Saudi summit website attacked by hackers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is due to host the conference A website for a high profile Saudi Arabia summit was attacked by hackers. Pictures circulating on Twitter showed the Future Investment Initiative website with a mocked-up photo of the country’s ruler about to execute Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The […]

Nnamdi Kanu, Nigerian separatist leader, resurfaces in Israel

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Kanu said that Israel’s spy agency Mossad have been helping him Missing Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has resurfaced in Israel more than a year after soldiers stormed his home. “I’m in Israel,” Mr Kanu said on Sunday in a broadcast on his outlawed pirate radio station – Radio […]

Matthew Hedges: Release UAE ‘spy’ accused, academics demand

Image copyright Daniela Tejada Image caption Durham student Matthew Hedges has been held in solitary confinement for five months, according to his wife More than 100 academics from around the world have signed a petition demanding the release of a student charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates. Matthew Hedges, a PhD student at […]

Trump, Saudi Arabia and jobs in the US

It started as 40,000 jobs and ended up as a million. When President Trump talks about the contracts to provide military equipment to Saudi Arabia, the number keeps rising. We’ve asked the White House for clarification, but a statement released after the 2017 arms deal was signed talked of “potentially supporting tens of thousands of […]

Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered

Media captionHow Saudi critics keep going missing Saudi Arabia has blamed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on a “rogue operation”, giving a new account of an act that has sparked a global outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News “the murder” had been a “tremendous mistake” and denied the powerful crown prince had […]

Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia says journalist was murdered

Media captionHow Saudi critics keep going missing Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a “rogue operation” for a killing that has sparked an international outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News the act was a “tremendous mistake” and denied the influential crown prince ordered the killing. Saudi Arabia has been […]

Jamal Khashoggi death: Saudi Arabia say journalist was murdered

Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming rogue agents for a killing that has sparked an international outcry. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News the act was a “tremendous mistake” and denied the influential crown prince ordered the operation. […]

Jamal Khashoggi death: UK, France and Germany challenge Saudis

Media captionJamal Khashoggi: What we know about the journalist’s disappearance and death The UK, France and Germany have denounced writer Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, demanding urgent clarification from Saudi Arabia over his death. A joint statement said the explanation that Mr Khashoggi died after a “fist fight” in the consulate in Istanbul needed “to be backed […]

Jordan seeks to end Israel land lease

Image copyright AFP Image caption PM Netanyahu (L) said he wanted to renew the lease after King Abdullah said he would end it Jordan says it plans to end a lease of two areas of land to Israel that was agreed in annexes to the 1994 peace treaty between the two countries. The areas are […]

Migrant crisis: Libya opposes EU plan for centres, says minister

Image copyright EPA Image caption Many of those who risk the journey across the Mediterranean have to be rescued Libya’s foreign minister says his country opposes a European Union plan to set up assessment centres for migrants outside the EU. The plan was drawn up by EU leaders in June as Italy called for more […]

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