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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi: last seen entering the consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd, 2018. Photograph: Yasin Akgul/AFP via Getty Images

Istanbul prosecutors said on Wednesday they had prepared an indictment against a close aide to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and a (...)

Saudi crown prince  Mohammed bin Salman’s record as Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader has not inspired confidence. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/Pool/File

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has initiated a new round of purges of potential royal challengers with the aim of clearing his path to the suc(...)

Red Cross medics measure the temperature of participants of the 178th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) meeting in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Alex Halada / AFP

Opec+ agreed on Thursday to cut output by an extra 1.5 million barrels per day in the second quarter of 2020 to support prices, but made it conditiona(...)

Paul Townend on his way to winning onboard Un de Sceaux at  Punchestown Festival last year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins believes having Frankie Dettori on his side is a “big plus” when True Self lines up for a handicap worth a cool $2.5 million (€2.2 mill(...)

Princess Reema bint Bandar, the head of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports, third from left, at a match between local rivals Al-Ahli and Al-Batin in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the first soccer match women were allowed to attend at a public stadium in the country, January. 12, 2018. Photograph: Tasneem Alsultan/The New York Times

Saudi Arabia is to establish a female football league in a bid to loosen ultraconservative religious, social and cultural restrictions on girls and wo(...)

Supporters of Libyan military strongman Khalika Haftar carry an effigy of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan  in Benghazi  on February 14th. Photograph:  Abdullah Doma/AFP via Getty Images

Pick-up trucks carrying fighters from Libya’s Brothers Brigade speed along sandy roads, past the carcasses of burnt-out cars, shuttered shops and wrec(...)

Austrian federal rail operator, ÖBB, denied entry to a train from Italy on suspicion that two travellers might be infected with the coronavirus, the interior ministry said on Sunday. Photograph: iStock

Austria suspended train services over the Alps to Italy for about four hours late on Sunday before restarting them after two travellers tested negativ(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  listens to Turkish president Recep Tayip Erdogan  in Istanbul,Turkey. File photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Turkey may be taking a detour from a collision course with Russia in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had(...)

Danish intelligence and security service head Finn Borch Andersen: “This is a very complex case where Saudi Arabia and Iran have brought their conflict to Denmark.” Photograph:  Francis Dean/Corbis

The Danish security service has accused Saudi Arabia and Iran of dragging Scandinavia into their long-standing conflict in the wake of a foiled assass(...)

US president Donald Trump and Israelai prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in an announcement of Mr Trump’s Middle East peace plan in  the White House in Washington, DC on January 28th. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

The Arab world has delivered a mixed reaction to the Trump administration’s plan to settle the Palestinian-Israeli dispute. Uncertain of the attitude(...)

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