Report: Prostitution booming in Iran as men sell wives ‘to make ends meet’

Report: Prostitution booming in Iran as men sell wives ‘to make ends meet’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2016 Iran’s government is turning a blind eye as prostitution and sex trafficking in the Islamic Republic skyrockets, a report said. In the past year, 32 brothels were discovered in various locations around Teheran, with most women going into prostitution due to extreme poverty, according to a report by Moj […]

WORLD MATTERS: The Brexit sorrow of an Anglo-German couple

WORLD MATTERS: The Brexit sorrow of an Anglo-German couple

Special to WorldTribune.com By Uwe Siemon-Netto “Oh dear, I’d better stay in bed,” groaned my English wife, Gillian, when I woke her on Friday morning with the sad news that her compatriots had voted to leave the European Union. Before pulling the blanket over her head she said, “Life will never be the same again.” […]

Saudis end their war against U.S. frackers

Saudis end their war against U.S. frackers

by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2016 Saudi Arabia has declared its war on U.S. shale (frackers) is over. Now the question is:  Who won? Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said that since the worldwide oil glut has vanished, Saudi’s strategy of flooding the global market to try to put American drillers out of business is […]

ISIL rallies with advances in Syria, Iraq and Libya

ISIL rallies with advances in Syria, Iraq and Libya

by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2016 After suffering losses in Syria, Iraq and Libya, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has launched counteroffensives that have pushed back government and U.S.-backed forces in all three countries. In Syria, ISIL jihadists dealt an embarrassing setback to the government army near the terror group’s de facto capital […]

BREXIT: UK votes to make Britain GREAT again!

BREXIT: UK votes to make Britain GREAT again!

Special to WorldTribune.com By Liam Fox, ________________ Editors’ Note: At 5:11 a.m. London time, BBC projections showed voters backing “Leave” the European Union (“Brexit”) by 52 percent to 48 percent in an historic and rare national referendum. FLASHBACK: The following exclusive column for WorldTribune.com was originally published on March 27, 2016 with the following headline: […]

Urgent agenda item for Shanghai group summit: ‘Armed extremists’ in Afghanistan

Urgent agenda item for Shanghai group summit: ‘Armed extremists’ in Afghanistan

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia says the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will discuss a “very tense situation” in Afghanistan when the grouping holds its summit in Uzbekistan this week. Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said on June 22 that an estimated 60,000 “armed extremists” were fighting in Afghanistan, including 10,000 under […]

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but  CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is expanding in Africa and the Middle East, according to the U.S. Congress and the CIA, a direct contradiction of President Barack Obama’s claim that the terror organization has been “contained.” ISIL “has created at least six functioning armies” in Libya, Egypt, […]

Stranger in a strange land: Foreign correspondent returns to post-Orlando America

Stranger in a strange land: Foreign correspondent returns to post-Orlando America

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk TORONTO — A drive across the American continent takes you through a strange land where the airwaves are full of personal invective mingled with expert analysis of what’s an automatic weapon or semi-automatic or plain old-fashioned pistol or rifle. Say what you want about the political charges and counter-charges […]

Against all odds: Syria soccer team advances in FIFA World Cup qualifying

Against all odds: Syria soccer team advances in FIFA World Cup qualifying

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Syria’s national soccer team, known as the Qasioun Eagles, has defied the odds to advance to the third round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With their country devastated by civil war and widespread humanitarian crises, the Qasioun Eagles won six games in the second round of […]

Tunisia’s Jewish community eyes mass exodus amid security, tourism woes

Tunisia’s Jewish community eyes mass exodus amid security, tourism woes

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Tunisia’s sole Jewish community is one of the last remaining Jewish societies in the Arab world. But as the security situation worsens and the vital tourism industry struggles, the Jews of Djerba are considering moving en masse to Israel. Three major terrorist attacks since the beginning of 2015 have […]