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    Putin looks for reset with first visit to new Uzbek leader

    Putin looks for reset with first visit to new Uzbek leader


    Russian President Vladimir Putin starts his first state visit to Uzbekistan under new leadership on Thursday as the Kremlin attempts to recalibrate a once thorny relationship with billions of dollars in business...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin starts his first state visit to Uzbekistan under new leadership on Thursday as the Kremlin attempts to recalibrate a once thorny relationship with billions of dollars in business deals.
    Jamal Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

    Jamal Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media


    The Post published the column Wednesday, more than two weeks after Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and only hours after a gruesome account in Turkey's Yeni Safak newspaper alleged that Saudi officials cut off Khashoggi's...

    The Post published the column Wednesday, more than two weeks after Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and only hours after a gruesome account in Turkey's Yeni Safak newspaper alleged that Saudi officials cut off Khashoggi's fingers and then decapitated him inside the consulate while his fiancee waited outside
    Trump denies covering for Saudis on journalist, says truth out soon

    Trump denies covering for Saudis on journalist, says truth out soon


    Trump's comments followed the publication in pro-government Turkish media of allegations purporting to confirm that Khashoggi was not only murdered by Saudi agents in their consulate in Istanbul, but tortured and...

    Trump's comments followed the publication in pro-government Turkish media of allegations purporting to confirm that Khashoggi was not only murdered by Saudi agents in their consulate in Istanbul, but tortured and dismembered.
    Mike Pompeo suggests US may lift Turkey sanctions linked to pastor

    Mike Pompeo suggests US may lift Turkey sanctions linked to pastor


    "We'll have a decision on that shortly but some of the sanctions that were put in place were directly connected to pastor Brunson and there's a logic to now removing those as well," Mike Pompeo told reporters as his plane refuelled in...

    "We'll have a decision on that shortly but some of the sanctions that were put in place were directly connected to pastor Brunson and there's a logic to now removing those as well," Mike Pompeo told reporters as his plane refuelled in Belgium.
    Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained

    Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained


    Rights activists say Egyptian authorities have disappeared dozens of people in recent years, part of a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent launched after the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi, an elected but divisive Islamist president, in...

    Rights activists say Egyptian authorities have disappeared dozens of people in recent years, part of a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent launched after the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi, an elected but divisive Islamist president, in 2013.
    Death toll in Crimea attack reaches 18: Official

    Death toll in Crimea attack reaches 18: Official


    Sergei Aksyonov, the regional leader in Crimea, said that the student killed himself after the attack. He didn't name the man, saying only he was a local resident and was acting alone. Aksyonov's statement follows Russian officials' report that an...

    Sergei Aksyonov, the regional leader in Crimea, said that the student killed himself after the attack. He didn't name the man, saying only he was a local resident and was acting alone. Aksyonov's statement follows Russian officials' report that an explosive device ripped through the college in Kerch in eastern Crimea in a suspected terrorist attack.
    Shahbaz accuses anti-graft body of colluding with Imran's party to target opposition

    Shahbaz accuses anti-graft body of colluding with Imran's party to target opposition


    The former Punjab chief minister has been in the NAB's custody since October 5 in connection with the housing scam. The NationalAssembly Speaker Asad Qaiser last week had ordered the NAB to bring him to the assembly after the opposition requested him to...

    The former Punjab chief minister has been in the NAB's custody since October 5 in connection with the housing scam. The NationalAssembly Speaker Asad Qaiser last week had ordered the NAB to bring him to the assembly after the opposition requested him to convene a session, Dawn reported.
    Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on missing journalist

    Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on missing journalist


    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkey's President and Foreign Minister on Wednesday to discuss the disappearance of a Saudi journalist as pressure mounted on the kingdom to provide answers following Turkish allegations he was...

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkey's President and Foreign Minister on Wednesday to discuss the disappearance of a Saudi journalist as pressure mounted on the kingdom to provide answers following Turkish allegations he was killed.
    US stays cautious over Jamaal Khashoggi as new killing claims emerge

    US stays cautious over Jamaal Khashoggi as new killing claims emerge


    Pro-government Turkish media published gruesome new allegations Khashoggi was killed by being gradually dismembered by a Saudi assassination squad, some of whom the New York Times said were tied to Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

    Pro-government Turkish media published gruesome new allegations Khashoggi was killed by being gradually dismembered by a Saudi assassination squad, some of whom the New York Times said were tied to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
    Saudi Arabia agrees to abolish Umrah tax on Pak pilgrims

    Saudi Arabia agrees to abolish Umrah tax on Pak pilgrims


    Saudi Arabia has agreed to waive 2,000-riyal tax imposed on Pakistanis performing Umrah every year on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a media report said Wednesday. The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs was informed on Tuesday...

    Saudi Arabia has agreed to waive 2,000-riyal tax imposed on Pakistanis performing Umrah every year on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a media report said Wednesday. The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs was informed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Khan had requested Saudi Crown to abolish the tax imposed
    Saudi Arabia probing Khashoggi disappearance: Donald Trump

    Saudi Arabia probing Khashoggi disappearance: Donald Trump


    In a statement, Pompeo said he "had direct and candid conversations" with the king and the crown prince, as well as Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. Trump tweeted that the Saudi Crown Prince "told me that he has already started, and will rapidly...

    In a statement, Pompeo said he "had direct and candid conversations" with the king and the crown prince, as well as Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. Trump tweeted that the Saudi Crown Prince "told me that he has already started, and will rapidly expand, a full and complete investigation into this matter. Answers will be forthcoming shortly."
    Barnier offers to extend Brexit transition by a year: Diplomats

    Barnier offers to extend Brexit transition by a year: Diplomats


    The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has opened the possibility of extending the one-year transition period in an effort to unblock talks stalled on the thorny issue of the Irish border. The offer was revealed on the day British PM Theresa May...

    The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has opened the possibility of extending the one-year transition period in an effort to unblock talks stalled on the thorny issue of the Irish border. The offer was revealed on the day British PM Theresa May is to meet her 27 EU counterparts in Brussels to discuss the talks that are at an impasse.
    How Russia moved into Central Africa

    How Russia moved into Central Africa


    Muscling in on a country dominated by France for years served as a statement of intent about Moscow’s renewed push for global prestige and influence, and is part of a wider campaign shaking up long-standing power dynamics on the...

    Muscling in on a country dominated by France for years served as a statement of intent about Moscow’s renewed push for global prestige and influence, and is part of a wider campaign shaking up long-standing power dynamics on the continent.
    Gaza rocket hits home in Israel, military strikes back

    Gaza rocket hits home in Israel, military strikes back


    The Magen David Adom medical service said a woman and her three children, whose home in Beersheba was struck, were being treated for shock after they fled to their shelter upon hearing warning sirens. It said two others were injured during the panic to...

    The Magen David Adom medical service said a woman and her three children, whose home in Beersheba was struck, were being treated for shock after they fled to their shelter upon hearing warning sirens. It said two others were injured during the panic to seek cover.
    America's most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

    America's most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies


    Dennis Hof, America's most famous pimp and a Donald Trump-style Republican who won a GOP primary for a seat in the state Legislature this year, was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels at the end of his 72nd birthday celebrations. His body was found...

    Dennis Hof, America's most famous pimp and a Donald Trump-style Republican who won a GOP primary for a seat in the state Legislature this year, was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels at the end of his 72nd birthday celebrations. His body was found Tuesday morning. His last nights at celebrations drew notables from politics and the sex industry.
    Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

    Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace


    Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Canada has had legal medical marijuana since 2001 and PM Justin Trudeau's govt has spent two years working toward expanding...

    Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Canada has had legal medical marijuana since 2001 and PM Justin Trudeau's govt has spent two years working toward expanding that to include recreational marijuana. The goal is to better reflect society's changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system. Uruguay was first was the first country to legalize marijuana.
    Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Troubles tale 'Milkman'

    Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Troubles tale 'Milkman'


    Anna Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the 50,000-pound ($66,000) prize, which is open to English-language authors from around the world. The 56-year-old Belfast-born novelist said she was "stunned'' to have won. Burns said her books...

    Anna Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the 50,000-pound ($66,000) prize, which is open to English-language authors from around the world. The 56-year-old Belfast-born novelist said she was "stunned'' to have won. Burns said her books took a long time to complete, and she has often struggled financially since her first novel, "No Bones,'' was released in 2001.