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    Trudeau: Canadian intelligence has heard Jamal Khashoggi death tapes

    Trudeau: Canadian intelligence has heard Jamal Khashoggi death tapes


    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday became the first Western leader to acknowledge his country had heard recordings of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal...

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday became the first Western leader to acknowledge his country had heard recordings of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.
    Dozens of cat mummies discovered in Egyptian tomb

    Dozens of cat mummies discovered in Egyptian tomb


    A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat...

    A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies.
    Women allowed to watch football game in Iran

    Women allowed to watch football game in Iran


    Separated from male supporters, hundreds of Iranian women watched as Kashima Antlers of Japan won the Asian Champions League for the first time on...

    Separated from male supporters, hundreds of Iranian women watched as Kashima Antlers of Japan won the Asian Champions League for the first time on Saturday.
    Erdogan says he gave audio tapes of Khashoggi's death to Saudi officials

    Erdogan says he gave audio tapes of Khashoggi's death to Saudi officials


    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in...


    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
    Iran vows to defy US sanctions as embargo takes hold

    Iran vows to defy US sanctions as embargo takes hold


    Iran's military forces staged war exercises and its president defiantly vowed Monday (local time) to "break" US sanctions on oil sales that were reimposed at midnight, as Tehran resisted a Trump administration pressure campaign aimed at isolating the...

    Iran's military forces staged war exercises and its president defiantly vowed Monday (local time) to "break" US sanctions on oil sales that were reimposed at midnight, as Tehran resisted a Trump administration pressure campaign aimed at isolating the country economically.
    Son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi expresses 'faith' in Saudi investigation

    Son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi expresses 'faith' in Saudi investigation


    A son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi expressed confidence that Saudi Arabia would identify his father's killers, and Turkey released new details of its investigation Monday that it said showed the Saudi government's attempts to cover up evidence of...


    A son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi expressed confidence that Saudi Arabia would identify his father's killers, and Turkey released new details of its investigation Monday that it said showed the Saudi government's attempts to cover up evidence of the crime.
    Journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'dissolved in acid'

    Journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'dissolved in acid'


    The order to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the highest level of the Saudi government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, adding that the international community had the responsibility to "reveal the puppet masters" behind the...

    The order to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the highest level of the Saudi government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, adding that the international community had the responsibility to "reveal the puppet masters" behind the slaying.
    US reimposes all Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal

    US reimposes all Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal


    The Trump administration has announced the reimposition of all US sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear...

    The Trump administration has announced the reimposition of all US sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.
    'Dangerous Islamist': Saudi prince slammed Khashoggi in White House call

    'Dangerous Islamist': Saudi prince slammed Khashoggi in White House call


    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman described slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a dangerous Islamist days after his disappearance in a phone call with US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and national security adviser John Bolton,...

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman described slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a dangerous Islamist days after his disappearance in a phone call with US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and national security adviser John Bolton, according to people familiar with the discussion.
    'Hipster terrorist' pleads guilty to travelling to Syria to join terror group

    'Hipster terrorist' pleads guilty to travelling to Syria to join terror group


    He's been dubbed the "hipster terrorist" for the glamorous social media shots of him posing in snazzy shirts and designer sunglasses, an iced latte in hand and jacket slung casually over a...

    He's been dubbed the "hipster terrorist" for the glamorous social media shots of him posing in snazzy shirts and designer sunglasses, an iced latte in hand and jacket slung casually over a shoulder.
    Turkish prosecutor says Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi strangled, dismembered

    Turkish prosecutor says Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi strangled, dismembered


    Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered before it was removed, a top Turkish prosecutor...

    Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered before it was removed, a top Turkish prosecutor said.
    Turkey warns Saudi Arabia against stalling Jamal Khashoggi murder probe

    Turkey warns Saudi Arabia against stalling Jamal Khashoggi murder probe


    Turkey's foreign minister warned Saudi Arabia on Monday against prolonging an inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi's slaying, urging the kingdom to accept its "very large" responsibility in investigating the writer's death as the Saudi chief prosecutor arrived...


    Turkey's foreign minister warned Saudi Arabia on Monday against prolonging an inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi's slaying, urging the kingdom to accept its "very large" responsibility in investigating the writer's death as the Saudi chief prosecutor arrived in Istanbul for talks.
    Mattis presses Saudi leader for full probe on writer's death

    Mattis presses Saudi leader for full probe on writer's death


    US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says he met with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister during an international conference and urged for a full and complete investigation into the killing of writer Jamal...

    US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says he met with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister during an international conference and urged for a full and complete investigation into the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.
    After deadly protests, rockets fly and Israel strikes Gaza

    After deadly protests, rockets fly and Israel strikes Gaza


    Israeli aircraft have struck dozens of militant sites across the Gaza Strip as militants fired some 30 rockets into Israel in the heaviest exchange of fire between the bitter enemies in several...

    Israeli aircraft have struck dozens of militant sites across the Gaza Strip as militants fired some 30 rockets into Israel in the heaviest exchange of fire between the bitter enemies in several weeks.
    Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's son leaves Saudi Arabia for US

    Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's son leaves Saudi Arabia for US


    Human Rights Watch says slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's son has left Saudi Arabia and is on his way to the United...

    Human Rights Watch says slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's son has left Saudi Arabia and is on his way to the United States.
    Erdogan has outwitted Saudis at every turn over Khashoggi

    Erdogan has outwitted Saudis at every turn over Khashoggi


    Short of declaring all-out war on the House of Saud, it is hard to imagine a more effective way for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to inflict so much damage on the global standing of his Saudi rivals than his adroit handling of the Jamal...

    Short of declaring all-out war on the House of Saud, it is hard to imagine a more effective way for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to inflict so much damage on the global standing of his Saudi rivals than his adroit handling of the Jamal Khashoggi affair.