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.english.alarabiya.net
The first Bowling Championship for women in Saudi Arabia is being held in three cities across the kingdom, a step in line with reforms allowing Saudi women to practice various types of sports. The championship, held in Riyadh, Khobar and Jeddah, sets a condition that participants hold the Saudi nationality or are expats born in Saudi Arabia. While the tournament in Riyadh witnessed a huge turnout of 200 participants, while nearly 100 entries were recorded in Al Khobar, and registration is still open for participation in Jeddah.Al Jazeera
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:Al Jazeera
A member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul just before writer Jamal Khashoggi vanished there, according to a leaked surveillance photo. The man, identified by Turkish officials as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, has been photographed in the background during the prince's trips to the US, France, and Spain this year. Turkish officials say he flew into Istanbul on a private jet along with an "autopsy expert" on October 2 and left that night. That was the same day Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who wrote critically of the prince's rise to power, entered the consulate and was not seen again. Turkish press reports - which commentatorsenglish.alarabiya.net
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 12:59Gulf News
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been jokingly thanked for bringing England’s notoriously inclement weather to a drought-stricken Outback town in a rain-drenched visit to Dubbo during their Australian royal tour. Meghan Markle on Wednesday brought banana bread that she had baked in Sydney overnight as a gift to a farming family outside Dubbo who were struggling to feed their cattle and sheep through two years of below-average rain. Heavy rain started falling when the pregnant former actress and her husband Prince Harry arrived at a Dubbo park for a community picnic. Mayor Ben Shield said he hoped the “English weather” the couple had brought with them “will bring some relief to the farmingEgypt Independent
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday they had killed the “mastermind” behind an attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz last month which left 25 people dead, nearly half of them members of the Guards. The Guards said in a statement published on state media their forces had killed a man named Abu Zaha and four other militants in Diyala province in Iraq. One news website run by Iran’s state television said Abu Zaha was a member of Islamic State. Both Islamic State and an Iranian ethnic Arab opposition movement called the Ahwaz National Resistance, which seeks a separate state in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province, have claimed responsibility for the Sept.