Time for Barack Obama to clear up a mystery: What possible benefit motivates his Iran policy?

Time for Barack Obama to clear up a mystery: What possible benefit motivates his Iran policy?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Sol W. Sanders In all the torturous puzzles of the current Mideast chaos, perhaps the greatest unknown is what the Obama Administration thinks it is accomplishing with its Iran policy. Again, in the past few days, we have had evidence that President Barack Obama is moving – this time secretly – […]

Russia in talks with Saudis on ‘oil market stability’

Russia in talks with Saudis on ‘oil market stability’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016 Russia’s oil minister said Moscow and Saudi Arabia are in talks to reach “oil market stability” and that a freeze on output levels is still on the table. “We are ready to achieve the widest possible level of coordination… and put in place joint measures to achieve oil market […]

Anti-Semitism at Olympics by Muslim nations keeps age-old animosities alive

Anti-Semitism at Olympics by Muslim nations keeps age-old animosities alive

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2016 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reprimanded the Saudi and Lebanese Olympic delegations for their open “hostility” toward Israeli athletes at the Rio Olympic Games. The treatment of Israel’s athletes is “shocking but not surprisingly,” Roz Rothstein, CEO of the pro-Israel group Stand With Us, said in a statement […]

Saudi pumping oil at record levels as U.S. frackers cut back

Saudi pumping oil at record levels as U.S. frackers cut back

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2016 Saudi Arabia continues to pump oil at record levels as U.S. shale producers prepare to cut back amid seasonal maintenance at American refineries. Saudi has said it will not agree on limitations on production unless all OPEC nations, including Iran, agree. Iran, which has resumed production faster than expected […]

State Dept. report: Some Islamic laws contradict ‘universally recognized human rights’

State Dept. report: Some Islamic laws contradict ‘universally recognized human rights’

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty In a new report, the U.S. State Department raised concerns over laws against blasphemy and apostasy in Islamic societies. “Such laws conflict with and undermine universally recognized human rights,” it said in its annual report on global religious freedom released on August 10. In Pakistan, blasphemy […]

Report: Texas shale can ‘compete with anything Saudi Arabia has’

Report: Texas shale can ‘compete with anything Saudi Arabia has’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2016 Significant cost-cutting measures and the ability to quickly erect new rigs has enabled Texas shale oil producers to “compete with anything Saudi Arabia has,” a report said. Scott Sheffield, the outgoing chief of Pioneer Natural Resources, told Bloomberg that pre-tax production costs in the massive Permian Basin of West […]

Hizbullah, Hamas blast Saudi delegation’s visit to Israel

Hizbullah, Hamas blast Saudi delegation’s visit to Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2016 Hizbullah and Hamas had harsh words for a Saudi delegation that visited Jerusalem last week in a sign of the “normalizing of relations” between Saudi Arabia and Israel. A group of Saudi academics and businessmen, led by retired Saudi Gen. Anwar Eshki, arrived last week for an unprecedented visit […]

Cross-eyed in Teheran: Iranians say Twitter ban stops them from countering Saudi hashtag assault

Cross-eyed in Teheran: Iranians say Twitter ban stops them from countering Saudi hashtag assault

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2016 Flustered by an onslaught of Iran bashing on Twitter by Saudis, Iranians are demanding the ban on the social media giant in the Islamic republic be lifted so they can launch a hashtag blitz of their own. “Saudi’s media war against Iran on Twitter has peaked such that Iran, […]

Saudis ban Pokemon Go and its symbols of ‘deviant’ religions

Saudis ban Pokemon Go and its symbols of ‘deviant’ religions

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2016 Stay away from Vaporeon. And don’t even bother looking for Charizard. That is the message Saudi Arabia’s top clerical body is sending the country’s citizens who have been stung by the Pokemon Go bug. The mega-popular smartphone app that puts cartoon monsters in the real world is “un-Islamic” and […]

Saudi government behind in payments to bin Laden firm for Grand Mosque construction

Saudi government behind in payments to bin Laden firm for Grand Mosque construction

by WorldTribune Staff, July 19, 2016 The Riyadh government has yet to pay the Saudi bin Laden Group for construction work on the Grand Mosque at Mecca, forcing the construction firm to ask for an extension on a 817 million riyal ($217.8 million) Islamic loan, sources said. The Saudi bin Laden Group had been banned […]

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