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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Since January, 104 people have been executed, compared to 148 during the whole of 2018, and detentions have multiplied. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace

Saudi Arabia’s execution on Tuesday of 37 men, the majority of them Shias sentenced to death for terrorism, could exacerbate tensions within the kingd(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman  with Iraq’s prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, in Riyadh on  April 17th. The kingdom has executed 106 people so far this year. Photograph:  Saudi Royal Court  via Reuters

Saudi Arabia executed 37 people on Tuesday after they had been sentenced to death for terrorism-related crimes. At least 33 of those executed belong(...)

A gas flare on an oil production platform beside a national flag in Iran: exports have fallen to a million barrels per day. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi

Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi expect to benefit from the Trump administration’s decision to end waivers that permit key consumers – among them India, Chi(...)

A poster of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered in the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. Photograph: Osman Orsal

Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in T(...)

The White House said that Mr Trump ‘recognised Gen Haftar’s significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya’s oil resources’.

The UN has warned that international rivalries and support for competing Libyan factions has helped push the oil-rich north African state to the brink(...)

Aftermath of an overnight rocket attack, on the Libyan capital of Tripoli on April 17th. Khalifa Haftar has launched an offensive to take the city. Photograph:  Mahmud Turkia/AFP

The US presidential veto of bipartisan congressional legislation to end US participation in the Yemen war could embolden the rulers of Saudi Arabia an(...)

People walk near the recently reopened Nassib border post in  Deraa province, at the Syrian-Jordanian border south of Damascus Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

The road to Deraa runs through flat, velvet-green fields and abandoned villages, where houses stare through black, blank windows. Sheep graze lazily i(...)

Demonstrators from Amnesty International protest on to urge Saudi authorities to release jailed women’s rights activists  outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Paris, France, on March 8th, 2019. Photograph: Reuters

Saudi Arabia has arrested eight people, including two dual US-Saudi citizens, in an apparent crackdown on supporters of women activists whose trial ha(...)

Saudi women’s rights activist Aziza al-Youssef is pictured checking her phone during an interview in Riyadh in September 2016. She has been released from prison but remains on trial. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

A Saudi court has temporarily freed three of the women’s rights activists standing trial in a case that has drawn international criticism of the kingd(...)

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who is alleged to have suffered electric shocks, beatings, waterboarding and sexual harassment during detention. Photograph: Reuters

Human rights groups have condemned the trials in Saudi Arabia of 11 women activists who campaigned against male guardianship, which treats women as mi(...)

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