Netanyahu defends ‘strategic’ Israel-Turkey agreement; Critics slam ‘national humiliation’

Netanyahu defends ‘strategic’ Israel-Turkey agreement; Critics slam ‘national humiliation’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2016 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is stressing the “strategic importance” of Israel’s agreement to normalize relations with Turkey. After meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Binaldi Yildirim in Rome on June 27 to sign the reconciliation accord, Netanyahu pointed to the deal’s strategic value for Israel’s security, economy and energy […]

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 […]

Britain ‘open for business’ as Cameron rules out second Brexit referendum

Britain ‘open for business’ as Cameron rules out second Brexit referendum

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2016 No do-overs for Remain. UK Prime Minister David Cameron, in a blow to to the anti-Brexit crowd, insisted they will not get a mulligan on the June 23 vote in which Leave triumphed. A second referendum is “not remotely on the cards,” Cameron’s spokesman said on June 27, responding […]

ISIL launches new attacks in eastern Afghanistan

ISIL launches new attacks in eastern Afghanistan

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is staging a comeback in Afghanistan just months after Kabul said the terror group had been defeated. At least a dozen Afghan security forces and civilians were killed and another 18 wounded as ISIL jihadists attacked police checkpoints in the Kot area […]

Another ‘establishment’ in trouble: Anarchy, ‘security chaos’ reported in Palestinian camps

Another ‘establishment’ in trouble: Anarchy, ‘security chaos’ reported in Palestinian camps

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2016 The established order is in trouble not only in the United States and Europe, but also in Palestinian territories. Tens of thousands of Palestinians are on the brink of open revolt amid “security chaos” in refugee camps that are run by “mafia leaders.” “A quick chat with young Palestinians, […]

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 […]

Ahead of normalization with Israel, Turkey’s Erdogan meets Hamas leader

Ahead of normalization with Israel, Turkey’s Erdogan meets Hamas leader

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2016 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Hamas leader Khaled Masha’al on June 24 reportedly to ease tensions amid Turkey’s announcement that it will normalize ties with Israel. Erdogan met with Masha’al in Istanbul to discuss “ways to resolve the disagreements among Palestinians as well as Turkish humanitarian assistance,” […]

Boeing ‘puts money before American security’ with Iran deal, congressman says

Boeing ‘puts money before American security’ with Iran deal, congressman says

by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2016 Boeing has chosen its bottom line over American lives with its agreement to sell more than 100 aircraft to Iran, a U.S. congressman said. Rep. Peter Roskam, Illinois Republican, accused Boeing of “putting their financial interest first and foremost before American security” after the company announced the sale of […]

Airstrikes by Russia and Syrian regime kill 58 civilians near ISIL-held Deir Ezzor

Airstrikes by Russia and Syrian regime kill 58 civilians near ISIL-held Deir Ezzor

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2016 Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded an area in eastern Syria held by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), killing at least 82 people, including 58 civilians, a monitoring group reported on June 26. “Three Russian and Syrian regime air raids on the region of Al-Quriyah, southeast of Deir […]