FIFA is embroiled in back-to-back controversies around the World Cup
Under The Radar The controversial selection of the 2030 hosts puts Saudia Arabia in a prime position for 2034
Saudi Arabia's 2034 World Cup: glitz, glamour and 'grimly inevitable'
Talking Point Critics claim country is guilty of sportswashing as it stands unopposed to host tournament
By Julia O'Driscoll, The Week UK PublishedTalking Point
A deal that could change the face of Middle East politics
Under the radar Saudi Arabia has signalled it may be ready to normalise ties with Israel as part of a US-brokered deal
By The Week Staff PublishedUnder the radar
Why is the UK pushing Germany on fighter jets for Saudi Arabia?
Today's big question Berlin has opposed the sale of weapons to Riyadh on humanitarian grounds
By Arion McNicoll, The Week UK PublishedToday's big question
The pros and cons of the death penalty
Despite global trend towards abolition of capital punishment, public opinion remains divided
By Harriet Marsden Published
Hundreds of Ethiopian migrants ‘killed by Saudi border guards’, says human rights group
Speed Read Human Rights Watch believes if killings were ordered by government it would constitute a crime against humanity
By The Week Staff PublishedSpeed Read
What price should the US pay for an Israel-Saudi Arabia peace pact?
Today's Big Question Both countries seek security guarantees from the Biden administration
By Joel Mathis PublishedToday's Big Question
Why is Saudi Arabia so keen on hosting a Ukrainian peace summit?
Today's Big Question The kingdom is looking beyond Ukraine and Russia, hoping to flex some international muscle of its own
By Rafi Schwartz PublishedToday's Big Question
Saudi Arabia's big sports bet
Speed Read The recent PGA-LIV Golf merger is just the tip of this oil-funded iceberg
By Brigid Kennedy PublishedSpeed Read
Football, F1, golf, boxing: are the Saudis taking over?
Talking Point Huge salaries are drawing players to Saudi as kingdom seeks ‘reputational gains’
By The Week Staff PublishedTalking Point
The PGA gets a Saudi makeover
feature Fans and players are reeling after the league announced a surprise merger with its Saudi-backed rival
By The Week Staff Publishedfeature
Why the PGA Tour is merging with LIV Golf
The Explainer The groups are controversially coming together after a rocky relationship
By Justin Klawans PublishedThe Explainer
PGA Tour-LIV shock merger: winners and losers from golf’s unification
Talking Point Men’s golf tours declare peace after their civil war – but turmoil still lies ahead
By Mike Starling PublishedTalking Point
Has Saudi Arabia lost control of oil prices?
Today's Big Question Kingdom goes it alone to cut production, risking tension with US and reigniting cooling inflation in Europe
By The Week Staff PublishedToday's Big Question
Why is Saudi Arabia going it alone on costly oil cuts?
Today's Big Question The unilateral production cuts could hurt its finances while raising gas prices for drivers and OPEC
By Peter Weber PublishedToday's Big Question