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Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered

Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered

Media captionHow Saudi critics keep going missing Saudi Arabia has blamed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on a “rogue operation”, giving a new account of an act that sparked a global outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News “the murder” had been a “tremendous mistake” and denied the powerful crown prince had ordered […]

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 […]

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: 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 disappearance: Last column published

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Last column published

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish officers again searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday and Thursday The Washington Post has published missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s last column – a call for press freedom across the Arab world. The newspaper said it decided to go ahead after accepting Mr Khashoggi was not going […]

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: US asks Turkey for recording evidence

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: US asks Turkey for recording evidence

Media captionPresident Trump said he wanted answers on the issue The US has asked Turkey for a recording said to provide strong evidence that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. “We have asked for it, if it exists,” President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House. Mr […]

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 […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Pompeo meets Erdogan over missing writer

Jamal Khashoggi: Pompeo meets Erdogan over missing writer

Image copyright AFP Image caption Saudi Arabia faces new claims the writer was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has held talks with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The meeting in Ankara comes amid fresh allegations in the Turkish media that […]

Yemen air strike: The school that’s lost 42 children

You may well remember – the pictures were hard to forget – the scene in Yemen in August when dozens of schoolchildren and adults were killed in an airstrike. The strike was carried out by a coalition – led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the US, the UK and France. They are supporting Yemen’s […]

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