Pyongyang nights: A modest proposal for Edward Snowden

Pyongyang nights: A modest proposal for Edward Snowden

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Edward Snowden seems to have considered just about every conceivable option for asylum. At least two countries, Venezuela and Nicaragua, whose leaders are deeply critical of U.S. foreign policy, are happy to accept him. He would no doubt be glad to live in either while disclosing still more […]

Report: U.S. officials say Israeli air strike hit Syrian arms depot on July 5

Report: U.S. officials say Israeli air strike hit Syrian arms depot on July 5

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Israel was said to have again attacked Syria. The United States determined that the Israel Air Force struck a Syrian military depot in the port of Latakia on July 5. Three U.S. officials told CNN that the attack targeted the P-800 Yakhont coastal defense system procured by the regime of […]

New secret Iran nuclear site reported in tunnels under mountain

New secret Iran nuclear site reported in tunnels under mountain

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The opposition has reported another underground nuclear facility in Iran. The Mujahadeen Khalq, known as MEK, reported a secret Iranian nuclear facility northeast of Teheran. In a statement, Mujahadeen, which disclosed Iran’s nuclear program more than a decade ago, said the latest facility consisted of tunnels beneath a mountain near […]

Huge, solar-powered dragon fly: Wing span of a 747, weight of a small car

Huge, solar-powered dragon fly: Wing span of a 747, weight of a small car

John J. Metzler NEW YORK — A dragonfly-like aircraft, large but seemingly fragile, slow but silent, and powered by sunlight, has flown safely across America. The amazing and indeed epic coast to coast journey by the Swiss engineered and piloted Solar Impulse plane concluded in New York having set a number of aeronautical records for […]

Summit documents reveal N. Korea’s fears of being absorbed by China

Summit documents reveal N. Korea’s fears of being absorbed by China

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korean leaders have been living in fear of coming under Chinese control but had no option but to rely on the economic giant for much-needed hard currency, documents and sources said. According to the 2007 inter-Korean summit transcript disclosed by South Korea’s spy agency, then North Korean […]

White House did not call Mubarak’s ouster a coup, still backs Muslim Brotherhood

White House did not call Mubarak’s ouster a coup, still backs Muslim Brotherhood

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs The new Egyptian Government of Interim President Adly Mansour faces major strategic challenges from internal conflict and economic crisis, but this has been substantially exacerbated, and to some degree caused, by the fact that the U.S. Obama White House has refused to sign […]

Forensic findings on Obama’s birth certificate: ‘A 100 percent forgery, no doubt about it’

Forensic findings on Obama’s birth certificate: ‘A 100 percent forgery, no doubt about it’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto There is a problem with President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate: It’s a forgery, say multiple forensic experts who have examined it. A report detailing the evidence will soon be presented to Congress. On April 27, 2011 the White House released Mr. Obama’s long-form birth certificate in an attempt […]

Egypt’s downward spiral started with Nasser

Egypt’s downward spiral started with Nasser

Sol W. Sanders   Fleeting memory – and perhaps proof that if there are lessons of history, they are never learned – is that there is almost no mention of “Nasserism” or “Pan-Arabism” in the current reporting on Egyptian chaos. Yet for two decades a young army officer out of nowhere, Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein, […]

Snowden’s best option: Come home and talk like there’s no tomorrow

Snowden’s best option: Come home and talk like there’s no tomorrow

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com We keep hearing about all the countries where Edward Snowden is looking for asylum ― Ecuador and Venezuela would love to have him just to show they can’t be intimidated. Now it seems Ecuador is chickening out while Venezuela vies with Nicaragua for the distinction of defending the […]