Seven adults from same family arrested in France for pledging online allegiance to ISIS

Seven adults from same family arrested in France for pledging online allegiance to ISIS

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2018 Seven Syrians, all members of the same family, who had pledged allegiance online to Islamic State (ISIS) were arrested in Paris by French authorities despite liberalized laws on viewing jihadist Internet sites. Heavily armed police stormed the family’s residence in the Sablons district on Oct. 30, arresting seven members of […]

Gulf states join U.S.-led sanctions on Taliban sponsors; Iran accuses Saudis of Khashoggi distraction

Gulf states join U.S.-led sanctions on Taliban sponsors; Iran accuses Saudis of Khashoggi distraction

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2018 Two Iranian military officers were among nine individuals tied to Afghanistan’s Taliban who have been blacklisted by an international organization set up to combat the financing of terrorism. The U.S. Treasury Department on Oct. 23 said the seven-nation Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) blacklisted the individuals in order to […]

Iran says diplomat arrested in bomb plot has full diplomatic immunity

Iran says diplomat arrested in bomb plot has full diplomatic immunity

by WorldTribune Staff, October 18, 2018 The Iranian diplomat who was arrested in connection to a plot to bomb an Iranian opposition group rally in Paris enjoys full diplomatic immunity, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Oct. 14. Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, has full immunity, clarifying earlier media reports that […]

Iranian diplomat extradited to Belgium to face charges in bomb-plot case

Iranian diplomat extradited to Belgium to face charges in bomb-plot case

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty An Iranian diplomat who is the suspected mastermind of an attack that allegedly was planned on Iranians living in exile in France has been extradited from Germany to Belgium, security officials said. Previously identified as Assadollah Assadi by AFP, the 46-year-old diplomat based in Austria was […]

Bolton calls radical Islam ‘top transnational terrorist threat,’ demands full stop to Iran energy exports

Bolton calls radical Islam ‘top transnational terrorist threat,’ demands full stop to Iran energy exports

by WorldTribune Staff, October 5, 2018 Radical Islam represents “the pre-eminent transnational terrorist threat to the United States and to the United States’ interests abroad,” U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Oct. 4 as he presented President Donald Trump’s new counterterrorism strategy. The strategy gives greater priority to Iran, which Bolton called “the world’s […]

Syrian endgame threatens new migrant surge

Syrian endgame threatens new migrant surge

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — After seven years of bitter fighting, twelve million civilians displaced, and more than a half million people killed, Syria’s relentless civil war may be coming to a dramatic conclusion. The final showdown seems set for the north-western province of Idlib, a rebel stronghold, where three […]

ISIS militant cooperated with Juarez drug cartel near El Paso; Now in minimum security U.S. prison

ISIS militant cooperated with Juarez drug cartel near El Paso; Now in minimum security U.S. prison

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct The arrest of an Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist in Chicago exposed a massive narco-terrorist network linked to the El Paso, Texas area which has gotten little notice by U.S. law enforcement or media. Emad Karakrah, who had been jailed but then mysteriously released after FBI intervention, resurfaced in a minimum […]

Pentagon cancels $300 million military aid To Pakistan ahead of Pompeo visit

Pentagon cancels $300 million military aid To Pakistan ahead of Pompeo visit

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. military says it has decided to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended due to Islamabad’s perceived lack of action against militants, raising tensions ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the top U.S. general. President […]

‘Death threat’ to Rouhani from Qom revives speculation on Rafsanjani’s demise

‘Death threat’ to Rouhani from Qom revives speculation on Rafsanjani’s demise

Special to WorldTribune.com By Golnaz Esfandiari, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A perceived death threat against President Hassan Rouhani within the seminary of the holy Shi’ite city of Qom has led to controversy in Iran, with some calling it a disaster for the seminary — home to thousands of influential clerics and theology students […]

Church leaders sound alarm against ‘genocide’ in Nigeria by Muslim herdsmen

Church leaders sound alarm against ‘genocide’ in Nigeria by Muslim herdsmen

by WorldTribune Staff, August 20, 2018 More than 6,000 Nigerian Christians, mostly women and children, have been murdered by herdsmen this year, a report said. “What is happening in Plateau State and other select states in Nigeria is pure genocide and must be stopped immediately,” Christian Association of Nigeria and church denominational heads in Plateau State […]