Afghan girl watched Taliban execute her parents before picking up AK-47 and killing two of them

Afghan girl watched Taliban execute her parents before picking up AK-47 and killing two of them

Special to WorldTribune.com By Mansoor Khosrow, Frud Bezhan, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty FIROZ KOH, Afghanistan, July 22, 2020 — It was about 1 a.m. when a group of men banged on the front door of a mud-brick house in a village in central Afghanistan. Startled, 15-year-old Qamar Gul jolted out of bed and grabbed […]

Muslims worldwide defy coronavirus lockdown orders to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Muslims worldwide defy coronavirus lockdown orders to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

by WorldTribune Staff, May 26, 2020 In defiance of coronavirus lockdown orders, large groups of Muslims gathered in homes and mosques in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia over the weekend to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Ramadan holiday season. After a large number of Palestinians took to the streets to demand […]

Afghanistan: A deal with the ‘relentless and violent’ Taliban

Afghanistan: A deal with the ‘relentless and violent’ Taliban

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump put Afghanistan back in the news again after his surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops stationed in the embattled South Asian country. Besides bringing holiday cheer for American forces serving in the eighteen-year long conflict, the President again offered a conditional olive […]

President Trump issues Thanksgiving Day proclamation, surprises troops in Afghanistan

President Trump issues Thanksgiving Day proclamation, surprises troops in Afghanistan

Special to WorldTribune, November 28, 2019 [Editors’ Note: President Trump announced the resumption of peace talks with the Taliban after a surprise Thanksgiving trip with U.S. troops in Afghanistan.] *  *  *  * On Thanksgiving Day, we remember with reverence and gratitude the bountiful blessings afforded to us by our Creator, and we recommit to […]

Afghanistan releases activists who exposed alleged pedophile ring

Afghanistan releases activists who exposed alleged pedophile ring

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty’s Radio Free Afghanistan Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency says it has released two activists who helped expose an alleged pedophile ring operating in the country’s schools, a scandal that has sparked national outrage. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has come under fire for arresting last week […]

Grim reality: ISIS defeated but regrouping in Africa, Europe, Afghanistan

Grim reality: ISIS defeated but regrouping in Africa, Europe, Afghanistan

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Despite its territorial defeat in Syria and facing setbacks in Iraq and elsewhere throughout the Middle East, the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) is not yet beaten as a terrorist organization. That’s the grim but realistic assessment of the UN’s Counter-terrorism Chief Vladimir Voronkov who […]

Narco-jihadis surpass ISIS as Islamists kill 364 in first two weeks of Ramadan

Narco-jihadis surpass ISIS as Islamists kill 364 in first two weeks of Ramadan

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2019 During the first two weeks of Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims, Islamic terrorists carried out some 75 attacks in nearly 15 countries, killing at least 364 people and injuring more than 400. “That means, on average, jihadis killed at least 25 people and injured about another 30 each […]

U.S. envoy, Taliban co-founder meet In Qatar for peace talks

U.S. envoy, Taliban co-founder meet In Qatar for peace talks

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with one of the Afghan Taliban’s co-founders in Qatar, in what was said to be the highest-level engagement between the two sides as part of Afghanistan’s peace process. “Just finished a working lunch with Mullah [Abdul Ghani Beradar] and his […]

Report: Israeli special forces operating in Afghanistan

Report: Israeli special forces operating in Afghanistan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct Israel dispatched a team of commandos to Afghanistan to gather intelligence on Iranian military movements in the region and to train in the nation’s rugged terrain, reports say. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) special forces soldiers are operating from an American Air Force base in Shindand, in the western province […]

Report: U.S., Taliban agree in principle to peace ‘framework’

Report: U.S., Taliban agree in principle to peace ‘framework’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the “framework” of a peace deal, The New York Times quotes U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad as saying after five days of talks between the militant group and the United States in Qatar. Both sides have said […]

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