U.S., Europe condemn anti-Islamist Gen. Haftar’s for seizing Libyan oil terminals

U.S., Europe condemn anti-Islamist Gen. Haftar’s for seizing Libyan oil terminals

by WorldTribune Staff, September 14, 2016 An offensive into Libya’s “oil crescent” by Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) has been condemned by the U.S. and its main European allies. “The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States condemn this weekend’s attacks on Zueitina, Ras Lanuf, Es Sider […]

U.S., Russian fighter jets in tense showdown over Syria

U.S., Russian fighter jets in tense showdown over Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, June 20, 2016 In another U.S.-Russian incident, American F/A-18s confronted Russian Su-34 bombers in southern Syria, U.S. pilots attempted via a communications channel to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels, according to news reports. The incident occurred on June 16 when at least two Su-34s, which are among Moscow’s most advanced […]

U.S. admits losing propaganda war to ISIL ‘fanboys’

U.S. admits losing propaganda war to ISIL ‘fanboys’

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States says it “ought to do better” to fight Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) Internet propaganda machine. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, speaking at Ecole Militaire military college in Paris on Jan. 21, said the terror group uses the Internet “to give encouragement or even instruction to people […]

With policies in flux among world powers, N. Korea again threatens to go ballistic

With policies in flux among world powers, N. Korea again threatens to go ballistic

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The impending launch of a North Korean ballistic missile has as much to do with the propaganda goal of putting a satellite into orbit as to serve as a less than subtle bullying to neighboring states all undergoing a period of political transition. Though Pyongyang has forewarned regional governments […]