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    White House: US ‘saddened’ by confirmed Khashoggi death

    The White House said Friday it was “saddened” after confirmation that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside a Saudi consulate. “We will continue to closely follow the international investigations into this tragic incident and advocate for justice that is timely, transparent and in accordance with all due process,” she said. The US president Donald Trump had reiterated on Friday night the importance of the Saudi-US relations.

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    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

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    Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport expansion delayed until 2030

    BEIJING: Growth in China’s real estate investment eased in September and home sales fell for the first time since April, as developers dialled back expansion plans amid economic uncertainties and as additional curbs on speculative investment kicked in. A cooling market could increase the downside risks to the world’s second-largest economy, which faces broader headwinds including an intensifying trade war with the United States. However, while analysts acknowledge increasing caution in the property market, they say investment levels are still relatively high, suggesting a hard landing remains unlikely. Growth in real estate investment, which mainly focuses on residential but also includes commercial and office space, rose 8.9 percent in September from a year earlier, compared with a 9.2 percent rise in August, Reuters calculated from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data out on Friday.

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    Ariana Grande's family 'worried' about her following split

    Ariana Grande's family are "definitely worried about her" following her split from Pete Davidson earlier this month. The 25-year-old singer and the 'Saturday Night Live' star called off their engagement after Ariana was left "emotionally unavailable" following the tragic death of her former boyfriend Mac Miller, and although she's keeping herself busy with her work, her loved ones are said to be concerned. A source said: "She's staying strong and focusing on work right now, but her friends and family are definitely worried about her." The 'No Tears Left To Cry' hitmaker returned to work this week to perform 'The Wizard and I' during a taping of NBC's 'Wicked' 15th anniversary special which will

  • 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

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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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    Dozens killed as train runs over crowd in India

    Dozens of people have been killed after a train ran into a crowd in northern India. The incident on Friday took place on the outskirts of Amritsar city, Punjab state, where hundreds of people had assembled near a railway track to watch a religious festival. "We have 59 confirmed dead. The toll can rise," state police chief Suresh Arora told Reuters news agency. Emergency officials were still trying to ascertain the extent of the disaster, he said. Police Commissioner S. S. Srivastava said the police have found 58 bodies so far. Pratap Singh Bajwa, a Congress party leader in Punjab state, told the Associated Press news agency that the crowd did not see the speeding train approaching and that the