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- Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi died in consulate, Trump says Saudi account credible
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:04:01 -0400
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate - Riyadh's first acknowledgement of his death after two weeks of denials that it was involved in his disappearance.
- Turkey will not have anything covered up in Khashoggi case, AK Party spokesman says
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:02:07 -0400
Turkey does not want anything covered up in the case of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, nor will it blame anyone in advance, the ruling AK Party's spokesman said on Saturday.
- Egypt commends 'decisive' and 'brave' actions by Saudi King over Khashoggi case
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:44:05 -0400
Egypt on Saturday praised what it called the "decisive" and "brave" actions taken by Saudi King Salman in the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
- Australia's government set to lose majority in landslide by-election defeat
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:42:18 -0400
The Australian government is poised to lose its one-seat majority in parliament with almost half the votes counted in a crucial by-election late on Saturday, threatening the ability of the center-right coalition to govern.
- Afghans vote amid chaos, corruption and Taliban threats
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:38:44 -0400
Afghans voted on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organization, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar.
- India to put former top climate change official on trial for sexual harassment
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:37:27 -0400
An Indian court has ordered the trial of sexual harassment charges against one of world's leading climate change experts, Rajendra K. Pachauri, his lawyer said on Saturday.
- Russia's foreign ministry says USA is fabricating pretext to use sanctions against Russia
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:09:11 -0400
The United States is fabricating a pretext to use sanctions against Russia once again, Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday, responding to Washington's charges against a Russian accused of conspiring to interfere in U.S. elections.
- Dutch PM Rutte calls for further investigation into Khashoggi's death
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:05:58 -0400
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Saturday that further investigations are needed after Saudi Arabia's acknowledgment that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died inside its Istanbul consulate.
- Indian officials exchange blame for train plowing into festival crowd
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:56:40 -0400
India's railway officials and local community leaders traded blame on Saturday over an accident in which a train ran over scores of people gathered on the railway tracks for a festival in the northern city of Amritsar.
- UAE voices support for Saudi king statement on journalist's death: WAM
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:50:43 -0400
The United Arab Emirates on Saturday backed Saudi Arabia's statement about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the official news agency WAM said.
- Macedonian vote opens way for historic deal, Greek PM says
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:43:38 -0400
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday the approval by Macedonia's parliament of a proposal to change the country's name paves the way for an historic deal between the two countries.
- Saudi senior scholars praise king's decisions on Khashoggi death
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:30:55 -0400
Saudi Arabia's highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, on Saturday said the king's decisions on the death of Jamal Khashoggi "achieve justice and equality in accordance with Islamic law", according to a statement on state news agency SPA.
- Migrants camp on bridge between Guatemala and Mexico as U.S. pressure mounts
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:23:15 -0400
Hundreds of Central American migrants bedded down overnight on a bridge separating Guatemala and Mexico, many squeezed against a metal border gate, as efforts to halt a trek north by a caravan of thousands of people gathered pace under U.S. pressure.
- Trump a reluctant critic of Saudi Arabia despite pressure to act
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:18:00 -0400
Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, U.S. President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying "hopefully that will sort itself out".
- Australia withdraws from Saudi investment summit over Khashoggi death
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:12:17 -0400
Australia has pulled out of an investment summit in Saudi Arabia in protest at the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Australian government minister said on Saturday.
- Thousands rally in Taiwan, call for referendum on independence from China
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:05:30 -0400
Several thousand pro-independence demonstrators rallied in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to protest against Beijing's "bullying" and called for a referendum on whether the self-ruled island should formally declare independence from China.
- Six Sweida hostages freed from Islamic State: Syrian state media, Observatory
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:04:06 -0400
Six hostages were freed on Saturday from Islamic State, which has held several women and children captive since it attacked Syria's Sweida city three months ago, state media and a monitor said.
- U.S., China, others tentatively agree to multilateral air encounter code
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:02:16 -0400
Several countries including the United States and China agreed "in principle" on Saturday to multilateral guidelines to manage unexpected encounters between their military aircraft, joining 10 Southeast Asian nations already in the pact.
- Slovakia threatens to freeze relations with Vietnam over kidnapping case
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:01:24 -0400
Slovakia has threatened to freeze relations with Vietnam over the case of a Vietnamese businessman who Germany says was kidnapped by Vietnamese agents and smuggled back home through Slovakia, the Slovak foreign ministry said on Saturday.
- Afghanistan extends election to Sunday due to chaos at polling stations
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 04:28:33 -0400
Voting in Afghanistan's parliamentary election will be extended to Sunday in some constituencies after technical and organizational problems stopped voters casting their ballot in some polling centers on Saturday, government officials said.