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 […]

At least 56 Yemen-bound migrants dead after being thrown into Arabian Sea by smugglers

At least 56 Yemen-bound migrants dead after being thrown into Arabian Sea by smugglers

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2017 More than 50 people drowned and many more were missing after smugglers threw 300 African migrants into the Arabian Sea off of Yemen. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) told AFP that human traffickers forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into the rough seas off Yemen on […]

New UN head calls for ‘decisive action’ as expanding famine stalks millions in Yemen, Africa

New UN head calls for ‘decisive action’ as expanding famine stalks millions in Yemen, Africa

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “More than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria are going hungry, and facing devastating levels of food insecurity,” warned UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. In a stunning and passionate plea for famine relief in the drought and conflict ridden regions, […]

Homeland Security gave Somalis tour of airports’ secured areas, documents confirm

Homeland Security gave Somalis tour of airports’ secured areas, documents confirm

by WorldTribune Staff, December 19, 2016 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave groups of Somalis comprehensive tours of secured areas in at least three major U.S. airports, according to newly released documents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The “community engagement tours,” which included security briefings, were held in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Columbus, Ohio. […]

Department of Homeland Security gave Muslim group first ever security tour of major airport

Department of Homeland Security gave Muslim group first ever security tour of major airport

by WorldTribune Staff, August 8, 2016 The Obama administration granted a group of Somali Muslims unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to a major U.S. airport, a report said. According to government records obtained by Judicial Watch, the Somali group “complained to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about feeling harassed and profiled” and that Johnson had a “sympathetic […]

U.S. airstrikes said to kill Al Qaida militants in Somalia

U.S. airstrikes said to kill Al Qaida militants in Somalia

Special to WorldTribune.com U.S. air strikes killed about a dozen members of Al Qaida’s affiliate in Somalia on April 11 and 12, the Pentagon said. The strikes targeted members of Al-Shabab in southern Somalia, who Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said posed an “imminent threat to U.S. personnel” in the region. The strikes were carried […]

Piracy still a thrivng business in Somalia, backed by international financiers

Piracy still a thrivng business in Somalia, backed by international financiers

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Despite a sharp drop in the success rate, hundreds of Somalis continue to engage in piracy in the Red Sea and Gulf. A senior U.S. official said hundreds of Somalis continue to be employed as pirates and target merchant vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. Thomas Kelly, […]