Reports: Turkish forces killed refugees (including children) fleeing from ISIL areas of Syria

Reports: Turkish forces killed refugees (including children) fleeing from ISIL areas of Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2016 Turkish border guards shot and killed at least eight Syrians, including four children, who were fleeing areas controlled by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), reports said. The Syrians were gunned down “while trying to flee their war-torn country” on June 19, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights […]

‘Moderate’ Palestinian PM vows higher rewards, benefits for families of ‘martyrs’

‘Moderate’ Palestinian PM vows higher rewards, benefits for families of ‘martyrs’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2016 The Palestinian Authority (PA) will increase financial rewards to the families of terrorists, the PA’s “moderate” prime minister said. Speaking on June 17 in Ramallah at an iftar meal to break the Ramadan fast, Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said the “PA and its institutions would continue to provide benefits to the […]

Boeing hit with lawsuit over Iran airliner deal

Boeing hit with lawsuit over Iran airliner deal

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2016 An Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO) said it will sue Boeing if it proceeds with the sale of its airplanes to Iran. Israel Law Center (Shurat HaDin) on June 16 said it will place liens on any Boeing sales to Iran. The NGO, which represents the families of victims of […]

Obama legacy: One million green cards to migrants from Muslim-majority nations

Obama legacy: One million green cards to migrants from Muslim-majority nations

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2016 The administration of President Barack Obama will have issued more than one million green cards to migrants from majority-Muslim countries by the end of the president’s tenure, according to a report. The Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest on June 17 reported that, in the first six […]

WikiLeaks on ‘liberal war hawk’ Hillary Clinton: ‘We’ve accumulated … very strong material’

WikiLeaks on ‘liberal war hawk’ Hillary Clinton: ‘We’ve accumulated … very strong material’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2016 The founder of WikiLeaks said the next material the site releases on Hillary Clinton could lead to the indictment of the Democratic presidential nominee. “We have upcoming leaks in relation to Hillary Clinton,” Julian Assange told Britain’s ITV. “We’ve accumulated a lot of material about Hillary Clinton. We could […]

Humanitarian fury: Doctors Without Borders bans aid from EU over refugee deal with Turkey

Humanitarian fury: Doctors Without Borders bans aid from EU over refugee deal with Turkey

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2016 The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders “effective immediately” will no longer accept funding from the European Union or any of its member states. The group said in a statement released on June 17 that the move was precipitated by the EU–Turkey refugee deal and urged European nations to rethink […]

Iraqi forces re-capture center of Fallujah from ISIL

Iraqi forces re-capture center of Fallujah from ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2016 Iraqi military and security forces seized the main government headquarters in Fallujah on June 17 with little resistance from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), top Iraqi commanders said. “The liberation of the government compound, which is the main landmark in the city, symbolizes the restoration of the […]

In Orlando aftermath, gun sales to gays and lesbians soar

In Orlando aftermath, gun sales to gays and lesbians soar

by WorldTribune Staff, June 17, 2016 Gun dealers have reported a major increase in sales to gays and lesbians since an Islamic terrorist killed 49 people in the attack on the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando. Gun store owners and instructors say there is usually a surge in sales after a high-profile attack – but […]

U.S. judge rejects gold trader’s bid for house arrest in Iran sanctions case

U.S. judge rejects gold trader’s bid for house arrest in Iran sanctions case

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A U.S. judge has rejected a wealthy gold trader’s request to pay for his own house arrest in Manhattan as he awaits trial on charges of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on June 16 said Reza Zarrab, a […]

Out of control: Post-Gadhafi Libya goes from murderous chaos to worse

Out of control: Post-Gadhafi Libya goes from murderous chaos to worse

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a country awash with automatic weapons, overwhelmed by warring militias, and lacking an effective central government, there’s little wonder why global terrorist groups such as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have found fertile ground for expansion. In the aftermath of the […]