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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: US asks Turkey for recording evidence

Media captionPresident Trump speaking in the Oval Office 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 Khashoggi has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Syrian refugee who lives in a historic manor

Tamer fled Syria seven years ago because teenage boys in his region were being forced to join the government army. After several years he arrived in the UK and successfully applied for asylum. As he was struggling to find accommodation, the trustees of Southside House, a historic home in south-west London, offered him a roof […]

HSBC, Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered pull out of Saudi event

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption HSBC’s John Flint (left), Diane Greene of Google (centre) and Tidjane Thiam of Credit Suisse are among those to withdraw from next week’s event The chief executives of three big banks have become the latest bosses to pull out of a conference in Saudi Arabia. HSBC’s John Flint, Tidjane […]