Gen. Dunford to Obama: Expand U.S. military presence in Iraq

Gen. Dunford to Obama: Expand U.S. military presence in Iraq

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Pentagon will submit a proposal to U.S. President Barack Obama to increase the number of American troops in Iraq, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer said on March 25. “We have a series of recommendations that we will discuss with the president in the coming weeks […]

Americans would never submit to foreign rule; Why would President Obama ask the UK to do so?

Americans would never submit to foreign rule; Why would President Obama ask the UK to do so?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Liam Fox, ________________ At the start of last week I was in Washington, DC speaking on what the European referendum means for the United States. On the face of it, the U.S. should be a natural ally in the case for leaving the European Union.  The right to make your own […]

Clinton ‘plan’ to defeat ISIL mocked: ‘4-slide powerpoint by 6th grader’

Clinton ‘plan’ to defeat ISIL mocked: ‘4-slide powerpoint by 6th grader’

Special to WorldTribune.com On March 23, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted a graphic that promises “A Real Plan to Defeat ISIL”. The plan: “1) Take out ISIL’s stronghold in Iraq and Syria; 2) Dismantle the global terror network; 3) Harden our defenses at home and prevent attacks.” The vague tweet offered no actual substance […]

Backed by Russia, Syria reclaims strategic Palmyra, ‘Pearl of the Desert’

Backed by Russia, Syria reclaims strategic Palmyra, ‘Pearl of the Desert’

Special to WorldTribune.com Syrian forces, backed by Russian airstrikes, claimed a major victory on March 27 as they drove Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) from the historic ancient city of Palmyra. “After heavy fighting during the night, the army is in full control of Palmyra – both the ancient site and the residential […]

ISIL affiliate in Egypt plans ‘big operation’ in southern Israel

ISIL affiliate in Egypt plans ‘big operation’ in southern Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com The Egyptian affiliate of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is planning a major attack in southern Israel, a Salafist operative warned in a radio interview. “It is only a question of time when there will be a big operation in Eilat and in the south of Israel,” Abu al-Ayna al-Ansari, […]

Iraq military begins Mosul offensive, backed by U.S. airstrikes

Iraq military begins Mosul offensive, backed by U.S. airstrikes

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran’s military has launched the first phase of an offensive to take back Mosul, Iraq from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) control. In preparation for the siege on Mosul, the Iraq Army, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, attacked ISIL positions in Nineveh province on March 24, capturing several villages to […]

Turkey bans media from trial of journalists who criticized government

Turkey bans media from trial of journalists who criticized government

Special to WorldTribune.com In a case seen as a test of press freedom under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish government has prohibited the media from covering the trial of two journalists who face possible life terms for espionage charges. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of leading opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gul, his Ankara bureau chief, […]

Giuliani: Hillary Clinton ‘helped create ISIL’

Giuliani: Hillary Clinton ‘helped create ISIL’

Special to WorldTribune.com Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) emerged on Hillary Clinton’s watch as secretary of state and that she “could be considered a founding member” of the terrorist organization. “She had her chance to (rally people against ISIL) – she helped create ISIL,” […]

Egypt’s Sisi plans to replace uneducated police conscripts

Egypt’s Sisi plans to replace uneducated police conscripts

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi plans to overhaul the nation’s police and security forces. Under a plan drafted by Sisi, uneducated conscripts will be replaced by applicants to the new “police assistant” grade who are trained in modern policing techniques, the Interior Ministry announced. Applicants for the new police assistant force must […]

The long, global thread of jihadi terror extends to Brussels

The long, global thread of jihadi terror extends to Brussels

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The tide of hate has come to Brussels with three terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital. Islamic State (ISIL) jihadi militants carried out coordinated bombings on the Brussels Airport as well as the Metro killing at least 31 people and wounding hundreds of civilians. Coincidentally […]