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Blood taps fully open in Riyadh while Boris begs for oil & ‘2022’, sequel Orwell never wanted

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

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The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In this week’s featured cartoon, Morten Morland alludes to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s visit to Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to persuade the Gulf states to increase the production of oil and bring down prices, amid a global supply crunch caused by sanctions imposed on Russian energy. Johnson was criticised for his visit, which came just days after Saudi Arabia executed 81 men in its biggest mass execution in decades.

Peter Brookes | The Times
Peter Brookes | The Times | Twitter/@BrookesTimes

Peter Brookes also comments on Johnson’s trip. While ministers said he had raised human rights issues, Saudi Arabia revealed it had executed three more individuals while the British prime minister was in the country.

Bob Moran | The Democracy Fund | Twitter/@bobscartoons
Bob Moran | The Democracy Fund | Twitter/@bobscartoonsBob

Bob Moran has a take on how George Orwell, author of the novel Nineteen Eighty-four, set in a dystopian future, would react to 2022.

Adam Zyglis | The Buffalo News | Twitter/@adamzyglis
Adam Zyglis | The Buffalo News | Twitter/@adamzyglis

Adam Zyglis comments on a leaked Kremlin war memo that instructed Russian state media to feature more Tucker Carlson as the Fox News host is critical of the US’s actions in the war in Ukraine, and has echoed Moscow’s version of events.

Kevin Siers | Charlotte Observer | Twitter/@KevinSiers
Kevin Siers | Charlotte Observer | Twitter/@KevinSiers

As Russia’s attack on Ukraine grinds on amid mounting casualties and destruction, and despite ongoing talks, Kevin Siers depicts Russian President Vladimir Putin, who appeared at a huge pro-war rally in Moscow Friday, and compares him to Adolf Hitler.

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