Carter: Obama did not inform military command of cash payments to Iran

Carter: Obama did not inform military command of cash payments to Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2016 U.S. President Barack Obama did not consult with his top military leaders before sending $400 million in cash to Iran earlier this year on the day four American hostages were released, a report said. During a Sept. 22 Senate Armed Services Committee meeting, in response to a question from […]

Turkey increases pressure on U.S. to extradite Gulen, leaks general’s testimony

Turkey increases pressure on U.S. to extradite Gulen, leaks general’s testimony

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2016 As Turkey increased pressure on the United States to extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen for engineering the July 15 coup attempt, Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. would consider the move only if Turkey submits “legitimate evidence” of Gulen’s involvement. “Turkish people are appalled at the U.S.’s insistence […]

ISIL attack on Shi’ite protest rally in Kabul kills at least 80

ISIL attack on Shi’ite protest rally in Kabul kills at least 80

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) on July 23 targeted a Shi’ite protest rally in Kabul, Afghanistan with twin bombings that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 230. Thousands of Persian-speaking Hazara Shi’ites had been demonstrating against the route of a planned multi-million-dollar power line […]

Assad says U.S. ‘not serious’ about defeating ISIL; Kerry in Moscow with ‘final offer’ on Syria

Assad says U.S. ‘not serious’ about defeating ISIL; Kerry in Moscow with ‘final offer’ on Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 The United States is offering Russia a new military pact against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and Al Qaida in Syria, according to a leaked U.S. proposal, but analysts say the U.S. had no choice but to cooperate with Russia on Moscow’s terms after Russia’s show of […]

On eve of one-year anniversary of nuclear deal, Iran’s Rouhani warns regime could restore program

On eve of one-year anniversary of nuclear deal, Iran’s Rouhani warns regime could restore program

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Iran is poised to restore its nuclear program if world powers don’t live up to their end of the nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said. Rouhani made the comments on state TV on July 13, the eve of the one-year anniversary of the deal (or Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

ISIL’s multi-pronged terror strikes kill 89 in 3 countries

ISIL’s multi-pronged terror strikes kill 89 in 3 countries

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), which promised to unleash mass casualty attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, is suspected of carrying out terror strikes in Turkey, Yemen and Lebanon over a two-day period that left at least 89 people dead and wounded hundreds more. Turkish officials […]

Afghan intel confirms U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader

Afghan intel confirms U.S. drone strike killed Taliban leader

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2016 The leader of the Afghan Taliban was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, Afghanistan intelligence sources have confirmed. The May 21 attack killed Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the sources said. U.S. officials said the drone strike was authorized by President Barack Obama and “showed the United States was […]

U.S. continues to make nice with Iran – and Iran is having none of it

U.S. continues to make nice with Iran – and Iran is having none of it

Special to WorldTribune.com Though Iran constantly defies the U.S. with new missile tests, humiliated U.S. sailors earlier this year and regards America as its No. 1 enemy, the smitten Obama administration is continuing its courtship of the Islamic republic. While Iran ramped up its harsh rhetoric last week, first lady Michelle Obama hosted a traditional Iranian […]

Obama won’t designate ISIL’s slaughter of Mideast Christians as genocide

Obama won’t designate ISIL’s slaughter of Mideast Christians as genocide

Special to WorldTribune.com Though the pope and the UN have designated Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) slaughter of Mideast Christians as genocide, the Obama administration is not so sure. “My understanding is the use of that word involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached,” White House […]

McCain may subpoena sailors detained by Iran

McCain may subpoena sailors detained by Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Saying Obama administration officials are “dragging their feet” on the investigation of Iran’s detention of 10 U.S. sailors, Sen. John McCain said he may subpoena the sailors. “I guarantee you, if they don’t have a debrief by the first of March like they said, we’ll have a hearing and we’ll subpoena,” McCain, […]