Pakistan court frees Islamist tied to Mumbai terror attack

Pakistan court frees Islamist tied to Mumbai terror attack

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2017 The United States condemned the Nov. 22 decision of a Pakistani court to release an Islamist cleric accused of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai which killed 166 people. Lahore High Court’s judicial review body rejected a government request to continue the detention of 67-year-old Hafiz Saeed, who […]

‘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 […]

Africa’s Sahel region ‘sinking into chaos’ as terror spreads

Africa’s  Sahel region ‘sinking into chaos’ as terror spreads

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The recent killing of four U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in Niger tragically highlighted a quiet but lethal conflict in sub-Saharan Africa’s Sahel region. Here in the confluence of the arid and largely forgotten lands of Mali, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania lay a […]

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 […]

Islamic Jihad commander among terrorists killed as Israel destroys Gaza tunnel

Islamic Jihad commander among terrorists killed as Israel destroys Gaza tunnel

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2017 Seven Palestinian terrorists, including a top commander of Islamic Jihad, were killed on Oct. 30 when Israel blew up a tunnel being dug under the Gaza Strip border. The tunnel was being dug from the Gaza town of Khan Younis across the border into Israel, according to Israeli military […]

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 […]

Why did the U.S. have troops in Niger? Here’s why

Why did the U.S. have troops in Niger? Here’s why

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2017 The United States would not have needed troops in Niger had then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration helped to cut off the terrorist threat in that country when they had the chance, a foreign policy analyst with direct knowledge of the situation wrote. “American troops are […]

U.S. to again admit refugees, but with restrictions on Iran, 10 other countries

U.S. to again admit refugees, but with restrictions on Iran, 10 other countries

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. government announced it will start admitting refugees from most countries again after a 120-day ban, but will impose new restrictions on refugees from Iran and 10 other countries where it sees security risks. While the government allowed its temporary refugee ban to expire as […]

Egypt declares state of emergency after 52 security forces killed during shootout

Egypt declares state of emergency after 52 security forces killed during shootout

by WorldTribune Staff, October 22, 2017 Egypt’s parliament on Oct. 22 declared a three-month nationwide state of emergency in the wake of an Oct. 20 terror attack that killed 52 Egyptian security personnel. The state of emergency gives authorities greater power to crack down on what are described as “enemies of the state.” Acting on […]

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