Police make new arrests, British troops take to the streets after Manchester bombing

Police make new arrests, British troops take to the streets after Manchester bombing

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty British authorities said the attack at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people, some of them children, may have been the work of more than one person, as police arrested three more suspects in the case. “It was more sophisticated than some of the […]

Harvard study puts anti-Trump media bias in bold relief

Harvard study puts anti-Trump media bias in bold relief

by WorldTribune Staff, May 19, 2017 Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy has released a report that reviews media coverage of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days. The study analyzed CNN, NBC, CBS, Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. European media surveyed included the […]

Report: 5,000 Chinese Uighurs fighting in Syria, most ‘under their own banner’

Report: 5,000 Chinese Uighurs fighting in Syria, most ‘under their own banner’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2017 Some 5,000 ethnic Uighurs from China’s western Xinjiang province are fighting in Syria, the Syrian ambassador to China said. Ambassador Imad Moustapha told Reuters on the sidelines of a business forum on May 8 that while some of the Uighurs were fighting with Islamic State (ISIS), most were fighting […]

Trump approves arms to Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s objection

Trump approves arms to Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s objection

by WorldTribune Staff, May 10, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump has given the Pentagon the go-ahead to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters in the fight to drive Islamic State (ISIS) from its stronghold at Raqqa. The green light was given just one week before Turkey’s president will visit the White House. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said […]

Surging Kurds see advance in Syria a win for all sides; Turkey is the exception

Surging Kurds see advance in Syria a win for all sides; Turkey is the exception

by WorldTribune Staff, May 8, 2017 Syria’s Kurds, the fighting force that was key in turning the tide against Islamic State (ISIS), are looking to redraw northern Syria to link their autonomous Rojava region with the Mediterranean Sea. Kurds make up the majority of the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) that is closing in on ISIS’s […]

Russia says Syria safe zones to be closed to U.S. aircraft

Russia says Syria safe zones to be closed to U.S. aircraft

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A Russian diplomat has emphasized that safe zones that would be established in Syria under a deal reached by Russia, Turkey, and Iran would be closed to warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition. Russia’s chef representative at peace talks in Kazakhstan sponsored by those countries, Aleksandr Lavrentyev, […]

Commander says Iranian forces will stay in Syria as long as Assad needs them

Commander says Iranian forces will stay in Syria as long as Assad needs them

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran will continue providing military assistance to Syria despite the death of more than a thousand Iranian fighters in the conflict, a senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has said. “We will continue our advisory help as long as they need it,” Mohammad Pakpour, head of […]

Blast followed by fire reported near Damascus airport

Blast followed by fire reported near Damascus airport

by WorldTribune Staff, April 27, 2017 Israel’s intelligence minister hinted that Israeli warplanes struck a suspected Hizbullah weapons depot near Damascus International Airport on April 27. The strike “corresponds completely with Israel’s policy to act to prevent Iran’s smuggling of advanced weapons via Syria to Hizbullah,” Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told Israeli radio. “The […]

France says evidence shows Syrian regime ‘undoubtedly’ behind chemical attack

France says evidence shows Syrian regime ‘undoubtedly’ behind chemical attack

by WorldTribune Staff, April 27, 2017 Samples from the scene of a chemical attack in northern Syria prove that the Assad regime carried out the attack, France’s foreign minister said. The samples, obtained by French intelligence, show that President Bashar Assad’s forces “undoubtedly” used sarin gas in the April 4 attack in the town of […]

Report: ISIS bails out of Raqqa, moves capital to the southeast

Report: ISIS bails out of Raqqa, moves capital to the southeast

by WorldTribune Staff, April 25, 2017 As U.S.-led coalition forces close in on Raqqa, Islamic State (ISIS) has moved its de facto Syrian capital 90 miles to the southeast, a report said. The terror organization moved its bureaucracy to Deir ez-Zour, U.S. defense officials told Fox News. The officials said U.S. military drones watched hundreds […]

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