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 […]

Gloom: A world of uncertainty and in America, a union that may not hold

Gloom: A world of uncertainty and in America, a union that may not hold

Special to WorldTribune.com Editor’s Note: The following analysis echoes assessments heard last week in Washington from normally upbeat insiders. One former CIA analyst who held senior posts in an Democrat administration wonders if the U.S. will survive and doesn’t want to eywitness its demise. Another veteran warrior, in but not of the “Swamp”, suggested that […]

‘One more’ chance: U.S. generals say Pakistan-Afghan region has world’s highest jihadist concentration

‘One more’ chance: U.S. generals say Pakistan-Afghan region has world’s highest jihadist concentration

by WorldTribune Staff, October 5, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump will try to work with Pakistan on counter-terrorism “one more time” before taking measures forcing the nation to do more, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told lawmakers on Oct. 3. “We need to try one more time to make this strategy work with them, by, with, […]

Crowns vs chaos: Brexit and Trump repudiated governance by ‘urban globalists’

Crowns vs chaos: Brexit and Trump repudiated governance by ‘urban globalists’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs What form of governance is “best”? What is most durable? What is most equitable? What produces the best economic results? These questions are usually posed — and the answers are usually imposed — as though a universally applicable model could be found by […]

Some blunt questions for the authors of our new Afghanistan strategy

Some blunt questions for the authors of our new Afghanistan strategy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Washington staff, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs U.S. President Donald Trumps was fully aware that his Aug. 21, 2017, speech on a supposedly new U.S. “strategy” on Afghanistan — his first major prime time policy speech since taking office — was neither his speech nor his policy. Neither was it, in any […]

Pakistan warns new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan ‘doomed to failure’

Pakistan warns new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan ‘doomed to failure’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 28, 2017 Pakistani officials said U.S. President Donald Trump’s outline for a new strategy in Afghanistan “won’t work.” Saying that Trump’s plan is “doomed to failure,” Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told Bloomberg in an interview published on Aug. 27 that “From Day One, we have been saying very clearly […]

Pakistan’s Sharif resigns after Supreme Court orders his removal

Pakistan’s Sharif resigns after Supreme Court orders his removal

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, Radio Mashaal ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on July 28, ordering his removal from office in connection with corruption charges stemming from the Panama Papers leak in 2016. Sharif resigned shortly after the court order was issued amid tight security in […]

Tech for former DNC chairwoman arrested at Dulles Airport attempting to flee country

Tech for former DNC chairwoman arrested at Dulles Airport attempting to flee country

by WorldTribune Staff, July 25, 2017 A Pakistani-born IT specialist working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, was arrested Monday at Dulles Airport while trying to leave the country. Fox News reported the arrest of Imran Awan on bank fraud charges . Awan has been in the news this week […]

‘Chemistry’ between two leaders called ‘win-win’ for U.S.-India ties

‘Chemistry’ between two leaders called ‘win-win’ for U.S.-India ties

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the USA not quite knowing what to expect from planned summit meetings with President Donald Trump. After all while both leaders are known as brash and outspoken figures, the visitor from New Delhi was particularly nervous over trade […]

What to do about China? Time to play the India card

What to do about China? Time to play the India card

by William R. Hawkins, FamilySecurityMatters.org “Our robust strategic partnership is such that it touches upon almost all areas of human endeavor….We consider the USA as our primary partner for India’s social and economic transformation in all our flagship programs and schemes,” proclaimed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 26. The venue was the joint press conference […]

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