Saudi soldier killed in firefight with militants tied to ISIL

Saudi soldier killed in firefight with militants tied to ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com Militants affiliated with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) killed a Saudi soldier during a gunbattle on May 8 in a mountain village outside of Mecca. Saudi troops also found an explosive vest and bomb-making material after the jihadists retreated from the village of Thaqeef in the western Taif region, state […]

2 journalists in Turkey sentenced for reporting on arms shipments to rebels

2 journalists in Turkey sentenced for reporting on arms shipments to rebels

Special to WorldTribune.com Two Turkish journalists have been sentenced to nearly six years each in prison for revealing “state secrets.” The verdict was reached on May 6, just hours after one of the journalists narrowly escaped an attack by a gunman in front of the courthouse. Can Dundar, the editor in chief of the opposition […]

America is finally ripe for a ‘full-blown’ popular revolt which could favor Israel

America is finally ripe for a ‘full-blown’ popular revolt which could favor Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey A Hillary Clinton presidency will be more of the same, but Donald Trump will upend U.S. politics, and favor Israel. It is now clear that, barring the possibility that the FBI will recommend the indictment of Hillary Clinton for endangering national security by sending and receiving classified material on […]

New London mayor hits Cameron’s tactics from ‘Trump playbook’, condemns Labour’s anti-Semitism

New London mayor hits Cameron’s tactics from ‘Trump playbook’, condemns Labour’s anti-Semitism

Special to WorldTribune.com The first Muslim elected mayor of a major Western city said Prime Minister David Cameron was following the “Donald Trump playbook” in an attempt to prevent his election. London Mayor Sadiq Khan on May 7 said Cameron and his Conservative Party tried to divide London’s communities by linking him to Islamic extremists. […]

Reconciled: Gadhafi’s henchmen join Gen. Haftar in fight against ISIL in Libya

Reconciled: Gadhafi’s henchmen join Gen. Haftar in fight against ISIL in Libya

Special to WorldTribune.com Old enemies have formed a new alliance in an effort to drive Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) out of Syria. Commanders who were loyal to longtime dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi have teamed up with former foe and current Libyan military leader Gen. Khalifa Haftar in an attempt to surround ISIL’s […]

U.S. museum: Iran foreign minister lied when he denied Holocaust denial policy

U.S. museum: Iran foreign minister lied when he denied Holocaust denial policy

Special to WorldTribune.com A Holocaust denial cartoon contest has the support of Iran’s government despite claims to the contrary by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said. A statement by the museum said that organizations associated with the contest are backed by government entities in Teheran and that previous contests […]

Iran suffers worst single-day casualties in Syrian war

Iran suffers worst single-day casualties in Syrian war

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran suffered its biggest daily battlefield loss of the Syrian war on May 6 when 13 troops were killed and another 21 from Iran-backed militias died in fighting near Aleppo. The casualties occurred when Islamist insurgents known as Jaish al-Fatah, which included Al Qaida-linked Nusra Front jihadists, launched an attack on Khan […]

Egypt defeats Israel – in falafel competition

Egypt defeats Israel – in falafel competition

Special to WorldTribune.com Egyptians are relishing a triumph of the deep-fried variety over Israel. A team of Egyptian chefs from the falafel bar Zooba rolled to victory in the finals over team Israel at the 2016 London Falafel Festival on May 1. The Egyptian dish, a charred-aubergine-stuffed falafel made with fava beans, received the majority […]

50 mass graves found in Iraq in areas retaken from ISIL

50 mass graves found in Iraq in areas retaken from ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty More than 50 mass graves have been discovered in territory liberated from Islamic State control in Iraq, including three burial pits in a soccer field, a United Nations envoy said on May 6. Jan Kubis told the UN Security Council that evidence of the “heinous crimes” […]

International media silent as Turkey teeters on the brink of civil war

International media silent as Turkey teeters on the brink of civil war

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu resigned on May 5, in a move initiated by President Reçep Tayyip Erdoğan in order to circumvent the lack of parliamentary numbers which could change the constitution to create an executive presidency. The increasing consolidation of power in the president’s hands, however, has […]