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Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered

Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered

Media captionHow Saudi critics keep going missing Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a “rogue operation” for a killing that has sparked an international outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News the act was a “tremendous mistake” and denied the influential crown prince ordered the killing. Saudi Arabia has been […]

Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudis’ explanation challenged

Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudis’ explanation challenged

Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death Saudi Arabia is facing growing demands for more answers over the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi. The UK’s Brexit minister was the latest to call the explanation Mr Khashoggi had died after a “fist fight” in the consulate in Istanbul “not credible”. US […]

Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease

Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease

Image copyright AFP Image caption PM Netanyahu (L) said he wanted to renew the lease after King Abdullah said he would end it Jordan says it plans to end a lease of two areas of land to Israel that was agreed in annexes to the 1994 peace treaty between the two countries. The areas are […]

Jamal Khashoggi case: Journalist ‘died after fight’ – Saudi TV

Jamal Khashoggi case: Journalist ‘died after fight’ – Saudi TV

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the country’s state TV reported quoting an initial probe. It said deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, senior aide to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, were dismissed over the affair. The news bulletin said 18 Saudi nationals have now been […]

Jamal Khashoggi case: Mnuchin and Fox quit Saudi summit

Jamal Khashoggi case: Mnuchin and Fox quit Saudi summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have searched the Saudi consul’s residence as well as the consulate US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have pulled out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia. Their moves come amid allegations the country was behind the killing of Saudi journalist […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish police search Saudi consul’s residence

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish police search Saudi consul’s residence

Image copyright EPA Image caption The investigation team included prosecutors and forensics experts in white overalls Turkish investigators have entered the residence of the Saudi consul in Istanbul to gather more evidence about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish officials suspect the Saudi journalist was killed during a visit to the nearby consulate on 2 […]

Syria war: UN envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down

Syria war: UN envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Staffan de Mistura has been the UN special envoy to Syria since July 2014 The UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has said he will step down from his post at the end of November after more than four years in the job. The 71-year-old Italian-Swedish diplomat told […]

Twitter’s ‘Russia-Iran’ troll tweet trove made public

Twitter’s ‘Russia-Iran’ troll tweet trove made public

Image copyright Getty Images/Twitter Image caption The data trove covers 3,800 Russia-linked accounts and 770 Iran-attributed accounts More than 10 million tweets posted by suspected state-backed Russian and Iranian “troll farms” have been shared online by Twitter. It has published more than 360GB of material to aid studies into how its platform has been used […]

Morocco train crash: Rabat derailment ‘kills four’

Morocco train crash: Rabat derailment ‘kills four’

At least four people died and dozens more were injured when a train derailed near Morocco’s capital Rabat, reports say. Reuters news agency quotes an official who says up to eight people may have died, with 80 more injured. The incident occurred in Bouknadel, on the Atlantic coast between the capital and the city of […]

Jamal Khashoggi case: Saudis defy ‘threats’ over missing writer

Jamal Khashoggi case: Saudis defy ‘threats’ over missing writer

Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance Saudi Arabia rejects political and economic “threats” over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a source quoted by state news agency SPA says. The country would respond to any punitive action “with a bigger one”, the unnamed senior source said. Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi […]

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