Florida synagogue leader working on counter-extremism project killed in Kabul attack

Florida synagogue leader working on counter-extremism project killed in Kabul attack

by WorldTribune Staff, January 25, 2018 The leader of a synagogue in Tampa, Florida was one of four Americans killed in a Jan. 20 Taliban attack in Afghanistan, the State Department said. Glenn Selig, the two-term president of Congregation Mekor Shalom, a conservative synagogue in Tampa, was killed during a 13-hour siege by the Taliban […]

Al Qaida declares war over Jerusalem: ‘Rise and attack Jews and Americans everywhere’

Al Qaida declares war over Jerusalem: ‘Rise and attack Jews and Americans everywhere’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was “a declaration of a new Jewish-Crusader war” and all Muslims have a duty to “liberate” the holy city, a senior Al Qaida leader said in a video released on Jan. 22. “No Muslim has the right […]

DOJ report: 3 of 4 convicted terrorists came to U.S. through its immigration system

DOJ report: 3 of 4 convicted terrorists came to U.S. through its immigration system

by WorldTribune Staff, January 18, 2018 Most of those convicted of terrorist attacks in the United States since 2001 entered the country through legal immigration avenues, according to a report issued earlier this month by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ). The report states that 402 of the 549 individuals […]

Israeli security: Iran-backed terror cell uncovered in West Bank

Israeli security: Iran-backed terror cell uncovered in West Bank

by WorldTribune Staff, January 4, 2018 Israel’s Shin Bet security agency reported it has broken up a terror cell in the West Bank that was supported by Iran. According to Shin Bet, Iranian intelligence recruited 29-year-old Muhammad Maharma, a computer engineering student from Hebron, to recruit additional terrorists, carry out attacks and conduct espionage missions […]

‘Nazi Olympics’: What South Korea risks in Winter Games diplomacy with the nuclear North

‘Nazi Olympics’: What South Korea risks in Winter Games diplomacy with the nuclear North

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk This article by WorldTribune.com columnist Donald Kirk was first published today at the South China Morning Post. The timing of the Winter Olympics, in the South Korean mountain district of Pyeongchang in February, could not be better – or worse. By hinting at sending a team, North Korea’s leader […]

Argentine Judge: Prosecutor was murdered in alleged Iran cover up case

Argentine Judge: Prosecutor was murdered in alleged Iran cover up case

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty An Argentine judge says the prosecutor who was found dead just days after accusing former President Cristina Fernandez of covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center was murdered. Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found with a fatal gunshot wound to […]

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 […]

Israeli military: Terror rocket fired at Israel hit Gaza school

Israeli military: Terror rocket fired at Israel hit Gaza school

by WorldTribune Staff, December 14, 2017 A rocket fired at Israel on Dec. 13 by terrorists in the Gaza Strip ended up hitting and damaging a school in Gaza, the Israeli military said. The Iron Dome system intercepted two rockets launched from the Gaza Strip on Dec. 13, but one rocket hit the Ghazi al-Shawa […]

Upcoming Winter games in PyeongChang taking place in world’s foremost hot zone

Upcoming Winter games in PyeongChang taking place in world’s foremost hot zone

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Olympic Games should be entirely about sport, sportsmanship and solidarity. Yet they rarely are. Every four years the athletes of the world, or at least most of them, meet in an exotic locale plagued by political controversy, cost overruns, corruption, and doping concerns. The […]

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 […]