US navy  aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and support vessels transit the Suez Canal on May 9th en route to the Persian Gulf. Photograph: Darion Chanelle Triplett/The New York Times

Saudi Arabia has said it wants to avert war in the region but stood ready to respond with “all strength” following last week’s attacks on Saudi oil as(...)

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during the second day of the 14th Manama dialogue, Security Summit in Manama, Bahrain. Photograph: Hamad l Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Saturday that those behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be prosecuted in the(...)

 Samar Badawi receiving the 2012 International Women of Courage award from first lady Michelle Obama and  secretary of state Hillary Clinton. File photograph:  Gary Cameron/Reuters

Saudi Arabian authorities have detained two prominent women activists, Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Saadeh, and have been holding them incommunicado si(...)

Demonstrators attend a rally to protest against the Jewish nation state Bill in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Arab governments have condemned the “nation state” law adopted by Israel’s parliament last week as racist, discriminatory and an obstacle to peace. Th(...)

Mohammad bin Salman,  Fifa president Gianni Infantino and Russian president Vladimir Putin at the World Cup opening ceremony. Photograph: Alexei  Druzhinin/EPA

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman appeared in public on Thursday for the first time since mid-April at the opening of the World Cup in M(...)

An Israeli undercover policeman arrests a Palestinian protester in the West Bank town of Ramallah during a protest against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Photograph: Shadi Hatem

President Mahmoud Abbas has taken the step Palestinians have advocated since their state failed to emerge in 2000 by accusing Washington of “bias in f(...)

Abu Dhabi is said to have opened books on Monday for a three-part offering ranging from five to 30 years. Photograph: iStock

Abu Dhabi, home to about 6 per cent of the world’s oil reserves, is said to be considering raising about $10 billion (€8.5bn) from a dollar bond sale (...)

Qatari woman walks in front of the city skyline in Doha, Qatar.  Qatar has called the charges baseless and says the demands are so severe that they seem intended to be rejected. Photograph: Kamran Jebreili/AP

Qatar has handed over its response to a list of extraordinary demands made by Saudi Arabia and three allies after they imposed an embargo on the Gul(...)

(Left to right) Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani,  Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan,  US president Donald Trump,  Saudi Arabia’s king Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Jordan’s king Abdullah II pose for a photograph during Arab-Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh on  May 21st. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A joint investigation by the FBI and the UK’s National Crime Agency has concluded that Russian hackers were responsible for sending out fake messages (...)

A giant billboard bearing portraits of American president Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Riyadh. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty

Saudi royals are set to roll out the red carpet for American president Donald Trump during his event-packed visit, although he arrives under the shado(...)

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