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Trump says Khashoggi likely dead, warns of 'severe' response

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Trump says Khashoggi likely dead, warns of 'severe' response

US President Donald Trump says it "certainly looks" like missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, adding that consequences will have to be "very severe" if Saudis are responsible.

Date of publication: 18 October, 2018

Gaza is imploding, UN envoy warns

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Gaza is imploding, UN envoy warns

UN envoy for the Middle East warned on Thursday that the Palestinian enclave is imploding amid economic struggles and rising tensions with Israel.

Israel ramps up armoured forces on Gaza border

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Israel ramps up armoured forces on Gaza border

Israeli has reportedly deployed the largest number of armoured forces on the Gaza border since the 2014 war.

EU, Arab leaders to hold first summit in Egypt

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EU, Arab leaders to hold first summit in Egypt

European Union and Arab leaders will meet in Egypt in late February for their ...

US to appoint Qatar ambassador amid Gulf row

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US to appoint Qatar ambassador amid Gulf row

The White House announced that US President Donald Trump intends to nominate Mary Phee as ambassador to Qatar.

Flash floods strike Tunisia, leaving at least five dead

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Flash floods strike Tunisia, leaving at least five dead

Recent floods come just one month after separate storms left several dead in the North African country.

US treasury head withdraws from Saudi investment conference

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US treasury head withdraws from Saudi investment conference

The US appears to have pulled their support for an investment conference in Saudi Arabia later this month, following a boycott from leading businesses and governments.

US gives Riyadh 'few more days' for Khashoggi answers

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US gives Riyadh 'few more days' for Khashoggi answers

Saudi Arabia has been given a deadline extension to provide a suitable explanation for the fate of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

UN: Russia says Syria withdrew controversial property law

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UN: Russia says Syria withdrew controversial property law

A controversial property law that was dispossess millions of Syrians of their homes has been annulled according to Russia.

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Israel Supreme Court overturns entry ban on US student

Israel's Supreme Court has ruled that an American student will be allowed to enter the country, despite her past support for the BDS movement.

US merges Palestinian consulate with Jerusalem-based Israeli embassy

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US merges Palestinian consulate with Jerusalem-based Israeli embassy

The US could become the only major power without a specific representative office to the Palestinians following an announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday.

Taliban claims deadly attack on Kandahar security meeting

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Taliban claims deadly attack on Kandahar security meeting

A US general has escaped an assassination attempt that took the lives of three top Afghan officials.

Madeleine Miller

The fight for human rights in Saudi Arabia

The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should not be viewed in isolation. There are suspected to be thousands of Saudi prisoners of conscience, writes Madeleine Miller.

UK minister pulls out of Saudi trade conference

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UK minister pulls out of Saudi trade conference

Britain's Department for International Trade has said the 'time is not right' ...

Sisi and Putin sign strategic partnership agreement

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Sisi and Putin sign strategic partnership agreement

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has hailed talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as marking a 'new chapter' in bilateral relations between Cairo and Moscow.

Dutch finance minister joins Saudi conference boycott

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Dutch finance minister joins Saudi conference boycott

The Netherlands finance minister became the latest big name to announce they will not attend an investment conference in Riyadh.

Women attend Tehran football match in historic rights win

Uri Levy

Women attend Tehran football match in historic rights win

Iranian women were allowed to watch a football match on Tuesday for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Turkish police search Saudi consulate again in Khashoggi case

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Turkish police search Saudi consulate again in Khashoggi case

A team of Turkish investigators searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for a second time after investigating the consul's residence.

UK House of Lords to host 'pro-Assad' Syria conference

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UK House of Lords to host 'pro-Assad' Syria conference

EuroCSE will hold a conference at the UK House of Lords, which includes talks that activists say has a strong pro-regime bias.

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Aoun says Lebanon government to be formed 'soon'

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has indicated that more than five months of political wrangling may soon come to an end with the formation of a new government.

Saudi-backed art festival in NYC blackballed over Khashoggi

James Reinl

Saudi-backed art festival in NYC blackballed over Khashoggi

American cultural and education bodies are distancing themselves from Riyadh amid global anger over the disappearance and alleged brutal murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, reports James Reinl.

Why MbS might have wanted Khashoggi dead

Said al-Arabi

Why MbS might have wanted Khashoggi dead

An insider reveals the full story of how and why the decision to capture Jamal Khashoggi alive or dead was most likely taken by Mohammed bin Salman.

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Water pollution in Iraq threatens Mandaean religious rites

Iraq's soaring water pollution is threatening the religious rites of its tight-knit Mandaean community.

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Elite US mercs were hired by ex-Palestinian strongman Mohammed Dahlan to assassinate Yemeni politicians deemed 'terrorists' by the UAE.

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Photography legend Ara Guler, famed for iconic images of Istanbul, died in the Turkish capital on Wednesday.

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