Saudi energy giant Aramco says its profits have nearly doubled compared with last year. The firm, which is nearly fully state-owned, has seen both demand — and pump prices — soar.
30 Jul 2022
The de facto Saudi leader is set to meet with the leaders of Greece and France. His trip comes less than two weeks after he met US President Joe Biden in Jeddah.
29 Mar 2022
Yemen's Houthi rebels say they carried out several attacks on Friday, the largest being on an oil storage and shipping facility in Jiddah. Sunday's F1 Grand Prix there will go ahead as scheduled, say organizers.
21 Jan 2022
Houthi rebels in Yemen have blamed the Saudi-led coalition for an airstrike that hit a detention center. The strike comes days after three people were killed in a drone attack on the UAE claimed by the rebels.
5 Jan 2022
Relations between Turkey and Saudi Arabia had soured over the 2018 killing and dismemberment of the US-based Saudi reporter Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.
22 Nov 2021
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27 Oct 2021
Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2060, says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, days before the COP26 global climate summit. In March, Saudi Arabia unveiled a sweeping campaign to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions, including a plan to plant billions of trees in the coming decades.
20 Oct 2021
Icy relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran are thawing — and may lead to renewed bilateral ties. Realistically, diplomatic offices might open soon but it is unlikely that the countries will become close allies.
1 Oct 2021
This week on The Observers, we start with the story of Ethiopian migrants who have been kept in Saudi Arabian prisons for months in poor conditions, with dirty surroundings and little to eat or drink. We spoke to Arafat Jibril Bakrii, a human rights activist who has been helping migrants to share photos and videos of their living conditions.
8 Sep 2021
Michael Fawcett has stepped aside to allow a probe into allegations that he offered to help secure a knighthood and British citizenship for a wealthy Saudi businessman.
14 Jun 2021
No foreign pilgrims will be able to attend this year's hajj. Saudi Arabia's leading religious council has decided that protecting the population is the most important goal.
28 Mar 2021
Saudi Arabia's state-backed oil company Aramco announced a heavy slump in profits, as the global coronavirus pandemic takes its economic toll.