Dr Samira al-Ghamdi, a practicing psychologist, drives her car out in her neighborhood while going to work, in Jeddah, on Sunday. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

Women in Saudi Arabia took to the roads at midnight on Sunday, ushering in the end of the world’s last ban on female drivers, long seen as an emblem o(...)

The Saudi government had, reportedly, demanded $6 billion from  Alwaleed bin Talal, whose worth is estimated at $17 billion. Photograph: Katie Paul/Reuters

Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman has attained his objective of raising $100 billion (€80 billion) in his anti-corruption campaign by detaining p(...)

Saudi  corruption crackdown: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last year predicted about €80 billion in settlements. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty

Saudi Arabia’s government has arranged to seize more than €85 billion in financial settlements with businessmen and officials detained in its crackdow(...)

File image of Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal  in the West Bank city of Ramallah. File photograph: AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed

Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been released from the luxury hotel where he has been held since November, according to three of his a(...)

Saudi crown prince: Mohammed bin Salman. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi royal palace/AFP

In Saudi Arabia, where political change is incremental and social reform usually measured in decades if not centuries, it was a year of extraordinary (...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at an investment conference in Riyadh. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

These are tumultuous days in Saudi Arabia, where the consolidation of power around Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is upending a system that has prev(...)

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: The abrupt clampdown on corruption could exacerbate criticism of other risky policies he has adopted. Photograph:  Presidency Press Service/Pool Photo via AP

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has shaken the kingdom to its foundations by detaining senior princes, ministers and wealthy businessmen and fi(...)

Crackdown: Mohammed bin Salman has consolidated power. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty

No one doubted that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was a man in a hurry. But the Saudi royal’s decision to arrest 11 princes, four ministers and doz(...)

Walt Disney is increasing its interest in Disneyland Paris to 85.7 per cent from 76.7 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Walt Disney has increased its hold on Disneyland Paris by swapping a 9 per cent stake in the French theme park with Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding, th(...)

Out of this world: A  woman rides a bicycle simulator at Leke Virtual Reality  Park, a leading Chinese chain, in Beijing.

In numbers: Animal fat fivers 30,000 Number of signatures on a petition by vegans in the UK against the new £5 note which, like all plastic money, (...)

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