Gulf states to participate in ‘Peace to Prosperity’ conference backed by White House

Gulf states to participate in ‘Peace to Prosperity’ conference backed by White House

by WorldTribune Staff, May 23, 2019 Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have confirmed they will attend the “Peace to Prosperity” workshop sponsored by the White House and hosted by Bahrain next month. The Trump administration said it would release the economic component of its long-awaited “Deal of the Century” Middle East peace plan […]

‘Bullied’: Iran sends message as Gulf states suffer oil tanker sabotage

‘Bullied’: Iran sends message as Gulf states suffer oil tanker sabotage

by WorldTribune Staff, May 17, 2019 U.S. intelligence agencies believe Iran-backed terror proxies, or those sympathetic to Iran, are behind the attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Reuters reported that a U.S. government source said American security analysts believe Iran gave its “blessing” to tanker attacks which hit […]

NC victim of Interpol ‘red notice’ urges reforms by new chief

NC victim of Interpol ‘red notice’ urges reforms by new chief

by WorldTribune Staff, December 20, 2018 In a classic case of the tail wagging the dog, authoritarian regimes are said to be making increasing use of  the International Criminal Police Organization or Interpol to punish political enemies who are not necessarily criminals. Interpol currently has more than 57,000 “red notices” in effect. The notices are […]

Israel launches diplomatic offensive in Gulf Arab states

Israel launches diplomatic offensive in Gulf Arab states

by WorldTribune Staff, October 31, 2018 Israel has launched an unprecedented push for closer ties with Gulf Arab states. Communications Minister Ayoub Kara, at an Oct. 30 telecommunications conference in Dubai, called for “peace and security in every state.” “Economic and scientific progress is what guarantees a future for the coming generations,” Kara said. Israel […]

Palestinians warned not to participate in ‘Kiki’ dance challenge

Palestinians warned not to participate in ‘Kiki’ dance challenge

by WorldTribune Staff, July 29, 2018 Palestinians are the latest Middle East citizens to be warned by authorities not to participate in the “Kiki challenge.” In the “Kiki challenge” – which has gone viral on social media – participants get out of a slowly moving car and leave the door open as they dance alongside it […]

Intel war? Mueller investigation eyes Trump ties to private sector network

Intel war? Mueller investigation eyes Trump ties to private sector network

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2018 Special counsel Robert Mueller is focusing on a private network reportedly tied to Israel and the United Arab Emirates as his investigation expands from Russia to Middle East governments’ alleged attempts to influence U.S. politics, according to news reports. Mueller is investigating the private firm Wikistrat, the Wall Street […]

Iran officials burn U.S. flag, Gulf states back Trump decision on nuclear deal

Iran officials burn U.S. flag, Gulf states back Trump decision on nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, May 9, 2018 As Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies on May 9 were welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, members of Iranian parliament were burning the American flag in protest. “Iran used economic gains from the lifting of sanctions to continue its […]

French president says Iran tied to Yemeni missile launch, calls for talks

French president says Iran tied to Yemeni missile launch, calls for talks

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty French President Emmanuel Macron is blaming Iran for a ballistic missile launch by Yemeni rebels targeting Riyadh last weekend, and said it illustrates the need for negotiations with Tehran over its missile development. “The missile which was intercepted by Saudi Arabia launched from Yemen, which obviously […]

UAE slams ‘colonial’ role of Iran, Turkey in Syria

UAE slams ‘colonial’ role of Iran, Turkey in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, August 30, 2017 Iran and Turkey must halt their “colonial behavior” in Syria, the UAE’s foreign minister said on Aug. 29. “If Iran and Turkey continue the same historical, colonial and competitive behavior and perspectives between them in Arab affairs, we will continue in this situation not just in Syria today but […]

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