Anti-Israel coalition plans ‘women flotilla’ for September

Anti-Israel coalition plans ‘women flotilla’ for September

Special to WorldTribune.com An anti-Israel coalition will again attempt to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, this time with a “Women’s Boat to Gaza”. The Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC), which has been behind previous attempts to breach the blockade on Gaza, will launch the Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) in mid-September. The WBG […]

Turkish government seizes control of best-selling opposition newspaper

Turkish government seizes control of best-selling opposition newspaper

Special to WorldTribune.com One of the few remaining independent voices that routinely published viewpoints opposite of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been taken over by the Turkish government. Zaman, Turkey’s best-selling opposition newspaper, came under government control on March 4 as Erdogan’s government continued its assault on press freedom. Protesters opposed to the takeover were […]

U.S. veteran killed in Israel by stabbing attack praised by Hamas

U.S. veteran killed in Israel by stabbing attack praised by Hamas

Special to WorldTribune.com An American military veteran was killed in a terrorist attack in Israel on March 8 while U.S. Vice President was visiting the country. Taylor Force, a 28-year-old Vanderbilt University graduate student and a U.S. military veteran who Biden said served tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, was killed and 11 people […]

Saudis get diplomatic pressure to pay foreign construction workers

Saudis get diplomatic pressure to pay foreign construction workers

Special to WorldTribune.com Saudi Arabia is being pressed to ensure foreign construction workers, many of whom have not been paid for months, receive their salaries. The workers who flocked to the kingdom when oil prices were skyrocketing are now seen as being victimized by low oil prices as the Saudi government clamps down on state […]

Payback: ISIL branch calls on Muslims to kill Russian ‘apostates’

Payback: ISIL branch calls on Muslims to kill Russian ‘apostates’

Special to WorldTribune.com A terror group based in Russia’s Northern Caucuses region has called on Muslims in the country to kill Russian “apostates.” Caucasus Province, which pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in June 2015, has also vowed to attack President Vladimir Putin and implement Sharia law […]

U.S.-led coalition hits 24 ISIL targets in 15 Iraq cities

U.S.-led coalition hits 24 ISIL targets in 15 Iraq cities

Special to WorldTribune.com The U.S.-led coalition on March 7 struck 24 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets in 15 cities. The coalition hit 17 ISIL targets in 12 Iraqi locations, including eight tactical units, two headquarters and numerous fighting positions, the Combined Joint Task Force said. The air strikes also hit several weapons […]

Iran again conducts missile tests in defiance of Obama

Iran again conducts missile tests in defiance of Obama

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran again defied U.S. sanctions imposed earlier this year by conducting multiple missile tests on March 8. In what it said was a display of “deterrent power,” short-, medium- and long-range precision guided missiles were fired from several sites to show the country’s “all-out readiness to confront threats” against its territorial integrity. […]

Bloody days as Islamic militants kill dozens in Baghdad and on Tunisia-Libya border

Bloody days as Islamic militants kill dozens in Baghdad and on Tunisia-Libya border

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadist drove a fuel truck laced with explosives into a security checkpoint near Baghdad on March 6, killing at least 47 people. Meanwhile, in Ben Guerdan near the Libyan border on Monday, militants attacked army and police posts in a raid that killed at […]

Egypt lawmakers seek ban on face-covering niqab

Egypt lawmakers seek ban on face-covering niqab

Special to WorldTribune.com A group of Egyptian lawmakers is set to introduce a bill in parliament to ban women from wearing the face-covering niqab in public. The ban, which would also apply to state institutions, is being endorsed by the Egypt Support Coalition, which claims to have 250 members in the legislature, Gulf News reported […]

EU’s migrant deal with Turkey said to ignore ‘root cause’ of crisis

EU’s migrant deal with Turkey said to ignore ‘root cause’ of crisis

Special to WorldTribune.com The European Union has agreed to pay Turkey an additional 3 billion euros to help Ankara deal with the Syrian migration crisis. The agreement was made during a EU migration summit in Brussels on March 7, according to a report by Reuters. The agreement included a proposal that “Turkey would take back […]