• Al Jazeera

    Turkish prosecutors 'find evidence of Jamal Khashoggi killing'

    Turkish authorities say prosecutors have found evidence that supports suspicions that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. A source at the Attorney General's office, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said on Monday that Turkish officials had "found evidence that supports" their belief that the writer was killed, Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reported. The report came hours after Turkish investigators entered the consulate for what officials called a joint inspection of the building where Khashoggi was last seen alive, entering the diplomatic post, nearly two weeks ago. The source at the Attorney General's office said their team also found evidence of "tampering", Elshayyal reported.

  • CNN

    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant

    <img alt="CHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 14: Queen Elizabeth II sitts and laughs with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in the town of Widnes in Halton, Cheshire, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen.

  • CNN

    Saudis preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed

    The Saudis are preparing a report that will conclude Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sources.

  • Gulf News

    Iran must bow out of Syria immediately

    Like it or not, the Syrian regime aided by Russia and Iran has taken back most of the country. President Bashar Al Assad has beaten all odds to consolidate his power. The 2011 revolution failed primarily because apart from defectors who formed the Free Syrian Army, the Syrian military remained loyal to the state. The result was a seven-year-long bloody civil war. There was once a viable political opposition backed by Western governments but its ranks have dwindled to nothing. Some 90,000 members of armed groups supported by Turkey are corralled in the province of Idlib together with millions of civilians awaiting their fate. Almost half the civilian population of Idlib has fled to government-controlled

  • CNN

    Missing journalist Khashoggi's fiancée reveals fond details of last day together

    "We were going to browse appliances for our new home and meet with our friends and family members over dinner," she wrote. "When we arrived at the consulate, he went right in. He told me to alert the Turkish authorities if I did not hear from him soon." The heartfelt article, which described how the pair met at a conference in Istanbul in May and bonded over their "shared passion for democracy, human rights and freedom of expression" was published on Khashoggi's birthday, Cengiz said. "I had planned a party, inviting his closest friends to surround him with the love and warmth that he had missed," she wrote. "We would have been married now." Cengiz said Khashoggi fled Saudi Arabia with two suitcases

  • Egypt Independent

    'Tehran Taboo': Vice and virtue on the streets of Iran's capital

    (CNN)  ̶  Filmmaking in Iran is not a simple pursuit. There are plenty of ways to fall foul of censors, from negative depictions of society to portraying “unrefined” images. Directors and screenwriters there have become masters in using metaphors to speak their truth. But what about filmmakers from the diaspora? Their editorial freedoms come with other challenges: how to accurately depict Iran while outside it, for one. Enter director Ali Soozandeh and his debut feature “Tehran Taboo,” which has made headlines for its transgressive take on city life. Soozandeh’s film begins in a familiar but evocative locale: the back of a car roaming the capital. It’s also the primary setting for two classics

  • Gulf News

    Vikas Bahl’s ex-wife questions Kangana’s claims

    Vikas Bahl’s ex-wife Richa Dubey has come out in support of the filmmaker and slammed actress Kangana Ranaut for her claims. Dubey took to Twitter on Friday and questioned Ranaut, who worked with Bahl in Queen, why she continued to have a good friendship with the filmmaker despite his alleged inappropriate actions. Ranaut alleged that Bahl used to “bury his face in her neck” and “hold her really tight”. The actress’ claims come after a former Phantom Films employee accused Bahl of sexually abusing her in 2015 in Goa. “This is going beyond boundaries and tolerance level now this is not a #MeToo but a meme,” Dubey said. “I want to ask all the women if a man makes you uncomfortable and touches you