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Loujain al-Hathloul: one prison guard wrote that the prominent female rights campaigner  “was subjected to unprecedented sexual harassment” which he witnessed.  Photograph: Rania Sanjar/ AFP via Getty Images

Insider accounts have surfaced of alleged torture of high-profile Saudi political detainees, according to campaign group Human Rights Watch. In a wee(...)

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: the Yemen war has killed over 100,000 people with observers estimating that two-thirds of those killed came to be dead because of Saudi’s aggressive airstrikes. So, let’s play golf. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP  via Getty Images

You might have seen Sky getting post ironic this week. A reporter tracked down a Glazer family member. Let’s not pretend we know the difference betwee(...)

Jim Ryan with his son Jimmy and daughter Valerie

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Gareth Jones: ‘He had an open-door policy  and every day he would walk around the hospital twice a day, and he would greet everybody by name and everybody knew him’

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Loujain al-Hathloul in August 2019. A Saudi court has suspended two years and 10 months of her sentence, and backdated the start of her jail term. Photograph: Facebook/AFP via Getty Images

Loujain al-Hathloul, the Saudi women’s right activist detained three years ago by the Saudi government, has been sentenced to five years and eight mon(...)

Bullet holes are seen in the windows of Saudi Arabia’s embassy in The Hague on Thursday. Photograph: Mike Corder/AP

A man is in custody in the Netherlands after an attacker fired almost two dozen shots at the Saudi Arabian embassy in The Hague on Thursday morning – (...)

Dalata owns, operates or leases 44 hotels in Ireland and Britain under the Maldron and Clayton brands. Photograph: iStock

Saudi Arabian conglomerate Zahid Group has increased its stake in Dalata Hotel Group to almost 10 per cent, buttressing its position as the Dublin-li(...)

Paramedic Tony Crocock and his wife Tereza Crocock, a physiotherapist from the Czech Republic.

Tony Crocock is originally from Sligo and now lives in Jeddah on the shore of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia where he works as a paramedic. The(...)

Northern Ireland’s  Graeme McDowell  on the 18th green during the final day of  the Saudi International. Photograph:   Andrew Redington/via Getty Images

The redeye flight out of Jeddah took Graeme McDowell back to the US with a new set of goals. On an upward trend this past year, the 40-year-old Northe(...)

‘I believe it is possible to continue that trade, having animal welfare at the heart of it,’ Michael Creed said. Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has rejected a call from Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan for a ban on live animal exports from Ireland over an(...)

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