Former Hamas members took part in ISIS attack in Sinai, Israeli general says

Former Hamas members took part in ISIS attack in Sinai, Israeli general says

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2017 Four ex-members of Hamas were part of a group of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists that carried out coordinated attacks in Sinai on July 7 that killed at least 23 Egyptian soldiers, an Israeli defense official said. The four were previously members of Hamas’s military wing, but had left the […]

Report: Israel presses Russia, U.S. on Hizbullah-free buffer zone in Syria

Report: Israel presses Russia, U.S. on Hizbullah-free buffer zone in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, July 7, 2017 Israel is seeking a demilitarized buffer zone in southern Syria that would prevent Hizbullah and “other Iranian-backed militias” from operating in the area, a report said. Israel wants the buffer zone to extend some 30 miles (48 kilometers) beyond the Israeli-Syrian border on the Golan Heights, the Times of […]

Tillerson: Russia will decide Assad’s fate in post-war Syria

Tillerson: Russia will decide Assad’s fate in post-war Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, July 5, 2017 The United States will focus on defeating Islamic State (ISIS) and defer to Russia when the time comes to decide Syrian President Bashar Assad’s fate, a report said. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during a private State Department meeting last week that Russia is […]

Qatar responds after Gulf states extended deadline to comply with demands

Qatar responds after Gulf states extended deadline to comply with demands

by WorldTribune Staff, July 3, 2017 Four Arab states who severed diplomatic ties with Qatar last month agreed to extend their deadline for Qatar to comply with their list of demands for ending the crisis. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt on July 2 agreed to a request by Kuwait to extend […]

Nikki Haley slams UN for failing to take ‘even minimal’ steps on Iran violations

Nikki Haley slams UN for failing to take ‘even minimal’ steps on Iran violations

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2017 The United Nations continues to look the other way as Iran “repeatedly and deliberately” violates sanctions imposed by the world body, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on June 29. “The Security Council has failed to even take minimal steps to respond to these violations,” Haley told […]

Iraq proclaims end of ISIS and its ‘fake’ caliphate

Iraq proclaims end of ISIS and its ‘fake’ caliphate

by WorldTribune Staff, June 30, 2017 Three years to the day that Islamic State (ISIS) announced its “caliphate,” Iraq declared that the “fake” caliphate was coming to an end. Iraqi forces on June 29 took control of Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque and Al-Hadba (minaret), Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said in a statement quoted by AFP. Iraqi […]

Hamas building buffer zone along Gaza-Egypt border

Hamas building buffer zone along Gaza-Egypt border

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2017 Seeking to improve strained ties with Egypt, Hamas is constructing a buffer zone along the Gaza Strip border with Egypt. Hamas’s Ministry of the Interior and the Internal Security arm of Hamas began constructing the buffer zone after recent meetings between Hamas leaders and top ranking officials within the […]

Regime change: Momentum building for new U.S. Iran policy

Regime change: Momentum building for new U.S. Iran policy

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2017 Last week, Iran filed a formal protest to comments Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made earlier this month in a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. Tillerson said the administration would support “a philosophy of regime change” for Iran. Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican agrees saying it should become official U.S. […]

Busted: OPEC’s crisis diplomacy fails as shale oil revolution booms

Busted: OPEC’s crisis diplomacy fails as shale oil revolution booms

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2017 OPEC’s oil producer club “is facing a crisis of old age,” an industry analyst said. OPEC “is falling apart internally, confounded by the world and increasingly irrelevant,” according to Julian Lee, a senior analyst at the Center for Global Energy Studies. The two main areas where OPEC has failed […]

Israel strikes Assad regime targets after errant mortars from Syria land in Israeli territory

Israel strikes Assad regime targets after errant mortars from Syria land in Israeli territory

by WorldTribune Staff, June 25, 2017 Israel, which has for the most part stayed out of the civil war in Syria, launched airstrikes on Assad regime targets on June 24 in response to wayward mortar shell fire in Syria that landed in Israeli territory. Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Israeli warplanes attacked a […]

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