‘Bones ground to powder,’ Xi warns; Hong Kong protesters don Xi masks

‘Bones ground to powder,’ Xi warns; Hong Kong protesters don Xi masks

by WorldTribune Staff, October 14, 2019 Chinese supreme leader Xi Jinping issued a stark warning when it comes to “territorial integrity,” one of the communist state’s “core interests.” “Anyone who attempts to split any region from China will perish, with their bodies smashed and bones ground to powder,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry quoted Xi as […]

China pulls out of Iran energy project amid pressure from U.S.

China pulls out of Iran energy project amid pressure from U.S.

Geostrategy-Direct.com China has withdrawn from a $5 billion deal to help develop Iran’s massive South Pars natural gas field. The action, announced by Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh on the ministry’s SHANA website, came during continued intense pressure on both nations from the Trump administration and follows a series of military confrontations in the Persian […]

Zelensky: Ukraine set to investigate its ‘alleged meddling’ in 2016 election on Clinton’s behalf

Zelensky: Ukraine set to investigate its ‘alleged meddling’ in 2016 election on Clinton’s behalf

by WorldTribune Staff, October 11, 2019 Ukraine is set to open an investigation into an alleged Ukrainian plot to sway the 2016 U.S. presidential election in Hillary Clinton’s favor. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Oct. 10 that his administration is “ready to investigate Ukraine’s alleged meddling” in the 2016 U.S. election. “This is a […]

Pompeo counters Graham on Syria; Netanyahu slams Turkey

Pompeo counters Graham on Syria; Netanyahu slams Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria by saying the mission to eradicate ISIS was a success and adding the move was not an authorization for Turkey to invade Syria. Pompeo, in an interview with […]

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 As Turkey launched a long-awaited military offensive into northern Syria, Iran announced it was holding military exercises near its own border with Turkey. According to an Oct. 9 report by Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency, Iran’s military is holding war games in Western Azerbaijan Province which include rapid reaction […]

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials for repression of Muslims

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials for repression of Muslims

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Oct. 8 announced Visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials who the State Department believes are “responsible for, or complicit in, the detention or abuse of Uighurs, Kazakhs, or other members of Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang, China.” Reports from […]

Trump: Removal of 50 U.S. troops puts heat on Turkey

Trump: Removal of 50 U.S. troops puts heat on Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump said he will be watching closely what Turkey does militarily in northern Syria after the U.S. announced it will pull its troops out of the area. Trump said there would be “big trouble” if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s forces do anything inhumane. The president […]

‘Chinese intelligence storm’ makes increasing use of Americans

‘Chinese intelligence storm’ makes increasing use of Americans

Geostrategy-Direct.com Former U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency officer Ron Rockwell Hansen was sentenced last month to 10 years in prison for attempting to pass U.S. defense information to China. Hansen’s sentencing followed the sentencing of former CIA officer Kevin Mallory and indictment of former CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee. Mallory was convicted under the Espionage […]

Over and ‘out’: U.S. to withdraw troops from Syria near Turkey

Over and ‘out’: U.S. to withdraw troops from Syria near Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 7, 2019 Saying that it was “time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars,” President Donald Trump on Oct. 7 said the United States will withdraw its forces from northern Syria near the Turkish border. The move, which followed an Oct. 6 phone call between Trump and Turkish […]

Beijing drops hammer on Hong Kong: ‘I can’t sleep and can’t eat, my heart is tired’

Beijing drops hammer on Hong Kong: ‘I can’t sleep and can’t eat, my heart is tired’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 6, 2019 For the first time in 52 years, the Beijing-controlled leader of Hong Kong on Oct. 4 invoked a British colonial-era emergency law which includes a ban on the wearing of masks at protests. The move by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam sparked an immediate backlash from demonstrators who […]