Pakistan says border wall built to keep out terrorists is ‘phenomenal’ success

Pakistan says border wall built to keep out terrorists is ‘phenomenal’ success

by WorldTribune Staff, March 15, 2018 Pakistan’s border barrier along its 2,600-mile border with Afghanistan has been successful in stopping terrorists from slipping back and forth across the border, Pakistani officials say. Military spokesman, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said the barrier has “phenomenally reduced unchecked border crossings.” The Trump administration has pressed Pakistan to stop […]

‘University Of Jihad’ gets public funds even as Pakistan fights extremism

‘University Of Jihad’ gets public funds even as Pakistan fights extremism

Special to WorldTribune.com Frud Bezhan, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Pakistan’s so-called university of jihad is led by a man who proclaims himself “the father of the Taliban,” and counts some of the world’s most notorious terrorists among its alumni. It also receives millions of dollars in aid from the government of the restive […]

‘We do not care about America’: Taliban rejects peace talk

‘We do not care about America’: Taliban rejects peace talk

by WorldTribune Staff, March 2, 2018 The Taliban is reluctant to accept Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s offer of peace talks because the terror organization said it views Ghani’s government as a U.S.-imposed regime. “While the international community sees Ghani’s administration as the sole legitimate government of Afghanistan, the Taliban see it as an artificial, foreign-imposed […]

Florida synagogue leader working on counter-extremism project killed in Kabul attack

Florida synagogue leader working on counter-extremism project killed in Kabul attack

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2018 The leader of a synagogue in Tampa, Florida was one of four Americans killed in a Jan. 20 Taliban attack in Afghanistan, the State Department said. Glenn Selig, the two-term president of Congregation Mekor Shalom, a conservative synagogue in Tampa, was killed during a 13-hour siege by the Taliban […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Report: Afghan opium production up 87 percent in 2017

Report: Afghan opium production up 87 percent in 2017

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A new report says opium production in Afghanistan increased by 87 percent to a “record level” of 9,000 tons this year, compared with 2016 levels. That’s according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released on Nov. 15 by the Afghan Ministry of Counternarcotics and the […]

NATO to deploy 3,000 additional troops to train Afghan army

NATO to deploy 3,000 additional troops to train Afghan army

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2017 NATO said it will add 3,000 troops at the start of 2018 to its mission to train Afghanistan’s army. According to a Nov. 7 report by Reuters, the new personnel will not have a combat role but NATO hopes the troops can train the Afghan army and its newly-formed […]

U.S. to again admit refugees, but with restrictions on Iran, 10 other countries

U.S. to again admit refugees, but with restrictions on Iran, 10 other countries

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. government announced it will start admitting refugees from most countries again after a 120-day ban, but will impose new restrictions on refugees from Iran and 10 other countries where it sees security risks. While the government allowed its temporary refugee ban to expire as […]

Meanwhile at the UN: Another Human Rights Council election farce

Meanwhile at the UN: Another Human Rights Council election farce

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Truth is often stranger than fiction. Indeed elections for new members of the UN’s 47-member Human Rights Council proved yet again that some of the least qualified and most repressive regimes would win coveted seats on the watchdog committee tasked with monitoring human rights and […]

New U.S. Afghan strategy fails to recognize Taliban’s theocratic ideology, critics say

New U.S. Afghan strategy fails to recognize Taliban’s theocratic ideology, critics say

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2017 The United States is inviting a “permanent jihad” by ignoring the ideological origins of the Taliban’s threat, critics of the Afghan strategy of the last two administrations say. The Trump administration’s new strategy for what has become the longest war in U.S. history calls for additional troops and training […]

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