Belgian of Moroccan descent, arrested in Paris attacks probe, fought in Syria

Belgian of Moroccan descent, arrested in Paris attacks probe, fought in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com Police in Morocco have arrested a Belgian national of Moroccan descent in connection with the November terror attacks in Paris. Gelel Attar was arrested on Jan. 15 in the city of Mohammedia, the Moroccan Interior Ministry said. The ministry said Attar had received training from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) […]

Iran’s Rouhani takes victory tour with stops in Italy, France and the Vatican

Iran’s Rouhani takes victory tour with stops in Italy, France and the Vatican

Special to WorldTribune.com Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s nuclear deal victory tour will include visits to Italy, Vatican City and France. On Jan. 16, Europe, as well as the United States, lifted sanctions on Teheran after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced Iran had fulfilled all of the measures required under its deal with world […]

Migration of ISIL jihadists: Out of Syria . . . and into Libya

Migration of ISIL jihadists: Out of Syria . . . and into Libya

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs January 2016 saw an acceleration of the movement of Daesh (asad-Dawlah al-Islamiyah fi al-‘Iraq wash-Sham) — so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) — fighters out of Syria and into Libya. There were profound reasons for this “flight to safety” by Daesh, […]

Report: Late 2015 welcome party for refugees in Cologne turned into ‘mass groping’

Report: Late 2015 welcome party for refugees in Cologne turned into ‘mass groping’

Special to WorldTribune.com Furious Germans blasted the Cologne city council for covering up sex crimes by Arab migrants two months before the New Year’s Eve sex assaults. Cologne council officials covered up news of a welcome party for refugees that “descended into a mass groping session,” according to a report by the UK’s Express.   […]

The foreign policy ‘vision’ at Obama’s last State of the Union cries for an opthalmologist

The foreign policy ‘vision’ at Obama’s last State of the Union cries for an opthalmologist

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, the annual speech to a joint session of Congress, has emerged as more of a political pep rally than a clear overview of America’s standing in the world both domestic and foreign. The address was touted as […]

Cologne may be dealing with migrant rape game of the type that targeted CBS’s Lara Logan

Cologne may be dealing with migrant rape game of the type that targeted CBS’s Lara Logan

Special to WorldTribune.com A large group of Arab men accused of sexually assaulting hundreds of women in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve were playing a “rape game” that is widely known in Arab countries, German officials suspect. The “game,” known in Arab countries as “taharush,” is orchestrated at large events by large numbers of […]

Djibouti: Tiny strategic hub plays host to armies from seven nations

Djibouti: Tiny strategic hub plays host to armies from seven nations

Special to WorldTribune.com By Backgrounder, Geostrategy-Direct.com Djibouti, a former French colony, is a country of searing heat (summer temperatures average over 100 degrees) and little rain (17 days a year on average). The population of the East African state is 900,000, which ranks 159th in the world. But the tiny state on the Horn of […]

Israel closing its doors to ‘official visits from Sweden’

Israel closing its doors to ‘official visits from Sweden’

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel has announced it is banning visits by Swedish officials. In doing so, Jerusalem said it was “sending in the clearest manner possible a very sharp message to Sweden saying that it is backing terror and giving a tail wind to Islamic State to act throughout Europe.” The move by Israel came […]

Germany registered 1.1 million migrants in 2015, 5 times the 2014 total

Germany registered 1.1 million migrants in 2015, 5 times the 2014 total

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Germany says nearly 1.1 million asylum seekers were registered in the country last year, with Syrians making up almost 40 percent of arrivals. The Interior Ministry said on January 6 that 1,091,894 people in total were registered between January and December 2015. Syrians seeking refuge in […]

Cover-up of Cologne-like sex crimes exposed in Sweden

Cover-up  of Cologne-like sex crimes exposed in Sweden

Special to WorldTribune.com Swedish police stifled reports of a string of sex assaults on teenage girls by groups of Arab men. After being accused of withholding information on the attacks at the We Are Stockholm music festival in Stockholm in 2014 and 2015, Swedish police have launched an internal investigation. Swedish media reported that police […]

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