Taliban targets Afghan military’s air superiority; Conquest would restore Sharia Law

Taliban targets Afghan military’s air superiority; Conquest would restore Sharia Law

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2021 The Taliban have already seized one third of Afghanistan and are poised to regain control of the entire country after Team Biden withdraws U.S. forces. The outcome would not be good news for champions of women’s and LGBT rights. The strategy calls for targeting the military’s air force, according […]

Clouds over Afghanistan as U.S prepares fateful Sept. 11 pullout

Clouds over Afghanistan as U.S prepares fateful Sept. 11 pullout

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Dark clouds are shadowing Afghanistan as the final pullout of American forces from the beleaguered war-torn country continues, and the future darkens with the likely approach of a militant Taliban regime. Time is running out to “prevent a worst case scenario” as Deborah Lyons, the UN’s Special Representative […]

A September 11 Afghan pullout: Should we celebrate?

A September 11 Afghan pullout: Should we celebrate?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler Afghanistan’s forever war may finally be ending.  President Joe Biden announced the impending troop pullout from the South Asian country amid largely but not universal bi-partisan support for ending a conflict which started in the wake of Al Qaida’s terrorist attacks on America on September 11th, 2001. Referring to […]

Back to war: Team Biden sets stage for troop buildup in Afghanistan

Back to war: Team Biden sets stage for troop buildup in Afghanistan

by WorldTribune Staff, February 1, 2021 President Donald Trump’s goal of withdrawing all U.S. forces from Afghanistan over the next three months is “increasingly in doubt,” a report said. Not only will Joe Biden’s team not bring the 2,500 U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan home, but they are likely to deploy even more troops and […]

Afghan girl watched Taliban execute her parents before picking up AK-47 and killing two of them

Afghan girl watched Taliban execute her parents before picking up AK-47 and killing two of them

Special to WorldTribune.com By Mansoor Khosrow, Frud Bezhan, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty FIROZ KOH, Afghanistan, July 22, 2020 — It was about 1 a.m. when a group of men banged on the front door of a mud-brick house in a village in central Afghanistan. Startled, 15-year-old Qamar Gul jolted out of bed and grabbed […]

Muslims worldwide defy coronavirus lockdown orders to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Muslims worldwide defy coronavirus lockdown orders to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

by WorldTribune Staff, May 26, 2020 In defiance of coronavirus lockdown orders, large groups of Muslims gathered in homes and mosques in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia over the weekend to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Ramadan holiday season. After a large number of Palestinians took to the streets to demand […]

Afghanistan: A deal with the ‘relentless and violent’ Taliban

Afghanistan: A deal with the ‘relentless and violent’ Taliban

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump put Afghanistan back in the news again after his surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops stationed in the embattled South Asian country. Besides bringing holiday cheer for American forces serving in the eighteen-year long conflict, the President again offered a conditional olive […]

President Trump issues Thanksgiving Day proclamation, surprises troops in Afghanistan

President Trump issues Thanksgiving Day proclamation, surprises troops in Afghanistan

Special to WorldTribune, November 28, 2019 [Editors’ Note: President Trump announced the resumption of peace talks with the Taliban after a surprise Thanksgiving trip with U.S. troops in Afghanistan.] *  *  *  * On Thanksgiving Day, we remember with reverence and gratitude the bountiful blessings afforded to us by our Creator, and we recommit to […]

Afghanistan releases activists who exposed alleged pedophile ring

Afghanistan releases activists who exposed alleged pedophile ring

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty’s Radio Free Afghanistan Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency says it has released two activists who helped expose an alleged pedophile ring operating in the country’s schools, a scandal that has sparked national outrage. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) has come under fire for arresting last week […]

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 […]

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