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(...)

 Vogtle nuclear power plans near Waynesboro, Georgia in the US. A Democrat-led committee says that in the rush to transfer technology to the Saudis Trump aides may have violated regulations. Photograph:  Pallava Bagla/Corbis via Getty Images

White House officials have been pushing a plan to sell US nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia in potential defiance of legal restrictions and reg(...)

Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan and Saudi Arabia’s  prince Mohammed bin Salman  in Islamabad,  February 18th. Photograph: Press handout via Reuters

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has embarked on a three-nation Asian tour with the aim of demonstrating he is welcome in the east if not in som(...)

‘Amazon  founder Jeff Bezos has managed to come through a traumatic week inspiring admiration.’ File photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Jeff Bezos understands survival instincts. As a hedge-fund refugee, he conjured Amazon, the world’s biggest store, by tapping into our hunter-gathere(...)

A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last October. Photograph: Osman Orsal/Reuters

More than four months after the brutal killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, we are no closer to seeing his ki(...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. File photograph: Hasan Jamali/AP

A United Nations-led inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Thursday that evidence pointed to a brutal crime “planned and(...)

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