Syria pullout blowback: Netanyahu, Trump weigh in

Syria pullout blowback: Netanyahu, Trump weigh in

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 24, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump followed through on one of his campaign promises when he announced on Dec. 19 that American troops would withdraw from Syria. In short order Republican senators Lindsay Graham and Bob Corker called the decision a […]

Turkish troops, tanks move into northern Syria following U.S. announcement

Turkish troops, tanks move into northern Syria following U.S. announcement

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 Turkey sent military reinforcements into Syria on Dec. 22 days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops stationed in Syria. “Around 35 tanks and other heavy weapons, carried aboard tank carriers, crossed the Jarablos border crossing in the […]

NC victim of Interpol ‘red notice’ urges reforms by new chief

NC victim of Interpol ‘red notice’ urges reforms by new chief

by WorldTribune Staff, December 20, 2018 In a classic case of the tail wagging the dog, authoritarian regimes are said to be making increasing use of  the International Criminal Police Organization or Interpol to punish political enemies who are not necessarily criminals. Interpol currently has more than 57,000 “red notices” in effect. The notices are […]

Netanyahu cites ‘growing connection between Israeli companies and the Arab world’

Netanyahu cites ‘growing connection between Israeli companies and the Arab world’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 20, 2018 Israel is engaged in “a process of normalization” with Arab states which could “create the conditions” for ties to the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “A great change has been created here. The Arab world needs technology and innovation. It needs water, electricity, medical care and high-tech. […]

Hizbullah’s rising clout in Lebanon’s parliament gives State Dept. pause

Hizbullah’s rising clout in Lebanon’s parliament gives State Dept. pause

by WorldTribune Staff, December 19, 2018 The U.S. State Department on Dec. 17 expressed concern over the Iran-backed Hizbullah terror organization’s rise in Lebanon’s government. “We continue to have deep concerns regarding Hizbullah’s growing political power inside Lebanon,” a State Department official told Reuters. Hizbullah and its allies gained more than half the seats of the 128-member Lebanese […]

Chinese deal may change U.S. Navy ops at Israel’s port in Haifa

Chinese deal may change U.S. Navy ops at Israel’s port in Haifa

by WorldTribune Staff, December 17, 2018 A Chinese company with close ties to the communist government will assume control of the civilian port in Israel’s largest port city in 2021. The move has prompted the U.S. to reconsider its joint military operations with Israel at the port and leading Israel’s national security cabinet to revisit […]

Trump signs legislation to help religious minorities in Iraq, Syria

Trump signs legislation to help religious minorities in Iraq, Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 13, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump on Dec. 11 signed legislation to direct U.S. humanitarian assistance to persecuted religious minorities in Iraq and Syria who were targeted for genocide by Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. “In recent years, ISIS has committed horrifying atrocities against religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq, […]

Trump blames Iran for Yemen war as Congress takes aim at Saudis

Trump blames Iran for Yemen war as Congress takes aim at Saudis

by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2018 Under pressure from Congress to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, President Donald Trump said “I’d want to see Iran pull out of Yemen too.” “I hate to see what’s going on in Yemen, but it takes two to tango,” Trump said in a Dec. 11 […]

Guess who is world’s top jailer of journalists? Time’s tribute to ‘Guardians’ made no mention

Guess who is world’s top jailer of journalists? Time’s tribute  to ‘Guardians’ made no mention

by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2018 In naming persecuted journalists as its persons of the year for 2018, Time magazine presented an extensive analysis of the state of the free press worldwide. The name of the world’s top jailer of journalists – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – was not mentioned. Special honors went to […]

Hizbullah deputy chief: All of Israel within our missile range

Hizbullah deputy chief: All of Israel within our missile range

by WorldTribune Staff, December 10, 2018 The entirety of Israel is now within the range of Hizbullah’s missiles, the terror organization’s deputy commander said on Dec. 9. “There is not a single point in the occupied territories out of reach of Hizbullah’s missiles,” deputy secretary-general Sheikh Naim Qassem told al-Vefagh – an Iranian Arabic-language newspaper. […]