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 […]

Film: Late Saudi king’s Palestinian wife tells of abortions to prevent ‘little Arafats running around the palace’

Film: Late Saudi king’s Palestinian wife tells of abortions to prevent ‘little Arafats running around the palace’

Special to WorldTribune.com The story of the Saudi royal family is one of corruption, drugs, sex and gambling, according to a new documentary featuring the Palestinian ex-wife of Saudi King Fahd. In “The Weaknesses of King Fahd”, Janan Harb, who secretly married Fahd when she was 20, claims the king forced her to have three […]

Congress asking questions about U.S. payoff to Iran

Congress asking questions about U.S. payoff to Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Congress is investigating the Obama administration’s $1.7 billion payment to Iran that many observers say was “ransom” for the release of five U.S. hostages. While the White House insists the payment to Iran was to settle a decades-old financial dispute, lawmakers have questioned the timing of the payment, which was made just […]

Israeli official: Obama helped fund Iran’s next war against ‘our children’

Israeli official: Obama helped fund Iran’s next war against ‘our children’

Special to WorldTribune.com The leader of Israel’s Yesh Atid party said the Obama administration’s support for lifting sanctions on Iran “will translate to rockets aimed at our children.” “The next conflict in the North or South of Israel is just a matter of time,” Yair Lapid said on Jan. 25 during a briefing to the […]

Palestinian Authority commentary blames U.S. for 9/11, creation of Islamic terror threat

Palestinian Authority commentary blames U.S. for 9/11, creation of Islamic terror threat

Special to WorldTribune.com The United States engineered the September 11, 2001 attacks to create “an imaginary enemy called ‘terror,’ ” the Palestinian Authority (PA) said. An opinion piece by Dr. Osama Al-Fara in the official PA daily newspaper said the U.S. is responsible for all the chaos and civil wars in the Muslim and Arab […]