Saudi Arabia

Portrait of the week: Bercow steps down, Hoyle steps up and an election begins

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Home Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Labour MP for Chorley and deputy Speaker since 2010, was elected Speaker by the Commons.…

Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination was one of the century’s blackest farces

26 October 2019 9:00 am

The story of Jamal Khashoggi’s death is well known. A prominent Saudi journalist, he walked into his nation’s consulate in…

Portrait of the week: A Supreme Court ruling, Labour’s messy conference and Donald Trump’s ‘impeachment’

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Home Eleven justices of the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that in advising the Queen to prorogue parliament ‘the Prime Minister’s…

The alliance between America and Saudi Arabia is over

28 September 2019 9:00 am

America’s alliance with Saudi is over

An oil price spike doesn’t mean a recession is on the way

21 September 2019 9:00 am

An oil price surge from $60 to $72 per barrel, as happened after the drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq…

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Why I prefer cows to humans

21 September 2019 9:00 am

Gstaad   The cows are coming down, the cows are coming down, and I’m off to the Bagel. My Swiss…

How America’s Iran policy is shaped in Riyadh and Jerusalem

27 July 2019 9:00 am

The truth about America’s Iran policy

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House, March

Why I have fallen out of love with Donald Trump

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Here we are, 41 years down the road, and I’m once again writing for The Spectator’s Christmas issue. This is…

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

The beauty of Islam

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