The Guardian Weekly magazine is a round-up of the world news, opinion and long reads that have shaped the week. Inside, the past seven days' most memorable stories are reframed with striking photography and insightful companion pieces, all handpicked from The Guardian and The Observer.
Eyewitness Saudi Arabia
Brazil’s failed coup, a dark day for the Met and Lynch’s legacy
Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
Global report United Kingdom
Shaken to the core • The new government says it has reclaimed control after supporters of Jair Bolsonaro stormed the capital – but insiders say the danger is far from over
‘Democracy is at risk’ Lawmakers take stock
Pet shops and ice-cream How Bolsonaro splurged on the corporate credit card
Hands across the water Failed coup shows the poisonous symbiosis of Trump and Bolsonaro
‘Hellish’ battle for Soledar symbolises state of war
War games Politics – not battle strategy – is the driver for reshuffle
A united left Will Yolanda Díaz be first female PM?
Le Pen eyes 2027 win with image makeover • Far right leader seeks to hide National Rally’s racist image and reposition the party opposite Macron’s centrists
How one woman’s bravery exposed a serial police rapist • David Carrick’s campaign of terror went uninvestigated for many years and will further erode trust in London’s Metropolitan police
Country reels as deadly political clashes spiral
‘We need trees’ Urban vision fails to take root
Saffron farms squeezed by climate and competition
‘It was hell’ Grief and joy as Tigray reconnects to the world
Refugees bet lives on boat crossings despite deadly toll
How Abe’s murder and Moonies ties caused shockwaves • Unification church’s links to members of the LDP have damaged trust and raised questions about donations
‘We are ready’ Joy at return of Chinese travellers
Air apparent • With its dependence on short-haul flights, Australia is a test ground for battery-powered aviation. Can it take off?
In the Biden documents discovery, Trump is the winner
‘I’ve got hope‘ Biden offers immigration lifeline as US visas resume
‘A thief came into our family and took the heart out of it’ • Zara Aleena was murdered after a night out in east London by a man just released from prison. As much to blame, her friends and family say, is a society that still fails to take women’s safety seriously.
DEPTHS OF UNDERSTANDING • NEW REVELATIONS ABOUT THE MILLIONS OF SHIPWRECKS SCATTERED ACROSS THE OCEAN FLOOR – FROM THE TITANIC AND SHACKLETON’S ENDURANCE TO THE SLAVE SHIP CLOTILDA – ARE NOT ONLY REWRITING OUR HISTORY BUT COULD ALSO HOLD CLUES TO HUMANITY’S SURVIVAL
FACING UP TO HISTORY WRECK FIND ADDS HUMANITY TO LEGACY OF SLAVERY
Striking workers are telling the truth about British politics
I survived the horror of Guantánamo. Why is it still open 21 years later?
Cardinal George Pell chose his career over the safety of children
Democracy in Israel is under assault from a government of extremists
WRITE TO US
The dark side • As David Lynch turns 77 – for him, a number of significance – how did his esoteric visions become such a normalised part of screen culture?
Fast tracks What’s with the craze for sped-up songs? • High-octane remixes of original hits are popular on streaming platforms, but who’s driving the trend – and why – is less clear
‘Wishes are for extreme life events’ • The Egyptian graphic novelist Deena Mohamed on going viral with her first web comic, growing up reading Enid Blyton, and her hit Cairo-set novel – now translated into...