Trump’s China policy: Will business as usual really protect U.S. interests?

Trump’s China policy: Will business as usual really protect U.S. interests?

Special to WorldTribune.com Donald Trump correctly asserted that President Barack Obama’s weakness has emboldened China, but the GOP front-runner has also hinted he will continue 1980s-era business-oriented approaches toward Beijing that have not worked, national security journalist Bill Gertz wrote. “Our president has allowed China to continue its economic assault on American jobs and wealth, […]

Layoffs by Saudi firm owned by bin Laden’s father spark massive protests

Layoffs by Saudi firm owned by bin Laden’s father spark massive protests

Special to WorldTribune.com The termination of 50,000 workers for the Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) sparked a wave of protests that included the torching several buses in Mecca. The job cuts were mostly foreign workers who were given permanent exit visas to leave Saudi Arabia, the Saudi-based newspaper al-Watan reported. SBG, a massive construction company, was […]

North Korea specialist: How an apocalyptic invasion of South Korea would play out

North Korea specialist: How an apocalyptic invasion of South Korea would play out

Special to WorldTribune.com A North Korean invasion of the South would ultimately fall to the superior military technology of the U.S. and South Korea, but “not without four to six months of high-intensity combat and many dead,” a former White House adviser said. In his new book “The Impossible State”, Victor Cha describes how a […]

Egypt said losing millions over travel restrictions on Arab tourists

Egypt said losing millions over travel restrictions on Arab tourists

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt’s struggling tourism industry would get a major shot in the arm if the country lifted restrictions on Arab tourists, the head of an Egyptian travel association said. More than one million new tourists would flow to Egypt if travel and visa restrictions were lifted for Arabs from Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, […]

Israel seizes 4 tons of rocket chemicals in shipment of salt bound for Gaza

Israel seizes 4 tons of rocket chemicals in shipment of salt bound for Gaza

Special to WorldTribune.com Four tons of a chemical used in the manufacture of long-range rockets was seized by Israeli authorities in a shipment of salt that was bound for the Gaza Strip. Customs and Shin Bet officials at the Nitzana Border Crossing used by Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority seized the four tons of […]

South Korean leader in Iran for first bilateral summit

South Korean leader in Iran for first bilateral summit

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has arrived in Iran for the first bilateral summit since Seoul and Teheran established diplomatic relations more than 50 years ago. Park’s office said the three-day visit will focus on business and trade issues between the two countries as well as […]

Marine in trouble over emailed document on Afghan sex abuser; Charges against Hillary called more serious

Marine in trouble over emailed document on Afghan sex abuser; Charges against Hillary called more serious

Special to WorldTribune.com In a case that analysts say bears a striking resemblance to Hillary Clinton’s email disaster, a Marine officer is facing dismissal for mishandling classified material on his computer. Marine Reserve Maj. Jason Brezler is fighting the charges against him and has filed a complaint in federal court, saying that Marine generals unfairly singled […]

Clinton’s ‘off the reservation’ remark triggers anger for Native Americans, disbelief in others

Clinton’s ‘off the reservation’ remark triggers anger for Native Americans, disbelief in others

Special to WorldTribune.com Hillary Clinton has extended the peace pipe and apologized for offending Native Americans. The Democratic presidential front-runner, in remarks about GOP front-runner Donald Trump on April 29, said that she’s used to dealing with men who “get off the reservation.” The comment triggered outrage among Native American advocates, not to mention derision […]

Trouble in paradise: ISIL reportedly recruiting in the Caribbean

Trouble in paradise: ISIL reportedly recruiting in the Caribbean

Special to WorldTribune.com With its recruiting avenues in the Middle East and Europe increasingly being closed off, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is looking to the Caribbean for new jihadists. Trinidad and Tobago was the terror group’s first target. Nearly 100 recruits have traveled from the dual-island nation to Syria to join ISIL, […]

Sudan denies entry visas to U.S. officials

Sudan denies entry visas to U.S. officials

Special to WorldTribune.com In a retaliatory move, Sudan has denied entry visas to United States officials. Sudan State Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kamal Ismail told reporters on May 1 that Khartoum’s embassy in Washington denied the visa applications after Washington refused visas to senior Sudanese officials, including the ministers of interior, education […]