Syria crisis rocks UN Assembly

Syria crisis rocks UN Assembly

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The reverberations of the Syrian conflict continue to rock the UN General Assembly and Security Council as the shock waves of a churning war, a deepening political crisis, and a widening humanitarian disaster plague both the region as well as the wider world community. Syria […]

Rushing to aid North Korean victims of a massive flood near China …. wait a minute; What?

Rushing to aid North Korean victims of a massive flood near China …. wait a minute; What?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk North Korea is truly a schizophrenic state. All in a day we hear about the need for generous foreign donors to come to the rescue of thousands of victims of flooding in the Onsong district in the hard-scrabble northeast where life is tough in the best of times. Then, in […]

Iran’s Rouhani says West, Saudis are responsible for spread of terrorism

Iran’s Rouhani says West, Saudis are responsible for spread of terrorism

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has blamed world powers for the spread of terrorism over the past 15 years and what he called a less secure world. Rouhani told the UN General Assembly on Sept. 22 that “repression and military intervention” by unnamed countries had caused terrorism […]

Going down: Hillary Clinton has already lost

Going down: Hillary Clinton has already lost

Special to WorldTribune.com Jeffrey T. Kuhner Hillary Clinton is illegitimate. Whether or not she wins in November, Clinton has forfeited the political credibility and moral authority to be our next president. Hillary may not know it, but she has already lost. Polls now show Donald Trump is surging; Clinton is plummeting. A major reason for […]

Fallout in Mexico from Trump’s visit: The finance minister who negotiated it paid the price

Fallout in Mexico from Trump’s visit: The finance minister who negotiated it paid the price

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall, MexiData.info In the aftermath of the controversial visit of Donald Trump to Mexico, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s closest adviser, lost his cabinet position. The change was announced by President Peña Nieto at a press conference on Sept. 7, a week after the appearance by […]

Iraqi Yazidi woman who was enslaved by ISIL is named UN goodwill ambassador

Iraqi Yazidi woman who was enslaved by ISIL is named UN goodwill ambassador

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Nadia Murad Basee, an Iraqi Yazidi woman who was raped and enslaved by the Islamic State, was appointed a UN goodwill ambassador. The United Nations on Sept. 16 appointed a new goodwill ambassador: a Yazidi woman who was raped, tortured and sold into sexual slavery by […]

Did Barack Obama torpedo his own ‘Asia pivot’ strategy at G20?

Did Barack Obama torpedo his own ‘Asia pivot’ strategy at G20?

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Can the United States recover its position in East Asia and the Indo-Pacific, or has the tide turned, isolating Washington’s support base in the region? Growing evidence now points to the reality that the last major summit attendance of U.S. President Barack Obama — the G20 Leaders’ Summit […]

U.S. admiral hopes personal ties will assure continued access to South China Sea

U.S. admiral hopes personal ties will assure continued access to South China Sea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON — The Chinese remain the great enigma when it comes to figuring out whether they’re friend or foe, honorable adversaries or dangerous rivals for power and influence from the Korean peninsula to the South China Sea and beyond. Nobody believes they’re doing much to discourage North Korea’s nuclear […]

The fizz is missing as UN Assembly convenes amid surging global woes, chaos

The fizz is missing as UN Assembly convenes amid surging global woes, chaos

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Presidents, Prime Ministers and Kings will convene in New York next week for the opening of the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations. The annual Autumn  session meets amid trying to solve or at least contain growing conflicts, a surge in refugees, terrorism and […]

WMD back in Iraq? Pentagon says U.S. planes destroyed ISIL’s chemical weapons facility

WMD back in Iraq? Pentagon says U.S. planes destroyed ISIL’s chemical weapons facility

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Pentagon said U.S. warplanes eliminated a “significant chemical threat” to Iraqi civilians by bombing a complex of buildings near Mosul that Islamic State militants had converted from pharmaceutical manufacturing to chemical weapons production. Air Force Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigian, head of the U.S. Air Force […]