Ongoing R&D continues to add value; ANDRIS R SASO and PRO1 R SASO among the most popular with contractors at present Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Increased construction activity in Saudi Arabia has improved demand for water heaters from contractors. A recent report from Dubai Chamber of Commerce* confirms that contractor awards across the GCC have increased … Continue reading “Increased contractor awards in KSA boosts demand for Ariston Thermo”
Despite his pledges to put “America First,” Donald Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East prioritized the interests of regimes like Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Israel — nations willing to leverage their strong ties with elites in Washington, D.C., to get what they want. And they did get what they wanted: a blank check for … Continue reading “Saudi-Iran Rapprochement Was Unthinkable Under Trump’s Blank Check to the Kingdom”
Over the past few weeks, the US and the UK have been engaged in an extraordinary example of what we have come to know, courtesy of Boris Johnson, as ‘cakeism’ – simultaneously demanding two different things that logically, and under normal circumstances, would rule each other out. On the one hand, they have been doing … Continue reading “Stop Blaming Russia for the Energy Crisis”
Now that the Saudi Lobby has successfully torpedoed the UN’s investigation into war crimes in Yemen, their next target will be California Democratic Representative Ro Khanna’s amendment to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. Khanna’s amendment was accepted by the House of Representatives. If incorporated in the final version of the NDAA, Khanna’s amendment will … Continue reading “UN Human Rights Council Abandons Yemen”
I believe that the Saudis and the Russians are trying again to destroy the shale oil industry in the United States with their dance of uncertainty. As of this writing, the world has been told that the Saudis’ on-again, off-again fight with the Russians is off-again resulting in a new deal to cut production.
London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-OPEC, Russia and other oil producing nations agreed on Sunday to cut output by a record amount, representing around 10% of global supply, to support oil prices amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hope rises for Nigerian economy after OPEC, Russia approve biggest ever oil cut amid coronavirus pandemicNigeria is already looking at … Continue reading “Hope rises for Nigerian economy after OPEC, Russia approve biggest ever oil cut amid coronavirus pandemic”
5th UPDATE: At least 150 members of the Saudi royal family have been infected and as a result Riyadh is seeking to end its five-year disastrous assault on Yemen. *** As the coronavirus continues its assault on members of the … The post COVID-19: Devastated Saudi Royal Family Seeks to End Yemen War appeared first … Continue reading “COVID-19: Devastated Saudi Royal Family Seeks to End Yemen War”
The Clintons recently donated 400 pizzas to New York hospitals as a gesture to the medical staffs there fighting Covid-19. Several nurses and doctors, however, said that the gesture may not have been what it looked like. “There was a note inside the pizza, signed by Bill Clinton” one nurse said, “It was a desperate … Continue reading “Saudi King Offers Bill Clinton Asylum, Minimum Four Wives”
The terms of the agreement between OPEC and other oil exporters, approved on April 9, will take oil production in Russia back to levels 17 years ago. Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to cut production by 2.5 million barrels, while 11 million barrels per day were chosen as the starting point. In this regard, Moscow … Continue reading “Russia’s oil output goes 17 years back”
Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have discussed the situation on oil markets and confirmed their wish to coordinate moves on stabilizing oil markets and minimizing the negative impact on price volatility, the Russian president’s press office said in a statement. “Russian President Vladimir Putin … Continue reading “Putin, Trump, Saudi King Salman Discussed Situation in Oil Markets, OPEC+ Talks – Kremlin”
The Kremlin held a winning hand in oil negotiations and did not play it. Washington and Saudi Arabia desperately needed Russian agreement to their plan to raise the price of oil by cutting production and reducing the supply of oil. Russia can tolerate $20 or $25 barrel of oil, but the highly leveraged and bankrupt…
Major U.S. lenders are preparing to become operators of oil and gas fields across the country for the first time in a generation to avoid losses on loans to energy companies that may go bankrupt, sources aware of the plans told Reuters. [Pretty sure they’re still going to get losses but from drilling.] JPMorgan Chase, … Continue reading “US Banks Prepare to Seize Energy Assets as Shale Boom Goes Bust”
Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Listen to Paul Street on this week’s edition of CounterPunch Radio. One of the reasons to have joined Refuse Fascism and other activists in the streets demanding the end of the lethal Trump-Pence regime for the last three years and three months was the danger that the demented president and … Continue reading “Orange King COVID”
Depuis la mi-mars, la consommation de pétrole s’effondre dans le monde, et les capacités de stockage sont saturées. La guerre de positions sur les niveaux de production continue de faire rage entre l’Amérique de Donald Trump, la Russie de Vladimir Poutine et l’Arabie saoudite de Mohamed Ben Salman. Et l’accord obtenu le 9 avril entre l’OPEP … Continue reading “Ouragan sur le marché pétrolier”
Cet article recence quelques brèves et infos sur l’évolution de la situation d’urgence liée au Covid-19, entre darwinisme social et entraide populaire…Vous pouvez nous aider à mettre cet article à jour en partageant vos brèves, infos, témoignages, sur les effets de la crise actuelle dans le monde. Jeudi 9 avril Allemagne La Rhénanie-Nord-Westphalie, le plus … Continue reading “Covid-19, darwinisme social et entraide populaire #2”
With the departure of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders from the Democratic nominating contest, the hapless U.S. voters are facing a most unfortunate choice. They can A) vote for an elderly, uninspiring, middle-of-the-road white male Zionist; B) re-elect the most unstable, erratic and dangerous president every to occupy the White House, or C) select a third-party … Continue reading “Sanders’ Departure”
We live with a profound paradox. Our lives are powerfully affected by worldwide economic, communications, transportation, food supply, and entertainment systems. Yet we continue an outdated faith in the nation-state, with all the divisiveness, competition, and helplessness that faith produces when dealing with planetary problems. As we have seen in recent weeks, the coronavirus, like other diseases, … Continue reading “The Coronavirus Pandemic, Like Other Global Catastrophes, Reveals the Limitations of Nationalism”
It has recently become abundantly clear that Facebook hates my fucking guts. I’ve suspected as much for a while now but this week it became pretty much undeniable. After posting my praise for the latest victories of the fabulous Houthi rebels, those faceless censors at America’s biggest social media juggernaut regretfully informed me that I … Continue reading “Fear and Loathing In Coronaville Volume 3: Forced Social Media Distancing”
Oil producing nations have agreed to a 10 million barrel reduction, with Russia and Saudi Arabia contributing to half of those cuts.
In a ground-breaking first for medical science, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and COVID-19, the disease caused by the newest respiratory virus, have agreed to share responsibility for the devastation of Yemen. A spokesman for the Kingdom commented, “We’ve been at this for five years, and to be frank it’s not exactly been ‘Mission Accomplished’. … Continue reading “Saudi Government and COVID Come to Agreement Over Yemen”
As the United Nations implores countries to cease hostilities and wars to help fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is causing the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is finding ways to use the COVID-19 pandemic to fight its wars. While Saudi Arabia promises to begin a ceasefire in Yemen in response to the U.N. call for … Continue reading “Germ Warfare: How Trump Is Weaponizing Covid-19”
Moscow spent years building influence in the region—and lost it all playing hardball with Riyadh.
Ordinary people are supporting each other in ways which the state cannotVolunteers in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, display food packages ready for distribution to needy people under lockdown. Photo (c): Bakhtiyar Kubatbekov and Mikhail Dudin / National Headquarters. Used with permission. Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. Even before the … Continue reading “Kyrgyzstan’s civil society mobilises to fight COVID-19”
Les principaux pays producteurs de pétrole, ceux de l’Organisation des pays exportateurs de pétrole (Opep) en tête, se retrouvent ce 9 avril par écrans interposés pour tenter de s’accorder sur des baisses de production afin de soutenir les prix du baril qui se sont effondrés alors que sévit la pandémie de Covid-19. Cette conférence exceptionnelle prévue à 14 heures … Continue reading “Pétrole : conférence exceptionnelle des pays producteurs pour relever le prix du baril”
D’après le New York Times, le Covid-19 s’est largement répandu dans la famille Al-Saoud, dont au moins un prince de haut rang est en soins intensifs. L’hôpital d’élite qui soigne la famille royale a reçu l’ordre de préparer pas moins de 500 lits.
avec Poutine Par Andrei Martyanov − Le 30 mars 2020 − Source Reminiscence of the Future Bien sûr, je suis d’accord avec lui − le dialogue est bon. Comme le rapporte Ria (en russe), les sujets du prochain appel téléphonique seront le Covid-19, le commerce (???) et, vous l’avez deviné, les prix du pétrole. Oui, à … Continue reading “Trump veut parler”
Food takes a special place in times of universal distress. Amid this Covid-19 pandemic, food insecurity and hunger are growing exponentially. Here in the US, the richest society on Earth where the forces of wealth and greed are aligned against poverty, there has been a run on food pantries and food banks. ( “A perfect … Continue reading “American Exceptionalism in the Face of Covid-19”
The twaddle of framing the confrontation of the coronavirus as a “war” has proven to be a cheapening, misguided exercise. France’s president Emmanuel Macron has deemed COVID-19 the “invisible, elusive enemy”, making it sound like an adept guerrilla specialising in sneak attacks. China’s Xi Jinping has gone for the language of the “people’s war”, suggesting … Continue reading “Banal Terrors: Pandemics and the Ordinary Business of War”
In the first of two meetings, Saudi Arabia and Russia will decide on oil production cuts as global demand plunges.
En raison de la pandémie mondiale de coronavirus, l’Arabie saoudite, qui intervient au Yémen en soutien aux forces gouvernementales, a annoncé un cessez-le-feu de deux semaines qui débute ce 9 avril. Si le Yémen n’a pour le moment recensé aucun cas d’infection, le pays ravagé par presque six années de guerre pourrait être durement touché. «La coalition … Continue reading “Coronavirus : l’Arabie saoudite annonce un cessez-le-feu de deux semaines au Yémen”
Even if the United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia make a historic show of cooperation, any respite for the oil industry will be short-lived.
Many of these unfair actions violate international lawSaudi women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul is one of many human rights defenders who remain in jail in the Middle East, despite multiple calls to release them amid COVID-19 fears. Photo credit: Loujain Al-Hathloul via OTRS system / CC BY-SA. This post was written by Khalid Ibrahim, executive director of … Continue reading “Impact of COVID-19 containment measures on human rights and civil liberties in the Middle East”
Sanctions have long been indefensible; now in the time of Covid-19, more so than ever. Nor are they some minor phenomena. Over a quarter of humanity lives under U.S. economic sanctions. That means millions of people lack untroubled access to food and medicines during a lethal pestilence. Thus in Iran, where the government fears millions … Continue reading “Amid Plague, Sanctions are Genocide”
Le prince héritier des Émirats arabes unis Mohamed Ben Zayed (MBZ) a assuré vendredi 27 mars au président syrien Bachar Al-Assad que la Syrie, « pays arabe et frère, ne sera pas seul en ces circonstances particulières et critiques » de pandémie du coronavirus. Un geste médiatiquement relayé qui entérine un retour progressif des relations entre les pays … Continue reading “Golfe-Syrie. Normalisation à l’heure du coronavirus”
Welcome back to TRNN’s Climate Crisis News Roundup. In the coming weeks, this column will focus on the intersection between COVID-19 and the climate crisis. If you have a story you think deserves a spot in the roundup, get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @SteveAHorn. You can read last week’s … Continue reading “Climate Crisis: COVID-19 Cancels COP26, KXL Construction, Trump Big Oil Huddle”
A representative of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) announced that the Kingdom will now be cutting everyone’s hand as if they were thieves. The new policy, however, ensures that both hands will be removed, just as a precaution. The new law is being implemented to tackle handshakes, which can lead to the spread … Continue reading “Saudi Arabia to Cut Off Everyone’s Hands to Combat Coronavirus Spread”
Riyadh is accused of exploiting vulnerabilities in telecommunications networks to track its citizens abroad.
But Saudi Arabia and Russia appear to be thinking twice about their oil war as their economies start to feel the pain.
Les retombées de la pandémie du Covid-19 mettent les États-Unis et la Chine sur des trajectoires de collision Par Pepe Escobar − Le 17 mars 2020 − Source Asia Times Parmi les innombrables effets géopolitiques bouleversants du coronavirus, l’un d’eux est déjà évident. La Chine s’est repositionnée. Pour la première fois depuis le début des réformes de Deng … Continue reading “Les États-Unis et la Chine sont-ils piégés dans une guerre hybride ?”
In an effort to follow Word Health Organization (WHO) regulations on avoiding close personal contact, especially any exchange of bodily fluids, the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS), announced today a new set of safety guidelines on how to murder political opponents without contracting the novel coronavirus. The guidelines encourage all contract killers to … Continue reading “Saudi Crown Prince Releases COVID-Safe Guidelines on Murdering Political Opponents”
“Liberté”, “Liberté”, “Liberté”. Le 3 avril des personnes détenues à la prison de Champ-Dollon se sont révoltées ! Leur voix sont importantes, cruciales, puissantes. On ne pourra parler de solidarité tant qu’on ne prendra pas en compte les personnes que le système réprime le plus. Nous étions sur place, entre 19h00 et 22h30, et ce … Continue reading “Révoltes à Champ-Dollon”
News that the President’s son-in-law – and Westworld robot voted “most unconvincing” three years in a row – Jared Kushner, is taking a leading role in the fight against COVID-19 has been met with dismay in Middle Eastern capitals. A Saudi government spokesman commented, “Well what are we going to do now? We were really … Continue reading “Middle East Peace at Risk as Jared Distracted”
«Si Rosneft Trading n’a rien à voir avec le Venezuela, alors les sanctions qui sont basées sur sa conduite au Venezuela ou à l’égard du Venezuela devraient être levées», a déclaré ce 2 avril, en conférence de presse, le représentant spécial des Etats-Unis pour le Venezuela, Elliott Abrams. Un «deuxième responsable américain» cité par l’agence … Continue reading “Levée des sanctions contre Rosneft : Trump prêt à tout pour sauver l’industrie pétrolière américaine”
President Trump says a production cut of 15 million barrels per day is possible, is it?
Every day brings new information about those who are most at risk of serious complications from the novel coronavirus. This group includes those who are over sixty and anyone with heart, respiratory or immune conditions. Nonetheless, new data, which has been collected at various embassies and consulates, suggests that the group most likely to die … Continue reading “COVID-19 Death Toll Soars Among Saudi Journalists”
After oil prices collapses, Saudi Arabia convened an emergency OPEC+ meeting to agree on a new “fair” oil production cut with Russia and other large oil-producing countries, US President Donald Trump said. It appears that the parties are now ready to sit down at the negotiating table again. It took them a little less than … Continue reading “Russia and Saudi Arabia finally ready to discuss oil production again. Trump is happy”
… il rejette « l’intervention » des États-Unis dans la guerre pétrolière russo-saoudienne Par Tyler Durden − Le 25 mars 2020 − Source ZeroHedge « Nous ne pensons pas que quiconque devrait intervenir dans ces relations », a déclaré vendredi le bureau de la présidence russe à propos de ses « bonnes relations » et de son « partenariat » avec les Saoudiens, répliquant … Continue reading “Guerre du pétrole : Poutine ne cillera pas le premier …”
Après une guerre meurtrière de cinq ans, l’Arabie Saoudite, qui n’a pas réussi à vaincre les rebelles houthistes sur leur territoire, songe à se retirer du Yémen. Mais ce mouvement semble bien compliqué dans un pays aussi fracturé.
The United States has deployed Patriot anti-air batteries to the bases hosting US troops in Iraq, AFP reported on March 30 citing US and Iraqi sources. The first Patriot battery was delivered to Ain al-Asad last week, while the second … The post Video: US Deploys Patriot Air Defense Systems in Iraq. Houthis Attack Saudi … Continue reading “Video: US Deploys Patriot Air Defense Systems in Iraq. Houthis Attack Saudi Capital”
Turkey prepared the charges while internally grappling with the coronavirus, accusing Saudi Arabia of hiding the spread of COVID-19 after finding new cases in returning Turkish citizens. The post Turkey Indicts 20 Saudis For Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Amidst COVID-19 Crisis appeared first on The Real News Network.