SEAL Team 6 in daring rescue of U.S. hostage as militant Islam steps up kidnappings for cash

SEAL Team 6 in daring rescue of U.S. hostage as militant Islam steps up kidnappings for cash

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2020 An American take hostage in Nigeria was rescued in a daring operation by SEAL Team 6, Pentagon officials announced on Saturday. Six militants were killed and one captured as SEAL Team 6 secured the freedom of Philipe Nathan Walton. President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday: “Last night, our Country’s […]

Global terrorism: How chaos in overlooked African Sahel could impact West

Global terrorism: How chaos in overlooked African Sahel could impact West

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Subsaharan Africa’s vast but impoverished Sahel region has been largely overlooked amidst the turmoil of Mid-East conflicts and East Asian regional instability. Yet this arid swath of five countries comprising what’s known as the Sahel, remains wracked by poverty, hunger, weak governance, and environmental degradation, […]

UN Security Council’s annual reshuffle leaves it deadlocked on U.S. policy

UN Security Council’s annual reshuffle leaves it deadlocked on U.S. policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In an annual process of diplomatic musical chairs the 193 member UN General Assembly has picked five countries to serve on the Security Council as non-permanent members.  Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Vietnam were elected to two-year terms on the powerful […]