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 […]

US to merge Jerusalem consulate general with new embassy

Image copyright AFP Image caption The US opened its new embassy in Jerusalem in May The US is to merge its consulate general in Jerusalem, which deals with Palestinian affairs, with its new embassy, the secretary of state says. Mike Pompeo said the decision was made for efficiency reasons and did not signal a change […]

Israeli Supreme Court allows US ‘boycott’ student to stay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lara Alqasem arrived at Ben Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv two weeks ago Israel’s Supreme Court has overturned a ban on a US student from entering the country over her alleged support of an anti-Israel boycott campaign. Lara Alqasem travelled from Florida to Tel Aviv on a student visa […]

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Last column published

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish officers again searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday and Thursday The Washington Post has published missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s last column – a call for press freedom across the Arab world. The newspaper said it decided to go ahead after accepting Mr Khashoggi was not going […]

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 […]

Twitter’s ‘Russia-Iran’ troll tweet trove made public

Image copyright Getty Images/Twitter Image caption The data trove covers 3,800 Russia-linked accounts and 770 Iran-attributed accounts More than 10 million tweets posted by suspected state-backed Russian and Iranian “troll farms” have been shared online by Twitter. It has published more than 360GB of material to aid studies into how its platform has been used […]

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 […]