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Saudi preliminary investigations show death of missing journalist

Preliminary investigations by the Saudi Public Prosecution showed missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi died after a fight at the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/20 14:32:33

Iraqi president says elimination of corruption priority of new gov't

Iraqi President Barham Salih on Friday confirmed that eliminating corruption, improving services and addressing unemployment will be priority for the new government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/20 14:27:48

UN condemns insecurity in southern Libya

UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Friday condemned the insecurity in southern Libya.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/20 14:20:48

Turkey to host four-way Syria summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host a summit on the Syria conflict with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France on October 27 in Istanbul, his spokesman said Friday, the first such gathering with key EU leaders.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/20 0:58:39

Turkey to host four-way Syria summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host a summit on the Syria conflict with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France on October 27 in Istanbul, his spokesman said Friday, the first such gathering with key EU leaders.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/20 0:28:17

Kremlin confirms Putin's participation in quadrilateral summit on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a summit on Syria with leaders of Turkey, Germany and France, the Kremlin said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/19 22:17:34

Turkey denies sharing "any kind of audio recording" on Khashoggi with U.S.

Turkish foreign minister on Friday said they have not shared any audio recording of Khashoggi case with anyone, amid reports that Ankara had given a recording related to the missing Saudi journalist to the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/19 22:16:21

UN envoy urges de-escalation in "imploding" Gaza

The United Nations' Middle East peace coordinator on Thursday warned Gaza is "imploding" with its economic, humanitarian, security and political indicators continuing to deteriorate.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/19 9:54:50

Turkey searches Saudi consulate again

Turkey searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for a second time overnight as part of a probe into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, while the French and Dutch finance ministers pulled out of a Riyadh investment summit.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/18 22:23:43

China calls for cutting off funds, weapons supply to terrorists in Syria

Chinese envoy to the United Nations Ma Zhaoxu on Wednesday called on the international community to join efforts in cutting off the supply chain of funds and weapons to terrorists in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 13:51:36

Security Council EU members call for political engagement in Syria

European Union members on the UN Security Council on Wednesday asked the political actors in Syria, particularly the government, to engage in the early convening of a constitutional committee.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 13:48:23

Iran's top leader says not to rely on West for scientific progress

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that relying on the western states will not contribute to the country's scientific growth, state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 13:41:47

Turkey enters residence of Saudi consul general in Istanbul over missing Saudi journalist

A Turkish team on Wednesday entered the residence of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul to seek further evidence over the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 13:37:17

Trump says U.S. asked Turkey for audio, video materials on missing journalist

U.S. President Donald Trump said here on Wednesday that his nation has requested audio and video materials from Turkey that are related to the alleged death of a missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 9:40:55

Turkey, U.S. top diplomats meet over missing Saudi journalist, Syria's Manbij

Turkish and U.S. top diplomats met over the issues of the missing Saudi journalist and Syria's Manbij, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 8:41:52

US won't blame Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday refused to blame US ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as Riyadh faced new claims that he was killed and tortured inside its Istanbul consulate.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/17 22:43:40

Iran says US sanctions on paramilitary 'vindictiveness'

Iran called new US sanctions against its paramilitary Basij group an act of "blind vindictiveness" on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/17 22:33:40

Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza airstrikes

A rocket fired by Palestinian militants hit a house in the largest city in southern Israel on Wednesday, Israel's military said, prompting Israeli airstrikes that medics said killed at least one person in the Gaza Strip.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/17 21:03:40