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Egypt chooses Gulf state firms for $4 billion Suez expansion

Egypt is eyeing a 2016 completion date for its expansion of the Suez Cana.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has awarded contracts to Gulf Arab companies for the expansion of the Suez Canal. The Cairo government has awarded major contracts for the construction of a parallel canal in Suez to companies from several […]

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Saudi dissident: Royal family members were paid millions for family intel

Mohammed Bin Zayed is said to have bought control of Saudi intelligence.

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — The Saudi royal family is said to have been engaged in regional bribery. A leading anonymous Saudi dissident, known only as Mujtahidd, asserted that senior Saudi officials as well as royal family members were receiving […]

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Egypt-Saudis talks address billions in military aid, cooperation on securing Gulf Arab states

Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi with Saudi King Abdullah.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has submitted a request for billions of dollars in additional aid from Saudi Arabia. Diplomatic sources said the regime of President Abdul Fatah Sisi discussed a plan for Egypt to help bolster security of […]

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Saudis deploy 2,000 troops, three helicopter squadrons near Iraq

A member of the Saudi Border Guards stands guard next to a fence on Saudi Arabia's northern borderline with Iraq on July 14.  /Faisal Nasser/Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has sent attack helicopters and established a command and control center along the border with Iraq. Officials said the Defense Ministry and the National Guard Ministry were cooperating to bolster military […]

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Rogue general has formed powerful military in Libya with Gulf funding

Maj. Gen. Khalifa Hafter.  Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com CAIRO — A rogue general has succeeded in reshaping Libya’s military.   Libyan sources said Maj. Gen. Khalifa Hafter has amassed a force of 70,000 in the war against Al Qaida-aligned rebels. They said Hafter has […]

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Shell is fourth Western major to pull out from Saudi gas project

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — A Western energy major has ended a natural gas project in Saudi Arabia. Royal Dutch Shell said it was withdrawing from the Saudi gas project in Kidan, located in the so-called Empty Quarter. Shell, the […]

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Report: Contractor kept security clearance for decade despite funding to Hamas, CAIR

Rahim Sabadia

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — A U.S. defense contractor has been linked to Hamas and the Saudi-aligned Islamist lobby, a report said. The Middle East Forum asserted that Rahim Sabadia maintained a brisk defense trade as he financed Hamas and […]

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5 Saudis killed after Al Qaida seizes Border Guards’ vehicle near Yemen

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al Turki

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has reported a major attack from its southern border with Yemen. The Saudi Interior Ministry said at least five members of the Border Guards, one of them a senior officer, were killed […]

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Report: Saudi deploys 30,000 troops to border with Iraq

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al Turki

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to the Iraqi border. A Saudi-owned satellite channel said the Saudi military deployed 30,000 soldiers to the Iraqi border. Al Arabiya television said the Saudi deployment came after […]

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Saudi king sacks defense chief for second time in two months

Saudi Prince Bandar

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Amid an upsurge in regional turmoil centering on Iraq and Syria, Saudi King Abdullah has again fired his de facto defense chief. On June 28, Abdullah issued a decree that dismissed Deputy Defense Minister […]

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