Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph: Mohammed Al-Shaikh via Getty

A Saudi court has issued final verdicts in the case of killed Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi after his family announced pardons that spared(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  elbow bumps after handing over a Welcome to French Citizenship booklet to a new French citizen during a ceremony to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the republic at the Pantheon in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Julien De Rosa/AFP/Getty

“On this anniversary day, it is not so much joy which dominates as lucid gravity,” French president Emmanuel Macron said when he celebrated the 150th (...)

An American television executive has lodged a formal offer to buy Newcastle United from Mike Ashley for £350m (€391m). File photograph: Getty Images

Another twist in Newcastle United’s seemingly interminable takeover saga has seen Henry Mauriss, an American television executive, lodge a formal offe(...)

 Newcastle United’s  St James’ Park. The club is subject to a Saudi-Arabia funded takeover bid. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

The controversial £300m Saudi Arabia-funded takeover of Newcastle United appears to be in serious doubt after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rule(...)

 Mohammed bin Nayef:  downfall of the former  Saudi crown prince led to the defection to Canada of his former cabinet minister and intelligence chief Saad al-Jabri. Photograph:  AFP

The Saudi authorities have seized the children of Saudi exiled intelligence operative Saad al-Jabri to exert pressure on him to return home. A PhD in(...)

Hatice Cengiz is the fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph: Getty Images

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has implored Newcastle United supporters to mobilise against the prospective Sa(...)

Hatice Cengiz is the fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph: Getty Images

The fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi has called on the Premier League to stop the acquisition of Newcastle United by Saudi Arabia, saying that completion of(...)

US singer Taylor Swift’s  upcoming tour, promoted by Live Nation, was among the shows cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has built a $500 million (€462 million) stake in battered concert promoter Live Nation, marking the Gulf kingdom’(...)

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Saudi Arabia executed at least 187 people in 2019, according to a tally based on official data. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Getty/AFP

Saudi Arabia has ended the death penalty for crimes committed by minors after effectively abolishing floggings, as the kingdom seeks to blunt criticis(...)

A controversial Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle United is nearing completion. File photograph: Getty Images

The UK government has given a strong indication it will not intervene in the controversial £300m (€343m) Saudi Arabia-funded takeover of Newcastle Uni(...)

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