Death toll in Syrian war tops 300,000

Death toll in Syrian war tops 300,000

by WorldTribune Staff, September 14, 2016 More than 300,000 people, including over 86,000 civilians, have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011. In total, 301,781 people have been killed, according to numbers provided by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and quoted by AFP on Sept. 13, the first full day of an […]

Just 54 of 11,491 Syrian refugees admitted to U.S. in 2016 are Christians

Just 54 of 11,491 Syrian refugees admitted to U.S. in 2016 are Christians

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2016 The Obama administration has allowed 11,491 Syrian refugees to enter the United States this year. Of those, only 54 are Christians, despite the fact that Christian communities in Syria have been a primary target of reported violence. When the conflict began, an estimated 74 percent of Syrians were Sunni […]

Released emails: Democrat in Senate pushed for prosecution of conservative groups

Released emails: Democrat in Senate pushed for prosecution of conservative groups

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2016 Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island pushed the Justice Department to prosecute conservative groups he alleged were violating IRS rules, according to email conversations obtained by Judicial Watch. “The conversations were in preparation for a briefing by Justice Department officials for Sen. Whitehouse’s staff and for a Senate […]

U.S. sends more troops into Iraq as Clinton says: ‘We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again’

U.S. sends more troops into Iraq as Clinton says: ‘We are not putting ground troops into Iraq ever again’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is adamant that, if she were commander in chief, Iraq and Syria “are not going to get (U.S.) ground troops.” Clinton neglected to mention that the U.S. has some 5,000 personnel on the ground in Iraq. That includes a July deployment of 560 U.S. […]

NCAA declares bathroom war on North Carolina prompting fiery GOP response

NCAA declares bathroom war on North Carolina prompting fiery GOP response

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2016 Unless the NCAA is planning on merging all men’s and women’s athletic teams together, including locker room use, the college sports governing body has no leverage to insert itself in the debate over bathroom policies, North Carolina’s Republican Party said. The GOP’s blistering rebuke came after the NCAA on […]

Dozens stuck on Morocco border fence for hours after trying to enter Spain’s territory

Dozens stuck on Morocco border fence for hours after trying to enter Spain’s territory

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2016 Border police used cranes to pluck a group of migrants off a razor wire fence after they had attempted to illegally enter Spain’s territory in northern Morocco. Some 150 migrants were stranded for hours atop the six-meter-high fence at the Cueta border before being forcibly returned to Morocco, Spain’s […]

Pentagon confirms ISIL spokesman killed by Hellfire missile fired by Predator drone

Pentagon confirms ISIL spokesman killed by Hellfire missile fired by Predator drone

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2016 A Hellfire missile fired by a U.S. Predator drone ended the life of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) spokesman, the Pentagon confirmed on Sept. 12. Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was killed when the drone targeted his convoy in northern Syria on Aug. 30. Related: Help wanted: Two on short […]

Report: Obama secretly transferred as much as $33 billion in cash and gold to Iran

Report: Obama secretly transferred as much as $33 billion in cash and gold to Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2016 The $400 million cash payment U.S. President Barack Obama sent to Iran earlier this year is just a drop in the bucket, a new report says. Between 2014 and 2016, the Obama administration paid Iran as much as $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold, according to a Sept. […]

Trump campaign backs Netanyahu on Palestinian ‘ethnic cleansing’ charge

Trump campaign backs Netanyahu on Palestinian ‘ethnic cleansing’ charge

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2016 An adviser to Donald Trump said the GOP candidate believes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “made exactly the right point” in saying that the Palestinian Authority’s demand for a Palestinian state free of Jews amounts to “ethnic cleansing.” Trump adviser David Friedman also said the Obama administration “should be […]

Report: Gen. Haftar’s forces seized key oil ports in Sept. 11 operation

Report: Gen. Haftar’s forces seized key oil ports in Sept. 11 operation

by WorldTribune Staff, September 12, 2016 Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) seized as many as four oil ports from UN-backed unity government forces in an early morning operation on Sept. 11. Ahmed al-Mismari, a spokesman for Haftar’s LNA, said its fighters had full control of the Es Sider, Ras Lanuf, Brega and Zueitina […]