70 percent of Saudi electricity used for air conditioning

70 percent of Saudi electricity used for air conditioning

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2018 The 10-day forecast for Riyadh shows high temperatures from 102 to 105 and lows ranging from 79 to 84. Is it any wonder that Saudi Arabia uses 70 percent of its electricity for air conditioning? Researchers at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah said that electricity use for air conditioning […]

Report: Houthis stealing UN humanitarian relief supplies to Yemen

Report: Houthis stealing UN humanitarian relief supplies to Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2018 Iran-backed Houthi rebels are plundering humanitarian aid supplies the UN is sending to Yemen, a report said. The Houthis are manipulating the names of people entitled to relief aid and taking the supplies to use in the war effort or selling them on the black market, said Abdul Raqeeb […]

Pompeo warns new U.S. hard line on Iran ‘just the beginning’

Pompeo warns new U.S. hard line on Iran ‘just the beginning’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2018 The U.S. is imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran and the Islamic Republic will be “battling to keep its economy alive,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. The “sting of sanctions will only grow more painful if the regime does not change its course,” Pompeo said in […]

Turkey bans Wikipedia for documenting regime’s backing of ISIS

Turkey bans Wikipedia for documenting regime’s backing of ISIS

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2018 Turkey has imposed a ban on Wikipedia after it said the online encyclopedia refused to remove two English-language pages which cited Ankara’s support for the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria. Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan said the ban will remain in place as long as Wikipedia does not remove […]

Tourists returning to Egypt amid improved security, lower prices

Tourists returning to Egypt amid improved security, lower prices

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2018 Egypt’s vital tourism industry, which accounts for 15 percent of the national economy, is showing signs of rebounding after internal unrest and terrorism devastated the industry. Amid tightened security, Egypt has enticed new visitors with lower prices, resulting in a 30 percent increase in the number of tourists during […]

ISIS reportedly leaving final stronghold in Damascus

ISIS reportedly leaving final stronghold in Damascus

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2018 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists were evacuated from the Yarmouk enclave south of Damascus, the terror group’s last stronghold in Syria’s capital, a report said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on May 20 that, in a withdrawal deal with the Syrian government, buses had entered Yarmouk to transport […]

Reality strikes: Total oil cancels $2 billion Iran project

Reality strikes: Total oil cancels $2 billion Iran project

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2018 A French energy giant is preparing to pull out of a $2 billion dollar gas project in Iran amid the return of U.S. sanctions on the Islamic Republic following President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal. Total SA said in a May 16 statement that it will not […]

Syria reports massive blasts near weapons, fuel depots

Syria reports massive blasts near weapons, fuel depots

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2018 An Iranian missile defense system was reportedly targeted as explosions were reported at fuel and weapons depots in Syria’s Hama province on May 18. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the series of explosions near Hama’s military airport killed at least 11 soldiers, including Assad regime forces and […]

U.S. charges Iran backed Taliban force that took over provincial Afghan capital

U.S. charges Iran backed Taliban force that took over provincial Afghan capital

by WorldTribune Staff, May 17, 2018 The Taliban briefly overran the capital of an Afghan province along the Iranian border before being driven out by U.S. and Afghan forces, reports said. The jihadists seized the capital of Afghanistan’s Farah province, marking only the second time the Taliban has taken over a major urban area since […]

Russian missile defense system took direct hit during Israeli strikes in Syria

Russian missile defense system took direct hit during Israeli strikes in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, May 16, 2018 Russia relies heavily on foreign military sales to boost its economy. So the Kremlin scrambled to avoid bad publicity for one of its weapons systems last week after it took a direct hit during Israeli airstrikes in Syria. Israel released footage from the May 10 airstrikes showing the Russian-made […]

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