UN warns 2 million in Aleppo, Syria at risk in fight for city

UN warns 2 million in Aleppo, Syria at risk in fight for city

by WorldTribune Staff, August 9, 2016 The United Nations has called for a “humanitarian pause” to fighting in Aleppo, Syria as some 2 million residents of the city are in danger of “coming under total siege.” Heavy fighting between an alliance of anti-Assad rebels and jihadists and Syrian regime forces backed by Russian airstrikes has […]

Some 75,000 refugees stranded on Syria-Jordan border reported starving

Some 75,000 refugees stranded on Syria-Jordan border reported starving

by WorldTribune Staff, August 5, 2016 Some 75,000 Syrian refugees trapped on the border with Jordan received emergency food supplies on Aug. 4 from UN aid agencies. Heads of the World Food Program, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the children’s agency UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration said the delivery of the […]

Iran hangs gay teenager with ‘no access to a lawyer’

Iran hangs gay teenager with ‘no access to a lawyer’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 5, 2016 Iran has executed a gay teenager who was convicted as a juvenile of “forced male-to-male anal intercourse,” Amnesty International reported. Hassan Afshar, 19, was hanged in Arak Prison in Iran’s Markazi Province on July 18. Amnesty said Iranian authorities received a complaint accusing Afshar and two other adolescents of […]

Libya’s UN-backed government reaches deal to re-open oil terminals

Libya’s UN-backed government reaches deal to re-open oil terminals

by WorldTribune Staff, July 31, 2016 The UN-backed unity government in Libya has reached a deal with the nation’s petroleum guards to re-open four key oil terminals despite opposition from key opposition and military forces headed by Gen. Khalifa Haftar. The combined capacity of the four ports – Sider, Zawiya, Ras Lanuf, and Zueitina – […]

Meanwhile at the UN, another upcoming election is also hotly contested

Meanwhile at the UN, another upcoming election is also hotly contested

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — What’s beginning to look like this year’s Republican presidential primaries in the USA has morphed into a political scramble for the UN Secretary General’s seat. With a dozen prospective candidates, the race for the new Secretary General has now overshadowed much of the work at […]

Can Judeo-Christian civilization co-exist with Islam? The showdown has begun

Can Judeo-Christian civilization co-exist with Islam? The showdown has begun

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The most difficult political and cultural debate since the decision of the Western alliance to destroy fascism in 1939 or the American decision to help resurrect Europe in 1945 has begun. The discussion will be an intense examination of Islam and its role in the modern world. It […]

Beijing responds to landmark ruling on the South China Sea by landing airliners on militarized islets

Beijing responds to landmark ruling on the South China Sea by landing airliners on militarized islets

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a major legal setback for Beijing, an international tribunal has rejected and rebuffed many of Mainland China’s claims regarding exclusive sovereignty and rights in the disputed South China Sea. The landmark ruling in the Hague, by the Permanent Court of Arbitration stated there was […]

Famine crisis hits Yemen as Western banks cut credit lines

Famine crisis hits Yemen as Western banks cut credit lines

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Millions of people are facing famine in Yemen as importers are unable to have food shipped in after Western banks severed credit lines. Some $260 million is stuck in banks due to the civil war, trade and aid sources say. The United Nations said 10 of Yemen’s 22 governorates […]

Musical chairs at UN Security Council as world faces ’40 conflicts and 11 full blown wars’

Musical chairs at UN Security Council as world faces ’40 conflicts and 11 full blown wars’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The annual round of musical chairs in the UN Security Council came early this year as elections for five new non-permanent members to the fifteen member council were held as to give prospective countries more time to prepare for their two-year tenure beginning in January. […]

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 […]

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