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James Reinl


James Reinl is a journalist, editor and current affairs analyst. He has reported from more than 30 countries and won awards for covering wars in Sri Lanka, Congo and Somalia, Haiti's earthquake and human rights abuses in Iran.

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

05 June, 2020

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

07 May, 2020

Saudi Arabia is facing stern criticism ahead of a G20 meeting to tackle Covid-19, with the kingdom accused of aggravating jittery markets in an oil price war with Russia.

25 March, 2020

Abbas laid out his roadmap for peace with the Israelis, calling for the reinvigoration of a defunct Quartet with new members to broker a deal, now Washington cannot be trusted.

12 February, 2020

PLO Secretary-General, Saeb Erekat, is railing against the 'Deal of the Century peace plan', saying it is really a cover for Israel to grab parts of the West Bank.

11 February, 2020

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to address the UN Security Council on February 11, hoping to rally international support behind the Palestinian cause and against an American peace initiative.

05 February, 2020

Friday's killing spree has called in to question how the Trump administration has doubled down on a security-for-cash arrangement with a Gulf monarchy that shares few common values with America.

11 December, 2019

Between 2000 and 2017, Palestinian officials have lost out on some $48bn because of the occupation, the UN says, mostly cash that Israel was supposed to hand over to them.

04 December, 2019

Bader al-Asaker's laudable image takes a hit amid revelations that he had masterminded a Saudi government bid to place spies in Twitter offices to crackdown on dissent.

08 November, 2019

A year ago, Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, dismembered and disposed of in secret by a Saudi hit squad while the real criminals have not yet been brought to justice.

01 October, 2019