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 consulate building on 2 […]

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

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 […]

Christine Lagarde: IMF chief won’t attend Saudi event

Image copyright Getty Images IMF managing director Christine Lagarde will not attend an investment conference in Riyadh, as global concern over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist grows. A spokesperson said Ms Lagarde’s planned trip to the Middle East “is being deferred”. She becomes the latest high-profile name to pull out of the event dubbed […]

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 […]

Matthew Hedges: Durham student charged with UAE spying

Image copyright Daniela Tejada Image caption Durham student Matthew Hedges has been held in solitary confinement for five months, his wife says A British student has been charged with spying for the UK government in the United Arab Emirates. Matthew Hedges was accused of “spying for and on behalf of a foreign state”, the UAE […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey widens search for clues to disappearance

Image copyright EPA Image caption Cars were seen driving from the consulate to the consul’s residence on the day Mr Khashoggi disappeared Turkey is widening its search for clues to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to include the Saudi consul’s Istanbul residence. The consulate itself, where Mr Khashoggi was last seen on 2 […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Pressure grows on Saudis as US envoy meets king

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mike Pompeo has travelled to Riyadh to meet King Salman Pressure is growing on Saudi Arabia to explain the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met King Salman in Riyadh. Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. […]

Jamie Dimon: JP Morgan boss pulls out of Saudi conference

Image copyright Getty Images JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon will not attend an investment conference in Riyadh amid growing tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia. He is the latest high-profile figure to pull out of the event dubbed “Davos in the Desert” following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudis deny […]