Why did the U.S. have troops in Niger? Here’s why

Why did the U.S. have troops in Niger? Here’s why

by WorldTribune Staff, October 30, 2017 The United States would not have needed troops in Niger had then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration helped to cut off the terrorist threat in that country when they had the chance, a foreign policy analyst with direct knowledge of the situation wrote. “American troops are […]

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 […]

Egypt declares state of emergency after 52 security forces killed during shootout

Egypt declares state of emergency after 52 security forces killed during shootout

by WorldTribune Staff, October 22, 2017 Egypt’s parliament on Oct. 22 declared a three-month nationwide state of emergency in the wake of an Oct. 20 terror attack that killed 52 Egyptian security personnel. The state of emergency gives authorities greater power to crack down on what are described as “enemies of the state.” Acting on […]

Sacrifice-II: Ordinary but exceptional people died in the Las Vegas slaughter

Sacrifice-II: Ordinary but exceptional people died in the Las Vegas slaughter

by WorldTribune Staff, Oct. 15, 2017 Second of Two Parts  [Part I – Sacrifice: The forgotten victims of the Las Vegas massacre had lives] The Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas killed 58 people and wounded 489 at the Route 91 Harvest festival. Four days later the The Clark County Coroner released the names of […]

Report challenges U.S. assessment that Las Vegas massacre had no connection to ‘international terrorism’

Report challenges U.S. assessment that Las Vegas massacre had no connection to ‘international terrorism’

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2017 The U.S. government has said the Las Vegas massacre was not connected to “international terrorism.” FBI special agent Aaron Rouse told a press conference on Oct. 2 about the mass shooting: “We have determined to this point no connection with an international terrorist group.” But the attack carried out […]

‘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, […]

Only Iran reaping geopolitical benefits as Syria crisis is sidelined at UN

Only Iran reaping geopolitical benefits as Syria crisis is sidelined at UN

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Perhaps it’s the dangerous global threat from North Korean nukes. Maybe it’s political fatigue and crisis overload. Or it could be the escalating ethnic cleansing in Burma. But the long running and brutal Syrian civil war has become largely an afterthought for many delegates at […]

Palestinians’ Abbas vows to continue payments to families of terrorists

Palestinians’ Abbas vows to continue payments to families of terrorists

by WorldTribune Staff, October 2, 2017 The Palestinian Authority (PA) will continue to pay terrorists and their families, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas said. “Israel and the U.S. say that this is supporting terrorism…I will not back down on this issue. The families of the martyrs will continue to receive their allowances in full,” Abbas said […]

Hungary only nation in West to formally act on behalf of endangered Mideast Christians

Hungary only nation in West to formally act on behalf of endangered Mideast Christians

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — One of the silent tragedies among the conflicts raging in the Middle East, concerns the fate of the ancient and now persecuted Christian communities. Concerns for the forgotten and once vibrant Christian minorities especially in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon are often politely air brushed out […]

Taliban answers surprise Mattis visit by firing missiles at him

Taliban answers surprise Mattis visit by firing missiles at him

by WorldTribune Staff, September 27, 2017 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s plane was the target of a Taliban rocket attack that left five civilians wounded as Mattis arrived for a surprise visit in Afghanistan on Sept. 27. Mattis and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg had already left Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport at the time of […]