AJ Impact

Banks begin rating Aramco stock and most aren't too keen on it

Two banks recommend buying Armaco stock, but seven have hold ratings and four say sell.

Banks begin rating Aramco stock and most aren't too keen on it

US & Canada

US expels 21 Saudi cadets after Florida naval base attack probe

US says 21 didn't have prior knowledge of shooting, but did have contact with child pornography or anti-American content

US expels 21 Saudi cadets after Florida naval base attack probe

Death penalty

Saudi Arabia executed 184 people in 2019: Rights group

Human rights group Reprieve calls the kingdom a 'pariah state' and questions why it is hosting this year's G20 summit.

Saudi Arabia executed 184 people in 2019: Rights group

AJ Impact

Banks are pressing Aramco for bigger payout over IPO, say sources

Aramco decision not to market the deal internationally means most involved banks will reportedly earn below $5m each.

Banks are pressing Aramco for bigger payout over IPO, say sources

Japan

Japan's Abe warns conflict with Iran affects entire world

Japan is longtime ally of the United States, but has long-standing relations and interests with Iran.

Japan's Abe warns conflict with Iran affects entire world

Asia Pacific

Asian workers caught in a bind as Middle East tensions soar

Filipinos in Iraq question Duterte's evacuation plan while Indonesians in Mecca say they have not heard from Jakarta.

Asian workers caught in a bind as Middle East tensions soar

Middle East

UN monitors say Houthis not behind Saudi Aramco attacks: Report

Houthi-claimed attacks on two major Saudi oil facilities in September caused a spike in global oil prices.

UN monitors say Houthis not behind Saudi Aramco attacks: Report

Saudi Arabia

Saudi court sentences Yemeni to death for attack on theatre group

Saudi state media reported an accomplice was also jailed over November 11 attack that left four performers wounded.

Saudi court sentences Yemeni to death for attack on theatre group

Human Rights

'This is the moment': Calls for action after Khashoggi verdict

Experts say Saudi prosecution of Jamal Khashoggi's killers violated human rights, call for international investigation.

'This is the moment': Calls for action after Khashoggi verdict

Yemen

UN condemns third attack on Yemen market in a month

Saudi Arabia to launch investigation after admitting to carrying out an attack in Saada on Tuesday.

UN condemns third attack on Yemen market in a month

Jamal Khashoggi

'Antithesis of justice': Khashoggi verdict roundly condemned

Global condemnation as Saudi exonerates crown prince's aides over journalist's murder, but US welcomes 'important step'.

'Antithesis of justice': Khashoggi verdict roundly condemned

Opinion

Vision 2030 and poverty in Saudi Arabia

MBS's Vision 2030 will not alleviate poverty among Saudis and its austerity plan could lead to upheaval.

Hana Al-Khamri

by Hana Al-Khamri

Hana Al-Khamri

Jamal Khashoggi

Five sentenced to death over Khashoggi's murder

Former high-profile Saudi royal adviser al-Qahtani investigated but not charged and released.

Five sentenced to death over Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia cuts loose with Instagram models and a rave

Influencers' promotion of Riyadh music festival called out on social media as whitewash of Saudi Arabia's image.

Saudi Arabia cuts loose with Instagram models and a rave

Twitter

Twitter removes 5,929 Saudi accounts it deems to be state-backed

Social media giant says the tweets were amplifying pro-Saudi messages as well as discussions about sanctions on Iran.

Twitter removes 5,929 Saudi accounts it deems to be state-backed