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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 […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Branson halts $1bn Saudi investment talks

Jamal Khashoggi: Branson halts $1bn Saudi investment talks

Image copyright Rob Kim Sir Richard Branson has halted talks over $1bn Saudi investment in Virgin space firms after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Sir Richard has also suspended directorships in two tourism projects. Mr Khashoggi, a noted critic of the Saudi government, disappeared when visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. […]

Egypt sentences 17 to death for Coptic Christian church attacks

Egypt sentences 17 to death for Coptic Christian church attacks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prayers take place for victims of an attack on an Egyptian Coptic church in 2017 Seventeen people have been sentenced to death by an Egyptian military court over their involvement in bomb attacks on Coptic Christian churches. A further 19 people were handed life jail terms over the attacks, […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey’s Erdogan urges Saudi Arabia to release images

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey’s Erdogan urges Saudi Arabia to release images

Media captionCCTV footage shows missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Saudi Arabia to release images proving that a missing reporter left its consulate in Istanbul. Mr Erdogan questioned whether it was “possible for there to be no camera systems” running at the building, […]

British PhD student detained in UAE

British PhD student detained in UAE

Image copyright Daniela Tejada Image caption Durham student Matthew Hedges is being held in “inhumane and degrading” conditions, says his wife A British student has been detained for the last five months in the United Arab Emirates “without explanation” after a research trip, his wife has said. Matthew Hedges, a PhD student at Durham University, […]

Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad: ‘It’s a huge responsibility’

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Jamal Khashoggi: Britain challenges Saudi Arabia

Jamal Khashoggi: Britain challenges Saudi Arabia

Image copyright TRT World Image caption This image appears to show Jamal Khashoggi entering the consulate last week The UK’s foreign secretary has told Saudi Arabia that Britain expects urgent answers over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Jeremy Hunt met the Saudi ambassador to London on Tuesday, warning that “friendships depend on shared […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey to search Saudi consulate

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey to search Saudi consulate

Image copyright EPA Image caption Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since entering the consulate Turkey says it will conduct a search of Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul over the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The country’s foreign ministry said Saudi Arabia was “open to co-operation” and a requested search of the building could now […]

Iraqis invited to apply online for ministerial posts

Iraqis invited to apply online for ministerial posts

Image copyright EPA Image caption Adel Abdul Mahdi has until 1 November to form a new government Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi has launched a website to allow Iraqis to apply for ministerial positions in his new cabinet. In a statement on his personal Facebook account, Mr Abdul Mahdi invited “those with expertise, specialisation […]

Libyan forces capture Egyptian jihadist Hisham Ashmawi

Libyan forces capture Egyptian jihadist Hisham Ashmawi

Image copyright Libya National Army Image caption Libya National Army shared a picture of Hisham Ashmawi on Facebook Security forces in Libya have captured one of Egypt’s most wanted jihadists during an operation in the eastern port city of Darnah. Hisham Ashmawi, a former army officer, is accused of being behind several deadly attacks in […]