Busted: OPEC’s crisis diplomacy fails as shale oil revolution booms

Busted: OPEC’s crisis diplomacy fails as shale oil revolution booms

by WorldTribune Staff, June 26, 2017 OPEC’s oil producer club “is facing a crisis of old age,” an industry analyst said. OPEC “is falling apart internally, confounded by the world and increasingly irrelevant,” according to Julian Lee, a senior analyst at the Center for Global Energy Studies. The two main areas where OPEC has failed […]

Arab states give Qatar deadline and list of demands: Shutter Al Jazeera …

Arab states give Qatar deadline and list of demands: Shutter Al Jazeera …

by WorldTribune Staff, June 23, 2017 Four Arab states which have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar have delivered a list of demands the Gulf state must comply with in order to end the current crisis. The demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain delivered to Qatar include shutting down Al Jazeera […]

New Crown Prince Mohammed seen taking a harder line on Iran

New Crown Prince Mohammed seen taking a harder line on Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, June 22, 2017 In elevating his son Prince Mohammed to next in line to the throne, Saudi King Salman approved a strategic realignment with the U.S. under Donald Trump and handed sweeping new powers to the 31-year-old who has been highly critical of regional rival Iran. The decision by King Salman to […]

Iraq’s Abadi visits Saudis in bid for reconciliation between Shi’a, Sunnis

Iraq’s Abadi visits Saudis in bid for reconciliation between Shi’a, Sunnis

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi visited Saudi Arabia on June 19 in the first leg of a tour of the Persian Gulf region that will also include Iran and Kuwait, his office said. Abadi’s visit to Saudi Arabia aims to promote reconciliation between the Sunni Muslim […]

Rights group hits Gulf states’ ban on powerful Qatar media, including Al Jazeera

Rights group hits Gulf states’ ban on powerful Qatar media, including Al Jazeera

by WorldTribune Staff, June 14, 2017 Arab states that have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar went too far when they blocked Qatari media outlets, a human rights group said. Human Rights Watch said that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blocked Qatari media outlets, including Al Jazeera, while Egypt blocked 62 websites favorable to […]

Struggling with its own terrorism crisis, Iran lashes out at Saudis, Trump

Struggling with its own terrorism crisis, Iran lashes out at Saudis, Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, June 8, 2017 The attacks by Islamic State (ISIS) that killed 17 people in Teheran on June 7 were “backed by U.S. clients,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, pointing the finger squarely at Saudi Arabia. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) vowed revenge for the attacks at parliament and Ayatollah […]

Arab states split with Qatar citing its ties with Iran, terrorism

Arab states split with Qatar citing its ties with Iran, terrorism

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2017 Four Sunni Arab states have severed ties with Qatar over its close ties with Iran and terrorism. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain on June 5 announced they would break diplomatic ties with Qatar, Arutz Sheva reported. Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of supporting “multiple terrorist and […]

Trump triumphant on first foreign tour to the disappointment of his many enemies back home

Trump triumphant on first foreign tour to the disappointment of his many enemies back home

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Donald Trump may be his own worst enemy, but he has a great many others. The entire Democratic Party, the professoriat, the talking heads, the professional leftists and almost the entire media in the U.S. loath him and in cooperation with the “deep state” of career bureaucrats and Obama […]

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. […]

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