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Saudi Arabia’s deal with PGA is major step in relentless sportswashing saga | Sean Ingle
Regime is using sport as a tool for soft power but has failed to wash away sickening track record on human rights

Sean Ingle

07, Jun, 2023 @8:37 PM

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For Saudi Arabia, rush of star football signings could be its most effective tool | Will Unwin
Karim Benzema has joined Cristiano Ronaldo in the kingdom and other big-name players will follow in a carefully worked project

Will Unwin

07, Jun, 2023 @4:20 PM

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What does golf’s blockbuster ‘merger’ mean for the game and its players? | Ewan Murray
Disrupter Greg Norman is not the only one attached to LIV who will surely soon discover their services are no longer required

Ewan Murray

07, Jun, 2023 @11:13 AM

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‘Gigantic victory for sportswashing’: old truths will haunt golf’s new dawn
Bad blood is bound to linger despite LIV and PGA Tour merger bringing immediate end to the legal battles between both sides

Sean Ingle Chief sports reporter

06, Jun, 2023 @8:51 PM

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N’Golo Kanté offered salary of up to €100m to join club in Saudi Arabia
N’Golo Kanté is being offered a salary that could reach €100m (£86.2m) a year to join a club in Saudi Arabia

Fabrizio Romano

06, Jun, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Yemeni activist who revealed sexual abuse by Houthis ‘being held by Saudi intelligence’
Samira al-Houri disappeared after allegations that claims of female prisoners being raped were embellished

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, Jun, 2023 @1:03 PM

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Brent crude price rises after Saudi Arabia agrees to cut oil output
Price gained more than 2% on Monday morning to touch one-month high of $78.73

Alex Lawson

05, Jun, 2023 @10:07 AM

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Saudi Arabia warns Snapchat users that ‘insulting’ regime is a criminal offense
Users of the social media app have faced legal consequences for posts – some private – that are critical of Saudi authorities

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

05, Jun, 2023 @9:48 AM

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s topsy-turvy Saudi sideshow upstaged by power of Nuno
Portuguese compatriots duel for honours in a patchy first season in the Middle East for the ex-Manchester United striker

John Duerden

04, Jun, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Jordan’s crown prince cements status with glitzy wedding to Saudi architect
Celebrities and UK royals watch Prince Hussein marry Rajwa Alseif in marriage seen to secure succession and boost state ties

Oliver Holmes and agencies

01, Jun, 2023 @5:20 PM

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Saudi Arabian woman arrested over Twitter and Snapchat posts promoting reform
Manahel al-Otaibi, 29, was held in November on charges including using a hashtag calling for end to male guardianship

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

30, May, 2023 @7:42 PM

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Austrade forum to promote links with oil giant Saudi Aramco condemned by activists
Environmental groups say the event in Perth to court the biggest polluting oil company of all time is ‘akin to a joint trade show with a tobacco major’

Royce Kurmelovs

27, May, 2023 @12:00 AM

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