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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the country's parliament about the investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Here is an English translation of the speech. The original comments were in Turkish: "At this point in our group meeting, I want to make a comprehensive evaluation of the Khashoggi investigation, after it has been confirmed that he was killed. I'd like to firstly offer my condolences to the late Khashoggi, his family, friends, the people of Saudi Arabia, where he is from, and the media world. First, let's quickly refresh our memories quickly. "Khashoggi first goes to the Saudi Arabian consulate at 11:50 on September 28, Friday for procedures relatingEgypt Independent
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany wants other European Union member states to follow its example in stopping arms exports to Saudi Arabia as long as uncertainty remains over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Monday. Riyadh has given multiple and conflicting accounts on what led to Khashoggi’s death on Oct. 2 at its consulate in Istanbul. On Sunday, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir called the killing a “huge and grave mistake” but sought to shield Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince. Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that Germany would stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia as long as the uncertainty around Khashoggi’s death persisted. Altmaier, a closeenglish.alarabiya.net
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, extended his heartfelt condolences to the family and relatives of late Jamal Khashoggi. This came in a telephone call made by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to Salah Jamal Khashoggi, the son of late Jamal Khashoggi. For his part, Salah Jamal Khashoggi thanked king Salman for his condolences.emirates247.com
Alia Bhatt was trying to leave town on the weekend and her face helped her sail through. The Raazi actress was at the airport and she was trying to locate her ticket on the phone and could not do so. The CISF constables on duty recognised her but were waiting for her to show her ticket. “The paparazzi were clicking her continuously and she was looking back and smiling for the cameras, but she was getting very late. She tried to look into her phone for her e-ticket, but was unable to locate it as she was also in a hurry. The constable soon realised that she was in a hurry and let the actress pass,” says an eye witness. Alia is a frequent traveller and like most stars, does not arrive early atEgypt Independent
China’s President Xi Jinping officially opened the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China Tuesday, at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories. The 55-kilometre (34-mile) crossing, which includes a snaking road bridge and underwater tunnel, links Hong Kong with the southern mainland city of Zhuhai and the gambling enclave of Macau, across the waters of the Pearl River Estuary. Xi presided over an inauguration ceremony attended by Hong Kong’s and Macau’s city leaders at a new port terminal in Zhuhai. “I declare the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge officially open,” Xi said in a one-line address, as digital fireworks explodedGulf News
Bacolod: Gunmen killed nine members of a farmers' group who occupied part of a privately owned sugarcane plantation in an apparent land conflict in the central Philippines, police said Sunday. The victims were resting in a tent Saturday night when about 10 gunmen opened fire, police said. At least four farmers survived the attack at the plantation field in Sagay city in Negros Occidental province, which has a history of bloody land feuds. "There are groups fighting over that land," Sagay police Chief Inspector Roberto Mansueto said. At least two of the victims may have fired back at the attackers because spent pistol and shotgun casings were found in the area, Mansueto said. "Witnesses say theyemirates247.com
Meghan, the pregnant wife of Britain's Prince Harry, emerged from her break from official duties Monday to greet excited fans on the stunning World Heritage-listed Fraser Island during the royal couple's Australian tour. The Duchess of Sussex skipped most of the day's events on the island off Queensland state, after a packed tour that has seen the pair travel to Sydney, Melbourne and the regional town of Dubbo since touching down in Australia last Monday. Wearing a striped linen maxi dress with a thigh-high split, reportedly by sustainable LA brand Reformation, the pair walked down the jetty and received more baby gifts -- including quilts and stuffed toys -- from the locals. One 16-year-old boy, who was carrying the sign "Meghan Markle you make my world sparkle" was so excited that he had met the Duchess that he forgot what she said to him.