Egypt lawmakers seek ban on face-covering niqab

Egypt lawmakers seek ban on face-covering niqab

Special to WorldTribune.com A group of Egyptian lawmakers is set to introduce a bill in parliament to ban women from wearing the face-covering niqab in public. The ban, which would also apply to state institutions, is being endorsed by the Egypt Support Coalition, which claims to have 250 members in the legislature, Gulf News reported […]

EU’s migrant deal with Turkey said to ignore ‘root cause’ of crisis

EU’s migrant deal with Turkey said to ignore ‘root cause’ of crisis

Special to WorldTribune.com The European Union has agreed to pay Turkey an additional 3 billion euros to help Ankara deal with the Syrian migration crisis. The agreement was made during a EU migration summit in Brussels on March 7, according to a report by Reuters. The agreement included a proposal that “Turkey would take back […]

ISIL assembly lines mass producing IEDs

ISIL assembly lines mass producing IEDs

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is manufacturing IEDs on an “industrial scale,” according to investigators. “It’s not just a few roadside bombs. There are literally fields of them (IEDs),” an investigator for Conflict Armament Research (CAR) told Foreign Affairs. “It’s unprecedented. We have never seen this before — it’s in […]

Israeli report: Palestinian mufti openly incites at the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli report: Palestinian mufti openly incites at the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Special to WorldTribune.com The Mufti of “Palestine” delivered a sermon at Al-Aqsa Mosque on March 4 that incited against Israeli “settlers and Jewish organizations.” “The occupation continues to kill Palestinians and execute them without trial, on the pretext that they were trying to carry out operations against the soldiers of the occupation or against settlers,” […]

Iranian billionaire sentenced to death for corruption

Iranian billionaire sentenced to death for corruption

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian tycoon Babak Zanjani, the country’s wealthiest person, has been sentenced to death after being convicted on corruption charges. Iran’s judiciary announced the death sentences for Zanjani and two fellow defendants in Teheran on March 6. Zanjani came to prominence during the presidency of Mahmud Ahmadinejad […]

Following talks with Israel, Putin freezes S-300 sale to Iran

Following talks with Israel, Putin freezes S-300 sale to Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia has halted Iran’s order of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system, a report said. The move was made after Russian President Vladimir Putin consulted with Israeli officials who protested the sale, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. In discussions with Putin, Israel said it feared that at least some of the S-300 […]

Showdown looms as UN Security Council sanctions North Korea

Showdown looms as UN Security Council sanctions North Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council has tightened the economic sanctions noose on North Korea in response to the Pyongyang regime’s nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation. The fifteen member Council voted unanimously to slam a wide range of economic, scientific and trade bans on the reclusive communist […]

Scientific paper crediting ‘Creator’ rejected after peer reviews

Scientific paper crediting ‘Creator’ rejected after peer reviews

Special to WorldTribune.com A science journal has retracted a paper that posited the movement of the human hand is the product of a “Creator”. After a number of scathing peer reviews, the PLOS ONE journal retracted the paper titled “Biomechanical characteristics of hand coordination in grasping activities of daily living”. The paper was written by […]

Moment of truth: Tim Cook’s interests vs revealing San Bernardino plot

Moment of truth: Tim Cook’s interests vs revealing San Bernardino plot

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com They used to say the walls have ears. That was in a bygone era when eavesdroppers strained through ceilings and doors, peepholes and cracks to catch the incriminating words of enemy agents, political foes and adulterous spouses. Plenty of old-time movies revolve around scenes such as these. We […]

ISIL makes millions a month gaming forex markets

ISIL makes millions a month gaming forex markets

Special to WorldTribune.com Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is making up to $25 million per month by gaming Mideast foreign exchange markets. The ISIL scheme takes advantage of the hawala system, which is an honor system in Middle East exchanges that operates outside of traditional banking. According to forex analyst David Butter, a […]