2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 2: Sisi takes control, eclipses Obama, restores Egypt’s regional clout

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 2: Sisi takes control, eclipses Obama, restores Egypt’s regional clout

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders Sept. 28: President Abdul Fatah Sisi is rapidly resuming Egypt’s role as leader of the Arab world, nosing out U.S. Mideast leadership under President Barrack Obama’s “leading from behind”. Initially snubbed by Obama after his military coup last year against the Morsi Islamicist government, Sisi has moved away […]

Egypt’s names first ambassador to Israel since 2012

Special to WorldTribune.com Egypt has posted an ambassador to Israel for the first time since 2012. Ambassador Hazem Khairat arrived last week and will take the position to the head the Egyptian Embassy in Tel Aviv. Former president Muhammad Morsi removed the last Egyptian ambassador following Israel’s November 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza. Morsi was […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 3: Saudi King Salman hospitalized after erratic behavior

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 3: Saudi King Salman hospitalized after erratic behavior

Special to WorldTribune.com Oct. 8: Saudi King Salman, said to suffer from dementia, was hospitalized after “he went crazy” and attempted to injure himself, sources said. Arabic-language al-Ahd news agency reported on Oct. 8 that the 79-year-old Salman was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) section of King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. Sources […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 4 – The elites’ problem with Donald Trump: He’s not for sale

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 4 – The elites’ problem with Donald Trump: He’s not for sale

Jeffrey T. Kuhner July 1: The media establishment is having a cardiac arrest. The reason? Donald Trump has thrown his hat into the Republican presidential race. The billionaire businessman is a straight shooter, known for his bluntness and tough talk. Unlike most politicians, he speaks plainly and directly. He doesn’t mince words or engage in […]

Iran warns Saudi Arabia faces ‘divine vengeance’ for executions

Iran warns Saudi Arabia faces ‘divine vengeance’ for executions

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned Saudi Arabia of “divine vengeance” over the execution of an opposition Shi’ite cleric, while Riyadh accused Tehran of supporting terrorism — escalating their criticism of each other just hours after protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. Saudi […]

2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

2016: Light vs darkness, time to solve Syria, opportunity in Latin America, rising China threat

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s time to consult the crystal snow globe for a look at both the likely and unexpected events which will shape the New Year. Serious strife both in the Middle East, and Africa to a lesser extent, have expanded leading to a culture of conflict […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 5: What Giuliani said squares with what Obama has done

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 5: What Giuliani said squares with what Obama has done

Special to WorldTribune.com By Grace Vuoto Feb. 22: Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has sparked a media firestorm for stating the obvious: President Barack Hussein Obama does not love America. “I do not believe — and I know this is a horrible thing to say — but I do not believe that the president […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 6: Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 6: Special Report: Ready or not, the Paris jihad has begun, and will widen

Special to WorldTribune.com “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” — Barack Hussein Obama (address to the United Nations General Assembly, September 2012) By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jan. 9: The jihadist murders at the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, on […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 7: Minutes of Sudan strategy session reveal hidden agenda to eliminate S. Sudan

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 7: Minutes of Sudan strategy session reveal hidden agenda to eliminate S. Sudan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jan. 19: Even though the actual fighting in South Sudan is led by local commanders in pursuit of localized self-interests, there have been repeated efforts to negotiate a political solution. While the United States is an interested party, given […]

The Trump ‘chaos’: America needs hope and change now more than ever

The Trump ‘chaos’: America needs hope and change now more than ever

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sheda Vasseghi What does chaos theory have to do with Donald Trump and are both just what America needs at this moment in history? In his Sept. 29, 2015, article, Mark Leibovich of The New York Times Magazine refers to the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as “a kind of one-man […]