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,” […]

Turkish PM in Iran calls for ‘common perspective’

Turkish PM in Iran calls for ‘common perspective’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says Ankara and Teheran must develop “common perspectives” in order to end sectarian strife in the region. Davutoglu made the comments on March 5 during a visit to Teheran, the first in two years by a top Turkish leader. “We may […]

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 […]

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

Saudis 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 […]

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 […]