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Proposal For United Nations To Study Climate-Cooling Technologies Rejected

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: A push to launch a high-level study of potentially risky technological fixes to curb climate change was abandoned on Thursday at a U.N. environmental conference in Nairobi, as countries including the United States raised objections. "Geoengineering" technologies, which are gaining prominence as international efforts to curb climate-changing emissions fall short, aim to pull carbon out of the atmosphere or block some of the sun's warmth to cool th...
Tags: Japan, Tech, United States, Brazil, Reuters, Nairobi, United States Saudi Arabia, U N Environment Assembly


Political stumbles, savvy activists knock Canada's oil sector to its knees

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A decade ago, Canada's oil sector was growing so fast it was predicted to become a global energy superpower, but a series of political missteps and formidable environmental activism has created a dysfunctional system requiring OPEC-style government intervention to move its oil to market. Canada produces 4.9 million barrels per day (bpd), more than any country other than the United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia, but the world's fourth largest producer h...
Tags: Science, Russia, Opec, Canada, Alberta, Winnipeg, United States Saudi Arabia, Manitoba VANCOUVER Reuters


"America First!/The world is a very dangerous place!" — so begins Trump's "Statement... on Standing with Saudi Arabia."

At the White House website.The country of Iran, as an example, is responsible for a bloody proxy war against Saudi Arabia in Yemen, trying to destabilize Iraq’s fragile attempt at democracy, supporting the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon, propping up dictator Bashar Assad in Syria (who has killed millions of his own citizens), and much more. Likewise, the Iranians have killed many Americans and other innocent people throughout the Middle East. Iran states openly, and with great force, “Death t...
Tags: Law, Congress, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, Kingdom, Israel, America, Iran, Syria, United States, Prince, Yemen, Muslim Brotherhood


Wild Even For Trump

Take a few moments to read this statement just out from the President, on Saudi Arabia. Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Standing with Saudi Arabia America First! The world is a very dangerous place! The country of Iran, as an example, is responsible for a bloody proxy war against Saudi Arabia in Yemen, trying to destabilize Iraq’s fragile attempt at democracy, supporting the terror group Hezbollah in Lebanon, propping up dictator Bashar Assad in Syria (who has killed millions of h...
Tags: News, Congress, Saudi Arabia, China, Iraq, Russia, Kingdom, Israel, America, Iran, Syria, United States, Prince, Yemen, Muslim Brotherhood, Lebanon


Trump Bear Hugs Saudis, Calls World ‘A Very Dangerous Place!’

President Donald Trump offered a full throated embrace of the Saudi kingdom in a befuddling official statement on Tuesday that highlighted the importance of a $450 billion arms deal between the U.S. and the Saudis (which doesn’t officially exist yet) and oscillated on whether the Saudi king and crown prince were aware of the brutal murder of a Washington Post writer before it was carried out. With a tone that indicates the statement was likely penned by Trump himself — complete with eight exclam...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, China, Virginia, Iraq, Russia, Kingdom, Israel, America, Iran, Syria, United States, Prince, Yemen


Iran FM says Trump, Bin Salman, Netanyahu are 'isolated'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that the leaders of the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel were isolated in their hostility to Iran. "Today, the entire world has declared they are not in line with US policies against Iran," Zarif said in a speech, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. "Talk to anyone, anywhere in the world and they will tell you that (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu, (US President Donald) Trump and (Saudi Crown Prince Mohamme...
Tags: News, Israel, US, Iran, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Isna, Mohammed bin Salman, Mohammad Javad Zarif, United States Saudi Arabia, Iran Zarif, Trump Bin Salman Netanyahu


The US-Saudi Starvation Blockade

Saudi Arabian Airforce Jets U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Our aim is to “starve the whole population — men, women, and children, old and young, wounded and sound — into submission,” said First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill.He was speaking of Germany at the outset of the Great War of 1914-1918. Americans denounced as inhumane this starvation blockade that would eventually take the lives of a million German civilians.Yet when we went to war in 1917, a U.S. admiral told British Prime Ministe...
Tags: Isis, Guns, Obama, Congress, Germany, US, America, Qatar, Iran, Syria, United States, Paris, Parliament, Yemen, Hezbollah, Churchill


Trump pleas for Saudi Arabia to list state oil company in US

President Donald Trump is pleading for Saudi Arabia to list its massive state-run oil company, Saudi Aramco, on the New York Stock Exchange. Trump tweeted Saturday morning that he would “very much appreciate” that the Saudis would list Saudi Aramco in the U.S., saying it is “important to the United States!” Saudi Arabia is expected […]
Tags: Business, News, Saudi Arabia, US, Donald Trump, Saudi Aramco, Nation & World, United States Saudi Arabia, New York Stock Exchange Trump


APT33: Researchers Expose Iranian Hacking Group Linked to Destructive Malware

Security researchers have recently uncovered a cyber espionage group targeting aerospace, defence and energy organisations in the United States, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. According to the latest research published Wednesday by US security firm FireEye, an Iranian hacking group that it calls Advanced Persistent Threat 33 (or APT33) has been targeting critical infrastructure, energy and [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: South Korea, US, Tech, Malware, Cyber Espionage, Hacking Group, Cyber Criminal, Fireeye, Cyber Attack, Iranian Hackers, Swati Khandelwal, United States Saudi Arabia, State Sponsored Hackers, APT33


Why Saudi Arabia Is Continuing Its War In Yemen

On October 31, 2016, United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Samantha Power called on Saudi Arabia to end its airstrikes against Iran-allied Houthi rebels in Yemen. Although Saudi Arabia has rhetorically expressed willingness to consider a peace settlement, Riyadh has continued its relentless air campaign and has shown few signs of kowtowing to international pressure. Since the start of the Saudi military intervention in Yemen in March 2015, many analysts have framed Saudi Arabia's ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, US, Iran, United States, GCC, Middle East, Oxford, Tehran, Yemen, Bahrain, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Huffington Post


Thousands Of Afghan Refugees Forced To Return To An Unfamiliar Home

Umer Ali travels to the Pakistani border city of Peshawar for the first in Refugees Deeply’s ‘Return to Afghanistan’ series, finding that the forced return of thousands of Afghan refugees is breaking up marriages and dividing families. Ameer Muhammad is  tall and handsome, with a ready smile and typical Pashtun politeness. He works at a construction site in an upscale neighborhood of Peshawar, a Pakistani city on the border with Afghanistan, but he knows it’s the last thing he will build in th...
Tags: Isis, News, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, United Nations, Nawaz Sharif, UNHCR, Huffington Post, Peshawar, Jalalabad, Jesselyn Cook, Soviet Union, Sharif, Urdu, U N refugee agency


Saudi Bid on a Houston Oil Refinery Is a Big Strategic Bet

Despite political tensions with the United States, Saudi Arabia sees another American investment as a way to help counter weakness in the oil industry.
Tags: Finance, Houston, Saudi Aramco, LyondellBasell, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, United States International Relations, United States Saudi Arabia


Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Three-Pronged Approach to Counter-Terrorism: AlAnsari

Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who according to the New York Times "has moved quickly to revolutionize his country's economy in ways that offer tantalizing hints at even broader reforms", is now establishing and spearheading "a new comprehensive, locally and internationally coordinated counter-terrorism strategy" based on a recently published report. President Obama hosted Mohammed bin Salman in June, 2016 and discussed U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) a...
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Kerry meets Saudi king to discuss Syria before Vienna talks

By Lesley Wroughton JEDDAH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Jeddah on Sunday to discuss the fragile truce in Syria, before broader talks with Russia, Iran and other countries in Vienna on Tuesday. Kerry has said he hopes to strengthen a "cessation of hostilities" agreement between Syrian government forces and rebels, which has been undermined by fighting in some areas, and to increase humanitarian aid deliveries to besieged areas. On Friday, he...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Vienna, John Kerry, Kerry, Bashar Al Assad, Jeddah, Gulf, Reuters, Salman, Lesley Wroughton, Russia Iran, United States Saudi Arabia


February remittances grow at fastest pace in 8 months

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said cash remittances from Filipinos overseas reached $2.11 billion in February, or $175 million higher than the $1.93 billion recorded in February last year. More than three-fourths came from the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Qatar and Japan.
Tags: Pilipinas, United States Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates Canada Singapore, United Kingdom Hong Kong Qatar


Saudi -India-Pakistan triangle

Pakistan Saudi India After years of considering Saudi Arabia as a major ally and economic benefactor, Pakistan may be on the verge of losing its erstwhile patron to archrival India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Riyadh last week for an official visit full of diplomatic significance. King Salman bin Abdul Aziz conferred the Kingdom's highest civilian award, The King Abdul Aziz Order, on the Indian Prime Minister. For Pakistanis who see the world in binary terms as an eternal conflict ...
Tags: South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom, India, Narendra Modi, US, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Assad, Mumbai, Yemen, Kashmir, Huffington Post, Islamabad, Cairo