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 Vogtle nuclear power plans near Waynesboro, Georgia in the US. A Democrat-led committee says that in the rush to transfer technology to the Saudis Trump aides may have violated regulations. Photograph:  Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images

White House officials have been pushing a plan to sell US nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia in potential defiance of legal restrictions and reg(...)

Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan and Saudi Arabia’s  prince Mohammed bin Salman  in Islamabad,  February 18th. Photograph: Press handout via Reuters

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has embarked on a three-nation Asian tour with the aim of demonstrating he is welcome in the east if not in som(...)

A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

More than four months after the brutal killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, we are no closer to seeing his ki(...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. File photograph: Hasan Jamali/AP

A United Nations-led inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Thursday that evidence pointed to a brutal crime “planned and(...)

 Christian worshippers attending a Mass led by Pope Francis, at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the UAE. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Catholics and several thousand Muslims attended an unprecedented public celebration of Mass on Tuesday by Pope Francis, the first(...)

  Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: the kingdom has announced  that 87  individuals  detained in what critics have described as a power grab have  been released after signing confessions and agreeing to settlements. File photograph: AFP/Getty

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday that it had concluded a crackdown on high-level corruption that began 15 months ago with the detention of hundreds of pr(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel exchange the French-German friendship treaty during the signing ceremony  in Aachen, Germany, on Tuesday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a ritual so faithfully enacted and re-enacted that it must be mandated in some obscure corner of EU law. Every so often, French and German leade(...)

 François Villeroy de Galhau, governor of the  central bank of France; 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and John J Haley, CEO of Willis Tower Watson, during a panel session in Davos.

Three months after scores of business and political figures shunned a Riyadh investment forum, dubbed “Davos in the Desert”, following the killing of (...)

A banner depicting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in Douma: Unless Syria recovers, millions of Syrian refugees will stay in host countries. Photograph: Marko Djurica

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have begun to normalise relations with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad with the aim of reducing Iran(...)

Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is greeted by Thai immigration authorities at a hotel inside Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Reuters

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi Arabian woman who fled her family and is now under UN protection in Thailand, has been sustained through the “terri(...)

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