Analyst: Trump administration has not yet stopped an Iran on the march

Analyst: Trump administration has not yet stopped an Iran on the march

by WorldTribune Staff, November 21, 2017 The Obama administration, via the nuclear deal, opened the door for Iran’s march toward “erecting a new empire” in the Middle East and the Trump administration has not gone far enough to stop it, an analyst wrote. “The pace of Iran’s imperial project is now accelerating,” Ilan Berman, senior vice […]

‘Theatre of the absurd’? World powers trade insults over rights abuses in Iran, North Korea

‘Theatre of the absurd’? World powers trade insults over rights abuses in Iran, North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A key UN Committee has condemned Iran’s widespread use of the death penalty and has urged the Islamic Republic to eliminate “all discrimination and rights violations against women and girls.” In a separate resolution, the Third Committee roundly chastised North Korea’s grave human rights situation […]

Syrian forces regain control of last major ISIS stronghold

Syrian forces regain control of last major ISIS stronghold

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) has lost control of the last significant town it held in Syria, a military news service run by Hizbullah said on Nov. 19. The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, the Hizbullah news service reported. ISIS now controls only a few […]

ISIS recaptures holdout border town in east Syria

ISIS recaptures holdout border town in east Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 12, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists on Nov. 11 recaptured the town of Abu Kamal in eastern Syria from the Syrian army. Earlier this week, Syrian troops and allied militia fighters had entered Abu Kamal and by the next day had declared the town liberated from ISIS’s control. Syrian regime forces […]

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 […]

Report: Israel strikes Syria, Assad responds with anti-aircraft missiles

Report: Israel strikes Syria, Assad responds with anti-aircraft missiles

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2017 Israeli jets on Nov. 1 carried out an airstrike in western Syria, south of the city of Homs, according to reports. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, reported that the strike targeted a Syrian military or Hizbullah installation that was believed to manufacture rockets. The […]

Statement by President Trump on the capture of Benghazi suspect Mustafa al-Imam

Statement by President Trump on the capture of Benghazi suspect Mustafa al-Imam

WorldTribune , October 31, 2017 Following is President Donald Trump’s statement released by the White House on Oct. 30: Yesterday, on my orders, United States forces captured Mustafa al-Imam in Libya. Because of this successful operation, al-Imam will face justice in the United States for his alleged role in the September 11, 2012 attacks in […]

ISIS retreats deep into the Syrian desert to ‘regroup and prepare their next incarnation’

ISIS retreats deep into the Syrian desert to ‘regroup and prepare their next incarnation’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2017 With its self-proclaimed caliphate obliterated, Islamic State (ISIS) has fled for the caves and rugged mountains deep in the vast Syrian desert. Analysts say the terror organization has retreated to the desert, known as Badiyat al-Sham, to “regroup and prepare their next incarnation.” The terror group’s leaders, analysts say, […]

Iran’s chief of staff arrives in Syria, announces joint campaign against ‘Zionist enemy’

Iran’s chief of staff arrives in Syria, announces joint campaign against ‘Zionist enemy’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2017 Iran’s chief of staff, during a visit to Syria on Oct. 17, pledged to increase cooperation with the regime of President Bashar Assad to confront the “Zionist enemy.” “We arrived in Damascus in order to coordinate and cooperate to confront our common enemies: the Zionists and the terrorists,” Gen. […]

Report: ISIS commanders set up training camp near Israeli border

Report: ISIS commanders set up training camp near Israeli border

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2017 Several senior-level commanders for Islamic State (ISIS) who have fled Iraq and northern Syria are running a terror training camp near Israel’s Golan Heights, a report said. The commanders have recruited 300 local youths, according to Israel’s Channel 2. The report showed video footage of the camp and training […]

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