Nikki Haley to Palestinians and the UN: ‘I will not shut up’

Nikki Haley to Palestinians and the UN: ‘I will not shut up’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 21, 2018 U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said she will continue to “speak hard truths” after the Palestinian Authority’s top negotiator had told her to “shut up.” Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian negotiator, had said last month that Haley “needs to shut up and realize the Palestinian leadership is not […]

Have the 2018 Winter Games become the ‘Pyongyang Olympics’?

Have the 2018 Winter Games become the ‘Pyongyang Olympics’?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — With a spectacular and sparkling opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics, South Korea has predictably excelled in showcasing both sports and setting. Yet, given that security concerns on the divided peninsula dominated the nervous countdown to the Winter Games, the Seoul government at least in […]

Iranian Christians appeal Islamic Court convictions reached without juries, defense lawyers or evidence

Iranian Christians appeal Islamic Court convictions reached without juries, defense lawyers or evidence

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Three Iranian Christians are due to appear before Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court on Feb. 4 to appeal against their 2017 convictions on charges of “conducting evangelism” and carrying out “illegal church activities.” Pastor Victor Bet Tamraz, Amin Afshar Naderi, and Hadi Asgari each received a provisional […]

U.S. support needed in Mali, a nexus for Sahel terror and people-smuggling

U.S. support needed in Mali, a nexus for Sahel terror and people-smuggling

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The landlocked West African state of Mali remains a critical crossroads for both international people smuggling and a nexus of radical Islamic terrorism in the Sahel, the vast arid region on the southern reaches of the Sahara desert. Here amid ancient caravan routes, porous borders, […]

Iran’s smoldering fuse in 1979 and again in 2018

Iran’s smoldering fuse in 1979 and again in 2018

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Surging crowds thronged the streets of Tehran and cities across Iran screaming Death to the Shah, Death to America. A situation brewing for a few years reached its boiling point with the return of an obscure Ayatollah from exile. The old order collapsed as the […]

‘Red alert’: A world of hope and challenges in 2018

‘Red alert’: A world of hope and challenges in 2018

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Consulting my crystal snow globe reveals a blizzard of events, many of them unpredictable which await us in the New Year. And after 2017’s roller coaster and often bizarre political events, it’s difficult to believe that 2018 may hold many unexpected surprises. UN Secretary General […]

‘The United States will remember this day’: A closer look at the UN Assembly Jerusalem vote

‘The United States will remember this day’: A closer look at the UN Assembly Jerusalem vote

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The USA and Israel suffered a nasty diplomatic slap when the 193 member UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn the Trump Administration’s plan to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. But while the mainstream media and the usual chorus of critics presented this lopsided […]

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 […]

Global bodies are rhetorically bled dry, but North Korea prevails

Global bodies are rhetorically bled dry, but North Korea prevails

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A riveting Security Council session condemned North Korea for its Nuclear proliferation and illegal ballistic missile firings. The meeting at the Ministerial level saw Foreign Ministers and delegates nearly universally condemn Pyongyang’s provocative actions which have brought the world to the brink of conflict. Now […]

U.S. urges UN to punish Iran over missile activity; Russia opposes sanctions

U.S. urges UN to punish Iran over missile activity; Russia opposes sanctions

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. Amb. Nikki Haley urged the United Nations Security Council to punish Iran for what she called “destabilizing behavior” and “dangerous violations” of UN arms embargoes, but Russia ruled out sanctions and said dialogue is needed. Speaking before the council late on Dec. 19, Haley said […]

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