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IMF chief Lagarde cancels attendance at Saudi conference

17 October, 2018

IMF head Christine Lagarde has postponed a planned trip to the Middle East, which included her attendance at a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia.

Pompeo arrives in Turkey for Khashoggi talks

17 October, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Ankara, following the fall-out over the suspected murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Washington lobbyists drop Saudi Arabia amid Khashoggi affair

16 October, 2018

Top lobbying firms in Washington are dropping Saudi Arabia as a client following the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Israel 'backs' Saudi Arabia in controversy over Khashoggi disappearance

16 October, 2018

An Israeli official has broken the Jewish state's silence on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying Tel Aviv believes Saudi denials of involvement in the controversy.

Saudi military coroner 'dismembered Khashoggi in front of consul'

16 October, 2018

A Saudi military forensic official cut up journalist Jamal Khashoggi in minutes after he entered the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, Turkish sources have revealed.

Turkish official confirms Khashoggi was dismembered after being killed

16 October, 2018

The claim was made after Turkish officials searched the Saudi consulate for nine hours on Monday night.

US senator says Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's murder

16 October, 2018

Lindsey Graham, a leading Republican close to President Trump, said Mohammad bin Salman has tainted his country over the suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi ambassador to Washington 'will not return to US'

16 October, 2018

The Saudi ambassador to Washington, Prince Khalid bin Salman, will not be returning his post, reports said on Tuesday.

Yemen: 18m could suffer 'worst famine for 100 years'

16 October, 2018

Half of Yemenis could be affected by the world's worst famine in a century as economic crisis prices out people from buying food and civilian infrastructure is targeted by airstrikes.

Egypt MP pushes for cannabis decriminalisation, faces backlash

16 October, 2018

Cairo's deputy governor will propose a law to give drug users addiction treatment rather than sending them to prison, receiving a mixed response from fellow lawmakers.

More banking executives boycott Saudi investment conference

16 October, 2018

Chief executives of HSBC, Standard Chartered and Credit Suisse pull out of Saudi Arabia's business conference amid widespread concern over Khashoggi's fate.

Hamas: Israel must quit 'empty threats' and lift blockade

16 October, 2018

Israel must focus on ending the crippling siege on Gaza instead of issuing empty threats of war, the Palestinian Hamas movement said.

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