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US President Donald Trump, flanked by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, meets Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

I was having dinner here once with a Saudi muck-a-muck. Midway through the interview, he passed an oblong velvet box across the table. Inside I found (...)

 King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud: expected to boost the kingdom’s relationship with the Trump administration following its decline under  Barack Obama. Photograph:  Bandar Al-Jaloud/AFP/Getty Images

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has sworn in a new cabinet, made key provincial appointments, and issued decrees revoking salary and bonus cuts for minis(...)

 George W Bush talked in Dallas about “finding our better selves”. If only he had found his in office. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

During George W Bush’s 2000 convention in Philadelphia, my sister showed up at my door. She was volunteering for the Republican nominee and carrying a(...)

A 28-page excerpt from a 2002 congressional inquiry into  the September 11th, 2001, attacks has been released by the Obama administration following calls to do so by victims’ families. Photograph: David Surowiecki/Getty Images

The US Congress has released a long-censored 28-page excerpt from a 2002 congressional inquiry into the September 11th, 2001, attacks that detail poss(...)

Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir  and US Secretary of State John Kerry: there has been a decades-long relationship between the spy services of Saudi Arabia and the United States. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AFP/Getty Images

When President Barack Obama secretly authorised the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria’s embattled rebels in 2013, the spy agency knew (...)

Police officers attempt to negotiate with people taking part in a protest to block the arrival of military vehicles to the upcoming arms fair at the ExCel centre in east London. Photograph: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

More than 30,000 visitors are expected next week at the biannual arms fair organised by Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) at the ExC(...)

George W Bush (left) with Jeb Bush in 2006. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

It isn’t about what we know now. It’s about what we knew then. It is simply not true, as Republican presidential aspirant Scott Walker said on Friday,(...)