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Turkey will “detail” the murder of Khashoggi on Tuesday, Erdogan says

  • 22 October 2018 - 12:18
Turkey will “detail” the murder of Khashoggi on Tuesday, Erdogan says

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that he would use a speech to his country's parliament on Tuesday to reveal all the "details" in the killing of the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia has admitted that Khashoggi was...

Trump joins EU, UN in “not buying” Saudi account of Khashoggi’s murder

  • 21 October 2018 - 12:58
Trump joins EU, UN in “not buying” Saudi account of Khashoggi’s murder

US President Donald Trump says he is "not satisfied" with Saudi Arabia's account of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. On Friday, Saudi Arabia for the first time admitted that Mr Khashoggi was dead, saying he was killed in a "fist fight" in its Istanbul consulate. But that explanation has...

Saudi sidekick of Bin Salman suspect of assassination of Khashoggi

  • 18 October 2018 - 18:03
Saudi sidekick of Bin Salman suspect of assassination of Khashoggi

Saudi intelligence officer and former diplomat Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb played a "pivotal role" in the apparent assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a source familiar with the Turkish investigation has told CNN.   The source said that Mutreb was fully aware of "the...

CNN: Saudi Arabia preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed in Istanbul consulate by mistake

  • 15 October 2018 - 23:21
CNN: Saudi Arabia preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed in Istanbul consulate by mistake

The Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sources speaking to CNN.   One source says the report...

Jamal Khashoggi: Dead or abducted in Istanbul

  • 7 October 2018 - 13:33
Jamal Khashoggi: Dead or abducted in Istanbul

Fears are growing over missing Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi, after Turkish officials said they believe he has been murdered. Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi national, went missing after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday. A Turkish official told the BBC that initial...

Death toll of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami hit over 800

  • 30 September 2018 - 12:55
Death toll of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami hit over 800

The death toll more than doubled to over 800 in Indonesia Sunday, two days after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the island of Sulawesi and triggered a tsunami that hit the coast soon after. Rescue officials are worried that the extent of the disaster could climb far past the...

Over 25 people killed in gunmen attack in Iran’s Ahvaz province

  • 22 September 2018 - 21:25
Over 25 people killed in gunmen attack in Iran’s Ahvaz province

Gunmen opened fire on an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the southwest city of Ahvaz, killing at least 25 people and wounding 53 others, local media reported. Four gunmen began shooting at people from behind the viewing stand, according to ISNA, the semi-official Iranian Students...

Saudi-led air attacks on Yemen’s Saada kill over 29 children on a bus

  • 9 August 2018 - 20:15
Saudi-led air attacks on Yemen’s Saada kill over 29 children on a bus

Over 29 children have been killed and 30 wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. The children were travelling on a bus that was hit at a market in Dahyan, in the northern province of Saada, BBC reported. The health ministry run by...

Saudi Arabia freezes trade with Canada after expelling its ambassador

  • 6 August 2018 - 20:27
Saudi Arabia freezes trade with Canada after expelling its ambassador

Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador, in a stern gesture of retaliation after Ottawa urged it to free arrested civil society activists. The sudden sharp response to criticism shows the limits of reforms by Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old...

US to revive sanctions against Iran

  • 6 August 2018 - 16:11
US to revive sanctions against Iran

The United States expects economic sanctions that it is re-imposing on Iran this week to further cripple the Iranian economy and will aggressively enforce the measures, senior U.S. administration officials said on Monday. The so-called snapback sanctions, due to come into force early on Tuesday,...