Syria, Hamas hail Hizbullah strikes on northern Israel; U.S. blames Iran

Syria, Hamas hail Hizbullah strikes on northern Israel; U.S. blames Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2019 Hamas and the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad were quick to praise Hizbullah’s Sept. 1 attack on northern Israel as the United States warned Iran and its terror organization against further “hostile actions.” Hizbullah terrorists operating out of southern Lebanon fired multiple anti-tank missiles at Israeli positions and […]

Trump signs legislation to help religious minorities in Iraq, Syria

Trump signs legislation to help religious minorities in Iraq, Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 13, 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump on Dec. 11 signed legislation to direct U.S. humanitarian assistance to persecuted religious minorities in Iraq and Syria who were targeted for genocide by Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists. “In recent years, ISIS has committed horrifying atrocities against religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq, […]

Syria, Russia step up offensive on rebels in Eastern Ghouta

Syria, Russia step up offensive on rebels in Eastern Ghouta

by WorldTribune Staff, March 9, 2018 Syrian regime and Russian warplanes on March 7 intensified their assault on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, where some 400,000 people are trapped and more than 800 civilians have been killed in recent weeks. Rebel defenses in towns on the outskirts of Damascus were being struck by “preparatory fire” in advance […]

The siege in Ghouta: Between the hammer and ‘Hell on earth’

The siege in Ghouta:  Between the hammer and ‘Hell on earth’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Artillery fire and indiscriminate air strikes pound and batter the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Civilians, mostly children, are being killed and maimed. The Security Council wrings its hands in pleading for a humanitarian respite in a ongoing horror. And the world community politely averts its […]

Saudi King heads to Russia to talk oil, Syria, Iran

Saudi King heads to Russia to talk oil, Syria, Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, October 5, 2017 In the first ever visit to Moscow by a reigning Saudi monarch, King Salman is expected to prioritize oil cooperation but will also discuss differences with Russia over Syria and Iran. The King, who arrives in Moscow on Oct. 5, will have several investment deals on his plate, including […]

Syria, Hizbullah agree to allow ISIS to withdraw from Syria-Lebanon border

Syria, Hizbullah agree to allow ISIS to withdraw from Syria-Lebanon border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 25, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) asked and was allowed to withdraw from the Syrian-Lebanon border area in the Qalamoun region, an official in Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military alliance said. “Islamic State asked for negotiations and a withdrawal, and the Syrian side and Hizbullah agreed,” the official said. ISIS was permitted […]

Comeback: ISIL retakes oil and gas field, ancient city of Palmyra, Syria

Comeback: ISIL retakes oil and gas field, ancient city of Palmyra, Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, December 12, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) regained full control of Palmyra on Dec. 11 after Syrian forces pulled out of the ancient city, a report said. “Despite the ongoing (Russian) air raids, ISIL retook all of Palmyra after the Syrian army withdrew south of the city,” said Rami […]

Women rip off, burn niqabs as jihadists reported ‘on the ropes’ in Manbij, Syria

Women rip off, burn niqabs as jihadists reported ‘on the ropes’ in Manbij, Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2016 Jubilant women were seen tearing off their niqabs and burning them in the streets of Manbij after the northern Syrian town was liberated from the brutal rule of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared Manbij fully liberated on Aug. 12, saying […]

French leader ties horror in Nice to attacks in Iraq, Syria: ‘We will continue’

French leader ties horror in Nice to attacks in Iraq, Syria: ‘We will continue’

by WorldTribune Staff, July 15, 2016 President Francois Hollande said France would “further strengthen our actions in Iraq and in Syria” after a terrorist attack in Nice killed 84 people on July 14. “France has been hit on the day of celebration. This is a form of sabotage. Human rights are not respected by these […]

U.S. diplomats condemn own government’s stance on Syria

U.S. diplomats condemn own government’s stance on Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey An historically significant event has just taken place which has been largely ignored by what the “Wall Street Journal” called the “obsequious” media: 51 active-duty U.S. diplomats issued what is called a “dissent channel memorandum” denouncing the policies of the Obama administration towards the Syrian conflict. The original dissent […]