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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 mock world cup trophy  in a   shop in Souk Waqif in Doha. Photograph:  Ibraheem al Omari/Reuters

On New Year’s Day, the people of the oil- and gas-rich gulf state of Qatar woke to find a “health” tax had been implemented overnight, doubling the pr(...)

A car is seen at the site of the suicide attack on Revolutionary Guards on the road between the cities of Zahedan and Khash, Iran on February 13th, 2019 Photograph: Fars News/Handout/Reuters

A suicide bomber killed 27 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and wounded 13 on a bus in a restive region of southeast Iran on Wednesda(...)

‘I honestly don’t get it,’ Kahlifa says when asked to wear a flowing, form-concealing garment

With Basma Kahlifa’s personal documentary Inside the Real Saudi Arabia (BBC One, Tuesday, 11.45pm) we have the strange case of a film that manages to (...)

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici presents the EU executive's economic forecasts during a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 7, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

“A handful of headstrong states . . . regrettably” have blocked EU taxation of the digital giants, EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Wednesday compl(...)

An Iranian woman takes selfies during a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Tehran on Monday. Photograph: Vahid Ahmadi/Tasnim News Agency via Reuters

Events took place across Iran yesterday to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 revolution, when the reviled US-backed regime of Shah Mohammad Reza P(...)

Sheikha Latifa with Mary Robinson in Dubai. Photograph: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation via AP

The princess known as Sheikha Latifa had not left Dubai, the glittering emirate ruled by her father, in 18 years. Her requests to travel and study els(...)

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(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat Isis at the US state department in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said he expected a formal announcement as early as next week that the coalition fighting Islamic State militants has rec(...)

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