On election day in U.S., a fight to the death with ISIL rages in Raqqa, Syria and Mosul, Iraq

On election day in U.S., a fight to the death with ISIL rages in Raqqa, Syria and Mosul, Iraq

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2016 As U.S. voters headed to the polls to elect President Barack Obama’s successor on Nov. 8, U.S.-backed forces pushed toward Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq amid heavy resistance from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance said it had advanced south […]

One year after Germany welcomed 1.3 million migrants, town builds wall for protection

One year after Germany welcomed 1.3 million migrants, town builds wall for protection

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2016 In September of last year, many media outlets were gushing over Munich’s warm reception for the first wave of Arab refugees in the German city. Headlines blared that “Cheering German crowds greet refugees” and “ Munich’s citizens welcome refugees with open arms”. Fast forward to November 2016 and Munich’s […]

Iran signs $6 billion gas deal with France’s Total

Iran signs $6 billion gas deal with France’s Total

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2016 Iran on Nov. 8 signed a $6 billion gas development deal with France’s Total. The deal is the first of its kind between the Islamic Republic and a Western energy firm since the nuclear deal with world powers took effect in January 2016. The deal for development of Phase […]

Iraqi Kurdish forces advance on ISIL-held town near Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish forces advance on ISIL-held town near Mosul

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraqi Kurdish forces have launched an attack to retake a town held by Islamic State (IS) militants east of Mosul, where government forces are locked in fierce urban war with the extremists. Around 2,000 Peshmerga fighters entered the town of Bashiqa on November 7, which is […]

Did Rush Limbaugh call it? Comey ‘just doing this to take everybody’s attention off WikiLeaks’

Did Rush Limbaugh call it? Comey ‘just doing this to take everybody’s attention off WikiLeaks’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 7, 2016 Rush Limbaugh may have been prophetic when, on Oct. 28, he said that FBI Director James Comey was actually riding to Hillary Clinton’s rescue when he announced the re-opening of the email investigation. “Comey is just doing this to take everybody’s attention off of the WikiLeaks email dump,” Limbaugh […]

ISIL slows advance on Mosul with suicide bombs, IEDs

ISIL slows advance on Mosul with suicide bombs, IEDs

by WorldTribune Staff, November 6, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) use of car bombs and human shields has slowed Iraq’s advance on Mosul. ISIL has deployed waves of suicide car bombs, as well as mortar attacks, roadside bombs and sniper fire against the advancing Iraqi army. “We are carrying out the toughest […]

Turkey building a wall along its entire border with Syria

Turkey building a wall along its entire border with Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, November 6, 2016 Turkey plans to complete a 900-kilometer wall along its border with Syria by early 2017, the country’s defense minister said. “We plan to build a wall along our entire border with Syria,” Fikri Isik said on Nov. 2 during an inspection tour of military personnel and installations in the […]

Obama takes up the fight for an ‘underappreciated’ Hillary with 15-stop tour starring himself

Obama takes up the fight for an ‘underappreciated’ Hillary with 15-stop tour starring himself

by WorldTribune Staff, November 4, 2016 CHAPEL HILL, NC — As he fades into the sunset, President Barack Obama is campaigning for a struggling Hillary Clinton. He seem to revel in the challenge which coincidentally keeps the spotlight on himself. Obama, who many say views the election of Clinton as the ultimate verdict on his two-term […]

As Erdogan deploys tanks near border, Iraq warns Turkey will be treated ‘as an enemy’

As Erdogan deploys tanks near border, Iraq warns Turkey will be treated ‘as an enemy’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 4, 2016 Iraq’s prime minister warned Turkey of a possible confrontation after Turkish tanks, artillery and troops were deployed near the Iraqi border. “We do not want war with Turkey, and we do not want a confrontation with Turkey,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Iraqi state TV on Nov. […]

Columnist fired at Rutgers University student newspaper over use of term ‘illegal alien’

Columnist fired at Rutgers University student newspaper over use of term ‘illegal alien’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 4, 2016 One of the few conservative voices on the Rutgers University student newspaper staff has been fired for his use of the term “illegal alien” in an opinion piece. Aviv Khavich published his final column for The Daily Targum on Oct. 30. In his piece, Khavich argued that immigration enforcement is not “anti-immigrant.” […]