Saudi denies opening airspace to Air India flights to Israel

Saudi denies opening airspace to Air India flights to Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, February 9, 2018 Saudi Arabia is denying reports that it has lifted the 70-year-old ban on flights to Israel passing through Saudi airspace. Several media reports on Feb. 7 said that Saudi Arabia had agreed to allow Air India to use Saudi airspace in its new flights from New Delhi to Tel […]

Saudi first: Kingdom bans expatriates from 12 job types

Saudi first: Kingdom bans expatriates from 12 job types

by WorldTribune Staff, January 31, 2018 Saudi Arabia is reserving 12 job types for Saudi nationals only. A decree issued by Saudi Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees said that 12 retail jobs in the kingdom will be off-limits for non-Saudis as of September 2018, Arab News reported on Jan. 30. “While the […]

Iran and Saudi Arabia: Contrasting revolutions change face of Middle East in 2018

Iran and Saudi Arabia: Contrasting revolutions change face of Middle East in 2018

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct At the start of 2018, Saudi Arabia and Iran are engrossed in fundamental social change, but their approaches are taking their nations in polar opposite directions. The strikingly opposite differences illuminate the vast changes sweeping the region. Led by the bold policies of youthful Saudi Crown Prince […]

Hard time: Saudi princes jailed after staging protest over state payments of their utility bills

Hard time: Saudi princes jailed after staging protest over state payments of their utility bills

by WorldTribune Staff, January 7, 2018 Saudi authorities on Jan. 4 arrested 11 royal family members who protested a decree which ordered the state to stop paying their electric and water bills. “No one is above the law in Saudi Arabia, everyone is equal and is treated the same as others,” Saudi Attorney General Sheikh […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Amb. Haley cites ‘undeniable evidence’ of Iranian weapon supplies to Yemeni rebels

Amb. Haley cites ‘undeniable evidence’ of Iranian weapon supplies to Yemeni rebels

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty WASHINGTON — The United States has concrete evidence that Iran was supplying weaponry to the Houthi rebels in Yemen, in violation of United Nations sanctions, the U.S. ambassador to the world body has charged. At a Dec. 14 news conference held at a Washington-area military warehouse […]

Movie theaters to open in Saudi Arabia for first time in 35 years

Movie theaters to open in Saudi Arabia for first time in 35 years

by WorldTribune Staff, December 11, 2017 Return of the Jedi and Terms of Endearment were the box office hits the last time Saudis had access to movies on the big screen. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information announced on Dec. 11 that it would allow cinemas to operate beginning in early 2018, 35 years […]

Even Iran and Saudi Arabia agree on Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Even Iran and Saudi Arabia agree on Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2017 Regional enemies Saudi Arabia and Iran see eye to eye on one issue. On Dec. 6 both regimes blasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and start the process of moving the U.S. embassy to the city. Saudi Arabia called the move “unjustified and […]

Affidavits by former senator, intelligence officials tie Saudi government to 9/11

Affidavits by former senator, intelligence officials tie Saudi government to 9/11

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2017 Former FBI officials said that the Saudi government officials helped 9/11 terrorists prepare for the attack and hide out in the United States. Affidavits filed by three former FBI officials that were provided to the Washington Examiner allege that Saudi Arabia used intricate espionage “tradecraft” to assist the September […]