Egypt warns Turkey over Cyprus gas exploration

Egypt warns Turkey over Cyprus gas exploration

by WorldTribune Staff, February 8, 2018 Egypt has warned Turkey not to infringe on gas exploration rights Cairo obtained in a deal with Greek Cyprus. “Any attempt to infringe or diminish Egypt’s rights in that area” will be confronted, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said on Feb. 6, Reuters reported. Turkish Foreign Minister […]

‘Technically viable’ underwater natural gas pipeline to supply Europe by 2025

‘Technically viable’ underwater natural gas pipeline to supply Europe by 2025

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2017 Cyprus, Greece, Israel and Italy on Dec. 5 signed an agreement to build a major underwater pipeline to supply natural gas to Europe. The pipeline will be some 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) long and is estimated to cost approximately $6 billion (five billion euros). It will have an annual […]

A better life? Italy threatens to give EU visas to 200,000 migrants

A better life? Italy threatens to give EU visas to 200,000 migrants

by WorldTribune Staff, July 16, 2017 Italian officials have threatened to issue temporary EU visas to 200,000 migrants. Italy has been struggling to cope with a huge increase in people fleeing north Africa and has become frustrated with what it says is the lack of help from its EU neighbors. More than 86,000 migrants have […]

Second Russian jet crashes near troubled carrier off Syria

Second Russian jet crashes near troubled carrier off Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 5, 2016 For the second time in a month, a Russian fighter jet crashed into the Mediterranean after attempting to land on the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier. “After carrying out its military assignment in Syrian airspace, a Su-33 fighter rolled beyond the deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier during landing […]

ISIL jihadists fleeing Libyan stronghold could cross to Europe with migrants, Italy warns

ISIL jihadists fleeing Libyan stronghold could cross to Europe with migrants, Italy warns

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) fighters fleeing the battlefield in Libya may try to hide among asylum-seeking migrants crossing the Mediterranean in smugglers’ boats, Italian intelligence officials warned. A sustained assault by forces loyal to Libya’s government, backed by U.S. fighter jets and drones, has driven hundreds […]

French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

French intel warned of new ISIL attack prior to EgyptAir crash

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 The head of France’s DGSI intelligence agency warned that France was “clearly targeted” by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) a week before EgyptAir Flight 840 crashed into the Mediterranean. The Airbus A320 carrying 56 passengers, seven crew and three security officers disappeared early on May 19 as […]

Russia’s Navy seeks return to glory days in hot spots and cold Arctic

Russia’s Navy seeks return to glory days in hot spots and cold Arctic

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The post-Soviet ebb of Russian naval glory seems to be over under a more aggressive President Vladimir Putin. That seems to be the unmistakable message Moscow is trying to send to the world. In recent weeks, President Putin ordered a dramatic increase of Russian naval presence in the […]

Gibraltar rocks again: Spain threatens anti-UK alliance with Argentina

Gibraltar rocks again: Spain threatens anti-UK alliance with Argentina

Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Exactly 300 years after the Treaty of Utrecht settled the century-long royal spat between Spain and England, the last remaining territorial issue between the two countries flared up again in recent weeks. At issue is the sovereignty of Gibraltar which overlooks the vital isthmus connecting the Mediterranean and […]