War crime? Iran said to recruit refugee Afghan children to fight in Syria

War crime? Iran said to recruit refugee Afghan children to fight in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, October 1, 2017 Iran has recruited children as young as 14 to fight in the Syrian conflict, a rights group said. Afghan immigrant children living in Iran are recruited by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to fight in the Fatemiyoun division, an exclusively Afghan armed group supported by Teheran that fights alongside […]

Israel backs Hungary in its showdown with George Soros

Israel backs Hungary in its showdown with George Soros

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2017 Israel has voiced its support for Hungary which is locked in a war of ideas with leftist U.S. billionaire George Soros. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has backed a campaign in which Soros is singled out as an enemy of the state, Reuters reported on July 10. “Let’s not […]

Rights group hits Gulf states’ ban on powerful Qatar media, including Al Jazeera

Rights group hits Gulf states’ ban on powerful Qatar media, including Al Jazeera

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2017 Arab states that have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar went too far when they blocked Qatari media outlets, a human rights group said. Human Rights Watch said that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blocked Qatari media outlets, including Al Jazeera, while Egypt blocked 62 websites favorable to […]

South Korea, Japan balk at admitting Syrian refugees

South Korea, Japan balk at admitting Syrian refugees

by WorldTribune Staff, February 2, 2017 South Korea and Japan have been reluctant to take in refugees from Syria. The United States admitted more than 10,000 Syrian refugees on former President Barack Obama’s watch. Since 1994, 1,144 Syrians have requested asylum in South Korea, but refugee status has been granted to only three, government figures […]

‘Spies on every street’: ISIL executes Libyans for spying, practicing Christianity

‘Spies on every street’: ISIL executes Libyans for spying, practicing Christianity

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2016 Residents of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) Libyan stronghold say they live in constant fear as the terror group routinely executes those who practice Christianity, beheads accused “spies” and flogs men for smoking or listening to music. “There are spies on every street,” a resident of Sirte […]

UN pressing Turkey to investigate ‘alarming reports’ of rights abuses

UN pressing Turkey to investigate ‘alarming reports’ of rights abuses

Special to WorldTribune.com The UN is calling for an investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Turkey’s southeast region, citing instances of unarmed civilians being shot and rescue personnel being prevented from attending to those injured by Turkish troops. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on May 10 said […]