Caliphate’s end: British soldier takes out 30 jihadists with grenade launcher

Caliphate’s end: British soldier takes out 30 jihadists with grenade launcher

by WorldTribune Staff, March 24, 2019 A British SAS soldier killed at least 30 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists with his grenade launcher during the battle which ultimately marked the end of the terror organization’s “caliphate” in Syria. The SAS’s D Squadron was working alongside U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters who had forced the terrorists into a small pocket […]

Mideast bombshell: U.S. recognizes ‘Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights’

Mideast bombshell: U.S. recognizes ‘Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 22, 2019 President Donald Trump on March 21 declared that the United States recognizes Israel’s claim to the Golan Heights. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of […]

On guard: Portland star doesn’t hide views on Turkey’s Erdogan

On guard: Portland star doesn’t hide views on Turkey’s Erdogan

by WorldTribune Staff, March 14, 2019 Enes Kanter, a Turkish national and player for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, says, despite death threats, he will not back down on criticism of the regime of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who Kanter called a “freaking lunatic.” Kanter, a 6-11 center, told Fox 11 TV that he […]

Peace plan update: Jordan’s king in Washington, Netanyahu touts Arab ties

Peace plan update: Jordan’s king in Washington, Netanyahu touts Arab ties

by WorldTribune Staff, March 13, 2019 A flurry developments on the Middle East peace front are preceding the Trump administration’s expected unveiling next month of its peace plan for the region. On March 11, the Trump administration’s Middle East peace team met in Washington with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. On March 12, Prime Minister Benjamin […]

Pakistan denies its takeover of religious schools was due to international pressure

Pakistan denies its takeover of religious schools was due to international pressure

by WorldTribune Staff, March 10, 2019 Pakistan’s government announced that, as part of its crackdown on Islamist militants, it has detained more than 100 people and taken control of 182 religious schools. The government of Prime Minister Imran Khan has been under international pressure to subdue militants amid increased tensions with neighboring India, sparked in […]

Amnesty International: Iran could execute wildlife conservationists charged as spies

Amnesty International: Iran could execute wildlife conservationists charged as spies

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2019 Eight wildlife conservationists who were conducting research into Iran’s endangered animals were arrested and charged with being spies and now face 10 or more years in prison, and possibly the death penalty, according to Amnesty International. “Protecting endangered wildlife is not a crime. These conservationists are scientists who were […]

Former Pakistan President Musharraf calls for ties with Israel to mitigate India crisis

Former Pakistan President Musharraf calls for ties with Israel to mitigate India crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, February 28, 2019 Pakistan has an opportunity to build relations with a willing Israel to counter India, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said. He warned about the danger of war between the two nuclear-armed powers. “There is a need to break the alliance between India and Israel, and Pakistan could do it […]

Nuclear-armed showdown: Indian airstrike kills 300 in Pakistan

Nuclear-armed showdown: Indian airstrike kills 300 in Pakistan

by WorldTribune Staff, February 26, 2019 India’s government said its fighter jets destroyed a major terrorist camp in Pakistan on Feb. 26. More than 300 people were reportedly killed in the strike on jihadist group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s camp in Balakot, Pakistan. India had not carried out an airstrike in Pakistani territory since the Indo-Pakistan war over […]

U.S. contingent to remain in Syria after delayed withdrawal

U.S. contingent to remain in Syria after delayed withdrawal

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2019 The U.S. will maintain a “small peacekeeping group” of 200 troops in Syria following the withdrawal of most its forces from the country, the White House said on Feb. 21. U.S.-backed forces on Feb. 22 began to evacuate civilians from Baghouz, the last enclave of the Islamic State (ISIS) […]

U.S. ambassador to Lebanon notes Hizbullah’s clout in new cabinet

U.S. ambassador to Lebanon notes Hizbullah’s clout in new cabinet

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2019 U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard has voiced concern over Hizbullah’s increasing power in Lebanese parliament and in the new cabinet of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. In a meeting with Hariri on Feb. 19, the U.S. ambassador said she was “very frank with the prime minister about U.S. concern […]

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