• Al Jazeera

    Why are Arab leaders silent over Khashoggi's disappearance?

    Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and his possible killing has gripped world attention, but Arab leaders have chosen to remain silent. For more than two weeks, there has been no trace of Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. United States senators, British parliamentarians, French and German officials have all voiced their concern and vociferously demanded Saudi Arabia come clean about the Saudi dissident's whereabouts. A handful of Arab governments such as Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) did issue statements, but those were in solidarity with Saudi Arabia, which has faced an international backlash over the disappearance of Khashoggi.

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    Khashoggi’s alleged fiancée and ties to radical ‘charity’ linked to ISIS, Qaeda

    Ever since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing in Istanbul, the name Hatice Cengiz has dominated the scene and remained at the forefront of news headlines amid the mysterious aura of the past 13 days. Azmi Bishara with a delegation of Ibn Khaldun University. (Supplied) The iHH Foundation iHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation which is headed by Bulent Yildirim who is close to radical and extremist groups. (Supplied) Terrorist ties Last Update: Thursday, 18 October 2018 KSA 15:59 - GMT 12:59

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    Saudi citizen, cited in Khashoggi case, exposes media blunder on Istanbul visit

    In the latest web of fabricated news coverage based on uncorroborated sources - surrounding the disappearance of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2 - is the Saudi citizen named Waleed al-Shehri. Turkish newspapers published al-Shehri’s picture as among the 15 Saudis who has been dubbed by the frenzied media as an alleged Saudi intelligence official who arrived in Istanbul to carry out the assassination of the missing journalist. Waleed al-Shehri in a tweeted video said that it was three years ago that he  had visited Turkey, that too  on a transit flight from Paris.

  • Al Jazeera

    Saudi crown prince in the spotlight after Khashoggi disappearance

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s rapid ascent took the international community by surprise. In the past 18 months, he consolidated power and attempted to project himself as a reformer and moderniser. But the Khashoggi case has swung the spotlight onto areas in which the crown prince has been less than reform-minded. Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari reports.

  • Egypt Independent

    Hong Kong mega bridge launch announcement sparks backlash

    China has finally announced the opening ceremony for the world’s longest sea bridge, which will connect Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland, but critics hit back Thursday over the secrecy surrounding the project. Construction started in 2009 on the 55-kilometre (34-mile) crossing, which includes a snaking road bridge and underwater tunnel, linking Hong Kong’s Lantau island to the southern mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai and the gambling enclave of Macau, across the waters of the Pearl River Estuary. It has been dogged by delays, budget overruns, corruption prosecutions and the deaths of construction workers. While supporters promote it as an engineering marvel, others see the multi-billion dollar

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    ANALYSIS: Iran and the Financial Action Task Force impasse

    What is the FATF and why are we hearing such conflicting remarks from inside the Iranian regime in this regard? The Financial Action Task Force is a non-governmental organization established by the G7 back in 1979 to tackle money-laundering. In 2001, the initiative was expanded to also target terrorism financing. The FATF secretariat is based in the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe, located in Paris.

  • Al Jazeera

    How will Khashoggi's suspected killing affect MBS?

    Saudis close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may be involved in what Turkish sources say is the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Al Jazeera has been told that a royal bodyguard controlled the operation, which allegedly led to Khashoggi's torture and death in Istanbul. He was last seen entering the consulate of Saudi Arabia 15 days ago. A joint Saudi-Turkish investigation team has searched the building, but complained of a lack of cooperation by the Saudis to the request to search the home of the Saudi consul general. The kingdom continues to deny any links to the journalist's disappearance. And MBS is distancing himself from the scandal. Will it affect his grip on power? Presenter: