The Khashoggi murder in perspective

The Khashoggi murder in perspective

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was a heinous crime, but Israel’s rapprochement with the Gulf states is far more significant. Two events have taken place within the last few weeks. One is potentially of immense significance and the other is not. The first consists of the many indications that […]

Yemen’s agony tops global crisis list

Yemen’s agony tops global crisis list

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS —The continuing crisis in Yemen, a country beset with tribal fault-lines, jolted by sectarian clashes, and magnified by a clash of cultures between Arab monarchies and the Islamic Republic of Iran, has shaken the Arabian peninsula to the core. Now after five years of warfare between […]

Report: Leakers of CIA’s Khashoggi assessment assumed to be advocates of Obama’s Iran policy

Report: Leakers of CIA’s Khashoggi assessment assumed to be advocates of Obama’s Iran policy

by WorldTribune Staff, November 21, 2018 The CIA’s reported assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally authorized the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was leaked to the anti-Trump Washington Post, which published the news on Nov. 16. President Donald Trump, who ordered the assessment, did not receive it until one day later. […]

Gulf states join U.S.-led sanctions on Taliban sponsors; Iran accuses Saudis of Khashoggi distraction

Gulf states join U.S.-led sanctions on Taliban sponsors; Iran accuses Saudis of Khashoggi distraction

by WorldTribune Staff, October 24, 2018 Two Iranian military officers were among nine individuals tied to Afghanistan’s Taliban who have been blacklisted by an international organization set up to combat the financing of terrorism. The U.S. Treasury Department on Oct. 23 said the seven-nation Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) blacklisted the individuals in order to […]

U.S. media relies on Turkey, world’s top jailer of journalists, for news on Khashoggi case

U.S. media relies on Turkey, world’s top jailer of journalists, for news on Khashoggi case

by WorldTribune Staff, October 19, 2018 In the absence of on-the-record information from government officials and other reliable sources, the U.S. corporate media have turned to state-aligned outlets in Turkey for information on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Turkish government, which controls most media in the country, is routinely ranked among the […]

Who is/was, Jamal Khashoggi? Served as intel asset for rival prince, backed Muslim Brotherhood

Who is/was, Jamal Khashoggi? Served as intel asset for rival prince, backed Muslim Brotherhood

by WorldTribune Staff, October 17, 2018 Jamal Khashoggi, who was believed to have been killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, has been portrayed by the major media as a journalist and contributor to The Washington Post and a dissident who opposed the policies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But who exactly is, […]

Turkey charges journalist who disappeared after entering Saudi embassy was killed

Turkey charges journalist who disappeared after entering Saudi embassy was killed

by WorldTribune Staff, October 7, 2018 A team of assassins killed a prominent Saudi journalist inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkish police said. The journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was last seen inside the consulate on Oct. 2. Turkish officials said Khashoggi was killed on the premises and his body was then removed. “Based on their […]

Under pressure from Trump, Russia and Saudi Arabia ‘quietly’ agree to increase oil production

Under pressure from Trump, Russia and Saudi Arabia ‘quietly’ agree to increase oil production

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Russia and Saudi Arabia have struck a deal to raise oil output from September through December to cool rising prices, the Reuters news agency reports. Sources familiar with the plan were quoted as saying on Oct. 3 that the Russian and Saudi energy ministers reached the […]

Yoga now tolerated in new ‘open’ Saudi Arabia

Yoga now tolerated in new ‘open’ Saudi Arabia

by WorldTribune Staff, September 30, 2018 Yoga studios are springing up in Saudi Arabia amid Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s call for an “open, moderate Islam.” Until recently, Yoga was not officially permitted in Saudi Arabia as it was perceived to be a Hindu spiritual practice. Just a year ago, yoga practitioners in the kingdom […]