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 […]

Reports: Houthi missile hits military base near Saudi capital

Reports: Houthi missile hits military base near Saudi capital

by WorldTribune Staff, February 6, 2017 A surface-to-surface missile launched by Iran-backed Houthi rebels hit a Saudi military camp near Riyadh on Feb. 5, according to regional news reports. The Saudi Ministry of Defense has not commented on the incident, but a number of local citizens reported on Twitter that the missile hit a military camp in […]

Trump’s travel ban finds wide support in the Middle East

Trump’s travel ban finds wide support in the Middle East

by WorldTribune Staff, February 5, 2017 Middle East countries, which deal with the threat of terrorism on a 24/7 basis, are widely backing U.S. President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations. Mideast governments who are dealing with the consequences of former President Barack Obama’s “fecklessness … want the United States […]

White House says Saudis agree on need for Syria, Yemen safe zones

White House says Saudis agree on need for Syria, Yemen safe zones

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The White House says President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen in an hour-long phone call. During his campaign, Trump had repeatedly called for Gulf states to pay for establishing safe zones to protect Syrian refugees. […]

Saudi foreign minister ‘optimistic’ about incoming Trump administration

Saudi foreign minister ‘optimistic’ about incoming Trump administration

by WorldTribune Staff, January 17, 2017 Saudi Arabia is enthused about what it is hearing from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The president-elect has pledged to restore American influence in the world, defeat Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), and contain Iran, the Saudi foreign minister said. “We are optimistic about the incoming administration and […]

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