Report: Egypt offered to send 40,000 ground troops to Yemen

Report: Egypt offered to send 40,000 ground troops to Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2017 President Abdul Fatah Sisi offered to send up to 40,000 Egyptian ground troops to fight alongside the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, a Saudi general said. “His excellency Sisi offered Saudi Arabia and the coalition to send ground troops,” Gen. Ahmed Asiri told Al Arabiya on April 16. Asiri […]

OPEC output continues to fall as U.S. shale surges

OPEC output continues to fall as U.S. shale surges

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2017 OPEC on April 12 said its output of crude oil continues to drop as U.S. shale surges toward record levels. In its monthly oil market report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said OPEC output fell by 365,000 barrels per day in March to 31.68 million barrels per day. Meanwhile, […]

Next oil price war: Saudi Arabia vs Russia

Next oil price war: Saudi Arabia vs Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, April 11, 2017 With the second shale boom creating lower demand for its oil in the U.S., and new players entering the Asian market, Saudi Arabia is seen looking for a confrontation with Russia for European oil market supremacy, analysts say. Saudi is currently ranked fourth in oil supply to Europe, behind […]

Fallout from Iran ‘nuclear deal’: Saudis seen becoming ‘more active’ in developing WMD

Fallout from Iran ‘nuclear deal’: Saudis seen becoming ‘more active’ in developing WMD

by WorldTribune Staff, April 3, 2017 Saudi Arabia is expected to actively seek nuclear weapons capability to counter Iran, which continues to advance its own nuclear program despite the nuclear deal with world powers, a report said. “Saudi Arabia is in the early stages of nuclear development” and will only become “more active” in seeking […]

Report: Saudi deputy crown prince failed to sway Trump White House

Report: Saudi deputy crown prince failed to sway Trump White House

Special to WorldTribune.com By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Time will tell, but cries of “victory in Washington” by Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohamed bin Salman seemed hollow and perhaps even apocryphal. He needed some sign of success when he emerged from his White House meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on […]

Saudis call Trump meeting a ‘turning point’ after ‘period of divergence’

Saudis call Trump meeting a ‘turning point’ after ‘period of divergence’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 15, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signaled a “meeting of the minds” on many issues, including their shared view that Iran poses a significant regional security threat, the Saudis said. “This meeting is considered a historical turning point in relations between both […]

Iran hits growing consensus between Israel and Sunni Muslim states

Iran hits growing consensus between Israel and Sunni Muslim states

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2017 The growing level of cooperation between Israel and Sunni Muslim states is not sitting well in Iran. Iran on Feb. 20 blasted what it said was coordination between Israel and Saudi Arabia, describing attempts to create an “international atmosphere” against Teheran, Israel’s Arutz Sheva reported. “It’s unfortunate that this […]

Obesity-watch: Saudis to start granting female gym licenses kingdomwide

Obesity-watch: Saudis to start granting female gym licenses kingdomwide

by WorldTribune Staff, February 15, 2017 Saudi Arabia will begin granting licenses to female-only gyms by the end of February, the kingdom’s sports authority said. Princess Reema bint Bandar, vice president for women’s affairs at the General Authority of Sports, told Saudi daily Okaz that the sports authority also plans to open a female-only gym in every district in […]

Saudi deports 40,000 Pakistani workers over terror fears

Saudi deports 40,000 Pakistani workers over terror fears

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2017 Saudi Arabia over the past four months has deported some 40,000 Pakistani workers, many of whom were said to be linked to Islamic State (ISIS) and other terror groups. The foreign workers were deported for visa violations, security concerns and being involved in crimes such as theft and drug […]

‘We want the same thing’: Saudi energy chief encouraged by Trump policies

‘We want the same thing’: Saudi energy chief encouraged by Trump policies

by WorldTribune Staff, February 9, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump is finding an unlikely energy ally in Saudi Arabia. Though Trump during the campaign singled out Saudi as a country that would find its oil exports to the U.S. blocked, Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid al-Falih said the kingdom is encouraged by “the pro-industry, pro-oil […]

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