Israel closing its doors to ‘official visits from Sweden’

Israel closing its doors to ‘official visits from Sweden’

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel has announced it is banning visits by Swedish officials. In doing so, Jerusalem said it was “sending in the clearest manner possible a very sharp message to Sweden saying that it is backing terror and giving a tail wind to Islamic State to act throughout Europe.” The move by Israel came […]

Germany registered 1.1 million migrants in 2015, 5 times the 2014 total

Germany registered 1.1 million migrants in 2015, 5 times the 2014 total

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Germany says nearly 1.1 million asylum seekers were registered in the country last year, with Syrians making up almost 40 percent of arrivals. The Interior Ministry said on January 6 that 1,091,894 people in total were registered between January and December 2015. Syrians seeking refuge in […]

Cover-up of Cologne-like sex crimes exposed in Sweden

Cover-up  of Cologne-like sex crimes exposed in Sweden

Special to WorldTribune.com Swedish police stifled reports of a string of sex assaults on teenage girls by groups of Arab men. After being accused of withholding information on the attacks at the We Are Stockholm music festival in Stockholm in 2014 and 2015, Swedish police have launched an internal investigation. Swedish media reported that police […]

Iran’s Rouhani predicts ‘economic boom’ after sanctions

Iran’s Rouhani predicts ‘economic boom’ after sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has predicted Iran will undergo an “economic boom” with the lifting of international sanctions. Iran and six world powers secured a deal in July 2015 under which Tehran pledged to curtail elements of its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. “The government is running the country under […]

The horrific story from Germany that almost did not see the light of day

The horrific story from Germany that almost did not see the light of day

Special to WorldTribune.com German officials and the mainstream media almost succeeded in suppressing news of the heinous acts of some 1,000 Arab men on New Year’s Eve. However, social media and the devastated victims of a wave of sexual assaults in Cologne prevented political correctness from burying the story. On Jan. 5, German police announced […]

Petro kingdom at risk? 2016’s Mideast power matrix and the Chinese definition of ‘crisis’

Petro kingdom at risk? 2016’s Mideast power matrix and the Chinese definition of ‘crisis’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Predictions that events in Saudi Arabia will be key to regional developments in 2016 have much merit. A number of analyses and New Year predictions have centered lately on what events might happen during 2016 involving Saudi Arabia. Certainly, several recent events might lead to such conclusions, to wit: […]

Moscow asks Hizbullah to cool it with attacks near Israel

Moscow asks Hizbullah to cool it with attacks near Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia has made a direct plea to Hizbullah for restraint against Israel. The request from Moscow came after a Jan. 4 incident in which Hizbullah terrorists set off an explosive device targeting Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops in the Shebaa Farms area near the Lebanon-Israel border. Hizbullah said the attack on Jan. […]

Islamic violence, blamed on ‘youth’, clouded Euro-holidays

Islamic violence, blamed on ‘youth’, clouded Euro-holidays

Special to WorldTribune.com Disgruntled youth, most said to be Muslim, burned 804 vehicles in France on New Year’s Eve as a recent trend continued. In the European media, such incidents are typically described as “youth violence” as a synonym for actions attributed by security officials to militant Islamists. The 14.5 percent decrease in vehicles burned […]

British marksman takes out 3 ISIL jihadists through 10-inch wall from kilometer away

British marksman takes out 3 ISIL jihadists through 10-inch wall from kilometer away

Special to WorldTribune.com Armed with the world’s most powerful rifle, a British sharpshooter killed three Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terrorists through a 10-inch wall from a kilometer away, a report said. The Special Air Service (SAS) staff-sergeant fired 30 armor-piercing rounds from his Barrett Light .50 caliber rifle into a two-story command […]

2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s time to consult the crystal snow globe for a look at both the likely and unexpected events which will shape the New Year. Serious strife both in the Middle East, and Africa to a lesser extent, have expanded leading to a culture of conflict […]

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