Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is negotiating with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund – crown prince Mohammed bin Salman’s investment vehicle – over a possible £340m takeover. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty

A shell company has been registered to facilitate the potential £340 million (€400 million) takeover of Newcastle by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth f(...)

The revelations about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the de facto Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman would seem over-cooked in a Hollywood movie script. But the issues they raise are deadly serious. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/AFP via Getty

The owner of one of the world’s richest companies and one of its most influential newspapers has his phone hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message a(...)

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave this week decided that he would garner some attention for himself by pouring a very personalised form of scorn on the entire Irish journalistic trade. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Media workers and journalists in particular are irrepressible navel gazers. We all know this. It is a deficiency in the breed. Prominent business peop(...)

CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos. Photograph:  Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images

Forensic experts hired by Jeff Bezos have concluded with “medium to high confidence” that a WhatsApp account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin S(...)

Jeff Bezos and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2016. Mr Bezos has in the past said his ownership of the Post has made him more of a target. Photograph:  Bandar Al-Jaloud/AFP via Getty Images

The allegation that Saudi Arabia hacked Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s phone needs to be urgently probed by US and international authorities, investigato(...)

A Saudi Aramco facility in Saudi Arabia.

The world’s biggest initial public offering got even bigger on Sunday, as Saudi Aramco sold an additional 450 million shares to increase the proceeds (...)

 Iranian mourners gather for the burial of  Qasem Soleimani in his hometown Kerman.   The assassination of the 62-year-old general heightened international concern about a new war in the  Middle East. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty

The killing of Qassem Suleimani at the beginning of the month was seen by many as a possible prelude to a fresh war in the Middle East, with expectati(...)

This was the year of Nancy Pelosi, whose decision finally to bow to internal Democratic Party pressure and pursue Trump for abuse of power over his dealings with Ukraine led to only the third impeachment of a president in US history. Pelosi, reinvigorated as House Speaker, marshalled the process with poise and a keen political antenna. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In this age of technological revolution and economic globalisation, it is often taken as given that human agency has been eroded, if not swept away, b(...)

The Riyadh’s stock exchange board.

Saudi Aramco’s shares rose 10 per cent during its second day of trading on Thursday, pushing the state oil group’s valuation above $2 trillion (€1.8 t(...)

An employee monitoring trading prices for Saudi Aramco stock on Wednesday. Photograph: Faisal Al Nasser/Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco shares surged after its initial public offering, valuing the oil producer at a record $1.88 trillion (€1.69 trillion) and lifting Saudi A(...)

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