Palestinian cultural center backed by UN, Norway named for terrorist

Palestinian cultural center backed by UN, Norway named for terrorist

by WorldTribune Staff, May 26, 2017 The Palestinian Authority (PA) has named a new cultural center after the terrorist who led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, a report said. The center in the PA town of Burqa was named in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, who headed the 1978 Coastal Highway murder of […]

Netanyahu’s pledge: Jerusalem ‘will not be divided again’

Netanyahu’s pledge: Jerusalem ‘will not be divided again’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 25, 2017 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to stand against “elements in the world” who seek to deny Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem. In a May 24 speech at Jerusalem Day celebrations at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Netanyahu said “I have a deep obligation to continue to maintain a […]

Egypt bans loudspeakers at mosques during Taraweeh prayers

Egypt bans loudspeakers at mosques during Taraweeh prayers

by WorldTribune Staff, May 24, 2017 The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments has banned mosques from using external loudspeakers during Taraweeh prayers. Taraweeh is a special prayer recited only during the Muslim festival of Ramadan that is read following the fifth prayer of the day. Religious Endowments Minister Mokhtar Gomaa said the rationale for the […]

Record? British sniper kills ISIS jihadist in Mosul from 1.5 miles away

Record? British sniper kills ISIS jihadist in Mosul from 1.5 miles away

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2017 A British SAS sniper pulled off one of the longest recorded shots in history when he killed an Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist in Mosul from 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) away. The British soldier’s shot took three seconds to reach his target, hitting the jihadist in the throat and killing […]

In Israel, Trump calls for region where children are ‘free from terrorism and violence’

In Israel, Trump calls for region where children are ‘free from terrorism and violence’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump during his visit to Israel on May 22 said that the people of the Middle East have “had enough of the bloodshed and the killing” and “there’s a great feeling for peace.” One day after inaugurating the Global Center for Combating Extremism in Riyadh, Trump […]

Art of the Saudi deal: Body language signals, political theater and a delicate dance with the Wahhabi clergy

Art of the Saudi deal: Body language signals, political theater and a delicate dance with the Wahhabi clergy

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2017 A public overture by the Saudi king to the U.S. president’s wife “signaled that the restrictions declared by the Wahhabi clergy are no longer the ultimate arbiter of personal behavior,” in Saudi Arabia, said an analysis of the president’s Middle East trip and his much-heralded deal with the kingdom. […]

Trump to Muslim world: Terrorists ‘worship death’; Their souls ‘will be fully condemned’

Trump to Muslim world: Terrorists ‘worship death’; Their souls ‘will be fully condemned’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2017 In a monumental address in Saudi Arabia on May 21 U.S. President Donald Trump urged the leaders of 55 Arab and Muslim nations to “drive out” terrorists who “worship death” and not God. “Drive. Them. Out,” Trump said. “Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out […]

Saudi, Russia agree to extend oil production cuts to March 2018

Saudi, Russia agree to extend oil production cuts to March 2018

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2017 Saudi Arabia and Russia on May 15 said they agreed to extend a deal to cut oil production through March 2018. Following a meeting in Beijing, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak said: “The two ministers agreed to do whatever it takes to achieve […]

Trump, Netanyahu confirm phone call, say Russia brouhaha not discussed

Trump, Netanyahu confirm phone call, say Russia brouhaha not discussed

by WorldTribune Staff, May 17, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump’s reported release of classified information to Russia, that may have come from Israel, was not discussed in a 20-minute phone conversation Trump had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on May 17, a report said. “The conversation dealt with a few issues that needed to […]

More than 100 dead, thousands infected as cholera outbreak sweeps across Yemen

More than 100 dead, thousands infected as cholera outbreak sweeps across Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, May 15, 2017 War weary Yemen is now dealing with a “serious outbreak of cholera” that has killed 115 people, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on May 14, citing local health authorities. Thousands more have been infected and approximately 7.6 million people live in cholera-threatened areas, according to […]

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