UN Secretary General calls for ‘bold leadership’ in a world facing ‘calamity’

UN Secretary General calls for ‘bold leadership’ in a world facing ‘calamity’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a sweeping and sobering tour of the world crises and trouble spots, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned of a dire global situation plagued with “protracted conflicts and the spread of terrorism.” Stressing that, “We face a Gordian knot in the Middle East and […]

Iran and Saudi Arabia: Contrasting revolutions change face of Middle East in 2018

Iran and Saudi Arabia: Contrasting revolutions change face of Middle East in 2018

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct At the start of 2018, Saudi Arabia and Iran are engrossed in fundamental social change, but their approaches are taking their nations in polar opposite directions. The strikingly opposite differences illuminate the vast changes sweeping the region. Led by the bold policies of youthful Saudi Crown Prince […]

Iranians pray for rain as water crisis worsens

Iranians pray for rain as water crisis worsens

Special to WorldTribune.com By Golnaz Esfandiari, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranians in some of the regions hardest hit by years of drought have taken to public prayer sessions in desperate bids to end the dry spell and ease the strain on Iran’s dwindling water supplies. Religious services have been routinely held outdoors in […]

Intelligence expose embarrassed China, forced its hand on North Korean sanctions

Intelligence expose embarrassed China, forced its hand on North Korean sanctions

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct After U.S. President Donald Trump’s Twitter-bashed China’s furtive efforts to sell refined oil to North Korea on the high seas, China suddenly announced on Jan. 5 that it would immediately impose a wide-ranging embargo against North Korea to “implement UN Resolution 2397.” A major factor in the turnaround was a […]

Predicting the unfolding Korean history? Don’t bother

Predicting the unfolding Korean history? Don’t bother

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― Uh oh. Watch for all the soothsayers putting in their two cents or two won worth on the future of the Korean Peninsula, post-PyeongChang. Beware of the cognoscenti with dire forecasts of capitulation to the evil Northers, with hopeful words of peace at last, with demands for […]

Iran’s smoldering fuse in 1979 and again in 2018

Iran’s smoldering fuse in 1979 and again in 2018

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Surging crowds thronged the streets of Tehran and cities across Iran screaming Death to the Shah, Death to America. A situation brewing for a few years reached its boiling point with the return of an obscure Ayatollah from exile. The old order collapsed as the […]

Iran official sets ‘maximium penalty’ for protest leaders

Iran official sets ‘maximium penalty’ for protest leaders

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A top Iranian judiciary official has said antigovernment protest leaders should be handed the harshest possible sentences, while President Hassan Rouhani suggested demonstrations were driven by opposition to his ultraconservative rivals in the ruling elite. Rouhani and Hamid Shahriari, deputy head of Iran’s judiciary, spoke on […]

GREATEST HITS, 1: Jerry Brown, Biden and other Dems refused to accept Vietnamese refugees

GREATEST HITS, 1: Jerry Brown, Biden and other Dems refused to accept Vietnamese refugees

Welcome to the Countdown: Top 21 stories of 2017. by WorldTribune Staff, January 30, 2017 Some liberal Democrats are fighting back tears when discussing President Donald Trump’s travel ban on Muslims from seven nations. But in 1975, leftist Dems went to great lengths to keep Vietnamese refugees (even orphans) out of the United States. Trump […]

GREATEST HITS, 2 — ‘They don’t even try’: Hungary’s new border fence called ‘spectacular success’

GREATEST HITS, 2 — ‘They don’t even try’: Hungary’s new border fence called ‘spectacular success’

Welcome to the Countdown: Top 21 stories of 2017. by WorldTribune Staff, May 2, 2017 Skeptics who believe a border wall will not stop illegals from entering the United States may want to look at what’s happening in Hungary. On the day its border fence was completed, the influx of illegals entering Hungary went down […]

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