Golf's biggest players have tried to justify their collaboration with Saudi Arabia's new breakaway league as healthy competition and fresh starts, but their greed only helps Riyadh sportswash its dismal human rights record, writes Anthony Harwood.
As Russian oligarchs scramble to store their wealth amidst rising international sanctions, all eyes are on the most likely candidates: Israel, UAE and South Korea. So far, they have failed the call of the Ukrainian people, writes Anthony Harwood.
While the money may be alluring, professional athletes must resist Riyadh's efforts to use sports events to sanitise an atrocious human rights record, as golf becomes the latest arena of Saudi sportswashing, writes Anthony Harwood.
As the Yemeni conflict reaches a critical stage, Houthi missiles shot towards the UAE are likely to continue. Only time will tell how much of the UAE's business-friendly, tourism-focused nature will be impacted, writes Anthony Harwood.
Newcastle United's players are off to Saudi Arabia for a warm-weather winter luxury training as part of the desert kingdom's "sportwashing" efforts, but the club's losses suggest its plan is struggling to get off the ground, writes Anthony Harwood.
The case of a Jordanian taxi driver, arrested seven years ago for alleged drug smuggling despite questionable evidence, illustrates how the Saudi Arabia has one law for its princes and another for the rest, writes Anthony Harwood.
Aside from his brutal history of using torture, Interpol's new president Major General Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi will ensure Interpol becomes a tool for authoritarian rulers and legitimise the abuse of 'red notices', writes Anthony Harwood.