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Egyptian migrants killed in Libya by human traffickers

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Special to WorldTribune.com Human traffickers killed 13 Egyptian migrants in Libya in a dispute over money, the United Nations said. The UN has called for an investigation into the incident in Bani Walid. A local official said on April 27 […]

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Syrian opposition rejects any idea that would allow Assad to say on in limited role

Syrian President Bashar Assad

Special to WorldTribune.com An idea proposed during UN-chaired talks in Syria that would allow President Bashar Assad to retain power on an interim basis was immediately shot down by the Syrian opposition. Reports said the idea was put forward during […]

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Khamenei: Missiles, not negotiations, are key to Iran’s future

Iran test fires a surface-to-surface Qiam missile in 2010.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says that missiles, not negotiations, are the key to his country’s future. Khamenei’s remark, posted on his official website on March 30, came as Western […]

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Human rights crisis in Iran, Syria overlooked; Christians facing extinction

Some 1 million Christians have been driven from Syria, an Aleppo bishop said.

Special to WorldTribune.com The world should not turn a blind eye to the plight of Christians in Syria and the increasing number of human rights violations in Iran, rights groups and religious leaders in the region say. Chaldean Catholic Bishop […]

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UN report: ISIL attracting fighters, expanding control in Libya

ISIL now has up to 6,000 jihadists in Libya, the UN said.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has capitalized on the chaos in Libya to recruit a large number of jihadists and expand its area of control, according to a United Nations report. UN sanctions monitors, in […]

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Aid ship docks in Yemen after being blocked by Saudis

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Special to WorldTribune.com A World Food Program (WFP) ship carrying humanitarian aid docked in Yemen on March 2 nearly a month after being diverted to Saudi Arabia. Saudi said it blocked the shipment on Feb. 11 because the vessel, the […]

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Iranian official: Joining oil output freeze would be ‘illogical’

Iran's OPEC envoy Mehdi Asali.

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A senior Iranian official is reported as saying it would be “illogical” for Tehran to join a proposed oil output freeze. Iranian newspaper Shargh quoted Iran’s OPEC envoy Mehdi Asali as […]

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Boutros-Ghali, former UN secretary general, dies at 93

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Special to WorldTribune.com Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who led the United Nations as secretary general in the 1990s, died on Feb. 16 in an Egyptian hospital. He was 93. Current UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Boutros-Ghali “a memorable leader who rendered […]

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UN report: ISIL holding 3,500 Iraqis as slaves

ISIL jihadists in Mosul, Iraq.

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has forced some 3,500 Iraqis into slavery, most of them minority Yazidi women and children, according to a UN report. Most of the Yazidis were forced into sexual slavery, the […]

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‘Dangerous moment’ for America, Israel lobby warns

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Special to WorldTribune.com Implementation of the nuclear deal marks a “turning point for Iran’s strength as a terrorist state” and a “dangerous moment for America and our allies,” the American pro-Israel lobby AIPAC warned on Jan. 16. AIPAC surprised some […]

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