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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.
A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies.
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.
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.
A team of US researchers is giving the world a chance to see the faces of two Egyptian women who walked the earth about 2300 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
The Trump administration has announced the reimposition of all US sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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.
Human Rights Watch says slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's son has left Saudi Arabia and is on his way to the United States.
His career spans four decades, and Can Dundar said he has never seen a darker period for journalism in Turkey.
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.
A high-profile investment conference opened in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, providing an early indication of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's shifting fortunes after the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.