Qatar court convicts, deports Dutch woman who was raped

Qatar court convicts, deports Dutch woman who was raped

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2016 A Dutch woman who told Qatari police she was raped has been convicted and deported for having sex outside marriage. The 22-year-old received a suspended sentence and was fined $824. Court officials said the woman would be deported once the fine was paid. According to a BBC report, the […]

Poll: Confidence in press and all institutions (except military) hits rock bottom

Poll: Confidence in press and all institutions (except military) hits rock bottom

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2016 The American press is approaching Congress when it comes to lack of public confidence. A Gallup survey found that “just 20 percent have confidence in newspapers, a 10-point drop in 10 years. TV news saw an identical 10-point drop, from 31 percent to 21 percent,” according to a report […]

Navy fires commander of squadron captured in Iranian waters

Navy fires commander of squadron captured in Iranian waters

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2016 The commander of the 10 U.S. sailors who were captured and held by Iran in January has been relieved of his command by the U.S. Navy. The Navy said in a statement on June 9 that it had lost confidence in Cmdr. Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer […]

Poll of Saudis, Egyptians overwhelmingly favors Clinton

Poll of Saudis, Egyptians overwhelmingly favors Clinton

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2016 Saudi and Egyptian citizens overwhelmingly disapprove of Barack Obama and prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the 2016 race for the U.S. presidency, according to a new report. The study published on June 13 by the Institute of Policy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya found that citizens of […]

EU chief: Brexit could spell downfall of ‘Western political civilization’

EU chief: Brexit could spell downfall of ‘Western political civilization’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2016 The UK voting to leave the European Union would boost anti-European forces and could lead to the end of “Western political civilization,” European Council president Donald Tusk warned. In a recent poll, 55 percent favored the Leave campaign compared to 45 percent favoring Remain. “As a historian I fear […]

Report: Hillary Clinton’s State Department gave South Sudan waivers on child soldiers

Report: Hillary Clinton’s State Department gave South Sudan waivers on child soldiers

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2016 Hillary Clinton has long positioned herself as a champion for children’s rights, but during her tenure atop the U.S. State Department she helped pave the way for South Sudan to continue sending child soldiers to fight and die on the front-lines of its battles. “Clinton had spent years vowing to […]

ACLU lawyers: Christians to blame for Orlando terror attack

ACLU lawyers: Christians to blame for Orlando terror attack

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2016 Responsibility for the Orlando attack on a gay nightclub by a Muslim terrorist lies with Christians and Republicans, according to a pair of ACLU lawyers. Chase Strangio, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT and AIDS Project, blamed Christian conservatives for the attack at Pulse which killed 49 and […]

Kurdish militants warn Turkey no longer safe for tourists

Kurdish militants warn Turkey no longer safe for tourists

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2016 A Turkish militant group has warned foreign tourists to stay away from the country. The Kurdish Freedom Falcons (TAK), a break-away group from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), has claimed responsibility for an attack on June 7 that targeted a police bus near Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Eleven people were […]

Report: Small arms imports by Middle East nations increased 84 percent in one year

Report: Small arms imports by Middle East nations increased 84 percent in one year

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2016 Small arms imports by Middle East nations surged by 84 percent between 2012 and 2013, according to a new survey. The UAE and Saudi Arabia accounted for the largest budget increases, with Saudi tripling its import of small arms from $54 million in 2012 to $161 million a year […]

Orlando terrorist said to have pledged allegiance to ISIL; Heavily-armed man in L.A. was headed for gay event

Orlando terrorist said to have pledged allegiance to ISIL; Heavily-armed man in L.A. was headed for gay event

by WorldTribune Staff, June 12, 2016 The Muslim terrorist who killed 50 people and wounded more than 50 more at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on “Latin Night” had leanings to radical Islam, the FBI said on June 12. Authorities said the terrorist, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, a U.S. citizen with Afghan ties, may […]