Egypt airstrikes in Sinai kill 19 ISIS jihadists, including top leaders

Egypt airstrikes in Sinai kill 19 ISIS jihadists, including top leaders

by WorldTribune Staff, April 21, 2017 Three leaders of the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Egypt were among 19 jihadists killed in airstrikes in north Sinai, Egypt’s military said on April 20. The military said the airstrikes were directed at jihadists of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2014 and adopted the […]

Tillerson: Iran deal failed in key denuclearization objective

Tillerson: Iran deal failed in key denuclearization objective

by WorldTribune Staff, April 20, 2017 “Buying off” Iran with a flawed nuclear deal was not “a prudent way” to be deal with the Islamic Republic, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. The deal pushed by former President Barack Obama “fails to achieve the objective of a non-nuclear Iran,” and only delays it becoming […]

Israel: Syria has retained up to 3 tons of chemical weapons

Israel: Syria has retained up to 3 tons of chemical weapons

by WorldTribune Staff, April 20, 2017 The Bashar Assad regime in Syria continues to possess up to 3 tons of chemical weapons, the Israeli military said. The Israeli military estimates Assad has “between one and three tons” of chemical weapons. The estimate marked the first specific intelligence assessment of Syria’s military and weapons capabilities since […]

Lowlife alliance: Terror groups ISIS and Al Qaida said to be talking teamwork

Lowlife alliance: Terror groups ISIS and Al Qaida said to be talking teamwork

by WorldTribune Staff, April 19, 2017 The terror chiefs who head the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaida networks are holding discussions on the possibility of forming an alliance, Iraq’s vice president said. “There are discussions and dialogue between messengers representing [ISIS leader Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi and representing [Al Qaida leader Ayman] Zawahiri,” Ayad Allawi […]

Turkey’s opposition to formally seek annulment of referendum

Turkey’s opposition to formally seek annulment of referendum

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Turkey’s main opposition party is preparing to formally appeal for the annulment of a referendum to expand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers, while the country’s prime minister has called for the official results of the disputed vote to be respected. The secularist People’s Republican Party (CHP) […]

Report: Egypt offered to send 40,000 ground troops to Yemen

Report: Egypt offered to send 40,000 ground troops to Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2017 President Abdul Fatah Sisi offered to send up to 40,000 Egyptian ground troops to fight alongside the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, a Saudi general said. “His excellency Sisi offered Saudi Arabia and the coalition to send ground troops,” Gen. Ahmed Asiri told Al Arabiya on April 16. Asiri […]

In Pakistan, Trump’s national security adviser signals tougher U.S. stance

In Pakistan, Trump’s national security adviser signals tougher U.S. stance

by WorldTribune Staff, April 17, 2017 In advance of the Trump administration’s first formal high-level exchange with Pakistan, national security adviser H.R. McMaster suggested that Washington is adjusting its policy towards a key ally in the region. McMaster visited Islamabad on April 17, a day after holding talks with Afghan leaders in Kabul. He delivered […]

Rouhani: Iran doesn’t need permission from any country to manufacture missiles

Rouhani: Iran doesn’t need permission from any country to manufacture missiles

by WorldTribune Staff, April 17, 2017 Iran will continue to manufacture missiles and fighter jets and does not need any other country’s permission to do so, President Hassan Rouhani said on April 15. “We have repeatedly declared that strengthening the defensive prowess of Iran’s armed forces is only aimed at defending the country and will […]

Turkey’s referendum could create ‘one-man rule,’ threatens EU ties

Turkey’s referendum could create ‘one-man rule,’ threatens EU ties

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began to set post-referendum strategy for the country after declaring a “clear victory” in the April 16 vote that gave him sweeping new powers but was also challenged as illegitimate by the opposition. Turkey’s Central Election Committee (CEC) on late April […]

Iraqi Christians celebrate Easter in town near Mosul for first time since 2014

Iraqi Christians celebrate Easter in town near Mosul for first time since 2014

by WorldTribune Staff, April 16, 2017 Christians in the town of Tel Esqof celebrated Easter on April 16 for the first time since Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the terror group’s “caliphate” from a mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014. “God willing, the celebration of the resurrection of Christ […]

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