Against all odds: Syria soccer team advances in FIFA World Cup qualifying

Against all odds: Syria soccer team advances in FIFA World Cup qualifying

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Syria’s national soccer team, known as the Qasioun Eagles, has defied the odds to advance to the third round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With their country devastated by civil war and widespread humanitarian crises, the Qasioun Eagles won six games in the second round of […]

Tunisia’s Jewish community eyes mass exodus amid security, tourism woes

Tunisia’s Jewish community eyes mass exodus amid security, tourism woes

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Tunisia’s sole Jewish community is one of the last remaining Jewish societies in the Arab world. But as the security situation worsens and the vital tourism industry struggles, the Jews of Djerba are considering moving en masse to Israel. Three major terrorist attacks since the beginning of 2015 have […]

U.S.-backed Kurdish-Arab forces enter ISIL stronghold

U.S.-backed Kurdish-Arab forces enter ISIL stronghold

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 An alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, backed by U.S. airstrikes, advanced on an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) stronghold in northern Syria on June 23. “Fierce street fighting” was reported as Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered Manbij, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “The SDF […]

Survivors tell of stressful escape from a battle for Fallujah that is far from over

Survivors tell of stressful escape from a battle for Fallujah that is far from over

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2016 While the battle for Fallujah, which Iraq had prematurely declared liberated, continues, survivors are telling harrowing stories of their escape from the brutal rule of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). Food supplies in Fallujah were low for months, with the city besieged by security forces and bombarded […]

AFRICOM nominee: ISIL threat grows in Libya as Obama blocks airstrikes

AFRICOM nominee: ISIL threat grows in Libya as Obama blocks airstrikes

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2016 The United States has developed solid intel on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets in Libya but has not taken action as airstrikes require presidential approval, which President Barack Obama has not given, the general nominated to lead U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said. “There are targets being […]

Roger Stone’s media tutorial on Hillary Clinton: ‘Answer these three questions about Huma’

Roger Stone’s media tutorial on Hillary Clinton: ‘Answer these three questions about Huma’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2016 Political strategist Roger Stone, who remembers a time when journalists actually asked tough questions, is looking for someone, anyone, with access to ask Hillary Clinton the following: Answer me these questions three regarding long-time aide Huma Abedin. 1) What is Huma’s relationship with a Saudi Arabian official named Abdullah […]

Kerry meets 8 of 51 State Dept. dissenters on disastrous Syria policy

Kerry meets 8 of 51 State Dept. dissenters on disastrous Syria policy

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry on June 21 met with eight of the 51 State Department personnel who signed a “dissent channel” cable criticizing the Obama administration’s policy in Syria and calling for action against the regime of President Bashar Assad. Reports say the eight dissenters left the meeting […]

Former DHS official: Deleted Muslim-terror data could have prevented Orlando attack

Former DHS official: Deleted Muslim-terror data could have prevented Orlando attack

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2016 The Obama administration ignored and even deleted information that could have prevented the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub that killed 49 people, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said on June 21. Philip Haney, in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity”, said there is […]

Jordan’s king vows strong action after second terror attack

Jordan’s king vows strong action after second terror attack

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2016 An angry King Abdullah II said Jordan would respond with “an iron fist” after a car bomb killed six Jordanian security personnel on June 21. There has been no claim of responsibility for the bombing which killed four border guards, one member of the security services and one member […]

Egypt court voids Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi

Egypt court voids Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2016 An Egyptian court on June 21 nullified a maritime border agreement that would have seen Egypt transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The government of President Abdul Fatah Sisi, who insisted that Tiran and Sanafir had always belonged to Saudi Arabia, said Egypt will appeal […]