Erdogan unwavering on Syria operation; U.S., Europe weigh response

Erdogan unwavering on Syria operation; U.S., Europe weigh response

by WorldTribune Staff, October 13, 2019 Despite “threats from right and left” calling on Turkey to cease its assault on Kurds in northern Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that the operation will continue. “We will never stop this step we have taken against the PYD/YPG… We will not stop it no matter what […]

China pulls out of Iran energy project amid pressure from U.S.

China pulls out of Iran energy project amid pressure from U.S.

Geostrategy-Direct.com China has withdrawn from a $5 billion deal to help develop Iran’s massive South Pars natural gas field. The action, announced by Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh on the ministry’s SHANA website, came during continued intense pressure on both nations from the Trump administration and follows a series of military confrontations in the Persian […]

Pompeo counters Graham on Syria; Netanyahu slams Turkey

Pompeo counters Graham on Syria; Netanyahu slams Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 10, 2019 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to critics of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria by saying the mission to eradicate ISIS was a success and adding the move was not an authorization for Turkey to invade Syria. Pompeo, in an interview with […]

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

Iran stages surprise border exercises as Turkey launches Syria offensive

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2019 As Turkey launched a long-awaited military offensive into northern Syria, Iran announced it was holding military exercises near its own border with Turkey. According to an Oct. 9 report by Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency, Iran’s military is holding war games in Western Azerbaijan Province which include rapid reaction […]

Trump: Removal of 50 U.S. troops puts heat on Turkey

Trump: Removal of 50 U.S. troops puts heat on Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 8, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump said he will be watching closely what Turkey does militarily in northern Syria after the U.S. announced it will pull its troops out of the area. Trump said there would be “big trouble” if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s forces do anything inhumane. The president […]

Over and ‘out’: U.S. to withdraw troops from Syria near Turkey

Over and ‘out’: U.S. to withdraw troops from Syria near Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, October 7, 2019 Saying that it was “time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars,” President Donald Trump on Oct. 7 said the United States will withdraw its forces from northern Syria near the Turkish border. The move, which followed an Oct. 6 phone call between Trump and Turkish […]

Trump imposes travel ban on ‘senior Iranian officials’ and family members

Trump imposes travel ban on ‘senior Iranian officials’ and family members

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up pressure on Teheran, authorizing the State Department to bar senior Iranian officials and family members from entering the United States as immigrants or nonimmigrants. A White House proclamation announced on Sept. 25 quoted Trump as saying that […]

Report: Systematic persecution of Christians on the rise

Report: Systematic persecution of Christians on the rise

by WorldTribune Staff, September 24, 2019 The persecution of Christians by extremists is growing, is not random but systematic, and takes place irrespective of language, ethnicity, or location, according to a report by the Gatestone Institute. The Sept. 22 report by Ryamond Ibrahim chronicles the slaughter of and attacks on Christians in the month of […]

Israeli election delays ‘deal of the century’

Israeli election delays ‘deal of the century’

by WorldTribune Staff, September 23, 2019 The release of the Trump administration’s plan for Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) will be delayed “significantly” due to the still unsettled Israeli election, according to an Israeli news report. In the weeks before the election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli officials estimated that the […]

Rogue state values: Regime presses attack, Iranians sell organs to survive

Rogue state values: Regime presses attack, Iranians sell organs to survive

by WorldTribune Staff, September 22, 2019 Responding to the U.S. troop build-up in the Gulf region, Iran’s foreign minister told CBS News that he was not confident that war could be avoided, while again denying Iranian involvement in the attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure. In an interview with Face the Nation, Iranian Foreign Minister […]

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