U.S. warns Syria enhancing chemical weapons; 20 dead in new attack

U.S. warns Syria enhancing chemical weapons; 20 dead in new attack

by WorldTribune Staff, February 2, 2018 Syria has “evolved” its chemical weapons arsenal and is developing new ways to use the weapons, U.S. officials say. Reports from Arab news outlets on Feb. 5 said a chemical weapons attack, believed to be chlorine gas, killed 20 people in a town in Idlib province. The forces of […]

Report: Sex abuse victim refutes pope’s claim as pressure builds on Vatican

Report: Sex abuse victim refutes pope’s claim as pressure builds on Vatican

by WorldTribune Staff, February 5, 2018 A letter from a Chilean sex abuse victim contradicts Pope Francis’s “insistence that no victims had come forward,” The Associated Press reported. The eight-page letter that Pope Francis received in 2015, obtained exclusively by the AP, “graphically detailed how a priest sexually abused” the victim and how “other Chilean […]

Soros behind anti-deportation campaign in Israel, Netanyahu says

Soros behind anti-deportation campaign in Israel, Netanyahu says

by WorldTribune Staff, February 5, 2018 Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros is driving the campaign against Israel’s plan to deport some 20,000 African migrants, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Feb. 4. The Jerusalem Post reported, citing a “source close to the prime minister,” that Netanyahu was referring to Soros’s funding contribution to the New […]

Saudi first: Kingdom bans expatriates from 12 job types

Saudi first: Kingdom bans expatriates from 12 job types

by WorldTribune Staff, January 31, 2018 Saudi Arabia is reserving 12 job types for Saudi nationals only. A decree issued by Saudi Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees said that 12 retail jobs in the kingdom will be off-limits for non-Saudis as of September 2018, Arab News reported on Jan. 30. “While the […]

‘Son preference’: India has 21 million ‘unwanted’ girls, government says

‘Son preference’: India has 21 million ‘unwanted’ girls, government says

by WorldTribune Staff, January 30, 2018 Due to the “meta son preference,” India has 63 million fewer females than it should have in its population and 21 million girls are “unwanted” by their families, a government report said. Indian parents continue having children until giving birth to a boy, the New Delhi government found in […]

Report: Israel, Egypt are ‘covert allies’ in war on Sinai jihadists

Report: Israel, Egypt are ‘covert allies’ in war on Sinai jihadists

by WorldTribune Staff, February 4, 2018 Israel and Egypt have become “secret allies” in an effort to drive Islamic State-affiliated terrorists out of North Sinai, a report said. Israel, with the blessing of Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi, has used drones, jets, and helicopters in Sinai to target jihadists in more than 100 airstrikes over […]

Iran arrests 29 women who removed head scarves, claims they were ‘tricked’ by social media

Iran arrests 29 women who removed head scarves, claims they were ‘tricked’ by social media

by WorldTribune Staff, February 2, 2018 Iranian police have arrested 29 women who removed their hijabs in the latest wave of protests against the country’s strict modesty laws. The protests are part of what organizers are calling the “White Wednesdays” movement where women take to the streets without wearing the required Islamic veils. The Islamic […]

After Trump speech, Rouhani says Iran leaders should ‘have a listening ear’ to the people

After Trump speech, Rouhani says Iran leaders should ‘have a listening ear’ to the people

by WorldTribune Staff, January 31, 2018 Iran’s leaders must be open to listening to all the nation’s people, including protesters, President Hassan Rouhani said on Jan. 31. During his State of the Union address on Jan. 30, Trump referenced the anti-government protests that hit dozens of towns and cities in Iran over the new year. […]

U.S. adds Hamas leader Haniyeh to terror list

U.S. adds Hamas leader Haniyeh to terror list

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, January 31, 2018 Hamas senior political leader Ismail Haniyeh was designated as a global terrorist by the United States on Jan. 31. The U.S. State Department said in a press release it has designated Haniyeh, as well as the jihadist groups Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al Thawra and Harakat Sawa’d […]

Iran follows China’s lead, erects its own ‘Great Firewall’ to suppress dissent

Iran follows China’s lead, erects its own ‘Great Firewall’ to suppress dissent

by WorldTribune Staff, January 29, 2018 Iran was able to contain recent anti-government protests in part by cutting off access to the Telegram messaging app that protesters used to communicate. Now, the Teheran regime is seeking full local control of the web in the Islamic Republic via the creation of a so-called “halal” or “permissible” […]