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 […]

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 […]

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