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Saudi-backed LIV golf series: ‘a controversial threat’ to the sport
Dustin Johnson
Talking point

Saudi-backed LIV golf series: ‘a controversial threat’ to the sport

Multimillion-dollar rebel event tees off as stars quit established tours
9 Jun 2022
‘Grim game of our times’: what is sportswashing?
Newcastle play their home games at St James’ Park
Talking point

‘Grim game of our times’: what is sportswashing?

Leaked photos seem to reveal Newcastle’s ‘Saudi kit’ while golf is at ‘civil war’ over new LIV series
16 May 2022
Does Saudi Arabia hold the key to lower energy prices?
Mohammad bin Salman
Today’s big question

Does Saudi Arabia hold the key to lower energy prices?

Boris Johnson due to visit Riyadh for talks as the UK seeks to reduce Russian energy imports
15 Mar 2022
‘Indulging oligarchs has settled into deep groupthink’
Chester Square, London
Instant Opinion

‘Indulging oligarchs has settled into deep groupthink’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
7 Mar 2022
Saudi Arabia and Thailand settle 30-year jewel theft dispute
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha
Stranger than fiction

Saudi Arabia and Thailand settle 30-year jewel theft dispute

Two countries to appoint ambassadors for the first time since 1989
28 Jan 2022
Saudis ban botoxed camels from beauty contests
Pouting camels
Tall Tales

Saudis ban botoxed camels from beauty contests

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 Dec 2021
What ex-spymaster’s poison ring claims mean for UK-Saudi relations
Mohammed bin Salman
Getting to grips with . . .

What ex-spymaster’s poison ring claims mean for UK-Saudi relations

Alleged plot by ‘psychopath’ prince MBS ‘threatens to embarrass Western allies, including Britain’
26 Oct 2021

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Talk of the Toon: what next for Newcastle after Saudi takeover?
Newcastle United Football Club
View from the terraces

Talk of the Toon: what next for Newcastle after Saudi takeover?

The ‘dismal days of Mike Ashley are over’ as new owners spell out club’s ambitions
8 Oct 2021
What women can and can’t do in Saudi Arabia
Saudi women
In Depth

What women can and can’t do in Saudi Arabia

Restrictive regulations remain despite social reforms giving women long fought for rights
25 Aug 2021
Boris Johnson and the Saudi bid for Newcastle United
Mohammed bin Salman and Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris Johnson and the Saudi bid for Newcastle United

Crown Prince allegedly warned PM that Anglo-Saudi relations could be damaged
15 Apr 2021
Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’
The Salvator Mundi on display at Christies in 2017
Stranger than fiction

Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’

Upcoming documentary claims Louvre was urged to lie about world’s most expensive painting
12 Apr 2021
Mohammed bin Salman facing criminal case over Khashoggi death
Mohammed bin Salman on a visit to 10 Downing Street
In Brief

Mohammed bin Salman facing criminal case over Khashoggi death

Case filed in Germany accuses Saudi crown prince of ‘crimes against humanity’ over persecution of journalists
3 Mar 2021
‘Britain is, for the moment, clear that it won’t follow the Americans down this path’
A child looking out at buildings destroyed by an air strike in Taiz, Yemen
Instant Opinion

‘Britain is, for the moment, clear that it won’t follow the Americans down this path’

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12 Feb 2021
Electing rights abusers will ‘discredit’ UN, dissidents warn
Vladimir Putin addressing the UN General Assembly.
In Depth

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
In Depth

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
In Depth

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
In Brief

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
DominicRaab
In Brief

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
In Depth

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

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
Saudi Arabia flag
In Depth

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
In Depth

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
In Depth

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
In Depth

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
In Depth

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
In Depth

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
In Depth

Inside Saudi Arabia’s secret courts

Amnesty International accuses Riyadh of silencing political opponents
6 Feb 2020
F1: Saudi Arabia to join the circuit, McLaren launch date
Bahrain Grand Prix
In Brief

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
In Depth

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
In Depth

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&#039;s Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Saudi
In Depth

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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In Brief

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
In Depth

Saudi Aramco flotation: the risks and opportunities

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to diversify the oil-dependent kingdom’s economy
11 Nov 2019
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