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U.S. prepares for backlash in Arab peninsula, Europe, N. Africa, all embassies

WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States is bracing for retaliation in wake of the killing of Al Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden. Officials said the most dangerous of Al Qaida’s franchises has been Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, led by American-born cleric Anwar Al Awlaqi. AQAP, based in Yemen and commanded by Saudis, has […]

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Growing U.S.-Saudi crisis seen affecting oil prices as king's health declines

WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Saudi King Abdullah, who prematurely ended his convalescence during the Middle East crisis, remains far from functional, a report said. Foreign Policy Magazine reported that the 87-year-old Abdullah has not recovered from his two operations in the United States in late 2010. The article by Simon Henderson said Abdullah was said to […]

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Saudis challenge Iran in Bahrain having lost faith in U.S. leadership

WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia, which has deployed thousands of troops in neighboring Bahrain, has lost faith with U.S. strategy in the Gulf, a report said. The Foreign Policy Research Institute has asserted that the Saudi kingdom was taking its boldest military operation in decades in an effort to quell the Shi’ite revolt in Bahrain. […]

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Saudi strategist to Gulf states: Time to go nuclear

By WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The Gulf Cooperation Council has been urged to acquire nuclear capabilities. A leading Saudi official has called on the six Gulf Cooperation Council states to cooperate in the acquisition of nuclear energy and deterrence capabilities. Prince Turki Al Faisal, chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research, said the GCC […]

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Saudis: Shi'ite protests are violation of Islamic law

Saudis: Shi'ite protests are violation of Islamic law

WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia, fearful of rising Shi’ite unrest, has banned all demonstrations. The kingdom announced a ban on all protests and demonstrations amid Shi’ite unrest in the Eastern Province. The Interior Ministry said it would use all measures to quell unauthorized public gatherings. “Based on the attempt by some to evade relevant […]

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Saudi King suffers a 'major medical setback'

Saudi King suffers a 'major medical setback'

WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Saudi King Abdullah is said to have fallen seriously ill. Western intelligence sources said Abdullah’s medical condition has deteriorated sharply over the last few days. But they said he was not in danger of imminent death. “He has suffered a major medical setback,” an intelligence source said. The sources said Abdullah, who […]

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Saudis' Bin Ladin Group set for nuclear deal with France

Saudis' Bin Ladin Group set for nuclear deal with France

WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia, which plans to reduce fossil fuel consumption, intends to sign a major nuclear deal with France. Executives said the Saudi kingdom would sign a partnership agreement with France’s state-controlled Areva for the construction of a nuclear energy reactor. They said the nuclear and solar energy cooperation agreement would team […]

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Suicide sleeper cells are in the USA

Suicide sleeper cells are in the USA

By Dave Gaubatz  There is every reason to suspect that we will endure suicide missions by Islamist sleeper cells. They are already in place. They are waiting for the right time. I know this from experience.  I have worked over 15 years as a U.S. Federal Agent, a U.S. State Department Arabic linguist, and the […]

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Arab League to members: Economic conditions fueling 'unprecedented' anger

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Arab leaders have been warned that they are vulnerable to the same kind of revolt that ousted Tunisia’s president. Arab League secretary-general Amr Mussa urged member states to quickly confront their economic and social problems. Mussa warned that unrest was reaching unprecedented levels throughout the Middle East. “The Arab citizen has entered […]

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Cable detailed extensive fundraising for terror in Gulf states, Pakistan

Cable detailed extensive fundraising for terror in Gulf states, Pakistan

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com Saudi Arabia remains a major source of funding for the Al Qaida terrorist group and other Sunni extremists despite nearly 10 years of U.S. efforts to block financing for such groups, according to a Dec. 30, 2009 cable made public recently. Other states such as Kuwait, Qatar, UAE and Pakistan […]