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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.english.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 12:59
Dubai: A flight steward has been accused of stealing Dh18,500 from three brothers in an airplane’s business class cabin, while they were attending to their sick father. The Emirati brothers and their father were flying back from Thailand on an Emirates flight in June. Court records say that as the flight headed towards Dubai, the father suddenly fell ill, so they left their belongings unattended and went to check on him. When the brothers returned to their seats, they discovered that a total of Dh18,500 in different currencies had been stolen from their wallets. The Emiratis notified the cabin supervisor and the police were informed as well. Police investigations found that an Egyptian flightEgypt Independent
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 dollarenglish.alarabiya.net
Israel ramped up its armored forces along the Gaza border on Thursday in a daylight show of force, a day after a Palestinian rocket destroyed a home in southern Israel. With the deployment clearly visible from main Israeli roads near the Gaza Strip, senior Egyptian security officials met leaders of the enclave's ruling Hamas to try to calm tensions. Hamas and the smaller extremist militant group quickly denied firing the rockets. Much may depend on the scope and intensity of a planned Palestinian protest at the border with Israel on Friday, where often violent demonstrations have been held over the past six months. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who convened his security cabinet onAl Jazeera
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.english.alarabiya.net
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.