Merkel, in shift, tells European allies to ‘urgently’ address Iran’s aggression

Merkel, in shift, tells European allies to ‘urgently’ address Iran’s aggression

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel on June 21 said that, while European countries wanted to maintain the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program, its presence in Syria and its role in the war in Yemen need to be addressed. Germany moved quickly and aggressively after […]

Report: Israel, Iran held indirect talks over Syria fighting

Report: Israel, Iran held indirect talks over Syria fighting

by WorldTribune Staff, May 28, 2018 Israel, during secret exchanges with Iran, said it would not intervene in fighting in southwestern Syria if Hizbullah and Iran-backed Shi’ite militias are not involved, a report said. The indirect negotiations between Israel and Iran were held in Jordan, according to Elaph, a Saudi-owned website. The report, which has […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Even Iran and Saudi Arabia agree on Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Even Iran and Saudi Arabia agree on Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2017 Regional enemies Saudi Arabia and Iran see eye to eye on one issue. On Dec. 6 both regimes blasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and start the process of moving the U.S. embassy to the city. Saudi Arabia called the move “unjustified and […]

Jordan, Iraq reopen main border crossing for first time in 3 years

Jordan, Iraq reopen main border crossing for first time in 3 years

by WorldTribune Staff, September 3, 2017 Iraq’s main border crossing with Jordan reopened on Aug. 30 after Iraqi forces cleared a 500-kilometer route from Baghdad to Amman of Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists. The crossing at Tureibil had been officially closed for three years. After a heated debate, Iraqi parliament agreed to allow privately-owned U.S. security […]

Jordan’s king thanks Trump for help in ‘containing’ Temple Mount crisis

Jordan’s king thanks Trump for help in ‘containing’ Temple Mount crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2017 Jordan’s King Abdullah II expressed his gratitude to President Donald Trump for the U.S. administration’s “active engagement” in “containing” the Temple Mount crisis. Muslims returned to pray at the Temple Mount on July 27 after nearly two weeks of boycotting prayers at the holy site, the Jerusalem Post reported. […]

Rights group hits Gulf states’ ban on powerful Qatar media, including Al Jazeera

Rights group hits Gulf states’ ban on powerful Qatar media, including Al Jazeera

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2017 Arab states that have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar went too far when they blocked Qatari media outlets, a human rights group said. Human Rights Watch said that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blocked Qatari media outlets, including Al Jazeera, while Egypt blocked 62 websites favorable to […]

A Palestinian state already exists, and its name is Jordan

A Palestinian state already exists, and its name is Jordan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Moshe Dann, Ynetnews.com The problem with “the two-state solution” — creating a sovereign independent Palestinian state west of the Jordan River — is that a Palestinian state already exists east of the Jordan River; it’s called Jordan. Its population is predominantly “Palestinian” and it is located in the eastern part of […]

Jordanian official on U.S. embassy being relocated to Jerusalem: Not a problem

Jordanian official on U.S. embassy being relocated to Jerusalem: Not a problem

by WorldTribune Staff, May 2, 2017 Despite the hue and cry in the international arena, the former Jordanian minister of culture said there is no need for Arabs to oppose the United States moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Tareq Al-Masarwa, writing for the government daily newspaper Al Rai, and translated by […]

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