Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia readies full state pageantry for Xi Jinping visit
Chinese president’s three-day trip to Riyadh will lead to a ‘strategic agreement’ between the authoritarian powers

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

07, Dec, 2022 @3:23 AM

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US judge dismisses case against Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi killing
Judge says Mohammed bin Salman entitled to sovereign immunity despite ‘credible allegations’ of involvement in journalist’s murder

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

06, Dec, 2022 @10:47 PM

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Saudi film festival claim of ‘zero censorship’ fails to win over critics
Organisers say accusation Red Sea event is a ‘reputation laundering tool’ for Riyadh smacks of western hypocrisy

Oliver Holmes

02, Dec, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Mohammed bin Salman accused of attempt to ‘manipulate’ US court system
Lawyer says Saudi crown prince took actions to ‘secure impunity’ from civil case brought by fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

30, Nov, 2022 @2:59 PM

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‘The Godfather, Saudi-style’: inside the palace coup that brought MBS to power
The long read: Not long ago, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Nayef, was all set to assume power. But his ambitious young cousin had a ruthless plan to seize control for himself

Anuj Chopra

29, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK condemns ‘abhorrent’ torture of death row inmate in Saudi Arabia
Foreign Office minister says case of Hussein Abo al-Kheir raised ‘at highest level’ and demands end to executions

Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor

28, Nov, 2022 @8:35 PM

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Saudi government would back private bids for Manchester United or Liverpool
The country’s sports minister talked of the strong interest in English clubs while Saudi Arabia may also place a bid to host the World Cup

Jamie Jackson

24, Nov, 2022 @8:15 PM

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Row breaks out over favourite for EU’s first ever special envoy to Gulf
Critics say former Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio lacks experience and has poor record in Gulf relations

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Angela Giuffrida in Rome

24, Nov, 2022 @3:11 PM

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‘A reason to get along’: World Cup jeers turn to cheers from Qatar’s Gulf rivals
Arab teams’ performances have changed the mood among Doha’s recent foes who had refused to share in its excitement

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @9:59 AM

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Biden administration ‘dragged feet’ on Mohammed bin Salman immunity ruling
Legal experts raise questions about run-up to granting immunity in civil case involving murder of journalist

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

23, Nov, 2022 @1:48 PM

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Saudi execution spree continues as fears rise for Jordanian on death row
David Davis asks foreign secretary and Saudi ambassador to intervene in reprieve for Hussein Abo al-Kheir

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

22, Nov, 2022 @7:01 PM

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Saudi Arabia declares public holiday to mark World Cup win over Argentina
Region rejoices as Saudi team ‘writes history’ against South American powerhouse in group stage

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent and Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

22, Nov, 2022 @4:55 PM

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