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Saudi Arabia sets target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060

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Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s top oil exporters, has announced it aims to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060 and more than double its annual target to reduce carbon emissions. Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

Conflict of emotions greets Newcastle’s first game under Saudi owners

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Op Sondag, Newcastle United fans will rise early, that excitable match-day knot occupying stomachs across Tyneside, en 50,000 will march on St James’ Park to witness the post-Mike Ashley era begin. But for many, die ...

Saudi Arabia accused of forcing Yemenis in the kingdom out of their jobs

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Saudi Arabia is imposing a collective dual punishment on the Yemeni people by driving them out of jobs in the kingdom while continuing to impose an oil and aid blockade on Yemen, it was claimed at the UN security coun...

David Squires on … Newcastle United’s Saudi takeover

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Our cartoonist on the controversial Tyneside takeover and the questions of morality and mental gymnastics that have followed it

My message to Newcastle’s Saudi owners: money alone can’t keep football alive

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I lived in Newcastle for a while in the late 1990s and absolutely loved my time there. Nights out in the Bigg Market and on the Quayside, dancing on the rotating dancefloor of the Tuxedo Princess, a boat-turned-nightc...

Dictators take a winning lead as Newcastle bend the knee to Saudi princes

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It has been a winning week for dictators. Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Xi Jinping and Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman all have cause to cheer after weaknesses, divisions and double standards among the western d...

The Saudi takeover of Newcastle United is a symptom of England’s political failures

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Sokker, no longer merely the national game, is England’s political theatre. The way in which the spasm of fan protest stopped the European Super League in its tracks in April, and which the prime minister erroneousl...

Newcastle’s Saudi takeover will cause faux morality of football to collapse

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Welcome, Mohammed bin Salman, to the billionaire boys club. No need to wipe your feet. Although maybe, on reflection, do wash your hands. Those damned spots, eh? In the meantime pull up a chair, deploy the comms team,...

Saudi Arabia takeover of Newcastle United will be decided in January

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The controversial Saudi Arabian-led takeover of Newcastle United is set to be approved if the club can prove the Gulf kingdom will not be a director of the club. That issue is due to be determined in early January whe...

PM condemned for joke about UK becoming ‘Saudi Arabia of penal policy’

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A joke by Boris Johnson that the UK could become “the Saudi Arabia of penal policy” under Priti Patel has been condemned as “disgusting” and a “new low” by opposition politicians. The prime minister made the remarks, ...

FBI document holds no evidence Saudi government was involved in 9/11

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The FBI has released a newly declassified 16-page document related to logistical support provided to two of the Saudi hijackers in the lead-up to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The document describes contacts the hijacke...

The prince, his valet and a Saudi billionaire: meritocracy in action

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One of my favourite modern curiosities is the “diversity and inclusion” page on the official website of the British royal family. “We are proud to champion diversity throughout the organisation,” this auto-satirical c...

Former minister urges police investigation into ‘honorary’ CBE for Saudi businessman

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Allegations that a wealthy Saudi businessman was offered help to secure an honour and British citizenship after donating to Prince Charles’s charities have been reported to the police and should be the subject of an i...

The Saudi tycoon at the centre of an honours controversy

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The son of one of Saudi Arabia’s richest men, Dr Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz, has hardly any information listed about him on his charity’s website, but has the honour of a wood, a fountain, a garden and a buildi...

Saudi forces intercept ballistic missiles and drones fired from Yemen

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Saudi Arabia has intercepted three ballistic missiles fired from neighbouring Yemen targeting the oil-rich Eastern province, as well as the cities of Najran and Jazan in the south, defence officials claimed. Shrapnel ...

Joe Biden tells FBI to release files on 9/11 investigation – and possible Saudi links

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Joe Biden has announced the wholesale review and declassification of files from the investigation into the 9/11 aanval, in response to intense pressure from Congress and victims’ families currently suing Saudi Arabia....

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