France reportedly rejected Israeli tech that could have prevented Paris attacks

France reportedly rejected Israeli tech that could have prevented Paris attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli data-mining technology that could have given French authorities a chance to prevent the November 2015 terror attacks was rejected by higher-ups in Paris, an Israeli security expert said. After the Charlie Hebdo attack in January 2015, an Israeli company offered France terrorist-tracking software that could have helped authorities flag the terror […]

‘Vision 2030’: Saudi crown prince outlines post-oil era after $98 billion deficit in 2015

‘Vision 2030’: Saudi crown prince outlines post-oil era after $98 billion deficit in 2015

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has unveiled a plan aimed at kicking the kingdom’s “addiction” to oil. The 31-year-old prince believes his recently-unveiled “Vision 2030” would transform the world’s top oil exporter into a global investment powerhouse. Paving the way, Mohammed said, would be the initial public offering (IPO) of […]

Report: U.S. challenged China, 12 other nations on navigation rights in 2015

Report: U.S. challenged China, 12 other nations on navigation rights in 2015

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States carried out “freedom of navigation” operations against China and 12 other countries last year, the Pentagon reported on April 25. China’s sovereignty claims and military buildup in the South China Sea were the main focus of the missions and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the Navy would continue […]

Iran threatens to appeal U.S. Supreme Court ruling at The Hague

Iran threatens to appeal U.S. Supreme Court ruling at The Hague

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran has denounced as theft a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that awarded nearly $2 billion to the victims of terror attacks blamed on Teheran. On April 26, Iran summoned the Swiss ambassador who handles U.S. interests in Teheran. A day earlier, Iran threatened to take the United States to the International Court […]

U.S. intel chief: ISIL has cells in UK, Germany, Italy

U.S. intel chief: ISIL has cells in UK, Germany, Italy

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has established cells in the UK, Germany, and Italy, the U.S. director of national intelligence said. “We continue to see evidence of plotting on the part of ISIL in (the UK, Germany and Italy),” James Clapper said on April 25. Clapper said the terror group […]

Ignoring petition, Iran sentences 4 journalists for threatening national security

Ignoring petition, Iran sentences 4 journalists for threatening national security

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Four Iranian journalists have been given prison sentences of between five and 10 years on charges of acting against Iran’s national security. Lawyers for the journalists announced the sentences to Iranian state media on April 26. All four were arrested in November on accusations of being […]

Commander in Chief Obama’s lone military victory: A liberalized Pentagon

Commander in Chief Obama’s lone military victory: A liberalized Pentagon

Special to WorldTribune.com The U.S. military is more prepared than ever – to fight climate change and allow soldiers to use their gender-identified restrooms. The liberalization of the Pentagon appears to be President Barack Obama’s lone battlefield victory and the nation’s military leaders, with the possible exception of the Marine Corps, are squarely behind him, […]

Both U.S., Russia strengthening engagement with Kurdish forces in Syria

Both U.S., Russia strengthening engagement with Kurdish forces in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com A deployment of largely Army Green Berets will join the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in Syria, Obama administration officials confirmed on April 24. The Green Berets are among a group of 250 military personnel being deployed to Syria, increasing to 300 the number of U.S. forces battling […]

Dutch journalist who criticized Turkey’s Erdogan, can’t leave country; Embassy email orders reports on insults

Dutch journalist who criticized Turkey’s Erdogan, can’t leave country; Embassy email orders reports on insults

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkey is continuing its all-out assault on anyone who insults its thin-skinned president. In the latest incident, a Dutch journalist who referred to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “dictator” was detained while on holiday in Turkey and now is being prevented from leaving the country. Columnist Ebru Umar, who is […]

Saudi coalition forces Al Qaida out from key Yemen port city

Saudi coalition forces Al Qaida out from key Yemen port city

Special to WorldTribune.com About 2,000 Saudi-led coalition troops launched an offensive that drove Al Qaida jihadists from their Yemeni stronghold on April 24. More than 800 Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters were killed and the remainder fled as the force of Yemeni and Emirati troops advanced on the port city of Mukalla, […]