Saudi Arabia

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…

It is political correctness, not maniacal bigots, that will end civilisation

28 November 2015 9:00 am

What does one do, attend or refuse a party after a tragic event such as the recent Paris outrage? My…

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Why don’t the French bomb Belgium?

28 November 2015 9:00 am

I am always open to spiritual guidance from any quarter, all the more so if that guidance is of practical…

Four great demolition disasters

17 October 2015 8:00 am

Bang goes the plan The demolition of six tower blocks in Glasgow failed when the top half of two of…

Britain should not mistake its allies for friends

17 October 2015 8:00 am

It would be hard to dream up a more absurd piece of political satire than an agency of the British…

Let’s read the riot act to the kleptocrats who are buying us out

18 July 2015 9:00 am

I have signed an affidavit for a hearing in the High Court stating that Janan Harb was, to my knowledge,…

Why Saudi Arabia is kicking back against the USA

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Why America’s once-cautious ally suddenly looks so skittish

On Jim O’Neill, the new ‘Northern Powerhouse’ supremo

23 May 2015 9:00 am

A doff of my flat cap to Jim O’Neill, the former Goldman Sachs economist who has been made a peer,…

Portrait of the week

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The British economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, the slowest quarterly growth for…

Sweden’s feminist foreign minister has dared to tell the truth about Saudi Arabia. What happens now concerns us all

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Sweden’s feminist foreign minister has dared to tell the truth about Saudi Arabia. What happens now concerns us all

Portrait of the week

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Home Party leaders mercilessly launched 100 days of campaigning before the general election on 7 May. David Cameron, the Conservative…

A state of terror: Islamic State longs to be left alone to establish its blood-stained utopia

31 January 2015 9:00 am

The Sykes-Picot agreement will be 100 years old next year, but there will be no congratulatory telegrams winging their way…