In first, a U.S. president crosses DMZ into North Korea

In first, a U.S. president crosses DMZ into North Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2019 President Donald Trump on June 30 became the first sitting U.S. commander in chief to set foot in North Korea when he briefly crossed the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Trump and Kim then walked into South Korean territory together and were joined by South […]

In first, U.S. Air Force arms B-52 bomber with hypersonic missile

In first, U.S. Air Force arms B-52 bomber with hypersonic missile

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2019 The U.S. Air Force reported a successful initial flight test of a B-52 Stratofortress armed with the AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW), a hypersonic missile which can fly at speeds of Mach 5 or faster. The test of the Lockheed Martin-produced weapon was conducted on June 12 […]

In first, North Korea acknowledges mysterious opposition group

In first, North Korea acknowledges mysterious opposition group

by WorldTribune Staff, March 31, 2019 North Korea has for the first time publicly acknowledged that an “anti-DPRK body” broke into the North Korean embassy in Madrid. Pyongyang also accused the FBI of being the group’s “wire pullers” in what state-run media called a “terror incident.” On Feb. 22, five days before the U.S.-North Korea […]

Vatican’s secretary of state, in first, to attend Bilderburg conclave

Vatican’s secretary of state, in first, to attend Bilderburg conclave

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2018 Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin is reportedly the only religious leader on the list of 131 participants in this year’s Bilderberg Meeting. Though the Vatican did not officially announce Parolin’s participation in the secretive meeting often targeted by conspiracy theories, sources within the Secretariat of State have […]

In first, U.S. F-35s joined B-1 bombers in response to N. Korean ICBM test

In first, U.S. F-35s joined B-1 bombers in response to N. Korean ICBM test

by WorldTribune Staff, September 3, 2017 The show of force by the U.S. and its allies in response to North Korea’s intermediate-range ballistic missile test on Aug. 28 included U.S. Marine Corps F-35s and U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers joined for the first time in a “sequenced bilateral mission” that included Japan and South Korea’s […]

In first, U.S. warship forced to defend against 2 missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthis

In first, U.S. warship forced to defend against 2 missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthis

by WorldTribune Staff, October 12, 2016 A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired three missiles to intercept an incoming cruise missile fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to a report. One of the missiles fired by the USS Mason during the Oct. 9 incident was used for the first time in a combat situation. […]

Cairo turns to Moscow for help against Sinai-based terror groups

Cairo turns to Moscow for help against Sinai-based terror groups

by WorldTribune Staff, October 12, 2016 Russian airborne troops will hold joint military drills with Egyptian forces this month, the Russian Defense Ministry said. “The joint Russian-Egyptian drills will happen in mid-October 2016 on the territory of Egypt,” the ministry said on Oct. 11. “The airborne delivery by parachute of several Russian airborne troops’ сombat […]

In first, hundreds of Jordanians find employment in Israel

In first, hundreds of Jordanians find employment in Israel

By World Tribune Staff on May 17, 2016 Jordanians for the first time are being allowed to take jobs in Israel as part of a new pilot program. About 700 Jordanians have recently found employment in Israel, The Washington Post reported on May 16. The program between Israel and Jordan will allow 1,500 Jordanians to […]

Egyptian schools, in first, to teach 1979 peace accord with Israel

Egyptian schools, in first, to teach 1979 peace accord with Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com President Abdul Fatah Sisi’s overhaul of Egypt’s education system will include, for the first time, fact-based instruction on the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. A report by Army Radio on Feb. 17 said the new curriculum pushed by Sisi “does not stray into the aggressive, biased characterizations of Israel as […]

Saudis turn to digital cameras at Mecca to monitor Haj

Saudis turn to digital cameras at Mecca to monitor Haj

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has acquired advanced security equipment to protect the annual Muslim pilgrimage. Officials said the Saudi Interior Ministry has overseen the installation of cameras and sensors to monitor the millions of people expected to arrive for the Haj pilgrimage in mid-October. The officials said the equipment included digital […]