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 […]

Iran officials burn U.S. flag, Gulf states back Trump decision on nuclear deal

Iran officials burn U.S. flag, Gulf states back Trump decision on nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2018 As Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies on May 9 were welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, members of Iranian parliament were burning the American flag in protest. “Iran used economic gains from the lifting of sanctions to continue its […]

Houthi political chief killed in Saudi-led coalition airstrike

Houthi political chief killed in Saudi-led coalition airstrike

by WorldTribune Staff, April 25, 2018 The political leader and second in command of the Iran-backed Houthi rebels was killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen, the Houthi-run Saba news agency confirmed on April 23. Saleh Al-Sammad, head of the Houthis’ so-called Supreme Political Council, was killed in the eastern province of Hodeida on […]

Saudi journalist: Systematic oppression of Jews damaged host Arab countries

Saudi journalist: Systematic oppression of Jews damaged host Arab countries

by WorldTribune Staff, April 24, 2018 The oppression and forced emigration of Jews resulted in a major loss to the “Arab economy and society,” a Saudi journalist wrote. Jews living in “the Mashriq,” the eastern part of the Arab world, were systematically oppressed, had their property confiscated and were forced to leave despite being “pillars […]

Drone control? Heavy gunfire after fly-by near Saudi palace may lead to regulations

Drone control? Heavy gunfire after fly-by near Saudi palace may lead to regulations

by WorldTribune Staff, April 22, 2018 Saudi Arabia plans to enact new laws for recreational drone use after an incident involving a toy drone that came too close to the Saudi royal palace on April 21 sparked reports of a possible royal coup. Heavy gunfire reported near the palace had sparked fears of possible political […]

Qatar at hub of Trump administration push to form coherent Mideast policy

Qatar at hub of Trump administration push to form coherent Mideast policy

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2018 In his effort to forge a united front of Arab Gulf states against Iran’s increasing hegemony, U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Saudi Arabia to end its dispute with Qatar. In what was described as a “foreceful” telephone call earlier this month with Saudi King Salman, Trump demanded […]

Getting real: The post-communist Russian threat in perspective

Getting real: The post-communist Russian threat in perspective

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy While the West is busy hunting “Russian witches,” its sworn enemies are devouring it alive from within. In 1986, the manager of the largest state company Eurodif Georges Besse arrived at his office as per usual. When he got out of his car, he was shot at point-blank range […]

Iran’s Khamenei lashes out after Saudi Crown Prince signals thaw with Israel

Iran’s Khamenei lashes out after Saudi Crown Prince signals thaw with Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said it would be an “unforgivable mistake” to negotiate with Israel, days after Saudi Arabia’s crown prince for the first time said Israelis are entitled to live peacefully on their own land. Although Khamenei, in remarks carried on his website […]

OPEC backs 10- to 20-year oil deal between Saudi and Russia

OPEC backs 10- to 20-year oil deal between Saudi and Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2018 A deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia that could extend the two nations’ control over crude oil supplies for the next two decades has OPEC’s blessing. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman told Reuters earlier this week: “We are working to shift from a year-to-year agreement to a 10-20 […]

Saudis intercept seven missiles fired by Houthis

Saudis intercept seven missiles fired by Houthis

by WorldTribune Staff, March 26, 2018 Seven missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthi rebels were intercepted by Saudi forces on March 25. Houthi jihadists in Yemen fired three missiles at Riyadh and four others at the southern cities of Khamis Mushait, Jizan and Najran. The Saudi-led coalition said it used Patriot missile batteries to target the […]

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