Saudi Arabia

Turkey vs Saudi: the real story behind Khashoggi’s murder

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Erdogan is using Khashoggi’s murder to his advantage

I’m pro-Boris, loathe jihadis and love Islam. Here’s why

1 September 2018 9:00 am

This tolerant, respectful faith has transformed my life

For Pester of TSB, like Patterson of BT, the only way is exit

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Should he stay or should he go — or will he already have gone by the time you read this?…

Mohammad bin Salman is not a revolutionary. He’s the prince of PR

10 March 2018 9:00 am

Mohammad bin Salman is not as revolutionary as he seems

Forget the naysayers. Saudi’s crown prince is the real deal

10 March 2018 9:00 am

Really, the crown prince is the real deal

Why I am hanging up my crystal ball

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Gstaad I caught a whiff of it as it rolled in from the east, the smell of hypocrisy being different…

This time last year I was radiating optimism; what a difference a year makes

9 December 2017 9:00 am

As the song almost says, what a difference a year makes: 2017 is not over yet, but it’s been a…

Sexual misconduct claims leave government in crisis

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Home An air of crisis hung over the government. Priti Patel, the International Development Secretary, was told to fly back…

Saudi Arabia has united with Israel against Iran – and a desert storm is brewing

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Saudi Arabia is gearing up for war with Iran

How Britain fell for Saudi Arabia’s reforming Crown Prince

11 November 2017 9:00 am

How Britain fell for the Crown Prince

The curse of Saudi money

9 September 2017 9:00 am

After the heat in Greece, the Alps are cool and green and very comfortable. My sensei Richard Amos is over…

Forget our misguided friendship with Saudi Arabia: Iran is our natural ally

2 September 2017 9:00 am

The West’s friendship with Saudi Arabia is misguided

Bending City of London rules for the Saudis smacks of Brexit desperation

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Now here’s a tricky question. The world’s largest oil company, potentially worth six times as much as ExxonMobil and ten…

Donald Trump’s Qatari masterstroke

1 July 2017 9:00 am

A major Greek ship owner, whose political knowledge matches his wealth and business acumen, explained to me what the Qatar…

Unlikely allies: Israel and the Saudis

24 June 2017 9:00 am

How Israel and the Saudis found themselves on the same side

Thank God for the DUP

17 June 2017 9:00 am

I was busy explaining to a 23-year-old American girl by the name of Jennifer why the election result was not…

Donald Trump’s big trouble in little Qatar

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Trump’s meddling in the Middle East could end very badly

Why I’ve had it with Donald Trump

3 June 2017 9:00 am

I feel like an obituary writer, what with Nick Scott, Roger Moore, Alistair Horne — all great buddies — and…

My dinner with CIA spooks

27 May 2017 9:00 am

New York Although both guilt and innocence fascinate me, I’m not so sure that there is such a thing as…

Will Donald Trump destroy America’s global role?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

On foreign policy, Donald Trump will either win big or destroy decades of American doctrine

Happiness is being a Mormon

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Here we go again, my 40th Christmas column in a row, and it seems only two weeks ago that I…

Britain must end its support for the barbaric Saudi bombing of Yemen

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Most nights Saudi bombers fly low over the Yemeni capital of Sanaa dealing out random destruction. High up in the…

Portrait of the week

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, decided to allow ministers to campaign for either side in the referendum on membership…

Why we have to stand by foul, brutal Saudi Arabia

9 January 2016 9:00 am

The Saudis have got the new year off to a busy start, haven’t they? The authorities executed 47 people, including…

2016 will be a vintage year for tech billionaires and jihadis

2 January 2016 9:00 am

This is going to be one hell of a year, hell being the operative word. It will be the year…