Hamas official hails robust ties with Turkey, Iran

Hamas official hails robust ties with Turkey, Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, November 12, 2017 The Hamas terrorist organization is strengthening its ties with Turkey and Iran, a senior Hamas official said. Sami Abu Zuhri, a senior Hamas official in Gaza, confirmed in a Nov. 11 interview with Turkish media that improved relations with the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were based on […]

‘There is no Lebanon’: Israel’s intelligence minister charges Iran takeover is ‘red line’

‘There is no Lebanon’: Israel’s intelligence minister charges Iran takeover is ‘red line’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 10, 2017 The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri is further evidence that Iran is intent on controlling large swathes of the area surrounding Israel, which the Jewish state considers a “red line,” Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said on Nov. 9. “What happened with Al-Hariri revealed the […]

Iran’s Rouhani: Muslim states ‘mistaken’ if they place trust in U.S. and Israel

Iran’s Rouhani: Muslim states ‘mistaken’ if they place trust in U.S. and Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2017 Saudi Arabia placing trust in the United States is a “tragic mistake and miscalculation,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Nov. 8. Rouhani, during a cabinet meeting, called for an end to hostile relations between Teheran and Riyadh, adding that the Sunni kingdom and other Muslim states should come […]

UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, November 8, 2017 The Assad regime is responsible for a sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun on April 4 of this year, according to the UN’s chemical weapons investigative body. Meanwhile, Islamic State (ISIS) carried out a sulfur mustard gas attack on the Syrian town of […]

NATO to deploy 3,000 additional troops to train Afghan army

NATO to deploy 3,000 additional troops to train Afghan army

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2017 NATO said it will add 3,000 troops at the start of 2018 to its mission to train Afghanistan’s army. According to a Nov. 7 report by Reuters, the new personnel will not have a combat role but NATO hopes the troops can train the Afghan army and its newly-formed […]

Saudis close air, sea, land access to Yemen to stop flow of Iran arms to Houthis

Saudis close air, sea, land access to Yemen to stop flow of Iran arms to Houthis

by WorldTribune Staff, November 7, 2017 The Saudi-led military coalition said on Nov. 6 it would temporarily close all Yemeni air, sea and land ports. The coalition said it made the move to stop the flow of arms from Iran to Houthi rebels in Yemen, Reuters reported. On Nov. 4, a missile fired by Houthi […]

Saudi prince dies in helicopter crash near Yemen one day after missile launch by Houthis

Saudi prince dies in helicopter crash near Yemen one day after missile launch by Houthis

by WorldTribune Staff, November 6, 2017 A Saudi prince who was deputy governor of the kingdom’s Asir Province died in a helicopter crash on Nov. 5, reports said. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the son of former Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, was in the southern part of the kingdom near Yemen when the aircraft went […]

Private jets grounded at Saudi airports as princes, tycoon arrested

Private jets grounded at Saudi airports as princes, tycoon arrested

by WorldTribune Staff, November 5, 2017 Dozens of Saudi princes, senior ministers and a prominent billionaire were arrested on Nov. 4 as part of what analysts said was Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s move to consolidate power in the kingdom. Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported that 11 princes, four current ministers and dozens of ex-ministers […]

CIA data from Bin Laden confirms Iran was covert supporter of Al Qaida

CIA data from Bin Laden confirms Iran was covert supporter of Al Qaida

by WorldTribune Staff, November 3, 2017 Iran secretly provided funding, shelter and communications infrastructure to Al Qaida operatives, according to newly-released data from the computer obtained during the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Two U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News that the documents released by the CIA are “evidence of […]

Uzbek attacker inspired by ISIS video on cell phone; Study finds Central Asian migrants ‘more susceptible’ to radicalization

Uzbek attacker inspired by ISIS video on cell phone; Study finds Central Asian migrants ‘more susceptible’ to radicalization

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2017 The Uzbek national who carried out the Oct. 31 terror attack in New York City became radicalized after being inspired by an ISIS video he watched on his cell phone a year ago. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov later followed online instructions on how to weaponize a vehicle and decided to […]