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 […]

Aid ship docks in Yemen after being blocked by Saudis

Aid ship docks in Yemen after being blocked by Saudis

Special to WorldTribune.com A World Food Program (WFP) ship carrying humanitarian aid docked in Yemen on March 2 nearly a month after being diverted to Saudi Arabia. Saudi said it blocked the shipment on Feb. 11 because the vessel, the Mainport Cedar, was carrying communications equipment. The ship was carrying relief supplies to the port […]

Saudi increases oil exports to China by 36 percent in shot at Iran

Saudi increases oil exports to China by 36 percent in shot at Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com In increasing its oil exports to China, Saudi Arabia has fired a “shot across Iran’s bow,” industry analysts say. Saudi shipments of oil to China rose by 36 percent in February to the highest level in at least three years, according to ClipperData, a firm that tracks global crude shipments. Analysts seized […]

Taking Trump at his word, illegals swarm across southern border

Taking Trump at his word, illegals swarm across southern border

Special to WorldTribune.com Illegal aliens have been swarming the southern U.S. border in larger numbers in recent months as they attempt to get into the U.S. before Donald Trump gets a chance to make good on his vow to build a wall. Between October and February, Customs and Border Patrol apprehended 150,304 people attempting to […]

Illegals swarm southern border before Trump’s wall

Illegals swarm southern border before Trump’s wall

Special to WorldTribune.com Illegal aliens have been swarming the southern U.S. border in larger numbers in recent months as they attempt to get into the U.S. before Donald Trump gets a chance to make good on his vow to build a wall. Between October and February, Customs and Border Patrol apprehended 150,304 people attempting to […]

Turkey has opened over 1,800 cases against those who insulted Erdogan

Turkey has opened over 1,800 cases against those who insulted Erdogan

Special to WorldTribune.com Insulting the president in Turkey is a crime. Apparently, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doesn’t like being insulted – and a lot of people are doing it. “The justice ministry has allowed 1,845 cases on charges of insulting Erdogan to go ahead,” Bekir Bozdag said, responding to questions in parliament. “I am unable […]

Saudi cleric on ISIL hit list shot in Philippines

Saudi cleric on ISIL hit list shot in Philippines

Special to WorldTribune.com A prominent Saudi cleric who is on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL’s) hit list was shot and wounded in the Philippines on March 1. Sheikh Aaidh al-Qarni and Saudi diplomat Sheikh Turki Assaegh were both wounded in an assassination attempt as they left a university auditorium in the southern port […]

Report: High-level Israeli delegation secretly visited Saudi Arabia

Report: High-level Israeli delegation secretly visited Saudi Arabia

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel has confirmed it has been secretly communicating with Sunni Arab states, including a recent high-level visit by an Israeli delegation to Saudi Arabia. The Sunni states “are not shaking hands [with Israelis] in public, but we meet in closed rooms,” Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said. The meeting in Riyadh last […]