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 […]

Report: Iran’s presence in Syria dominated Helsinki summit

Report: Iran’s presence in Syria dominated Helsinki summit

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018 During their summit last month in Helsinki, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that Iran should withdraw from the Syrian conflict, a report said. Iran’s role in Syria was the dominant topic in the meeting between Trump and Putin, a U.S. administration official said, according […]

UN report: Up to 30,000 ISIS members still in Syria, Iraq

UN report: Up to 30,000 ISIS members still in Syria, Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2018 As many as 30,000 jihadists make up a “covert version” of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization in Syria and Iraq, according to a UN report. While a large number of ISIS fighters and commanders have been killed in battle, thousands of others and have left the immediate conflict […]

New York Times faults Israel’s assist for Syrian relief workers

New York Times faults Israel’s assist for Syrian relief workers

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2018 The New York Times has criticized Israel for its rescuing of hundreds of Syrian civilians because the Jewish state’s humanitarian actions are “creating friction” with Syrian President Bashar Assad, a columnist noted. “Even in a world where Israel is routinely blamed for a remarkable variety of problems, this one is […]

Euro judges seen intervening on behalf of notorious ‘Beatles’ ISIS terror cell

Euro judges seen intervening on behalf of notorious ‘Beatles’ ISIS terror cell

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2018 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is not only set to strike down the UK’s decision to waive the “no death penalty” assurance for two British-born members of the Islamic State (ISIS). It may also order the UK to pay damages to the alleged members of the terror […]

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