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Trump ‘not satisfied’ with Saudi explanations of Khashoggi death

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump said Monday he was “not satisfied” with Riyadh’s explanation of how journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor, died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Asked if he believed the Saudis were telling the truth about the circumstances surrounding the …

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Turkey vows to reveal ‘naked truth’ over Khashoggi death

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to reveal within days the “naked truth” over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it did not know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of …

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Saudi Arabia admits critic Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saudi Arabia admitted on Saturday that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul consulate, saying he died during a “brawl”, an explanation that President Donald Trump called credible but drew scepticism from top US lawmakers. Riyadh announced the arrest of 18 Saudis in …

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Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as the Riyadh stock market plunged on growing investor jitters. From tech tycoons to media giants, a host of Western companies …

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Soccer fan rents crane to see his team play

Soccer fan banned from stadium rents crane to see his team play Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A die-hard fan of Turkish soccer club Denizlispor recently made international headlines after renting a crane so he could watch his team play in a league game, after being banned from the stadium …

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Turkey says fears ‘new conflicts’ after Trump Iran decision

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | The Turkish presidency said Tuesday it feared US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal could open up “new conflicts”. “The unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear deal is a decision that will cause instability and new conflicts,” …

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Erdogan rejects main Turkey opposition’s TV debate challenge

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday rejected a challenge from the main opposition party’s presidential candidate to hold televised debates ahead of snap polls on June 24. Muharrem Ince, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate running against Erdogan, earlier on Monday urged the president …

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