• Al Jazeera

    What is behind Turkey's strategy in handling the Khashoggi case?

    Istanbul - Turkish officials leaked information about missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi to the media as part of a carefully calibrated bid to gain political leverage over Saudi Arabia and repair Turkey's relations with the United States, analysts said. Khashoggi, a veteran journalist and contributor to the Washington Post, disappeared more than a week ago following a visit to the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. Days later, in a series of explosive leaks to the media, anonymous Turkish officials told reporters they believed a team of 15 Saudi agents killed and dismembered Khashoggi - a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman - in the consulate. The claims, for which Turkey has not

  • CNN

    Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is pregnant

    The baby will be seventh in line to the British throne after Prince Charles, Prince William and his three children and Prince Harry. The announcement comes five months after the couple wed in a starry ceremony at Windsor Castle. Harry and Meghan had just touched touched down in Australia for their first overseas tour as a married couple when the news broke. The tour coincides with the third Invictus Games, an international sports competition Harry founded in 2014 for wounded veterans and members of the military, which kicks off Saturday. Most of their two-week tour will be spent in Australia, where they'll meet with locals and focus on youth leadership projects -- Harry was recently named Commonwealth

  • 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

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Turkish police uncover blatant media inaccuracy in Khashoggi, says expert

    In a tweet, exposing the blatant inaccuracy in the Qatari media outlets’ coverage, challenging the misreported news and dubious sources, Turkish academic and columnist, Emre Uslu said in a tweet on Sunday that the Turkish police  confirmed his earlier analysis regarding the inaccuracy in the alleged picture of Saudi citizen Salah Mohammad A. Tubaigy. Last Update: Monday, 15 October 2018 KSA 01:49 - GMT 22:49

  • 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

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Khashoggi ex-wife: I do not know Khadijah, why is she handling his social media?

    Since the disappearance of Saudi citizen and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, his former wife Dr. Alaa Nassif, has remained silent. There are many examples,” Dr. Nassif said. When was asked about his so-called Turkish fiancé, named Khadijah (Hatice Cengiz), Dr. Nassif said: “While Khadijah claims to be the fiancé of Jamal, I have not heard of that name beforehand and neither his family nor his son Abdullah, who was with him in Turkey for two weeks before his disappearance.

  • Gulf News

    Caught on camera: Daylight robbery at Indian bank

    Dubai: A bank in New Delhi, India, was robbed and the cashier shot dead as six men were caught on camera committing the crime. The heist, caught on camera, is now being shared on social media by users demanding answers from Delhi Police. According to some media reports, the men robbed the bank of Rs200,000 [Dh9,969] before fleeing. The invesigation is underway according to news agency ANI. However, social media users were upset with the security situation in the capital. @DarshitJoshi_ tweeted: “This is very disturbing in the capital of India!! @DelhiPolice is very weak ... need improvement in their performance like @MumbaiPolice.” Journalist @rajshekharTOI provided some context to the robbery,