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 […]

Impeachment East: Millions in Seoul demand ouster of leftist president, justice minister

Impeachment East: Millions in Seoul demand ouster of leftist president, justice minister

by WorldTribune Staff, October 3, 2019 The Washington dramas were half a world away for an estimated 3 million generally conservative protesters in Seoul near City Hall on Oct. 3. Despite several rival rallies, the demonstrators — some waving Korean and American flags — were unified in calling for the ouster of South Korean President Moon Jae-In […]

Pentagon official urges Seoul to reconsider termination of intel agreement with Tokyo

Pentagon official urges Seoul to reconsider termination of intel agreement with Tokyo

by WorldTribune Staff, October 3, 2019 The United States has asked South Korea to reconsider its rushed termination of a military intelligence sharing pact with Japan that rocked the regional alliance against China and North Korea. John Rood, U.S. undersecretary of defense for policy, called on Seoul to renew the General Security of Military Information […]

Japan scrambles for improved missile defenses; Latest North Korean test raises alarms

Japan scrambles for improved missile defenses; Latest North Korean test raises alarms

by WorldTribune Staff, October 2, 2019 North Korea carried out another projectile launch on Oct. 2, adding to a series of recent missile launches which have prompted alarm in Japan. Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono said that the projectile fired by North Korea on Oct. 2 landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) about 350 […]

Video from co-ed track event shows men blowing by woman who had 7-second head start

Video from co-ed track event shows men blowing by woman who had 7-second head start

by WorldTribune Staff, October 2, 2019 The Equality Act, passed by the Democratic-controlled House in May, will allow biological males who identify as females to participate in girls’ and womens’ sports. Opponents of the legislation, including some world-class athletes, noted that men who identify as women, being physiologically bigger, faster, and stronger, would have an […]

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