Behind Saudi prince’s U.S. visit: Reports of royal health crises back home

Behind Saudi prince’s U.S. visit: Reports of royal health crises back home

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2016 Saudi Arabia may havae sent its 30-year-old deputy crown prince to visit the United States due to the deteriorating health of King Salman and amid rumors that Prince Mohammed bin Nayef is ailing as well. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with U.S. President Barack Obama on June […]

Saudis end their war against U.S. frackers

Saudis end their war against U.S. frackers

by WorldTribune Staff, June 24, 2016 Saudi Arabia has declared its war on U.S. shale (frackers) is over. Now the question is:  Who won? Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said that since the worldwide oil glut has vanished, Saudi’s strategy of flooding the global market to try to put American drillers out of business is […]

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

Obama claims ISIL ‘contained’, but  CIA reports ‘six functioning armies’ in Mideast, Africa

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is expanding in Africa and the Middle East, according to the U.S. Congress and the CIA, a direct contradiction of President Barack Obama’s claim that the terror organization has been “contained.” ISIL “has created at least six functioning armies” in Libya, Egypt, […]

Roger Stone’s media tutorial on Hillary Clinton: ‘Answer these three questions about Huma’

Roger Stone’s media tutorial on Hillary Clinton: ‘Answer these three questions about Huma’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2016 Political strategist Roger Stone, who remembers a time when journalists actually asked tough questions, is looking for someone, anyone, with access to ask Hillary Clinton the following: Answer me these questions three regarding long-time aide Huma Abedin. 1) What is Huma’s relationship with a Saudi Arabian official named Abdullah […]

Egypt court voids Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi

Egypt court voids Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2016 An Egyptian court on June 21 nullified a maritime border agreement that would have seen Egypt transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The government of President Abdul Fatah Sisi, who insisted that Tiran and Sanafir had always belonged to Saudi Arabia, said Egypt will appeal […]

U.S. diplomats condemn own government’s stance on Syria

U.S. diplomats condemn own government’s stance on Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey An historically significant event has just taken place which has been largely ignored by what the “Wall Street Journal” called the “obsequious” media: 51 active-duty U.S. diplomats issued what is called a “dissent channel memorandum” denouncing the policies of the Obama administration towards the Syrian conflict. The original dissent […]

FBI probes two trips to Saudi Arabia within a year by ISIL shooter

FBI probes two trips to Saudi Arabia within a year by ISIL shooter

by WorldTribune Staff, June 16, 2016 The FBI is investigating a pair of trips to Saudi Arabia in consecutive years taken by the Islamic terrorist who killed 49 people at the Pulse Orlando nightclub. According to a Fox News report, the Saudi Ministry of Interior confirmed that Omar Mateen twice performed the umrah Islamic pilgrimage […]

Poll of Saudis, Egyptians overwhelmingly favors Clinton

Poll of Saudis, Egyptians overwhelmingly favors Clinton

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2016 Saudi and Egyptian citizens overwhelmingly disapprove of Barack Obama and prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the 2016 race for the U.S. presidency, according to a new report. The study published on June 13 by the Institute of Policy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya found that citizens of […]

Report: Small arms imports by Middle East nations increased 84 percent in one year

Report: Small arms imports by Middle East nations increased 84 percent in one year

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2016 Small arms imports by Middle East nations surged by 84 percent between 2012 and 2013, according to a new survey. The UAE and Saudi Arabia accounted for the largest budget increases, with Saudi tripling its import of small arms from $54 million in 2012 to $161 million a year […]

UN on defensive after backing down to Saudi Arabia over children rights report

UN on defensive after backing down to Saudi Arabia over children rights report

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2016 Rights groups are blasting the UN’s decision to remove Saudi Arabia from a blacklist of nations accused of harming children in armed conflict. “It appears that political power and diplomatic clout have been allowed to trump the UN’s duty to expose those responsible for the killing and maiming of […]

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