Catwa, seriously: Saudi cleric bans selfies with cats

Catwa, seriously: Saudi cleric bans selfies with cats

by WorldTribune Staff, May 27, 2016 Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fazwan is adamant about Saudis not behaving “like Westerners.” Thus, the senior cleric has banned the taking of selfies with kitties. Al-Fazwan issued the order after being told during a television broadcast of a new trend in the kingdom of people posing for pictures with […]

Oil prices over $50 a barrel for first time in 2016

Oil prices over $50 a barrel for first time in 2016

by WorldTribune Staff, May 26, 2016 Ongoing unrest in Nigeria and Libya and the economic meltdown in Venezuela have knocked enough oil out of the market to enable crude to top $50 per barrel for the first time in 2016. Wildfires in Canada’s oil sands also contributed to the nearly 4 million barrels per day […]

Saudi weighs paying contractors with IOUs as oil slump continues

Saudi weighs paying contractors with IOUs as oil slump continues

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2016 Saudi Arabia continues to suffer from a massive cash-flow problem amid the ongoing slump in oil prices and has been forced to consider handing out IOUs to contractors. Bloomberg reports that contractors “may receive financial instruments similar to a treasury bond which they could hold until maturity or sell on […]

Sunni majority Maldives severs ties with Shi’ite Iran

Sunni majority Maldives severs ties with Shi’ite Iran

By World Tribune Staff on May 18, 2016 The island nation of Maldives has followed its Sunni Saudi ally’s lead by cutting ties to Shi’ite Iran. The Maldives government on May 17 said it decided to sever its 40-year-old diplomatic ties with Iran, saying Teheran’s policies in the Middle East are “detrimental to peace and […]

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part I, The subversion of Europe

As it is written: The Jihadists in their own words — Part I, The subversion of Europe

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jihad is escalating into Europe. The mid-November 2015 jihadist strike at the heart of Paris, the late-March 2016 jihadist strike at the heart of Brussels, as well as the host of smaller “incidents” such as the mid-May 2016 stabbing […]

Iran official: Pilgrims to miss 2016 hajj after Saudi ‘sabotage’

Iran official: Pilgrims to miss 2016 hajj after Saudi ‘sabotage’

Special to WorldTribune.com Iranian officials accused Saudi Arabia of “sabotage” after talks broke down on a deal that would have enabled Iranians to make the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. “The arrangements have not been put together and it’s now too late,” Iranian Culture Minister Ali Jannati told the official IRNA news agency on May […]

Saudi soldier killed in firefight with militants tied to ISIL

Saudi soldier killed in firefight with militants tied to ISIL

Special to WorldTribune.com Militants affiliated with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) killed a Saudi soldier during a gunbattle on May 8 in a mountain village outside of Mecca. Saudi troops also found an explosive vest and bomb-making material after the jihadists retreated from the village of Thaqeef in the western Taif region, state […]

Saudi security forces hits ISIL cell, kill two in Mecca suburb

Saudi security forces hits ISIL cell, kill two in Mecca suburb

Special to WorldTribune.com An Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terror cell that was planning to attack a nearby military base was busted by Saudi security forces on May 5. A group of five ISIL jihadists was found hiding in Jawal Watani, a suburb of Mecca. Two terrorists were killed by security forces in […]

Layoffs by Saudi firm owned by bin Laden’s father spark massive protests

Layoffs by Saudi firm owned by bin Laden’s father spark massive protests

Special to WorldTribune.com The termination of 50,000 workers for the Saudi Binladin Group (SBG) sparked a wave of protests that included the torching several buses in Mecca. The job cuts were mostly foreign workers who were given permanent exit visas to leave Saudi Arabia, the Saudi-based newspaper al-Watan reported. SBG, a massive construction company, was […]

Saudi Islamic scholar: Ban citizenship, tourism in ‘infidel states’

Saudi Islamic scholar: Ban citizenship, tourism in ‘infidel states’

Special to WorldTribune.com Muslims should be prohibited from gaining citizenship in non-Muslim states unless it is a “life or death” situation, a Saudi scholar said. Furthermore, they should be banned from visiting the West as tourists, he said. Sheikh Muhammad Al-Habdan, a member of the Muslim Scholars Association, said travel to Western nations by Muslims […]

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