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(...)

A satellite image shows thick black smoke rising from Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil-processing facility following drone attacks. Photograph: Planet Labs/AP

Iran has dismissed US accusations that it was responsible for a swarm of explosive drone attacks on the world’s largest petroleum processing facility (...)

‘I honestly don’t get it,’ Kahlifa says when asked to wear a flowing, form-concealing garment

With Basma Kahlifa’s personal documentary Inside the Real Saudi Arabia (BBC One, Tuesday, 11.45pm) we have the strange case of a film that manages to (...)

The killing of Mr Khashoggi has strained the decades-long ties the kingdom enjoys with the United States. File Photograph: Hasan Jamali /  AP

Saudi Arabia has announced it will seek the death penalty against five suspects over the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The k(...)

Murdered: the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2010. Photograph: AFP/Getty

In June 1921 the British colonial secretary, Winston Churchill, addressed the House of Commons. He explained the situation on the Arabian peninsula – (...)

US president Donald Trump talks to reporters about journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance prior to boarding Air Force One in Maryland. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has said it “certainly looks” as if Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and pledged “severe” consequences if Saudi roy(...)

Irish Ferries’ Ulysses ferry was out of service for more than four weeks due to technical issues.

Saudi Arabia’s decision this week to stall what would have been the world’s largest-ever stock market flotation will be felt everywhere from Sotheby’s(...)

  Yuri Gazinskiy  celebrates scoring Russia’s opening goal with team-mates in the World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images

Russia 5 Saudi Arabia 0 All happy families are alike. The national football team was supposed to be the weak link in Rossiya’s football extravaganza (...)