Hessah Alajaji in her car hours before Saudi Arabia’s ban on women drivers official lifted, in Riyadh on  June 24th, 2018. Photograph: Tasneem Alsultan/The New York Times

Saudi Arabia granted women the right to drive one year ago, a historic move that cracked open a window to new freedoms for women who have long lived u(...)

Saudi women’s rights activist Aziza al-Youssef is pictured checking her phone during an interview in Riyadh in September 2016. She has been released from prison but remains on trial. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

A Saudi court has temporarily freed three of the women’s rights activists standing trial in a case that has drawn international criticism of the kingd(...)

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 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(...)

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(...)

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubei. Photograph: EPA

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued an overhaul of top government posts in the wake of international fallout from the killing of Saudi writer Jamal (...)

 A protestor wears a mask of Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman with a red painted hands during the demonstration in front of Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 25th. Photography: EPA

Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced US Senate resolutions calling for an end to US military support for the war in Yemen and blaming Crown Prince Mohamme(...)

Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaking at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, on September 29th last. Photograph: Middle East Monitor via Reuters

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi repeatedly told his killers “I can’t breathe” during his final moments in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, CNN reported on(...)

Barack Obama meets Donald Trump as he is sworn in as US  president: Mr Trump talks about the US as a self-interested state among self-interested states, unique in its power but not in its existential purpose, which is to survive and prosper. Photograph: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Not since Andrew Johnson followed Abraham Lincoln have successive US presidents contrasted more vividly than Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Their han(...)

Turkish   police search a  villa in the  northwestern province of   Yalova  for the remains of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph:  Demiroren News Agency/AFP/Turkey/Getty

Turkey initiated a fresh push in the investigation into the death of Jamal Khashoggi on Monday, searching a villa in the northwest of the country and (...)

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