Ebrahim Raisi  waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station in Tehran on Friday.  Photograph:  Majid Saeedi/Getty Images

Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative cleric and judiciary chief, has won Iran’s presidential election, in a landslide victory that gives regime hardliners fu(...)

Dustin Johnson with the trophy after his win at the  Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club  in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia back in February. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has spent at least $1.5 billion (€1.27 billion) on high-profile international sporting events in a bid to bolster its reputation, a new r(...)

White House press secretary Jen Psaki  said the president recognised ‘that there are areas we need to continue to work together on because they are in the interest of the United States’. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/Pool/EPA

The Biden administration has defended its decision not to sanction Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for his role in the murder of journalist Jam(...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in 2018. File photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty

Fresh information has surfaced connecting the Saudi crown prince to the 2018 murder in Turkey of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the Biden adm(...)

Hatice Cengiz is the fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph: Getty Images

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has implored Newcastle United supporters to mobilise against the prospective Sa(...)

Hatice Cengiz is the fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph: Getty Images

The fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi has called on the Premier League to stop the acquisition of Newcastle United by Saudi Arabia, saying that completion of(...)

The revelations about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the de facto Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman would seem over-cooked in a Hollywood movie script. But the issues they raise are deadly serious. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/AFP via Getty

The owner of one of the world’s richest companies and one of its most influential newspapers has his phone hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message a(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: Turkish authorities and the US Central Intelligence Agency have blamed him for the Khashoggi murder.   Photograph: Reuters/Ahmed Yosri

The verdict in the trialof the Saudis accused of the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi will satisfy only senior figures in the kingdom wh(...)

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Lamented the murder of Jamal Khashoggi as a “heinous crime” and said he took “full responsibility” for it. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, has warned that oil prices could skyrocket to “unimaginably high numbers” due to tensions with (...)

Dutch centre-left parties have said  Queen Maxima  in was placed in ‘an impossible position’ by allowing the meeting with the crown prince to go ahead. Photograph: Patrick Van Katwijk/EPA

The Dutch government has strongly defended Queen Maxima after she was criticised by a senior UN official for meeting the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed (...)

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