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In formally affirming his support for Riyadh, Donald Trump defied his own intelligence services and a vast amount of evidence suggesting that the killing of Khashoggi, the journalist murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month, was done with the knowledge of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (above). Photograph:  Amir Levy/Reuters

In a 633-word statement filled with exclamation marks and the unmistakably disjointed rhetoric that characterises his speech, US president Donald Trum(...)

US president Donald Trump and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman at a meeting in Riyadh in May 2017. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

By deciding not to hold Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administratio(...)

US president Donald Trump, flanked by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, meets Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in May 2017. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Donald Trump has expressed his unstinting support for Saudi Arabia and questioned whether Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, knew about the murder(...)

  Apple fell into a bear market last week. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Amazon lost its trillion-dollar crown in October and fell into a bear market shortly afterwards. Last week it was Apple’s turn, with the iPhone maker (...)

People pray in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in protest against the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump. Photograph: Laura Buckman/Reuters

When Mari Khoury* waved goodbye to her husband Fadi in August last year she thought they would soon be reunited on US soil. She departed Istanbul, the(...)

Gas prices also dropped 7 per cent month on month but remain over 49 per cent above the comparable period last year, while electricity prices rose by 3 per cent.

Energy prices fell last month amid a downturn in oil prices globally. The Bord Gáis Energy Index, which tracks wholesale energy prices, shows costs dr(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron (R) and US president Donald  Trump (L) meet ahead of the international ceremony for the Centenary of the WWI Armistice of 11 November 1918 at the Elysee palace in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron and US president Donald Trump agreed on Saturday on the need for Europe to bear more of the burden for defence, paper(...)

Yemeni pro-government forces take part in military operations. Photograph: EPA

Saudi Arabia and the United States have agreed to end US refuelling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi insurgents in Yemen, endi(...)

A supporter of Houthi rebels collects money during a gathering to collect food aid and mobilise more fighters into Hodeidah battlefronts, in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

On October 30th, US secretary of defence Jim Mattis and secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on all sides in the war in Yemen to agree a ceasefire wi(...)

US secretary of energy Dr Ernest Moniz: “I think after the Paris accord the world is heading to a low-carbon economy.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

There are grounds for optimism on the global response to climate change, though most countries are “off the pace” required to fulfil their obligations(...)

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