Trump sparks hope in Cairo after Obama ‘took sides against Egypt in its darkest moment’

Trump sparks hope in Cairo after Obama ‘took sides against Egypt in its darkest moment’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 23, 2017 After six years of getting the cold shoulder from former President Barack Obama, Egypt is hopeful of restoring ties with the U.S. under the Trump administration and ultimately returning to its traditional role as a central Arab power. A former ambassador to Egypt, speaking to a visiting private U.S. […]

Iran’s Khamenei calls for ‘incremental’ removal of ‘cancerous’ Israel

Iran’s Khamenei calls for ‘incremental’ removal of ‘cancerous’ Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2017 In an address broadcast live on Iranian state television, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei referred to Israel as a “cancerous tumor” which should be removed “incrementally.” Khamenei, who addressed the government-sanctioned Sixth International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada on Feb. 21, also called for the “complete liberation […]

ISIS-linked jihadists seize towns near oil-rich Golan Heights in Syria

ISIS-linked jihadists seize towns near oil-rich Golan Heights in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2017 In a series of surprise attacks, jihadists affiliated with Islamic State (ISIS) seized four villages in the oil-rich Syrian Golan Heights. The terror group, which calls itself the Khalid Ibn Al Walid Army, captured the towns of Tseel, Sahem al Golan, Adwan and Ten Jamoua that were held by […]

Iran hits growing consensus between Israel and Sunni Muslim states

Iran hits growing consensus between Israel and Sunni Muslim states

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2017 The growing level of cooperation between Israel and Sunni Muslim states is not sitting well in Iran. Iran on Feb. 20 blasted what it said was coordination between Israel and Saudi Arabia, describing attempts to create an “international atmosphere” against Teheran, Israel’s Arutz Sheva reported. “It’s unfortunate that this […]

U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley: Why does the UN ‘obsess over Israel’?

U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley: Why does the UN ‘obsess over Israel’?

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2017 U.S. Amb. to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivered a scathing rebuke of what she said is “anti-Israel bias” at the UN and reiterated the U.S.’s “ironclad support” for the Jewish state. “I just put out to the members of the Security Council to help me understand: When we […]

Mattis makes unannounced trip to Baghdad as Iraqi forces advance on western Mosul

Mattis makes unannounced trip to Baghdad as Iraqi forces advance on western Mosul

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has arrived in Baghdad for a previously unannounced visit focusing on the effort to defeat Islamic State (ISIS) militants. Mattis’s arrival on Feb. 20 comes a day after Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced a new phase in the operation […]

Report: Netanyahu rejected Obama administration’s peace plan in secret talks

Report: Netanyahu rejected Obama administration’s peace plan in secret talks

by WorldTribune Staff, February 19, 2017 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shot down a regional peace initiative presented by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a secret meeting last year that included Egypt and Jordan, a report said. The meeting was held on Feb. 21, 2016 in the Egyptian resort town of Aqaba and […]

CIA chief met Palestinian leader ahead of Trump-Netanyahu visit

CIA chief met Palestinian leader ahead of Trump-Netanyahu visit

by WorldTribune Staff, February 16, 2017 CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas on Feb. 14 to discuss “political and security issues in addition to the future of the peace process,” a report said. A Palestinian security source told The Jerusalem Post that the two sides met at the Mukata, […]

Sudan seen abandoning Muslim Brotherhood to repair relations with Egypt

Sudan seen abandoning Muslim Brotherhood to repair relations with Egypt

by WorldTribune Staff, February 16, 2017 Sudan has reportedly been expelling Muslim Brotherhood members in an effort to mend ties with Egypt. Khartoum in the past two months has expelled “tens” of Muslim Brotherhood members who sought refuge in Sudan following the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, according to a report by the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper. The […]

U.S. ground troops in Syria called one option Pentagon is weighing

U.S. ground troops in Syria called one option Pentagon is weighing

by WorldTribune Staff, February 16, 2017 The Pentagon is conducting a “30-day review” of its strategy in Syria and is floating the idea of sending in ground troops. U.S. commanders have said there is an urgent need to liberate Raqqa, the de facto capital of Islamic State (ISIS). Intelligence has indicated ISIS jihadists in Raqqa […]

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