Trump plays hardball with Palestinian leaders, prompting fiery response

Trump plays hardball with Palestinian leaders, prompting fiery response

by WorldTribune Staff, January 15, 2018 Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas issued a furious response after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut nearly half of the U.S. contribution to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. “Damn your money,” Abbas said during a two-hour speech on Jan. 14. The Palestinian leader added that he would […]

‘Have no mercy on Americans’: Mullah in Iran hails suppression of social media

‘Have no mercy on Americans’: Mullah in Iran hails suppression of social media

by WorldTribune Staff, January 5, 2018 Iranian hard-line cleric Ahmad Khatami said he supports the government’s blocking of social media to stop the spread of information about anti-government protests that began on Dec. 28. “The nation does not support a social network whose key is in the hand of the United States,” Khatami said on […]

Iran scolds France’s Macron: Don’t ‘blindly follow’ Trump

Iran scolds France’s Macron: Don’t ‘blindly follow’ Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, December 18, 2017 French President Emmanuel Macron should get off of U.S. President Donald Trump’s lap and stop raising the possibility of new sanctions on Iran over the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program, an Iranian official said. “To sustain its international credibility, France should not blindly follow the Americans … The French […]

Guatemala says it will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Guatemala says it will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

by WorldTribune Staff, December 25, 2017 Guatemala has confirmed it will follow U.S. President Donald Trump’s lead and move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, after speaking with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wrote to Guatemalans in a Dec. 24 post on Facebook that “one of the most important topics was […]

U.S. threatens to cut funding after UN resolution condemning Trump’s Jerusalem policy

U.S. threatens to cut funding after UN resolution condemning Trump’s Jerusalem policy

by WorldTribune Staff, December 22, 2017 The United States on Dec. 21 threatened to pull its funding from the United Nations after the UN General Assembly passed a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out […]

Straight-talking Amb. Haley heads U.S.-led international response to North Korea crisis

Straight-talking Amb. Haley heads U.S.-led international response to North Korea crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2017 Diplomats have taken a back seat to tough generals in the Trump administration on geopolitics and foreign policy. But straight-talking Amb. to the UN Nikki Haley has emerged as an effective U.S. voice in marshaling an international response to the ultimate nightmare: rogue state nuclear terrorism. North Korean leader […]

UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

UN: Both Syria, ISIS conducted chemical weapons attacks

Special to WorldTribune.com By Christopher Sparks, November 8, 2017 The Assad regime is responsible for a sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun on April 4 of this year, according to the UN’s chemical weapons investigative body. Meanwhile, Islamic State (ISIS) carried out a sulfur mustard gas attack on the Syrian town of […]

North Korea making millions from large construction projects in Africa

North Korea making millions from large construction projects in Africa

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2017 North Korea is making a “highly significant” amount of cash from construction projects in African countries, the United Nations said. Hugh Griffiths, the coordinator of the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea which monitors the enforcement of sanctions, told CNN that construction projects by North Korea’s state-owned Mansudae […]

Haley urges UN to follow U.S. lead in confronting Iran’s ‘destructive’ policy

Haley urges UN to follow U.S. lead in confronting Iran’s ‘destructive’ policy

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2017 The United Nations has adopted a “dangerously short-sighted approach” to Iran’s “destructive conduct” and should follow the Trump administration’s lead in confronting the Islamic Republic, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said. “Judging Iran by the narrow confines of the nuclear deal misses the true nature of the […]

U.S. announces intent to withdraw from UNESCO over anti-Israel posture

U.S. announces intent to withdraw from UNESCO over anti-Israel posture

by WorldTribune Staff, October 12, 2017 Citing a continuing “anti-Israel bias” at UNESCO, the United States on Oct. 12 announced that it is withdrawing from the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural body. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, […]