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 (...)

A UN report into the killing of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi  concludes that there is credible evidence, warranting further investigation, of high-level Saudi officials’ individual liability, including that of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (above). Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

It was 1.02pm on October 2nd last year, and Jamal Khashoggi was about to enter the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Inside, according to subsequent analys(...)

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October, and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Photographs: Mohammed al-Shaikh/Oscar del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

As the killers waited for the victim, the Saudi postmortem specialist reassured them that dismembering the body would “be easy”. “Joints will be sep(...)

UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard: ‘There is credible evidence, warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi officials’ individual liability, including the Crown Prince’s.’ File Photograph: Bandar Aldandani/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior Saudi officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi since the(...)

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(...)