Egypt tightens security on Libyan border following mysterious air strikes

Egypt tightens security on Libyan border following mysterious air strikes

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian forces near the Libyan border have been put on high alert following air strikes on Jan. 10 from unidentified fighter jets inside Libya. The fighter jets struck Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets inside Libya, according to news reports. The Libyan coastal city of Sirte has served as ISIL’s […]

U.S. air strike incinerates ‘millions’ in ISIL cash

U.S. air strike incinerates ‘millions’ in ISIL cash

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S.-led coalition air strikes destroyed an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) facility in Mosul, Iraq that contained “millions of dollars” in cash, according to a Jan. 11 report. Multiple 2,000-pound bombs hit the facility, which a U.S. defense official told AFP contained a stockpile of cash that “we estimate in […]

Senior Brotherhood member arrested in Cairo attack on Israeli Arab tourists

Senior Brotherhood member arrested in Cairo attack on Israeli Arab tourists

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian authorities on Jan. 11 arrested a senior Muslim Brotherhood member for allegedly ordering an attack last week on a bus carrying Israeli tourists. Muslim Brotherhood member Abd El-Aal Al-Ashry, the brother of former parliamentarian Gamal Al-Ashry, was arrested, according to Daily News Egypt. Al-Ashry and his sons are accused of taking […]

Germany registered 1.1 million migrants in 2015, 5 times the 2014 total

Germany registered 1.1 million migrants in 2015, 5 times the 2014 total

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Germany says nearly 1.1 million asylum seekers were registered in the country last year, with Syrians making up almost 40 percent of arrivals. The Interior Ministry said on January 6 that 1,091,894 people in total were registered between January and December 2015. Syrians seeking refuge in […]

Unprecedented U.S. Mideast strategy is ad hoc, disregards existing frameworks

Unprecedented U.S. Mideast strategy is ad hoc, disregards existing frameworks

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Senior-level sources in numerous Middle Eastern governments have privately expressed bewilderment at recent and current U.S. government strategies and policies toward the region. But a closer examination of U.S. policies, now almost entirely dictated by the Obama White House, shows no cohesive national […]

Gulf States jointly condemn ‘Iranian interference’ in Saudi affairs

Gulf States jointly condemn ‘Iranian interference’ in Saudi affairs

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Sunni Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf have expressed support for Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Iran, condemning what they described as Iranian interference in Riyadh’s internal affairs. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and warned that the kingdom was considering […]

Iraqi immigrant detained in Calif. suspected of lying about ties to terror groups

Iraqi immigrant detained in Calif. suspected of lying about ties to terror groups

Special to WorldTribune.com An Iraqi refugee is being detained in California on charges he lied to immigration authorities over his ties to terror groups before regaining entry into the United States. Federal Agents in Sacramento arrested Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, an Iraqi-born Palestinian. Al-Jayab allegedly traveled to Syria “to fight alongside terrorist organizations and […]

Petro kingdom at risk? 2016’s Mideast power matrix and the Chinese definition of ‘crisis’

Petro kingdom at risk? 2016’s Mideast power matrix and the Chinese definition of ‘crisis’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Predictions that events in Saudi Arabia will be key to regional developments in 2016 have much merit. A number of analyses and New Year predictions have centered lately on what events might happen during 2016 involving Saudi Arabia. Certainly, several recent events might lead to such conclusions, to wit: […]

ISIL executes female citizen journalist who refused to flee Syria

ISIL executes female citizen journalist who refused to flee Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) executed a female journalist who had chronicled daily life in the terror group’s de facto Syrian capital. The anti-ISIL activist group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently reported that 30-year-old journalist Ruqia Hassan, who wrote under the pseudonym Nissan Ibrahim, was executed by ISIL jihadists in […]

Moscow asks Hizbullah to cool it with attacks near Israel

Moscow asks Hizbullah to cool it with attacks near Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia has made a direct plea to Hizbullah for restraint against Israel. The request from Moscow came after a Jan. 4 incident in which Hizbullah terrorists set off an explosive device targeting Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops in the Shebaa Farms area near the Lebanon-Israel border. Hizbullah said the attack on Jan. […]

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