is former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper playing fast and loose with the facts in his new book titled “Fact and Fears: Hard Truths From a Life in Intelligence”? In the book, Clapper is critical of reporting by The Washington Times on the 2003 invasion of Iraq that, […]

Russia to send advanced missile system to Syria

Russia to send advanced missile system to Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, September 25, 2018 Russia will within the next two weeks send the S-300 air defense missile system to Syria, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sept. 24. The delivery of the advanced missile defense system to Syria is “an adequate response” to Israel’s role in the downing of a Russian IL-20 last week, Shoigu […]

Israel says air strike in Syria targeted facility tied to Iran-Hizbullah weapons transfers

Israel says air strike in Syria targeted facility tied to Iran-Hizbullah weapons transfers

by WorldTribune Staff, September 20, 2018 Israel said that when Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed a Russian IL-20 aircraft, its warplanes had finished targeting a facility in Latakia that was linked to Iran weapons transfers to Hizbullah. IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said the IDF had struck a Syrian military facility from which systems to manufacture […]

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 […]

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 […]

Syrian endgame threatens new migrant surge

Syrian endgame threatens new migrant surge

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — After seven years of bitter fighting, twelve million civilians displaced, and more than a half million people killed, Syria’s relentless civil war may be coming to a dramatic conclusion. The final showdown seems set for the north-western province of Idlib, a rebel stronghold, where three […]

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 […]

Putin meets with security council chief ahead of talks with Bolton

Putin meets with security council chief ahead of talks with Bolton

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has met with his Security Council to discuss Moscow’s relations with Washington — a day before a meeting in Geneva between Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and U.S. national-security adviser John Bolton. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Putin’s Aug. 22 […]

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