NASA using Mars exploration tech in search for water in Kuwait desert

NASA using Mars exploration tech in search for water in Kuwait desert

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2016 Technology developed to explore the subsurface of Mars is being used by a NASA-led team to search for water deep beneath the Kuwait desert. “An international team led by research scientist Essam Heggy of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., recently traveled to northern Kuwait to map the depth […]

Kuwait to supply Egypt with 2 million barrels of oil per month

Kuwait to supply Egypt with 2 million barrels of oil per month

by WorldTribune Staff, November 16, 2016 Kuwait has agreed to supply Egypt with up to two million barrels of crude oil per month at the global price, a report said. The Kuwait deal will fill the gap in Egypt’s oil needs after Saudi Aramco suspended its shipments to Cairo in October. Kuwait’s cabinet on Nov. […]

Egypt cut energy deal with Kuwaiti firm amid strains with Saudis

Egypt cut energy deal with Kuwaiti firm amid strains with Saudis

by WorldTribune Staff, November 3, 2016 Egypt, looking elsewhere to fill its energy needs amid a row with Saudi Arabia, signed an agreement with a Kuwaiti firm that will give Cairo a 20 percent stake in an Iraqi oil field. Kuwait Energy Plc signed an agreement with Egypt General Petroleum Corp. (EGPC) for a 20 […]

Three royals sentenced in Kuwait for insulting Emir on instant messaging

Three royals sentenced in Kuwait for insulting Emir on instant messaging

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2016 Three members of Kuwait’s ruling family were each sentenced to five years in prison for insulting the country’s emir on an internet messaging service. The men were sentenced on May 30 for posts on Whatsapp that were determined to be insulting to Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, local […]

Iranian official: Joining oil output freeze would be ‘illogical’

Iranian official: Joining oil output freeze would be ‘illogical’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty A senior Iranian official is reported as saying it would be “illogical” for Tehran to join a proposed oil output freeze. Iranian newspaper Shargh quoted Iran’s OPEC envoy Mehdi Asali as saying Tehran would continue to increase oil production until it reaches presanction levels. The comments […]

Unprecedented U.S. Mideast strategy is ad hoc, disregards existing frameworks

Unprecedented U.S. Mideast strategy is ad hoc, disregards existing frameworks

Special to WorldTribune.com By Gregory R. Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Senior-level sources in numerous Middle Eastern governments have privately expressed bewilderment at recent and current U.S. government strategies and policies toward the region. But a closer examination of U.S. policies, now almost entirely dictated by the Obama White House, shows no cohesive national […]

Gulf States jointly condemn ‘Iranian interference’ in Saudi affairs

Gulf States jointly condemn ‘Iranian interference’ in Saudi affairs

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The Sunni Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf have expressed support for Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Iran, condemning what they described as Iranian interference in Riyadh’s internal affairs. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and warned that the kingdom was considering […]