A military base deep inside Saudi Arabia appears to be testing and possibly manufacturing ballistic missiles, experts and satellite images suggest, evidence of the type of weapons programme it has long criticised its arch-rival Iran for possessing.
A visitor from Mars looking at reports of the murder during a one-against-15 fistfight of a journalist in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate could be forgiven for perceiving Turkey’s president, Recep Erdogan, as a champion of human rights and press freedom prepared to leave no stone unturned in exposing the killing of a writer by a totalitarian state.
It’s quite a state of affairs when Real Madrid wield the sword of righteous justice in any particular contest. This is, after all, the club of General Franco’s favour, shady training ground construction deals, and gaudy Galactico excess, writes
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have long lured foreign workers with the promise of a tax-free lifestyle, plan to impose a 5% tax next year on most goods and services to boost revenue after oil prices collapsed three years ago.