French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 The head of France’s DGSI intelligence agency warned that France was “clearly targeted” by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) a week before EgyptAir Flight 840 crashed into the Mediterranean. The Airbus A320 carrying 56 passengers, seven crew and three security officers disappeared early on May 19 as […]

Israel replaces pro-U.S. defense minister with pro-Moscow Lieberman

Israel replaces pro-U.S. defense minister with pro-Moscow Lieberman

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2016 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu solidified his power base on May 18 by replacing moderate pro-U.S. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon with nationalist pro-Russia former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The move came amid increasingly toxic relations between Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama who is seen as likely to make […]

Secret second wife of Iran’s foreign minister spied for West, Iran official says

Secret second wife of Iran’s foreign minister spied for West, Iran official says

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2016 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has a secret second wife who has been “spying for the West,” a senior Iranian official posted on Facebook. “Mr. Zarif, do you know that the movement of foreign influence in Iran has arrived at your bed?” Mohammad Hossein Rostami, head of the […]

U.S. protests as Russia joins Islamic countries in banning pro-Gay groups from UN AIDS meeting

U.S. protests as Russia joins Islamic countries in banning pro-Gay groups from UN AIDS meeting

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia has joined several dozen Islamic countries in barring 22 LGBT-rights groups from participating in a major United Nations meeting on HIV/AIDS next month. The move to exclude the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) defenders has drawn sharp criticism from UN officials, Western diplomats, and […]

The South Korean split over Gwangju revolt still festers, empowering the North

The South Korean split over Gwangju revolt still festers, empowering the North

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com GWANGJU ― The ghosts of the uprising of May 18, 1980, hover over this old but new city in a restive spirit that shows the disunity, the factional splits and the regional hatreds that persist in undermining the ability of South Korea to stand effectively against challenges from […]

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

As it is written — Part III, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s command to ‘every Muslim in every place’

Special to WorldTribune.com, May 19, 2016 By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Part I, Part II. The initial alienation of grassroots, European-born and educated Muslim youth was a result of the overall deteriorating economic and social conditions throughout Western Europe. But this socio-economic frustration quickly transformed into a […]

Nuclear Kim: Leader launches ‘Byongjin’ doctrine to mark his era

Nuclear Kim: Leader launches ‘Byongjin’ doctrine to mark his era

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com On the heels of the Party Congress in which North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un presented a five-year economic plan, North Korea has kicked off tougher “work-harder campaigns.” North Koreans, already struggling with hunger and the stresses of survival in the repressive society, are being mobilized for new construction […]

‘Spies on every street’: ISIL executes Libyans for spying, practicing Christianity

‘Spies on every street’: ISIL executes Libyans for spying, practicing Christianity

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2016 Residents of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) Libyan stronghold say they live in constant fear as the terror group routinely executes those who practice Christianity, beheads accused “spies” and flogs men for smoking or listening to music. “There are spies on every street,” a resident of Sirte […]

Reports: Obama pushing Israeli military leaders to buck their government

Reports: Obama pushing Israeli military leaders to buck their government

By World Tribune Staff on May 18, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama is encouraging Israeli military leaders to oppose the “politically paralyzed” Benjamin Netanyahu by running for office on their own in order to effectively change the nation’s policies. According to congressional sources, Obama has “wooed” the top leaders of Israel’s military and defense establishment […]

Can’t-do America: TSA shakedown for more funding?

Can’t-do America: TSA shakedown for more funding?

Special to WorldTribune.com Drudge-Select — May 18, 2016 c/o DrudgeReport.com Intel chief: Foreign cyber spies tracking campaigns … Cardinal warns: ‘God being eroded, eclipsed, liquidated’ in USA … unleashing ‘demonic’ threat to society… Venezuela crisis deepens … Shortages of essentials … Patients on floor, doctors operate without instruments … Spain debt now worth more than […]