Pompeo, Mattis warn Senate on regional impact of weakened Saudi ties

Pompeo, Mattis warn Senate on regional impact of weakened Saudi ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2018 Any draw-down in U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia would lead to a stronger Iran and reinvigorated Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaida, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told U.S. lawmakers on Nov. 28. Speaking to reporters after he and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned the Senate in a closed-door […]

Peace deal: Saudis, Egypt reportedly encouraging Arab-Israel trade ties

Peace deal: Saudis, Egypt reportedly encouraging Arab-Israel trade ties

by WorldTribune Staff, November 29, 2018 Leaders from Saudi Arabia and Egypt are encouraging Arab nations to open economic relations with Israel as part of the U.S.’s Middle East peace plan, a report said. During his visit to Cairo this week, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman held extensive meetings with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah […]

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. […]

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, […]

Where is the Saudi crown prince? Al Qaida warns over ‘sinful projects’

Where is the Saudi crown prince? Al Qaida warns over ‘sinful projects’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 3, 2018 Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has warned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for “corrupting” Saudi society with “sinful projects” including wrestling matches, re-opening movie theaters and allowing women to drive. “The new era of bin Salman replaced mosques with movie theaters,” the Yemen-based terrorist group said in […]

Saudis reviewing school curricula and books to combat ‘extremist ideologies’

Saudis reviewing school curricula and books to combat ‘extremist ideologies’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2018 Saudi Arabia is removing all traces of the Muslim Brotherhood from its school curricula and will fire any education personnel who sympathize with the group, the kingdom’s education minister said. The move is part of the education ministry’s plan to “combat extremist ideologies by reviewing school curricula and books […]

Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia to allow overflights to Israel

Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia to allow overflights to Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2018 Saudi Arabia has committed to allow Air India the use of Saudi airspace for its new routes to and from Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau said on March 5. Netanyahu made the announcement in Washington after his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. There was no immediate […]

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 […]

Saudi crown prince defies Iran’s warning: ‘New Hitler of the Middle East’ must be confronted

Saudi crown prince defies Iran’s warning: ‘New Hitler of the Middle East’ must be confronted

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2017 Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is soon expected to be Saudi’s new king, said that Iran’s relentless expansion in the region “needs to be confronted.” The crown prince, in an interview with The New York Times published on Nov. 24, also referred to Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali […]