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 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US president Donald Trump  at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in June. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump’s shock abandonment of Syrian Kurdish fighters who partnered the US in the war against Islamic State could give impetus to r(...)

Murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (left) and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: Ireland’s silence in the face of state violence may begin to sound uncomfortably like tolerance.  Photographs: Mohammed al-Shaikh and Oscar del Pozo

In a ranking of coveted electoral endorsements, a public nod of approval from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would, under any circumstances, place fairly(...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2014. He entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul one year ago, never to leave. Photograph: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

A year ago on Wednesday, dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi strode boldly into the Saudi consulate to collect divorce papers ahead of his rema(...)

Employes of Aramco oil company work in Saudi Arabia’s Khurais oil processing plant on September 20, 2019. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine / AFP/ Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has boosted efforts to woo investors to the long-awaited stock market listing of Saudi Aramco by announcing an annual dividend of $75 bil(...)

Shia Houthi tribesmen show support for the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen, earlier in September. Photograph: Hani Mohammed/AP

Yemeni Houthi rebels have adopted a two-pronged approach to trying to win their war. To promote talks, on Monday they freed 290 prisoners, including s(...)

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Lamented the murder of Jamal Khashoggi as a “heinous crime” and said he took “full responsibility” for it. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, has warned that oil prices could skyrocket to “unimaginably high numbers” due to tensions with (...)

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard helicopter  hovers around the detained tanker Stena Impero in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, on  July 21st. Photograph: Hasan Shirvani

Iran has said it is set to release the British-flagged tanker whose seizure by the Islamic republic more than two months ago sparked a crisis over ene(...)

 Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted Iran did not want war. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Any US or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring “all-out war”, Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo leaving the US to travel to Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Getty Images

Oil prices retreated about 2 per cent on Wednesday, extending the previous day’s declines after Saudi Arabia said it would quickly restore full produc(...)

Shows smoke billowing from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, about 60km southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia, at the weekend. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Tehran has vehemently denied Washington’s accusation that Iran is to blame for drone and missile strikes on Saudi Aramco’s key oil facilities, cutting(...)

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