Pompeo in Russia to restore ties; Trump presses new arms control accord including China

Pompeo in Russia to restore ties; Trump presses new arms control accord including China

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea city Sochi as President Donald Trump has renewed efforts to build a rapport with Moscow now that the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded. Trump had also discussed strategy and a new […]

Report: Russian planes carrying troops arrive in Venezuela

Report: Russian planes carrying troops arrive in Venezuela

by WorldTribune Staff, March 25, 2019 Two Russian Air Force planes carrying troops and tons of equipment landed in Venezuela on March 23, reports say. A flight tracking website showed two aircraft left a Russian military base for the Venezuelan capital Caracas on March 22. The arrival of the military jets in Venezuela was confirmed by Javier […]

Bolton in Moscow: U.S. bound by INF but Russia, China, Iran, N. Korea are not

Bolton in Moscow: U.S. bound by INF but Russia, China, Iran, N. Korea are not

by WorldTribune Staff, October 23, 2018 The United States plans to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty because Russia is violating the pact, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said. With Russia in violation, “there was only one country in the world bound by the INF Treaty and that was the United […]

Israel downs Syrian warplane, rejects Russia’s proposed 100-km buffer zone offer

Israel downs Syrian warplane, rejects Russia’s proposed 100-km buffer zone offer

by WorldTribune Staff, July 23, 2018 Israel on July 22 rejected Russia’s offer of a buffer zone that would keep Iranian forces in Syria away from the Golan Heights ceasefire line. Meanwhile, Israel on July 24 said it shot down a Syrian warplane that crossed into the occupied Golan Heights. Israel’s military said it fired […]

Reports: New Syrian-Russian offensive kills more than 400 civilians in Eastern Ghouta

Reports: New Syrian-Russian offensive kills more than 400 civilians in Eastern Ghouta

by WorldTribune Staff, February 23, 2018 More than 400 civilians have been killed in a five-day assault by Syrian government and Russian forces on a rebel-held enclave that had last year been designated as a “de-escalation zone,” reports said. The attacks in Eastern Ghouta killed 46 people on Feb. 22, AFP reported. The Syrian Observatory […]

Tit for tat: U.S. closes 3 Russian consular facilities in U.S.

Tit for tat: U.S. closes 3 Russian consular facilities in U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, September 1, 2017 The U.S. State Department on Aug. 31 said that, “in the spirit of parity,” the U.S. is closing Russian diplomatic facilities in San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and New York City. The closures will be completed by Sept. 2, a person identified as a senior Trump administration […]

UAE slams ‘colonial’ role of Iran, Turkey in Syria

UAE slams ‘colonial’ role of Iran, Turkey in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2017 Iran and Turkey must halt their “colonial behavior” in Syria, the UAE’s foreign minister said on Aug. 29. “If Iran and Turkey continue the same historical, colonial and competitive behavior and perspectives between them in Arab affairs, we will continue in this situation not just in Syria today but […]

Tough diplomacy: U.S. rallies UN on N. Korea sanctions, Tillerson huddles with Russia

Tough diplomacy: U.S. rallies UN on N. Korea sanctions, Tillerson huddles with Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump’s diplomatic team has been operating in overdrive as it tries to ensure new UN sanctions against North Korea will be enforced while confronting Russia over allegations of its meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The U.S. on Aug. 7 moved quickly to ensure new UN […]

Russia warns it will target U.S. fighters after F-18 downs Syrian warplane

Russia warns it will target U.S. fighters after F-18 downs Syrian warplane

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2017 A day after a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane, Russia on June 19 warned that it would target any U.S.-led coalition jets and drones that are discovered “west of the Euphrates River.” On June 18, a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian SU-22 after […]

Kerry calls for Russia, Syria war crimes investigation

Kerry calls for Russia, Syria war crimes investigation

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2016 The bombing of hospitals and killing of civilians by Russia and the Syrian regime in Aleppo “beg for an appropriate investigation of war crimes,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said. “Russia, and the regime, owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and […]