Mohammad bin Salman

An aerial view of Kaaba at the Grand mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, August 12, 2019.

Saudi Arabia raises taxes at home while making big investments abroad

Saudi Arabia, one of the richest countries in the world, has announced a 15% value-added tax on all goods and services. It is also cutting down some benefits for state employees. Meanwhile, the kingdom has been on a shopping spree with its Public Investment Fund, dropping roughly $7.7 billion on stakes in Facebook, Boeing and Starbucks, among other companies.

A sign reading "Future Investment Initiative" is visible between the heads of two men

Saudi ‘Davos’ turnout underscores costs of Khashoggi murder

Protesters hold signs with images of Saudi journalists on them

International community has ‘failed’ in the aftermath of Khashoggi’s death

Hatice Cengiz

Khashoggi’s fiancée calls for justice: ‘Jamal did no wrong to his country’

A man holds a sign that says "we will not leave without Jamal Khashoggi"

Jamal Khashoggi’s last interview with The World

The Misk Foundation, founded and chaired by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, held a controversial event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.

Saudi ‘Youth Forum’ at New York public library canceled after activists’ outcry

The Misk Foundation, founded and chaired by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, held a controversial event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly this week.

Promoter Eddie Hearn announces Clash on the Dunes, a boxing rematch in Saudi Arabia between heavyweights Andy Ruiz, Jr and Anthony Joshua.

Are the Saudis using big sporting events to ‘sportswash’ their image?


Two boxers, $100 million and the murder of a journalist have become talking points around an upcoming heavyweight prize fight in Saudi Arabia.

People attend a symbolic funeral prayer for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

UN report sees credible evidence linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder

Conflict & Justice

Khashoggi’s death stirred widespread disgust and hurt the image of crown prince, previously admired in the West for pushing to end the kingdom’s oil dependence and easing social restrictions including by allowing women to drive.

The motorcade of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo enters the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

US ‘should’ve done more’ to prevent college student’s execution in Saudi Arabia

Foreign policy

Thirty-seven men were beheaded last week in Saudi Arabia. Most of them were from the country’s minority Shia community.

Kamal, a tour guide in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

This Saudi tour guide wants you to come to his hometown, Jeddah

A Troubled Kingdom

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud laid out in his Vision 2030, his blueprint for the next decade, a plan to transform Saudi Arabia into a popular tourist destination.