Palestinian agency protests U.S. funding cut; Trump’s special representative hits Hamas tunnels

Palestinian agency protests U.S. funding cut; Trump’s special representative hits Hamas tunnels

by WorldTribune Staff, January 30, 2018 While thousands of employees of the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees marched in the Gaza Strip to protest U.S. cuts in aid to the agency, an envoy for President Donald Trump said it is Hamas that is stifling “Gaza’s chance for success.” The Trump administration earlier this month suspended […]

Iran reportedly releases woman who took stand against compulsory veiling during protests

Iran reportedly releases woman who took stand against compulsory veiling during protests

by WorldTribune Staff, January 29, 2018 “The girl of Enghelab Street,” whose stand in Teheran last month against wearing the mandatory head scarf went viral on social media, has been released after being held in detention, a human rights lawyer said. The woman, whose name has not been made public, has been released by Iranian […]

Last challenger to Egypt’s Sisi withdraws from presidential race

Last challenger to Egypt’s Sisi withdraws from presidential race

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2018 The withdrawal of the last main challenger to Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi all but sews up a certain landslide victory for the incumbent. Rights lawyer Khaled Ali withdrew from the presidential race on Jan. 24, a day after former military chief of staff Sami Anan, considered Sisi’s top […]

Israel warns: Lebanon ‘one big missile factory for Iran’

Israel warns: Lebanon ‘one big missile factory for Iran’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 28, 2018 Iran has “opened a new branch” in Lebanon and 2018 will be a year that tests “how Lebanon will be shaped,” a senior Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman said on Jan. 28. “At the beginning of 2018, I think that it is proper to warn the residents of Lebanon […]

Nikki Haley: Russia ‘complicit in Assad regime’s atrocities’

Nikki Haley: Russia ‘complicit in Assad regime’s atrocities’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 24, 2018 Russia for years “has looked the other way” as its ally Syria has used chemical weapons on its own citizens, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said at a UN Security Council meeting on Jan. 23. Calling Russia “complicit in the Assad regime’s atrocities,” Haley cited reports […]

Florida synagogue leader working on counter-extremism project killed in Kabul attack

Florida synagogue leader working on counter-extremism project killed in Kabul attack

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2018 The leader of a synagogue in Tampa, Florida was one of four Americans killed in a Jan. 20 Taliban attack in Afghanistan, the State Department said. Glenn Selig, the two-term president of Congregation Mekor Shalom, a conservative synagogue in Tampa, was killed during a 13-hour siege by the Taliban […]

Analyst: Turkey’s Erdogan cruising for a bruising with operations against Kurds

Analyst: Turkey’s Erdogan cruising for a bruising with operations against Kurds

by WorldTribune Staff, January 24, 2018 As Turkish forces began their offensive in Syria’s Kurdish-governed district of Afrin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised victory within “a very short period of time.” “That may be a fatal miscalculation, one which could cripple Turkey,” former Pentagon official Michael Rubin wrote in an op-ed for the Washington […]

Al Qaida declares war over Jerusalem: ‘Rise and attack Jews and Americans everywhere’

Al Qaida declares war over Jerusalem: ‘Rise and attack Jews and Americans everywhere’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was “a declaration of a new Jewish-Crusader war” and all Muslims have a duty to “liberate” the holy city, a senior Al Qaida leader said in a video released on Jan. 22. “No Muslim has the right […]

Pence in Israel: ‘U.S. will never let Iran get nuclear weapons’

Pence in Israel: ‘U.S. will never let Iran get nuclear weapons’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2018 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, in an address to Israel’s Knesset on Jan. 22, said the United States would “never allow” Iran to possess nuclear weapons. “I have a solemn promise to Israel, to all the Middle East and to the world – the United States of America will […]

Mattis praises Kurdish fighters, confirms Turkey gave advance notice of attacks in Syria

Mattis praises Kurdish fighters, confirms Turkey gave advance notice of attacks in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, January 22, 2018 Turkish military leaders informed the United States prior to bombing positions of U.S.-allied Kurds in northern Syria, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Jan. 21. “They warned us before they launched the aircraft that they were going to do it,” Mattis said. Turkish warplanes on Jan. 20 launched […]