• Al Jazeera

    If Trump will not respond to Khashoggi killing, Congress might

    US President Donald Trump seemed prepared to accept Saudi Arabia's explanation that 60-year-old journalist Jamal Khashoggi became involved in a fist fight in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul and was accidentally killed. However, senators and representatives from Congress, including from the president's own party, are greeting the story with incredulity. With midterm congressional elections coming up, members of Congress have begun clamouring for the US to respond and are claiming that they are willing to act, if the president is not. Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports.

  • Al Jazeera

    Who is Ahmed al-Asiri, the sacked Saudi intelligence official?

    Major General Ahmed Al-Asiri was sacked as Saudi Arabia's deputy intelligence chief on Friday, Saudi state media reported. The announcement came as the kingdom's state media said the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, citing an official Saudi investigation. State media also reported King Salman ordered the restructuring of the command of the general intelligence agency, under the supervision of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS.) Asiri served as an adviser to bin Salman, who promoted him to his intelligence position last year, and is considered to be one of MBS' closest aides. He is "a key figure within the royal household, a very senior

  • emirates247.com

    Plane makes emergency landing on Southern California freeway

    A small plane with a student pilot on board made an emergency landing in the middle of traffic on a Southern California freeway. The California Highway Patrol says the plane landed safely in the westbound lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon on Friday morning after reporting engine trouble. Authorities say the single-engine Piper was carrying a 25-year-old pilot and a 36-year-old student. The CHP says the instructor landed the plane. Video taken by a motorist on the freeway shows the plane gliding down between cars and rolling along two lanes. The pilot and student pushed the plane to the freeway shoulder to avoid blocking traffic.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    US sanctions drive Iran to cut off Internet access, replace Apps

    The Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali said that his country is in the process of cutting off internet access, launching instead a national network as the US re-imposed sanctions near in early November, in a move seen by observers that it comes within the Islamic Republic control of possible protests due to further deterioration of economic and living conditions. Last Update: Friday, 19 October 2018 KSA 19:24 - GMT 16:24

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Eighteen suspects in Jamal Khashoggi case ‘tried to stage death cover-up’

    The Saudi prosecutor said on Friday that an investigation showed the death of Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi was a result of a physical altercation at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. There are now 18 suspects, all of Saudi nationality, currently in custody and accused of masterminding the killing and attempting to cover it up.

  • Arab News

    Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport expansion delayed until 2030

    BAGUINEDA: When rice farmers started producing yields nine times larger than normal in the Malian desert near the famed town of Timbuktu a decade ago, a passerby could have mistaken the crop for another desert mirage. Rather, it was the result of an engineering feat that has left experts in this impoverished nation in awe - but one that has yet to spread widely through Mali’s farming community. “We must redouble efforts to get political leaders on board,” said Djiguiba Kouyaté, a coordinator in Mali for German development agency GIZ. With hunger a constant menace, Malians are cautiously turning to a controversial farming technique to adapt to the effects of climate change. Dubbed the System of

  • Egypt Independent

    Banksy admits shredding stunt didn't go as planned

    Banksy has admitted that one of his biggest pranks yet didn’t really go according to plan. The British street artist created an art world sensation by sending one of his paintings through a shredder hidden in a frame moments after it sold at auction for £1,042,000 ($1.4 million, 1.2 million euros). Experts say the “Girl with Balloon” is now probably worth even more because the stunt created a media stir that made many reassess their understanding of performance art. But there was always a nagging question: Why did only half the painting slip through the frame? Was there a deeper meaning? Did Banksy - whose identity is known only to a select group of loyal friends - try to tell us something we