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Oil prices on the rise with rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Closed Embassies, crowded streets. Here, an anti-Saud demonstation in Iran. Screen capture from video at source. TVzvezda, January 4, 2016Translated from Russian by Tom Winter Oil prices are sharply higher on world markets due to tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, according to Reuters. The cost of crude oil now stands at 38.1 dollars per […]

Oil Prices Rise Amid Conflict Between Saudi Arabia & Iran

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 4th January, 2016 RBC The world prices for oil began to grow in the background of the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, caused by the execution of a Shia preacher. Brent on the maximum index gained 3.35 per cent, breaking the mark of $38/bbl., WTI rose in […]

Israel Shells Lebanon

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 4th January, 2016 Tvzvezda Approximately 50 shells were fired by Israeli artillery towards southern Lebanon, including an army base. As was reported by RIA Novosti, the shelling of the town of al-Wazzani, al-Mari and a military base is located in the border area of Sheba. According to preliminary […]

Moscow Offered to Mediate Talks Between Tehran and Riyadh

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 4th January, 2016 Lenta Russia is ready to mediate in the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran. This was reported by RIA Novosti who quoted a senior source in the Russian foreign Ministry. According to him, Moscow “is connected by really good relations with Tehran and Riyadh”. “As […]

Bahrain Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Iran

Fort Russ – 4th January, 2016 Al Masdar News by Paul Antonopoulos Bahrain has joined Saudi Arabia in cutting all diplomatic relations with Iran. All Iranian diplomats have been given 48 hours to leave the Island Gulf State. This was announced by the Ministry of Information Affairs of Bahrain. This has been followed after Saudi […]

Saudi Arabia Severs Diplomatic Relations With Iran

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 3rd January, 2016 TASS The Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, Adel al-Jubayr, has announced the severance of diplomatic relations with Iran. “Saudi Arabia has decided to sever diplomatic relations with Iran,” said Adel al-Jubayr on Sunday evening at a press conference. His words were reported by the news […]

Saudi Arabia on the Brink of Civil War

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 3rd January, 2016 in24 The government of Saudi Arabia has sent dozens of armored vehicles and tanks to suppress the demonstrators, angered by the execution of the Shiite preacher Nimr al-Nimr, reports the Iranian media. “The government of Saudi Arabia has sent dozens of armored vehicles and military […]

3 Months Since the Beginning of the Russian Operation in Syria: A Summary

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ 3rd January, 2016 Warfiles.ru *Disclaimer – the Russian-Arabic translation of names of villages will not be exact, and will have some discrepancies. The names of major cities and provinces are correct.* On the 30th December, it became exactly 3 months since direct Russian intervention in the Syrian military […]