Country: Saudi Arabia

A woman in a headscarf holds up a large photo of Jamal Khashoggi with the words "Justice for Jamal" during a demonstration denouncing the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Paris, France, 25 October 2018 (image: imago/IP3press/A. Morissard)

Saudi Arabia and the Khashoggi murder

Still no justice

American President Joe Biden (left) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bump fists in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 15 July 2022 (image: Bandar Al Galoud/Reuters)

Saudi-Israeli relations

US-Saudi defence pact tied to Israel deal, Palestinian demands put aside

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ryan Gosling, left, and Margot Robbie in a scene from "Barbie" (image: Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Human rights and Islamism in the Gulf

This Barbie can't go to Kuwait

China rolls out red carpet for Assad (image: Huang Zongzhi/Xinhua/picture alliance)

Bashar al-Assad in China

Will Xi Jinping help to end Syria's isolation?

Iraqi prime minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani (image: AFP)

Connecting the Gulf with Turkey

Iraq's Transport Corridors – no place for Kurdistan?

Three men standing behind a table holding documents (image: picture alliance/dpa/Saudi Press Agency)

Iran-Saudi deal

The Islamic Republic's dilemma

A prepared dish of Good Meat's cultivated chicken is shown at the Eat Just office in Alameda, Calif., Wednesday, June 14, 2023. The Agriculture Department issued final approvals Wednesday, June 21 to California firms Upside Foods and Good Meat to sell the products, known as “lab grown” or “cultivated” meat (image: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Halal Food

Financial Times: How to make lab-grown meat halal

Demonstrators in Barcelona support those imprisoned in Morocco's Rif region for speaking out against the government (image: Paco Freire/ZUMA/picture alliance)

Transnational repression

Why a friendlier Middle East is more dangerous for activists

President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walk past the honor guards during  an official welcoming ceremony at Al Watan Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (image: TUR Presidency/Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AA/picture alliance)

Turkey's realpolitik in the Gulf

Dropping long-held convictions to seek deeper ties

People protest in Iraq over unpaid salaries (image: Feriq Ferec/AA/picture alliance)

Arab states in crisis

In search of a miracle cure

A man walks in the desert in Saudi Arabia, 23 October 2022 (photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Climate change in MENA

Is the Middle East prepared for extreme heatwaves?

Deputy Emir of Mecca Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz (centre) welcoming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (left) in Jeddah on the eve of the Arab League Summit, 18 May 2023 (photo: SPA/AFP)

Assad's rehabilitation

Enforce sanctions instead of normalising the Assad regime

Wall projection of Vision 2030 logo (image: Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images)

MbS and Vision 2030

Saudi Arabiaˈs great transformation