Two runaway Saudi sisters  have urged Apple and Google to pull an ‘inhuman’ app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel. File photograph:  Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

Two runaway Saudi sisters on Wednesday urged Apple and Google to pull an “inhuman” app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel, a(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Since January, 104 people have been executed, compared to 148 during the whole of 2018, and detentions have multiplied. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace

Saudi Arabia’s execution on Tuesday of 37 men, the majority of them Shias sentenced to death for terrorism, could exacerbate tensions within the kingd(...)

A poster of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered in the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. Photograph: Osman Orsal

Turkey has arrested two suspects who confessed to spying on Arab nationals for the United Arab Emirates, and is investigating whether the arrival in T(...)

 An Aramco employee walks near an oil tank at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal in Saudi Arabia. Photograph:  Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Saudi Aramco’s debut international bond sale has drawn a record-breaking $100bn of orders from investors, confirming Saudi Arabia’s speedy rehabilitat(...)

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who is alleged to have suffered electric shocks, beatings, waterboarding and sexual harassment during detention. Photograph: Reuters

Human rights groups have condemned the trials in Saudi Arabia of 11 women activists who campaigned against male guardianship, which treats women as mi(...)

 Mohammed bin Salman: The rate of arrests, repression and executions has significantly increased under his rule. Photograph:  How Hwee Young/AFP/Getty Images

Reports in recent days suggest that the previously unassailable position of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, might be coming und(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman:  alleged to have been stripped of some of his  authority. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

The heir to the Saudi throne has not attended a series of high-profile ministerial and diplomatic meetings in Saudi Arabia over the last fortnight and(...)

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is seen in this undated handout picture. Photograph: Marieke Wijntjes/Handout/Rueters

Saudi Arabian women’s rights activists stood trial on Wednesday for the first time since their arrest over nine months ago, a case that has intensifie(...)

The question of Jared Kushner’s access to intelligence was a flashpoint for the Trump administration. Photograph: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

President Donald Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant son-in-law Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance last year and overruled concerns f(...)

 Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and India’s prime minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday he saw investment opportunities of more than $100 billion (€88 billion) in India ov(...)

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