Iran missiles shipped to Houthis in Yemen seized, displayed by U.S.

Iran missiles shipped to Houthis in Yemen seized, displayed by U.S.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, November 30, 2018 The U.S. State Department on Nov. 29 displayed what it says is proof that Iran continues to violate UN resolutions which prohibit the Islamic Republic from exporting weapons. During a press conference at Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling in Washington, D.C., the State Department unveiled Iranian missiles that […]

White House sees no ‘military solution’ in Afghanistan; Envoy meets Taliban in Qatar

White House sees no ‘military solution’ in Afghanistan; Envoy meets Taliban in Qatar

by WorldTribune Staff, November 18, 2018 The Afghan Taliban recently held talks with a U.S. envoy as the Trump administration pushes for an end to a 17-year conflict the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff admitted there is “no military” solution for. U.S. peace envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met with high-ranking members […]

Gulf states join U.S.-led sanctions on Taliban sponsors; Iran accuses Saudis of Khashoggi distraction

Gulf states join U.S.-led sanctions on Taliban sponsors; Iran accuses Saudis of Khashoggi distraction

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2018 Two Iranian military officers were among nine individuals tied to Afghanistan’s Taliban who have been blacklisted by an international organization set up to combat the financing of terrorism. The U.S. Treasury Department on Oct. 23 said the seven-nation Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) blacklisted the individuals in order to […]

Pentagon cancels $300 million military aid To Pakistan ahead of Pompeo visit

Pentagon cancels $300 million military aid To Pakistan ahead of Pompeo visit

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. military says it has decided to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended due to Islamabad’s perceived lack of action against militants, raising tensions ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the top U.S. general. President […]

Leader of Afghan ISIS affiliate killed in U.S. drone strike

Leader of Afghan ISIS affiliate killed in U.S. drone strike

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2018 The leader of Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) was killed by an American drone strike, U.S. officials said on Aug. 26. ISIS-K leader Abu Sayeed Orakzai was targeted in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, near the border with Pakistan, the deputy spokesperson for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced, according to U.S. Forces-Afghanistan spokesman […]

U.S. general in Afghanistan: ‘Enemy believed that we had lost our will to win’

U.S. general in Afghanistan: ‘Enemy believed that we had lost our will to win’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 23, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump’s strategy in Afghanistan “is fundamentally working and advancing us towards reconciliation,” the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan said on Aug. 22. Ditching the Obama administration’s timeline for withdrawal and gaining commitments from NATO allies to extend assistance to 2024 were key moves made by […]

Surrender of 200 ISIS fighters in Afghanistan raises question of who gets credit

Surrender of 200 ISIS fighters in Afghanistan raises question of who gets credit

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2018 More than 200 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists who had been engaged in intense fighting with the Taliban ended up surrendering to the Afghan army. Reports on the ground differ on why the fighters chose to surrender. Some say the jihadists surrendered to Afghan forces because they did not want […]

Major U.S. operation kills up to 70 Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

Major U.S. operation kills up to 70 Taliban leaders in Afghanistan

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2018 U.S. bombing raids and drone strikes killed up to 70 leaders of the Afghan Taliban this month, the Pentagon announced on May 30. “These strikes represent one of the largest blows to Taliban leadership in the last year,” said Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. “The cumulative […]

U.S. charges Iran backed Taliban force that took over provincial Afghan capital

U.S. charges Iran backed Taliban force that took over provincial Afghan capital

by WorldTribune Staff, May 17, 2018 The Taliban briefly overran the capital of an Afghan province along the Iranian border before being driven out by U.S. and Afghan forces, reports said. The jihadists seized the capital of Afghanistan’s Farah province, marking only the second time the Taliban has taken over a major urban area since […]

Young Afghan journalists, killed in suicide blasts, saw the free press as path forward

Young Afghan journalists, killed in suicide blasts, saw the free press as path forward

Special to WorldTribune.com By Ron Synovitz, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Radio Free Afghanistan journalist Abadullah Hananzai was furious on April 25 when he learned that a former colleague had been gunned down at a market in Kandahar in an apparent targeted killing. “The murder of my former colleague at Kabul News, a great […]

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