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Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

Riyadh, Oct 20 : Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul, more than two weeks after his disappearance tipped the kingdom into one of its worst international crises. The kingdom also sacked deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and royal court media advisor Saud al-Qahtani, both top aides […]

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Dozens of casualties as explosions rock chaotic Afghan elections

Dozens of casualties as explosions rock chaotic Afghan elections

Kabul, Oct 20 :  Explosions rocked polling centres across Kabul on Saturday, causing dozens of casualties, as the long-delayed legislative election dissolved into chaos with many voting locations remaining closed due to technical glitches and lack of staff. At least three people were killed and more than 30 wounded, acting health ministry spokesman Mohibullah Zeer […]

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Afghanistan delays elections in Kandahar after Taliban attack

Afghanistan delays elections in Kandahar after Taliban attack

Kabul, Oct 19 : Afghanistan postponed legislative elections in Kandahar province on Friday, after a Taliban-claimed attack on a US-Afghan security meeting killed a powerful police chief and threatened stability across the south. Saturday’s parliamentary ballot would be delayed by one week, a spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani said in a statement, following an extraordinary meeting […]

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Massive tax scam cost Europe 55 bln euros: Report

Massive tax scam cost Europe 55 bln euros: Report

Frankfurt Am Main (Germany), Oct 18 : A gigantic years-long tax scam saw banks drain 55 billion euros (USD 63 billion) from national treasuries in Europe, a far larger sum than previously thought, media from across the continent reported Thursday. The so-called “cum-ex” deals relied on complex tax trickery that allowed owners of shares to claim […]

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Pompeo in Turkey as Saudi faces new claims over Khashoggi

Pompeo in Turkey as Saudi faces new claims over Khashoggi

Ankara, Oct 17 :US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday held talks with the Turkish leadership in Ankara over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Riyadh faced new claims he was killed inside its Istanbul consulate. Pro-government Turkish media published gruesome new allegations Khashoggi was killed by being gradually dismembered by a […]

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Pompeo holds crisis talks in Riyadh on missing journalist

Pompeo holds crisis talks in Riyadh on missing journalist

Riyadh, Oct 16:  US top diplomat Mike Pompeo held talks with Saudi King Salman on Tuesday seeking answers about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, amid US media reports the kingdom may be mulling an admission he died during a botched interrogation. “Rogue killers” could be to blame for the disappearance of Khashoggi, who has […]

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UN rights chief calls to lift Saudi ‘immunity’ over Khashoggi

UN rights chief calls to lift Saudi ‘immunity’ over Khashoggi

Geneva, Oct 16 :  The UN human rights chief called Tuesday for the lifting of the immunity of officials who might be involved in the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist at the kingdom’s consulate in Turkey. “In view of the seriousness of the situation surrounding the disappearance of Mr. (Jamal) Khashoggi, I believe the […]

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Murdered Salvadoran, Pope Paul VI raised to sainthood

Murdered Salvadoran, Pope Paul VI raised to sainthood

Vatican City, Oct 14 :  Pope Francis raised slain Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI to sainthood on Sunday in a ceremony at the Vatican attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims. “We declare and define Paul VI and Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdamez… to be saints and we enrol them among the saints, […]

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Israel’s Netanyahu threatens Hamas with ‘very strong blows’

Israel’s Netanyahu threatens Hamas with ‘very strong blows’

Jerusalem, Oct 14 :  Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to inflict “very strong blows” on Hamas after fresh violence along the border with the Gaza Strip controlled by the Islamist group. “Hamas has apparently not understood the message — if these attacks do not stop, they will be stopped in another way, […]

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Taliban confirm meeting with US peace envoy in Qatar

Taliban confirm meeting with US peace envoy in Qatar

Kabul, Oct 13 :  A Taliban delegation has met with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar to discuss ending the Afghan conflict, the militant group said Saturday, in the first official confirmation of talks between the two sides. The landmark meeting was held as Khalilzad seeks to coordinate efforts with regional countries, including Pakistan and […]

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