Omar on ‘Black Hawk down’: American forces killed ‘thousands of Somalis’

Omar on ‘Black Hawk down’: American forces killed ‘thousands of Somalis’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 23, 2019 Rep. Ilhan Omar said that American forces were responsible for killing “thousands” of Somalis during the 1993 battle for Mogadishu made famous by the “Black Hawk Down” incident. The Minnesota Democrat, in a 2017 tweet, painted the United States Army as the villain in the incident. Omar, a Somali […]

Global index finds corruption eroding democratic institutions; U.S. drops out of top 20 least corrupt

Global index finds corruption eroding democratic institutions; U.S. drops out of top 20 least corrupt

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2019 Two-thirds of the 180 countries surveyed in the Transparency International (TI) 2018 global corruption index were rated as corrupt. The failure to curb corruption is “contributing to a worldwide crisis of democracy,” TI says. The 2018 research shows “a disturbing link between corruption and the health of democracies, where […]

‘Collapsed state’ Somalia, bedeviled by militant Islam, bites UN hand that feeds it

‘Collapsed state’ Somalia, bedeviled by militant Islam, bites UN hand that feeds it

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — After decades of turmoil resulting from drought, civil conflict, famine, armed militias, terrorists and even pirates, the East African country of Somalia remains a shattered state. And while massive international humanitarian assistance from the United Nations and the international community may have mitigated the worst […]

After 28 years, U.S. restores ‘permanent diplomatic mission’ in Somalia

After 28 years, U.S. restores ‘permanent diplomatic mission’ in Somalia

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2018 The United States on Dec. 4 said it has restored a “permanent diplomatic presence” in Somalia for the first time since clan warlords overthrew the ruling government and ignited civil war in 1991. “This historic event reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

U.S. to again admit refugees, but with restrictions on Iran, 10 other countries

U.S. to again admit refugees, but with restrictions on Iran, 10 other countries

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. government announced it will start admitting refugees from most countries again after a 120-day ban, but will impose new restrictions on refugees from Iran and 10 other countries where it sees security risks. While the government allowed its temporary refugee ban to expire as […]

At least 56 Yemen-bound migrants dead after being thrown into Arabian Sea by smugglers

At least 56 Yemen-bound migrants dead after being thrown into Arabian Sea by smugglers

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2017 More than 50 people drowned and many more were missing after smugglers threw 300 African migrants into the Arabian Sea off of Yemen. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) told AFP that human traffickers forced more than 120 Somali and Ethiopian migrants into the rough seas off Yemen on […]

New UN head calls for ‘decisive action’ as expanding famine stalks millions in Yemen, Africa

New UN head calls for ‘decisive action’ as expanding famine stalks millions in Yemen, Africa

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “More than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria are going hungry, and facing devastating levels of food insecurity,” warned UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. In a stunning and passionate plea for famine relief in the drought and conflict ridden regions, […]

Homeland Security gave Somalis tour of airports’ secured areas, documents confirm

Homeland Security gave Somalis tour of airports’ secured areas, documents confirm

by WorldTribune Staff, December 19, 2016 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave groups of Somalis comprehensive tours of secured areas in at least three major U.S. airports, according to newly released documents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The “community engagement tours,” which included security briefings, were held in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Columbus, Ohio. […]

Department of Homeland Security gave Muslim group first ever security tour of major airport

Department of Homeland Security gave Muslim group first ever security tour of major airport

by WorldTribune Staff, August 8, 2016 The Obama administration granted a group of Somali Muslims unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to a major U.S. airport, a report said. According to government records obtained by Judicial Watch, the Somali group “complained to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about feeling harassed and profiled” and that Johnson had a “sympathetic […]