Newcastle United’s  St James’ Park. The club is subject to a Saudi-Arabia funded takeover bid. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

The controversial £300m Saudi Arabia-funded takeover of Newcastle United appears to be in serious doubt after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rule(...)

The world’s largest oil exporter is facing a second crisis caused by the meltdown in global oil markets. Photograph: Rania Sanjar / AFP

Saudi Arabia announced a slew of austerity measures to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and an oil-price rout, tripling its VAT and cu(...)

CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos. Photograph:  Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images

Forensic experts hired by Jeff Bezos have concluded with “medium to high confidence” that a WhatsApp account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin S(...)

Participants celebrate during the official ceremony marking the debut of Saudi Aramco’s IPO on the Riyadh stock market. Photograph: Marwa Rashad/Reuters

Oil giant Saudi Aramco defied its many doubters and became the world’s first $2 trillion (€1.8 trillion) company last week. Wednesday’s initial public(...)

Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil refinery and terminal in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

The world’s most profitable and valuable company, the world’s largest oil producer, the biggest initial public offering (IPO) in history – superlative(...)

Photograph: Mohammed Al-Nemer/Bloomberg

Saudi state oil giant Aramco will sell up to 0.5 per cent of its shares to individual retail investors and will be restricted from issuing additional (...)

The government has used troll armies to harass and intimidate users online and has arrested and imprisoned Twitter users. Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty

Saudi Arabia’s government recruited two Twitter employees to gather information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, US prosecu(...)

This AFPTV screen grab from a video made on Saturday shows smoke billowing from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq. Photograph: Getty Images

Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and another major oilfield, sparkin(...)

Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir sits in a defendant’s cage during the opening of his corruption trial in Khartoum on Monday. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court on Monda(...)

 A protester  with  a  picture of  Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph:  Reuters/Osman Orsal

US president Donald Trump has dismissed a United Nations request for the FBI to investigate the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, su(...)

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