After 28 years, U.S. restores ‘permanent diplomatic mission’ in Somalia

After 28 years, U.S. restores ‘permanent diplomatic mission’ in Somalia

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2018 The United States on Dec. 4 said it has restored a “permanent diplomatic presence” in Somalia for the first time since clan warlords overthrew the ruling government and ignited civil war in 1991. “This historic event reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing […]

U.S. official: Sanctions turn Iranian tankers into ‘floating liability’

U.S. official: Sanctions turn Iranian tankers into ‘floating liability’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2018 The United States, following the imposition of sweeping sanctions against Iran, warned all ports and insurance companies to stay clear of Iranian ships. “From the Suez Canal to the Strait of Malacca and all choke points in between, Iranian tankers are now a floating liability,” said Brian Hook, the […]

U.S. issues travel warning for Cuba, pulls staff after mystery attacks

U.S. issues travel warning for Cuba, pulls staff after mystery attacks

by WorldTribune Staff, September 29, 2017 The United States has issued a travel warning advising U.S. citizens to avoid visiting Cuba and has called for non-emergency U.S. Embassy staff in Havana to leave the country, the State Department said on Sept. 29. In the past several months, 21 U.S. Embassy employees in Cuba have suffered […]

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 […]

State Dept. staffers ‘horrified’ by president’s response to Putin on diplomatic staff cuts

State Dept. staffers ‘horrified’ by president’s response to Putin on diplomatic staff cuts

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2017 After the U.S. slapped new sanctions on Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for 755 out of a total of about 1,200 diplomatic positions at the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Russia to be cut. President Donald Trump’s response to Putin was uncharacteristic for the striped-pants set if not […]

U.S. to ban travel to N. Korea: Embassy urges Americans to exit ‘immediately’

U.S. to ban travel to N. Korea: Embassy urges Americans to exit ‘immediately’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2017 The Trump administration is advising all U.S. nationals in North Korea to leave “immediately” as the State Department said it will soon issue a ban on American tourism to the communist nation. Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours, who both operate in North Korea, said on July 21 that […]

Iran-backed Hizbullah forces in Syria using U.S. military vehicles, Israel says

Iran-backed Hizbullah forces in Syria using U.S. military vehicles, Israel says

by WorldTribune Staff, December 22, 2016 Hizbullah fighters in Syria are using American armored personnel carriers originally supplied by the U.S. to the Lebanese army, a senior Israeli military officer said. In an intelligence briefing to foreign reporters in Tel Aviv on Dec. 21, the senior officer showed a photograph of Iran-backed Hizbullah military vehicles, […]

Israeli minister: Obama administration should worry about Syria, not Shiloh

Israeli minister: Obama administration should worry about Syria, not Shiloh

by WorldTribune Staff, October 7, 2016 The “Middle East is burning” and the Obama administration is obsessing over “a few housing units” in Israel, the Israeli Justice Minister said in response to the U.S. State Department’s scolding over new settlements. On Oct. 5, the State Department released a statement saying it “strongly condemn[s] the Israeli […]

Report: U.S. diplomats were given date-rape drug during Russia visit

Report: U.S. diplomats were given date-rape drug during Russia visit

by WorldTribune Staff, October 6, 2016 In a turn of events that resembled Russia’s penchant for harassing American envoys during the Cold War, two U.S. diplomats who were in St. Petersburg for a UN event were slipped the date-rape drug, a report said. The U.S. diplomats, one male and one female, had their drinks spiked […]

How green is Hillary? Emails reveal she ‘sold fracking to the world’

How green is Hillary? Emails reveal she ‘sold fracking to the world’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2016 Despite her pandering to environmentalists during her current campaign for president, Hillary Clinton was a major player in selling fracking “to the world,” recent emails and documents revealed. Documents recently obtained by The Intercept show the role of the U.S. State Department during Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state […]