Khamenei questions reality of the Holocaust on Remembrance Day

Khamenei questions reality of the Holocaust on Remembrance Day

Special to WorldTribune.com Iran’s supreme leader questioned “the reality” of the Holocaust on Jan. 27 – which was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a video titled “Are The Dark Ages Over?” posted to his official website, said “speaking about the Holocaust and expressing doubts about it is considered to be a great […]

Israel makes public letter by Adolf Eichmann pleading for clemency

Israel makes public letter by Adolf Eichmann pleading for clemency

Special to WorldTribune.com Israel on Jan. 27 released a letter written by Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in which he pleaded for clemency. The letter was written on May 29, 1962, two days before Eichmann was hanged. He remains the only person in the history of Israel to be sentenced to death by a civilian […]

By closing Al Jazeera America after spending $2 billion, Qatar lowers global profile

By closing Al Jazeera America after spending $2 billion, Qatar lowers global profile

Special to WorldTribune.com Qatar’s decision to pull the plug on Al Jazeera America is seen as an indication of its new leader’s “more cautious” approach in the international arena. Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani shut down Al Jazeera America after Qatar pumped some $2 billion into a U.S. network that had abysmal ratings since […]

The shale revolution, propaganda, sheer idiocy and an abundance of energy

The shale revolution, propaganda, sheer idiocy and an abundance of energy

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders The Shale Revolution continues to wreak havoc as revolutions are wont to do. The abundance of U.S. natural gas, in many ways a more satisfactory fossil fuel than either coal or oil because of its lesser emissions, has dynamited the whole worldwide energy market. Whether or not the […]

China warns Soros against ‘declaring war’ on its currency

China warns Soros against ‘declaring war’ on its currency

Special to WorldTribune.com China has warned “financial predator” George Soros not to bet against its currency. “Soros’ challenge against the renminbi and Hong Kong dollar is unlikely to succeed, there is no doubt about that,” said a government official in an opinion piece. The article, headlined “Declaring war on China’s currency? Ha ha”, described Soros […]

Iran’s leader asks Pope to pray for him after ‘cordial talks’

Iran’s leader asks Pope to pray for him after ‘cordial talks’

Special to WorldTribune.com Iranian President Hassan Rouhani asked Pope Francis to “pray for me” as the two met at the Vatican on Jan. 26. The talks “delved into the conclusion and application of the nuclear accord, and the important role that Iran is called upon to play, together with other countries of the region,” the […]

Text of explainer-warning leaflets to ISIL tanker drivers released

Text of explainer-warning leaflets to ISIL tanker drivers released

Special to WorldTribune.com Leaflets dropped by the U.S. in Syria and Iraq warned drivers of tankers carrying Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) oil to “leave the trucks and flee” as air strikes on the tankers were imminent. “Warning. Airstrikes are coming, oil trucks will be destroyed,” read one leaflet. “Get away from your […]

‘Spy vulture’ from Israel captured in south Lebanon

‘Spy vulture’ from Israel captured in south Lebanon

Special to WorldTribune.com Residents of a southern Lebanon town captured a vulture they say was a spy for Israel. According to Lebanese media, residents in Bint Jbail on Jan. 26 saw the griffon vulture equipped with what they believed was Israeli spy equipment and captured it “to prevent it from attacking citizens.” The “spy vulture” […]

Report of record oil output from Iraq throws global markets in turmoil

Report of record oil output from Iraq throws global markets in turmoil

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty An announcement from Iraq that it is pumping oil at record levels has helped send oil prices and stock markets tumbling around the world. Iraq’s Oil Ministry told Reuters on Jan. 25 that the country reached record output in December, with its fields in the central […]

Italy covers naked statues in ‘sign of respect’ for visiting Iran leader

Italy covers naked statues in ‘sign of respect’ for visiting Iran leader

Special to WorldTribune.com Italy on Jan. 25 covered nude statues in deference to the visiting leader of one of the world’s top state sponsors of terrorism. Nude statues at Rome’s Capitoline Museum were covered by large white panels in an effort to avoid any offense to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who met with Italian Prime […]