Category OPEC

Senior Saudi Figures Tortured And Beaten In Purge

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/exclusive-senior-figures-tortured-and-beaten-saudi-purge-1489501498 EXCLUSIVE: Senior Saudi figures tortured and beaten in purge #SaudiPurge   Several detainees taken to hospital with torture injuries, while sources tell MEE scale of crackdown is bigger than authorities have revealed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has overseen arrest of hundreds of people, including senior royals, ministers and tycoons (AFP) David Hearst Last […]

To Contain Iran, Protect its Interests & Prevent Regional War, U.S. Must Lead As Super Power Despite State Of Fatigue

INEGMA: Institute for Near East & Gulf Military Affairs (UAE) Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser. To Contain Iran, Protect its Interests & Prevent Regional War, U.S. Must Lead as Super Power Despite State of Fatigue Riad Kahwaji, CEO, INEGMA 08 November, 2017 Over the past two decades, the world watched the United […]

Shifting Sands:  The Arab Spring Comes To The House Of Saud

Shifting Sands:  The Arab Spring Comes To The House Of Saud   www.fortunascorner.com      As folk singer Bob Dylan once sang, “things, they are a’changing.”  The Arab Spring which ushered in a wave of revolutionary uprisings in late 2010 across North Africa and Middle East — but, seemed to bypass the kingdom of Saudi […]

The Saudi Crown Prince Just Made A Very Risky Power Play

Excerpts: MBS has chosen what’s likely to be a popular target with younger Saudis. Corruption has enfeebled Saudi Arabia for generations, draining the royal treasury and impeding the modernization the crown prince says he wants. MBS is betting he can mobilize these younger Saudis, hungry for a new kingdom, against the older princes. He’s hoping […]

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal By David D. Kirkpatrick, www.nytimes.com View Original November 5th, 2017 Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world’s richest men, was reportedly arrested in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Credit Ishara S.Kodikara/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPhoto by: Ishara S.Kodikara/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced […]

Chinese Oil Giants Win Brazil Offshore Auction

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2017-11/03/content_34059002.htm Chinese oil giants win Brazil offshore auction By Zheng Xin | China Daily | Updated: 2017-11-03 09:31   Visitors take photographs of an oil platform in Guanabara Bay in Niteroi, near Rio de Janeiro, the capital of Brazil. Chinese oil majors are looking to expand investment in the South American nation.[Photo/Agencies]   Deal expected […]

Putting North Korea Over A Barrel

Putting North Korea Over A Barrel washingtontimes.com · by Joseph R. DeTrani  http://www.washingtontimes.com Illustration on negotiating with North Korea by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: The theme of this year’s 72nd session of the U.N. General Assembly is a world “striving for peace.” This meeting of 193 member states comes at a time when one of its […]

Saudi Government Allegedly Funded A ‘Dry Run’ For 9/11

Saudi Government Allegedly Funded A ‘Dry Run’ For 9/11 By Paul Sperry, nypost.com View Original September 9th, 2017 Evidence submitted in a major 9/11 lawsuit moving forward against the Saudi Arabian government reveals its embassy in Washington may have funded a “dry run” for the hijackings carried out by two Saudi employees, further reinforcing the claim employees […]

Chaos And Order In A Changing World 

Chaos And Order In A Changing World by Dr Henry Kissinger capx.co · August 2, 2017 Lady Thatcher was one of the most significant leaders of our period. Decisive, effervescent, courageous, loyal, she was dedicated to shaping the future rather than following the recommendations of focus groups. I first met her in the early 1970s, when […]

Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort To Oust His Rival

Perhaps he is a fan of Machiavelli.  RCP, www.fortunascorner.com   https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-mohammed-bin-nayef-mohammed-bin-salman.html?referer=http://drudgereport.com/ Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, who replaced Mohammed bin Nayef as the next in line to be king. SAUDI PRESS AGENCY, VIA EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY By BEN HUBBARD, MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT July 18, 2017 AMMAN, […]