Historic Abraham Accord marks first peace deal with Arab states since 1994

Historic Abraham Accord marks first peace deal with Arab states since 1994

by WorldTribune Staff, September 15, 2020 Leaders from Israel, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain gathered with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday to sign the Abraham Accords, establishing full, normalized relations between Israel and the two Gulf Arab states. The historic deal brokered by Trump is the first time Arab nations […]

More Arab states warm to Israel after White House-brokered deal

More Arab states warm to Israel after White House-brokered deal

by WorldTribune Staff, September 13, 2020 The White House on Friday announced that President Donald Trump, King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa of Bahrain, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and Bahrain. The announcement follows the historic deal, brokered by Trump and for which […]

Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

by WorldTribune Staff, September 9, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in large part due to his brokering of a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, nominated the U.S. President, saying: “The people who have received the […]

Report: Iran killed more than 300, committed ‘shocking human rights violations’ in November

Report: Iran killed more than 300, committed ‘shocking human rights violations’ in November

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Amnesty International has accused Iran of committing “a catalogue of shocking human rights violations” against those detained in connection with the November 2019 anti-establishment protests, including children as young as 10. The violent demonstrations were sparked by a sudden hike in the price of gasoline and […]

As UN balks on return to Iran sanctions, U.S. slams members ‘standing with terrorists’

As UN balks on return to Iran sanctions, U.S. slams members ‘standing with terrorists’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 26, 2020 The U.S. called out members of the UN Security Council who “find themselves standing with terrorists” after the Council rejected Washington’s push to trigger a return of all UN sanctions on Iran. Indonesian UN Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani, who currently holds the rotating presidency on the Council, said in […]

President Trump suggests other states prepared to follow UAE’s lead with Israel

President Trump suggests other states prepared to follow UAE’s lead with Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, August 21, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump said he expects Saudi Arabia will join the deal brokered by the Trump administration last week in which Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize diplomatic ties. “I do,” Trump replied when asked at a White House news conference if he expected Saudi […]

Court finds Hizbullah member guilty in 2005 murder of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri

Court finds Hizbullah member guilty in 2005 murder of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri

by WorldTribune Staff, August 20, 2020 A UN-backed tribunal found a member of the Iran-backed Hizbullah terrorist organization guilty of the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Tuesday found Salim Ayyash guilty of Hariri’s murder, but cleared three other suspects after a years-long trial. Ayyash, 56, […]

Columnist on Jared Kushner and Barack Obama: Who deserves the Nobel Peace Prize?

Columnist on Jared Kushner and Barack Obama: Who deserves the Nobel Peace Prize?

by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2020 According to the Nobel Prize Committee, it takes “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” to qualify for Nobel Peace Prize. Last week, the Trump administration, led by Middle East point man Jared Kushner, brokered a deal in which Israel and the UAE agreed to normalize […]

In ‘nightmare’ for Iran, Trump brokers Israel-UAE peace agreement

In ‘nightmare’ for Iran, Trump brokers Israel-UAE peace agreement

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump brokered a historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations, the White House announced on Thursday. The agreement was sealed in a phone call on Thursday between […]

Anger in Beirut: Analyst lists questions without answers

Anger in Beirut: Analyst lists questions without answers

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2020 The massive explosion that devastated Beirut on Aug. 4 left at least 150 people dead, about 5,000 injured and more than 350,000 homeless. As more video and images emerge of the blast at the capital city’s port area, many questions remain about its cause. Arabic affairs analyst Ehud Yaari […]