58 percent of Qatar’s population are migrant workers living in ‘labor camps’

58 percent of Qatar’s population are migrant workers living in ‘labor camps’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2016 The huge migrant workforce in Qatar has swelled to 1.4 million, making up 58 percent of the country’s population. The overwhelming majority of foreign workers – 1.34 million – are male and live in what the government calls “labor camps”, according to census figures released on June 5 by […]

Iranian commander in Iraq at Baghdad’s request, Iraqi foreign minister says

Iranian commander in Iraq at Baghdad’s request, Iraqi foreign minister says

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2016 The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force is in Iraq as an adviser at the request of the government in Baghdad, Iraq’s foreign minister said on June 6. Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani is assisting Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and […]

Iran credits nuclear deal with the doubling of its oil export capacity

Iran credits nuclear deal with the doubling of its oil export capacity

by WorldTribune Staff, June 7, 2016 Post-sanctions Iran has doubled its oil export capacity, the Islamic republic’s oil minister said. Speaking at an economic meeting in Teheran on June 4, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the capacity to produce and export crude and oil products has doubled thanks to the implementation of the […]

Report: ISIL executing civilians trying to flee Fallujah by swimming the Euphrates

Report: ISIL executing civilians trying to flee Fallujah by swimming the Euphrates

by WorldTribune Staff, June 6, 2016 Civilians desperately trying to get out of the besieged city of Fallujah by attempting to cross the Euphrates River are being gunned down by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadists, reports say. “An unidentified number of civilians have been shot and killed trying to cross the river,” […]

Jordanian intelligence officers killed in ‘terrorist attack’ north of Amman

Jordanian intelligence officers killed in ‘terrorist attack’ north of Amman

by WorldTribune Staff, June 6, 2016 Three Jordanian intelligence officers were killed in what officials said was a “terrorist attack” on a Palestinian refugee camp near Jordan’s capital of Amman. Jordanian government officials said the attack took place at an office of the General Intelligence Department at the Baqa’a refugee camp. The three intelligence officers and two […]

Libya: EU, NATO to blame as more than 100 bodies wash ashore in one day

Libya: EU, NATO to blame as more than 100 bodies wash ashore in one day

by WorldTribune Staff, June 6, 2016 EU and NATO-supported rescue flotillas based in the Mediterranean are enticing migrants to their deaths, the Libyan Coast Guard said. On June 5, at least 117 bodies – 75 women and six children among them – washed up on Libya’s shores near the western city of Zuwarah, the coast […]

Congressman: Kerry must explain ‘whitewashing’ of public record on Iran deal

Congressman: Kerry must explain ‘whitewashing’ of public record on Iran deal

by WorldTribune Staff, June 6, 2016 The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has demanded Secretary of State John Kerry turn over all documents and communications related to the intentional editing of a State Department video dealing with the Iran nuclear accord. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, said on “Fox & Friends” […]

U.S.-backed Kurds, Russia-backed Syrians advance on Raqqa in pincer movement

U.S.-backed Kurds, Russia-backed Syrians advance on Raqqa in pincer movement

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2016 A U.S.-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance from the north and Russian-backed Syrian troops from the southwest are set to catch Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) in a pincer movement as they advance on the terror group’s stronghold at Raqqa. U.S. military officials said the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance […]

Muhammad Ali, unlike Rodman, did not honor Kim dynasty when visiting N. Korea

Muhammad Ali, unlike Rodman, did not honor Kim dynasty when visiting N. Korea

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2016 On a 2013 visit to Pyongyang, former NBA star Dennis Rodman referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as “awesome” and a “friend for life.” On a 1995 visit to Pyongyang, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who passed away on June 3 at the age of 74, refused to bow […]

Researcher: Holy Family’s journey through Egypt should be celebrated, could boost tourism

Researcher: Holy Family’s journey through Egypt should be celebrated, could boost tourism

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2016 The history of the Virgin Mary, baby Jesus and Joseph’s travels through Egypt should be a major event celebrated by all Egyptians, a researcher in Coptic history said. It could also be a boon to Egypt’s struggling tourism industry, said Robert Al-Faress. “The journey of the Holy Family to […]