Israel strikes Syria weapons depot to keep ‘game-changing’ arms away from Hizbullah

Israel strikes Syria weapons depot to keep ‘game-changing’ arms away from Hizbullah

by WorldTribune Staff, January 10, 2018 The Syrian military reported that Israel, in a predawn attack on Jan. 9, struck a military base outside Damascus that analysts say is known to host Hizbullah’s advanced Scud missiles. While he did not confirm the airstrike, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is prepared to take […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Putin in Syria hails ‘counter terrorism’ victory, orders partial Russian withdrawal

Putin in Syria hails ‘counter terrorism’ victory, orders partial Russian withdrawal

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a surprise visit to Syria, declaring victory and ordering the Russian military to start withdrawing a “significant portion” of its forces from the war-ravaged Middle Eastern nation. “I order the defense minister and the head of the general staff to […]

Even Iran and Saudi Arabia agree on Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Even Iran and Saudi Arabia agree on Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2017 Regional enemies Saudi Arabia and Iran see eye to eye on one issue. On Dec. 6 both regimes blasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and start the process of moving the U.S. embassy to the city. Saudi Arabia called the move “unjustified and […]

China reportedly set to deploy special ops ‘Dark Night Tigers’ to Syria

China reportedly set to deploy special ops ‘Dark Night Tigers’ to Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2017 China will send special operations forces to Syria to support the Assad regime’s fight against militant factions, a report said. The Chinese Ministry of Defense will deploy two units known as the “Tigers of Siberia” and the “Dark Night Tigers” to Syria, New Khaleej reported, citing informed sources. There […]

Assad via Putin signals Netanyahu that he’s open to Golan demilitarization

Assad via Putin signals Netanyahu that he’s open to Golan demilitarization

by WorldTribune Staff, November 26, 2017 Syria is prepared to discuss with Israel the disarmament of the Golan Heights as part of an agreement that would leave President Bashar Assad in power, a report said. Assad, in a message conveyed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Damascus was ready […]

Analyst: Trump administration has not yet stopped an Iran on the march

Analyst: Trump administration has not yet stopped an Iran on the march

by WorldTribune Staff, November 21, 2017 The Obama administration, via the nuclear deal, opened the door for Iran’s march toward “erecting a new empire” in the Middle East and the Trump administration has not gone far enough to stop it, an analyst wrote. “The pace of Iran’s imperial project is now accelerating,” Ilan Berman, senior vice […]

‘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 […]

Syrian forces regain control of last major ISIS stronghold

Syrian forces regain control of last major ISIS stronghold

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) has lost control of the last significant town it held in Syria, a military news service run by Hizbullah said on Nov. 19. The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, the Hizbullah news service reported. ISIS now controls only a few […]

ISIS recaptures holdout border town in east Syria

ISIS recaptures holdout border town in east Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 12, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists on Nov. 11 recaptured the town of Abu Kamal in eastern Syria from the Syrian army. Earlier this week, Syrian troops and allied militia fighters had entered Abu Kamal and by the next day had declared the town liberated from ISIS’s control. Syrian regime forces […]