The risks of a nuclear Saudi Arabia

A move into civilian power generation will have an enormous impact for the world’s energy markets


Subhash Chandra
Billionaire media mogul launches new channel dubbing Indian soaps and lifestyle programmes into Arabic to feed the Middle East’s appetite for subcontinental content

Obama meets Saudi king to mend relations

Monarch attempts to cement stability as president visits

A&O partners referred to legal watchdog

Solicitors in Dahdaleh case to undergo review by SRA

Saudi Arabia: A kingdom on guard

Alarmed by the rise of political Islam, the House of Saud is increasingly hardline at home and aggressive abroad

Russia can hit US where it hurts, on Iran

Moscow could sell Tehran missiles or undermine sanctions

Fresh controversy hits Qatar World Cup

UK newspaper claims $2m changed hands after Gulf state won bid

Dubai agrees refinancing deal

UAE extends maturity of $20bn in bonds and loans for five years

Saudi Arabia grants aid to Pakistan

Riyadh $1.5bn package boosts Islamabad’s foreign reserves

Rouhani seals gas deal with Oman

Iranian leader’s visit to ally is his first to an Arab neighbour

Arabtec in housing deal with Egypt’s military

UAE company to build 1m units

Emir of Qatar faces his first big test

Doha in a spat with Gulf neighbours over support for Islamists

Qatar stands firm over Brotherhood backing

Gulf states withdraw Qatar ambassadors

Frustration over maverick foreign policy prompts moves

The Saudis and Pakistan’s shift on Syria

Islamabad’s move to back the rebels will have serious consequences, writes Ahmed Rashid

Signs of Iran meddling in Bahrain grow

William Duff, financial supervisor, 1922-2014

Stickler Scot who invoked an emir’s powers to build Dubai

UAE focuses on putting Egypt economy on track

CPS focuses on improved asset recovery

Agency to send lawyers to countries with criminals hiding assets

BAE strikes Eurofighter deal with Saudis

Agreement on pricing 72 jets seen as coup for UK company

UAE financial hub sets to lure investors

Abu Dhabi appoints ex-Dubai regulator to oversee centre launch