In Israel, Trump calls for region where children are ‘free from terrorism and violence’

In Israel, Trump calls for region where children are ‘free from terrorism and violence’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump during his visit to Israel on May 22 said that the people of the Middle East have “had enough of the bloodshed and the killing” and “there’s a great feeling for peace.” One day after inaugurating the Global Center for Combating Extremism in Riyadh, Trump […]

Art of the Saudi deal: Body language signals, political theater and a delicate dance with the Wahhabi clergy

Art of the Saudi deal: Body language signals, political theater and a delicate dance with the Wahhabi clergy

by WorldTribune Staff, May 22, 2017 A public overture by the Saudi king to the U.S. president’s wife “signaled that the restrictions declared by the Wahhabi clergy are no longer the ultimate arbiter of personal behavior,” in Saudi Arabia, said an analysis of the president’s Middle East trip and his much-heralded deal with the kingdom. […]

Trump to Muslim world: Terrorists ‘worship death’; Their souls ‘will be fully condemned’

Trump to Muslim world: Terrorists ‘worship death’; Their souls ‘will be fully condemned’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2017 In a monumental address in Saudi Arabia on May 21 U.S. President Donald Trump urged the leaders of 55 Arab and Muslim nations to “drive out” terrorists who “worship death” and not God. “Drive. Them. Out,” Trump said. “Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out […]

Saudi, Russia agree to extend oil production cuts to March 2018

Saudi, Russia agree to extend oil production cuts to March 2018

by WorldTribune Staff, May 18, 2017 Saudi Arabia and Russia on May 15 said they agreed to extend a deal to cut oil production through March 2018. Following a meeting in Beijing, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak said: “The two ministers agreed to do whatever it takes to achieve […]

Islamic fun: Saudis plan Vegas-sized entertainment city, theme park

Islamic fun: Saudis plan Vegas-sized entertainment city, theme park

by WorldTribune Staff, May 11, 2017 Saudi Arabia said it plans to build a massive entertainment city featuring cultural and sporting venues as well as a safari park and a Six Flags theme park. The 334-square kilometer (129-square miles) city will be about the same size as Las Vegas. According to a statement released by […]

Saudi deputy crown prince: No chance of dialogue with Iran

Saudi deputy crown prince: No chance of dialogue with Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, May 3, 2017 There can be no rapprochement with Iran under current conditions, Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince said on May 2. “How can we get along with a regime which has an extremist ideology … and a profound wish to dominate the Muslim world and spread the Shi’ite faith?” Deputy Crown […]

Saudi man sentenced to death for uploading video renouncing Islam

Saudi man sentenced to death for uploading video renouncing Islam

by WorldTribune Staff, April 28, 2017 A Saudi Man in his 20s has been sentenced to death on apostasy charges after he uploaded videos to social media renouncing Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. Ahmad al-Shamri lost two appeals after his 2014 arrest for blasphemy, according to the Independent. “I wish there could be live streaming […]

Report: Egypt offered to send 40,000 ground troops to Yemen

Report: Egypt offered to send 40,000 ground troops to Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2017 President Abdul Fatah Sisi offered to send up to 40,000 Egyptian ground troops to fight alongside the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, a Saudi general said. “His excellency Sisi offered Saudi Arabia and the coalition to send ground troops,” Gen. Ahmed Asiri told Al Arabiya on April 16. Asiri […]

OPEC output continues to fall as U.S. shale surges

OPEC output continues to fall as U.S. shale surges

by WorldTribune Staff, April 13, 2017 OPEC on April 12 said its output of crude oil continues to drop as U.S. shale surges toward record levels. In its monthly oil market report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said OPEC output fell by 365,000 barrels per day in March to 31.68 million barrels per day. Meanwhile, […]

Next oil price war: Saudi Arabia vs Russia

Next oil price war: Saudi Arabia vs Russia

by WorldTribune Staff, April 11, 2017 With the second shale boom creating lower demand for its oil in the U.S., and new players entering the Asian market, Saudi Arabia is seen looking for a confrontation with Russia for European oil market supremacy, analysts say. Saudi is currently ranked fourth in oil supply to Europe, behind […]

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