Long-term Boeing consultant, former ambassador, was key advocate for Iran nuclear deal

Long-term Boeing consultant, former ambassador, was key advocate for Iran nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2016 A former State Department official who advocated for the Iran nuclear accord failed to disclose his ties to Boeing and the aircraft maker’s ultimate interest in the deal’s success. Thomas Pickering, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, was one of the most persistent advocates for the nuclear deal and […]

Report: Hizbullah now blames U.S. for assassinating architect of 1983 Marines barracks bombing

Report: Hizbullah now blames U.S. for assassinating architect of 1983 Marines barracks bombing

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2016 After initially pointing the finger at Israel, Iran now says the United States was behind the assassination of notorious Hizbullah terrorist Mustafa Badreddine. Iranian leaders claim that Badreddine, who died in an explosion in Damascus on May 10, was taken out in a precision U.S. airstrike. “Radar that Iran […]

Behind Saudi prince’s U.S. visit: Reports of royal health crises back home

Behind Saudi prince’s U.S. visit: Reports of royal health crises back home

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2016 Saudi Arabia may havae sent its 30-year-old deputy crown prince to visit the United States due to the deteriorating health of King Salman and amid rumors that Prince Mohammed bin Nayef is ailing as well. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with U.S. President Barack Obama on June […]

Overrum by ISIL in January 2014, Fallujah has been recaptured; Thousands still in refugee camps

Overrum by ISIL in January 2014, Fallujah has been recaptured; Thousands still in refugee camps

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraqi forces say they have recaptured the last remaining district held by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants in the city of Fallujah. The general commanding the operation declared the battle over on June 26 following nearly five weeks of fighting. “We announce from […]

Brexit and the globalists: EU’s business model worked: Its power grab backfired

Brexit and the globalists: EU’s business model worked: Its power grab backfired

Special to WorldTribune.com by Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct Voters in the United Kingdom have chosen to leave the European Union by a 52-48 percent margin, making Great Britain the first nation to leave the EU. The turnout was large with over 70 percent of eligible voters going to the polls.  The process of doing so […]

Report: Prostitution booming in Iran as men sell wives ‘to make ends meet’

Report: Prostitution booming in Iran as men sell wives ‘to make ends meet’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2016 Iran’s government is turning a blind eye as prostitution and sex trafficking in the Islamic Republic skyrockets, a report said. In the past year, 32 brothels were discovered in various locations around Teheran, with most women going into prostitution due to extreme poverty, according to a report by Moj […]

Saudis end their war against U.S. frackers

Saudis end their war against U.S. frackers

by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2016 Saudi Arabia has declared its war on U.S. shale (frackers) is over. Now the question is:  Who won? Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said that since the worldwide oil glut has vanished, Saudi’s strategy of flooding the global market to try to put American drillers out of business is […]

Urgent agenda item for Shanghai group summit: ‘Armed extremists’ in Afghanistan

Urgent agenda item for Shanghai group summit: ‘Armed extremists’ in Afghanistan

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia says the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will discuss a “very tense situation” in Afghanistan when the grouping holds its summit in Uzbekistan this week. Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said on June 22 that an estimated 60,000 “armed extremists” were fighting in Afghanistan, including 10,000 under […]

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but  CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is expanding in Africa and the Middle East, according to the U.S. Congress and the CIA, a direct contradiction of President Barack Obama’s claim that the terror organization has been “contained.” ISIL “has created at least six functioning armies” in Libya, Egypt, […]

Against all odds: Syria soccer team advances in FIFA World Cup qualifying

Against all odds: Syria soccer team advances in FIFA World Cup qualifying

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Syria’s national soccer team, known as the Qasioun Eagles, has defied the odds to advance to the third round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With their country devastated by civil war and widespread humanitarian crises, the Qasioun Eagles won six games in the second round of […]