Saudi Arabia

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Emmanuel Macron accused of trying to ‘rehabilitate’ Mohammed bin Salman
Human rights groups criticise French president’s planned meeting with crown prince in Saudi Arabia

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

03, Dec, 2021 @8:26 PM

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Lewis Hamilton condemns ‘terrifying’ LGBTQ+ laws before Saudi Arabian GP
Formula One world champion said he is uncomfortable racing in Saudi Arabia because of the country’s human rights record and repressive laws against the LGBT+ community

Giles Richards

02, Dec, 2021 @5:29 PM

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Rory McIlroy defends players’ rights to compete in Saudi International
Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau are among those set to play in February 2022 but the PGA and European Tour may not grant releases to players

Ewan Murray at Albany

01, Dec, 2021 @8:49 PM

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F1 under pressure to speak out against Saudi human right abuses
F1 has been accused of being complicit in sportswashing for the Saudi regime and the Reprieve group has written to world champion Lewis Hamilton

Giles Richards

01, Dec, 2021 @6:48 PM

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Saudis used ‘incentives and threats’ to shut down UN investigation in Yemen
Exclusive: Political officials and diplomatic and activist sources describe stealth campaign

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Pandemic hits mental health of women and young people hardest, survey finds
Survey also finds adults aged 18-24 and women more concerned about personal finances than other groups

Jon Henley

23, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Yemen: UN calls for talks on Houthi takeover of Hodeidah port
6,000 people said to be displaced after withdrawal of government forces from the long contested and strategic port

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

15, Nov, 2021 @6:21 PM

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Newcastle United takeover fears just ‘noise’, says UK Saudi envoy
Veteran banker Ken Costa dismisses concern about kingdom’s human rights record in video recording

Michael Savage

13, Nov, 2021 @2:08 PM

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Slow burn: inside the 5 November Guardian Weekly
Can the Middle East wean itself off oil? Plus: the return of Abba

Graham Snowdon

03, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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From Roys to royals, succession battles are raging the world over
For edge-of-the-seat drama, the TV dynasty can’t match the power struggles of leading families in Japan, Saudi Arabia … and Britain

Simon Tisdall

31, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘Apocalypse soon’: reluctant Middle East forced to open eyes to climate crisis
With the region warming twice as fast as the rest of the world but oil spoils keeping regimes in power, leaders are in a bind

Patrick Wintour

29, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Specter of problematic crown prince looms over Biden’s Saudi Arabia policy
The president has snubbed Mohammed bin Salman, but the ruler recently labelled a ‘psychopath’ is a problem that won’t go away

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

28, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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