The government has used troll armies to harass and intimidate users online and has arrested and imprisoned Twitter users. Photograph: Alastair Pike/AFP/Getty

Saudi Arabia’s government recruited two Twitter employees to gather information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, US prosecu(...)

Photograph: Mohammed Al-Nemer/Bloomberg

For nearly four years Saudi Arabia has been dangling the promise of offering investors a chance to buy into the world’s most profitable company. On Su(...)

  Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil refinery and   terminal in Saudi Arabia.  Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Saudi Aramco launched its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) on Sunday, kicking off the centrepiece of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambi(...)

Employes of Aramco oil company work in Saudi Arabia’s Khurais oil processing plant on September 20, 2019. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine / AFP/ Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has boosted efforts to woo investors to the long-awaited stock market listing of Saudi Aramco by announcing an annual dividend of $75 bil(...)

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Lamented the murder of Jamal Khashoggi as a “heinous crime” and said he took “full responsibility” for it. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, has warned that oil prices could skyrocket to “unimaginably high numbers” due to tensions with (...)

 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(...)

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