‘Breadbasket’ no more: Ukrainians and populations of Lebanon, Somalia, Mali hit by food shortages

‘Breadbasket’ no more: Ukrainians and populations of Lebanon, Somalia, Mali hit by food shortages

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler “If we do not feed people, we feed conflict,” warned UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres addressing an urgent Summit on Food security in the wake of the ongoing Ukraine war. “Global hunger levels are at a new high.  In just two years, the number of severely food insecure […]

Global terrorism: How chaos in overlooked African Sahel could impact West

Global terrorism: How chaos in overlooked African Sahel could impact West

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Subsaharan Africa’s vast but impoverished Sahel region has been largely overlooked amidst the turmoil of Mid-East conflicts and East Asian regional instability. Yet this arid swath of five countries comprising what’s known as the Sahel, remains wracked by poverty, hunger, weak governance, and environmental degradation, […]

U.S. support needed in Mali, a nexus for Sahel terror and people-smuggling

U.S. support needed in Mali, a nexus for Sahel terror and people-smuggling

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The landlocked West African state of Mali remains a critical crossroads for both international people smuggling and a nexus of radical Islamic terrorism in the Sahel, the vast arid region on the southern reaches of the Sahara desert. Here amid ancient caravan routes, porous borders, […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

After policy disasters, U.S. AFRICOM to deploy troops to 35 countries

After policy disasters, U.S. AFRICOM to deploy troops to 35 countries

Special to WorldTribune.com Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com The United States will deploy troops to 35 African countries in 2013 to deal with increasing Al Qaida or Al Qaida-like terrorist threats. The total number of Africa-bound troops will be around 3,500 and they will come from the 2nd Brigade’s Heavy Combat Team of the First […]

Addressing global terrorism on a day when it was everywhere

Addressing global terrorism on a day when it was everywhere

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The Hydra-headed challenge of global terrorism continues as the multi-faceted threat changes and mutates in response to increasingly effective counter-measures. Few countries have been in the cross hairs of violence as has been Pakistan, so it should come as no surprise that in the Security Council’s urgent meeting to […]

Terror crisis in Mali, desecration in Timbuktu and the suppression of millions: World shrugs

Terror crisis in Mali, desecration in Timbuktu and the suppression of millions: World shrugs

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Regions of a vast landlocked country, remote but strategic, has fallen under the control of Al Qaida terrorists and fundamentalist forces. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled a regime which persecutes women, imposes stringent Sharia law, and desecrates and destroys ancient towns and even mosques. The outside world […]