Washington- Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said Sunday the kingdom did not know where the body of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi was, despite admitting to the killing and calling it a “tremendous mistake”. Speaking in an interview on Fox News, Al Jubeir said the Saudi leadership initially believed Khashoggi had left its consulate in Istanbul, where he was last seen on October 2. But following “reports we were getting from Turkey,” Saudi authorities began an investigation, which discovered he was killed in the diplomatic mission. “We don’t know, in terms of details, how. We don’t know where the body is,” Al Jubeir said, adding that the Saudi public prosecutor had put out ordersenglish.alarabiya.net
In an interview with Fox News, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was not aware of the Khashoggi case. “The individuals did this out of the scope of their authority,” Jubeir told Fox News’ Bret Baierhe during an exclusive interview, adding that none of those involved in Khashoggi’s death had close ties to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Arab News
BANGKOK: Allegedly aimed at busting visa abusers and illegal migrants, a Thai police operation called “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner” has raised questions about racial profiling and fears for asylum-seekers caught in its web. But as weak law enforcement, porous borders and corruption help make the country a hub for transnational crime, Thai authorities are intensifying Operation X-Ray - a program that started about a year ago - with more than 1,000 people arrested in recent weeks, most for overstaying their visa. “Our job is to classify who are the good dark-skinned people and who are the ones likely to commit crimes,” said immigration bureau chief Surachate Hakparn. He told AFP that the operation was aimed at weeding out visa overstayers and nabbing criminals - especially “romance scammers” who lure lonely locals online to defraud them of cash.emirates247.com
A video has emerged from a police officer's dash cam showing a gigantic spider crawling towards him. The footage was captured in Texas and portrays a terrifying optical illusion in which a huge arachnid is crawling towards a policeman whilst his back is turned to face a driver in a car. In a hilarious twist, the spider crawls across the windscreen of the police car where the dash cam is filming and gives the appearance that it's massive. The Fulshear Police Department shared the scary video to its Facebook page and the clip has since gone viral, with fans sharing the clip and confessing they will have "nightmares" because of the scary video. One user wrote: "Happy almost Halloween! (sic)" Anotheremirates247.com
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, brought the gift of dignity to Australia's war veterans on Saturday, laying a wreath for those who died at an Anzac war memorial. The Prince, in military uniform, and his wife, respectfully clothed in a high-necked black dress by New Zealand designer Emilia Wickstead, silently and gently placed the wreath to rest together before fighter jets thundered past. The memorial, in Sydney's Hyde Park, was first opened in 1934 by Harry's great, great uncle and namesake, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. Retired General David Hurley, Governor of New South Wales, said there had been a crowd 100,000-strong at that opening where the Duke unveiled a plaque thatAl Jazeera
A senior Saudi Arabian government official has laid out a new version of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, that contradicts previous explanations on key points. The latest account, provided by a Saudi official who requested anonymity to the Reuters news agency, includes details on how the team of 15 Saudi nationals sent to confront Khashoggi on October 2 threatened to drug and kidnap the journalist and then killed him in a chokehold when he resisted. A member of the team then dressed in Khashoggi's clothes to make it appear as if he had left the consulate, the official said. After denying any involvement in the disappearance of Khashoggi, 59, forGulf News
Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas with a new residency next year. MGM Resorts International on Friday said the pop superstar in February will kick off a series of regularly scheduled shows at Park Theater inside the Park MGM casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Spears in a statement says she is happy to be returning to Sin City, which she described as her “second home.” Spears wrapped up a residency at a different Las Vegas venue last year. Tickets for the Britney: Domination show start at $79 (Dh290). They go on sale to the general public on October 26. Concerts are scheduled for February, March, May, July and August. Lady Gaga and Aerosmith also have scheduled residencies at Park Theater.