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Electing rights abusers will ‘discredit’ UN, dissidents warn
Vladimir Putin addressing the UN General Assembly.
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Electing rights abusers will ‘discredit’ UN, dissidents warn

China, Russia and Saudi Arabia among nations set to win seats on the council
13 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: what happens ‘when a president gets sick’?
Donald Trump walks into the White House
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Instant Opinion: what happens ‘when a president gets sick’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 2 October
2 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Starmer’s ‘most effective sound is silence’
Keir Starmer
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Instant Opinion: Starmer’s ‘most effective sound is silence’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 22 September
22 Sep 2020
Vlogger ‘spots giant robots at Area 51’
Area 51, Nevada
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Vlogger ‘spots giant robots at Area 51’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Sep 2020
UK targets ‘human rights violators’ with new sanctions
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UK targets ‘human rights violators’ with new sanctions

Government taking action against individuals and organisations in Saudi Arabia, Russia, Myanmar and North Korea
7 Jul 2020
Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 May
Dominic Cummings
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Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 May

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29 May 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Newcastle’s Saudi takeover
St James’ Park is the home stadium of Premier League club Newcastle United
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Why everyone’s talking about Newcastle’s Saudi takeover

Controversial £300m deal hangs in balance as WTO rules kingdom is behind pirate TV channel
29 May 2020

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FBI names Saudi diplomat suspected of aiding 9/11 hijackers
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FBI names Saudi diplomat suspected of aiding 9/11 hijackers

US intelligence agency makes ‘giant screw-up’ in court documents responding to lawsuit by victims’ families
13 May 2020
Saudi Arabia ends executions of minors
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Saudi Arabia ends executions of minors

Kingdom to commute sentences of convicts facing death for offences committed under the age of 18
1 May 2020
What do negative oil prices mean?
US oil
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What do negative oil prices mean?

Perfect storm of oversupply and storage shortages sees producers paying to get rid of US crude
21 Apr 2020
Global oil storage almost ‘overwhelmed’ as price plummets
A flame torch at the Total refinery in Donges, western France
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Global oil storage almost ‘overwhelmed’ as price plummets

Industry facing ‘toughest month ever’ as demand hits 25-year low
16 Apr 2020
Can a deal be struck to raise oil prices?
Russian oilfield
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Can a deal be struck to raise oil prices?

Opec+ will convene today over video link in a bid to boost crude
9 Apr 2020
Instant Opinion: Coronavirus ‘not a crisis of globalisation’
Officials at the Japan Coast Guard base in Yokohama where a cruise ship is in quarantine following an outbreak of coronavirus
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Instant Opinion: Coronavirus ‘not a crisis of globalisation’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 11 March
11 Mar 2020
Oil prices plunge as Russia feuds with Saudi Arabia
A Kuwaiti trader checks stock prices at Boursa Kuwait in Kuwait City, on March 8, 2020. - Kuwait Boursa authorities stopped trading after the Premier Index slumped 10 percent while the All-Sh
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Oil prices plunge as Russia feuds with Saudi Arabia

Riyadh is retaliating against Moscow’s refusal to cut oil production in response to coronavirus
9 Mar 2020
Inside Saudi Arabia’s secret courts
Mohammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia
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Inside Saudi Arabia’s secret courts

Amnesty International accuses Riyadh of silencing political opponents
6 Feb 2020
What are women banned from doing in Saudi Arabia?
Saudi women
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What are women banned from doing in Saudi Arabia?

Social reforms in the kingdom not as far reaching as first assumed, say campaigners
23 Jan 2020
F1: Saudi Arabia to join the circuit, McLaren launch date
Bahrain Grand Prix
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F1: Saudi Arabia to join the circuit, McLaren launch date

Desert kingdom has been accused of using sport to deflect attention from its human rights record
14 Jan 2020
Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia sentences five to death
Turkey claims to have video and audio evidence of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder
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Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi Arabia sentences five to death

Behind-closed-doors trial did not meet ‘required international standards’
23 Dec 2019
Aramco floats to become the world’s most valuable company
(EDITORS NOTE: Best quality available, image shot using a smartphone.) Participants attend the initial public offering (IPO) of Saudi Aramco at the Fairmont Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on
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Aramco floats to become the world’s most valuable company

The Saudi economy's crown jewel has superseded Apple Inc to become the world's highest-valued company, but some think it won't last
12 Dec 2019
Saudi Aramco valued at $1.7 trillion in world record IPO
An employee walks past crude oil storage tanks at the Juaymah Tank Farm in Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Saudi
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Saudi Aramco valued at $1.7 trillion in world record IPO

The Saudi government will retain a 98.5% stake in what will be the most valuable public company ever
6 Dec 2019
Saudi Aramco float values oil giant at $1.7 trillion
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Saudi Aramco float values oil giant at $1.7 trillion

World’s most profitable company could become also its valuable
18 Nov 2019
Saudi Aramco flotation: the risks and opportunities
Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Aramco flotation: the risks and opportunities

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to diversify the oil-dependent kingdom’s economy
11 Nov 2019
Why Twitter is caught up in a Saudi spying scandal
Twitter
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Why Twitter is caught up in a Saudi spying scandal

Two former employees are accused of working with Riyadh to harvest personal data from critics of the kingdom’s regime
7 Nov 2019
Saudi Aramco to go public
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Saudi Aramco to go public

World’s most profitable company to list on Riyadh stock exchange
4 Nov 2019
Has the world forgiven Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi?
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Has the world forgiven Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi?

High-profile delegates return to annual investment summit following last year’s boycott over journalist’s murder
29 Oct 2019
The rules for holidaymakers in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
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The rules for holidaymakers in Saudi Arabia

Strict laws on hotel bookings for unmarried foreign couples are being dropped as part of bid to boost tourism
7 Oct 2019
Who shot dead the Saudi monarch’s chief bodyguard?
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Who shot dead the Saudi monarch’s chief bodyguard?

The so-called Keeper of Kings is reported to have been killed in ‘personal dispute’ - but not everyone is convinced
30 Sep 2019
How the UK and Saudi Arabia became strategic allies
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
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How the UK and Saudi Arabia became strategic allies

Boris Johnson says Britain could ‘do more to defend Saudi’ after blaming Iran for oil bombings
23 Sep 2019
UN General Assembly: five global clashes to watch out for
United Nations General Assembly
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UN General Assembly: five global clashes to watch out for

From climate change denial to the Kashmir conflict, this year’s meeting looks set to be a tense affair
23 Sep 2019
Instant Opinion: Netanyahu suffers ‘disaster’ at the polls
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Instant Opinion: Netanyahu suffers ‘disaster’ at the polls

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 18 September
18 Sep 2019
Instant Opinion: Hong Kong society ‘unequal and uncaring’
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Instant Opinion: Hong Kong society ‘unequal and uncaring’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 17 September
17 Sep 2019
US overtakes Saudi Arabia as world's No. 1 oil exporter
A flame torch at the Total refinery in Donges, western France
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US overtakes Saudi Arabia as world's No. 1 oil exporter

Trump administration actively pursuing ‘energy dominance’ regardless of what happens to oil prices
13 Sep 2019
Yemen conflict: whose side is the UAE on?
Aden, Yemen
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Yemen conflict: whose side is the UAE on?

Abu Dhabi provokes condemnation - and confusion - after launching air strikes against its former allies in Aden
30 Aug 2019
Why does the UK sell arms to Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Donald Trump shake hands in the Oval Office
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Why does the UK sell arms to Saudi Arabia?

UK has sold £6.2bn of weapons to the Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen
23 Aug 2019