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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (AFP/File)
13:59 GMT
As global pressure mounts on Saudi Arabia to hold the kingdom responsible over the fate of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a new report indicates that Riyadh is preparing a list of countermeasures, including reconciliation with Iran, to push back against possible punishments.
A Turkish police barrier placed behind the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 11, 2018. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT
Turkish officials will be allowed to search the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul where journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing and, according to investigators, was killed and dismembered.
A Syrian refugee from the informal Rukban camp .(AFP/File)
13:15 GMT
Residents of al-Rukban camp on the Jordanian-Syrian border have appealed to the United Nations and the Jordanian government to lift the siege on the camp.
Bulldozers clear land for a new settlement in the West Bank village of Wadi Fukin. ( AFP/File)
13:06 GMT
Israeli settlers chopped down more than 100 olive trees in the al-Mughayyir village, west of the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.
Egyptian soldiers. (AFP/File Photo)
11:59 GMT
An Egyptian court on Sunday upheld death sentences for three people accused of killing 12 policemen, and prison terms for 11 members of the same group known as Ansar al-Sharia.
Palestinian protestors place their national flag on a metal structure during a demonstration on the beach near the maritime border with Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip, on October 8, 2018. (Said KHATIB / AFP)
10:18 GMT
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to inflict "very strong blows" on “Hamas” after fresh violence along the border with the Gaza Strip.
Syrian refugees gather their belongings in the southern Lebanese village of Shebaa as they prepare to return to Syria on August 13, 2018 (AFP/Ali DIA)
10:15 GMT
Some 835 Syrian refugees have registered with Lebanese General Security to return to their home country Monday, a source from the security agency said.
On September 22, 2018 in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz shows a soldier running past injured comrades lying on the ground at the scene of an attack on a military parade. (AFP/File)
10:11 GMT
Iran has arrested a member of its military in connection with a gun attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz last month which killed 25 people, said spokesman for the judiciary Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei.
The Syrian side of the Nasib border crossing with Jordan. (AFP/File)
08:24 GMT
Minister of State for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Jumana Ghunaimat on Sunday announced that the Jaber/Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria will be reopened on Monday.
Yemeni pro-government forces during their fight against Iran backed Houthi militia near Hodeidah, Yemen. (AFP)
08:03 GMT
At least 15 civilians were killed and 20 others injured in attacks on minibuses in Yemen’s western strategic Hudaydah province, according to the United Nations on Sunday.
Jordan's King Abdullah II delivers a speech to the parliament, as he opens the third regular session session in the capital Amman on October 14, 2018. (KHALIL MAZRAAWI / AFP)
07:59 GMT
King Abdullah said on Sunday that all Jordanians have an equal right to justice and that corruption will not be left unaddressed to become a chronic social illness.
An Israeli Air Force F-15 takes off during the Blue Flag air exercise at the Ovda air force base. (Jack Guez/AFP)
07:55 GMT
An Israeli warplane on Sunday struck an area near the city of Beit Hanoun in the northeastern Gaza Strip, apparently causing no casualties.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Saudi King. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT
In a Sunday night phone call, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz discussed the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech as he visits Station F startup campus in Paris, on October 9, 2018. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
French President Emmanuel Macron refuted claims that underestimated Paris' policies towards Tehran, saying “I’ve never been naive with Iran or thought it would be easy.”

October 14, 2018

A woman holds a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi. (AFP/File)
15:57 GMT
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia stressed its rejection of any threats and attempts to undermine it whether by alluding to economic sanctions, using political pressure or repeating false accusations.
TIP Propaganda (TIP)
14:52 GMT
This isolated set of jihadi fighters' resistance may invite Syrian and Russian forces to storm into Idlib, jumpstarting the offensive to retake the territory.
Taliban militants in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. (AFP/File Photo)
13:56 GMT
A U.S. diplomat met with Taliban representatives to negotiate a peaceful end to the 17-year war in Afghanistan, a Taliban statement said Saturday.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani ( AFP/File)
13:09 GMT
President Hassan Rouhani says the current US administration is in a war against Iran to stamp out the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic and bring about a "regime change," but that Tehran will foil the plot.
Israeli security forces gather at the site of a reported attack. (Jack GUEZ / AFP)
12:20 GMT
Two Palestinians were injured on Sunday when an Israeli settler ran over them with her vehicle in the occupied West Bank.
A demonstrator dressed as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with blood on his hands protests with others outside the Saudi Embassy in Washington, DC. (AFP/File)
12:18 GMT
President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the United States would inflict 'severe punishment' if it's proven true that Saudi officials killed Jamal Khashoggi.
“Today is a remarkable day for Iraq. Democracy won,” said lawmaker Rebwar Taha from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. (AFP/File)
10:49 GMT
Iraqi President Barham Salih called on Saturday for the formation of a government that ensures proper political representation.
The Interpol Logo (AFP)
10:46 GMT
The arrest and resignation of Interpol director Meng Hongwei in China last week has put the spotlight back on international policing service Interpol. But what exactly does this organisation do, and can it fulfil its purpose despite critical weaknesses?
Both leaders stressed the strength and potential of Saudi-US ties before sitting down for talks with their officials. (Mandel Ngan / AFP)
10:22 GMT
President Donald Trump said the US would be punishing itself if it halted arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the suspected murder of a journalist and American resident on the kingdom's consulate in Turkey.
A Syrian man holds the Iranian flag as a convoy carrying aid provided by Iran arrives in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor. (LOUAI BESHARA/ AFP)
09:38 GMT
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Islamic Republic will keep its military advisory presence in Syria as long as Tehran finds it "effective and useful" and as long as the Arab country's government demands it.
Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson (L) prays for US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, October 13, 2018.(ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)
09:35 GMT
U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson arrived at the White House to meet with President Donald Trump Saturday, a day after he was released from captivity in Turkey.
Palestinian shot at an industrial zone for a West Bank settlement killing two Israelis and wounded another. (Jack GUEZ / AFP)
08:24 GMT
Israeli forces on Saturday detained the parents of a suspected Palestinian shooter, who allegedly killed two Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank last week, according to local residents.
Afghan volunteers transport an injured man on a stretcher to a hospital following a bomb attack in Taloqan in northeastern Takhar province on October 13, 2018. (NASEER SADEQ / AFP)
08:19 GMT
An explosion at an election rally Saturday in Takhar killed at least 22 people and injured dozens of others.
A protester holds a picture of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Turkey expects cooperation from Saudi Arabia on the case of a prominent missing journalist, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday.
Clashes in Iran. (AFP/File)
08:14 GMT
Six people were killed in clashes between Iranian security forces and gunmen in western Iran, according to Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (IKDP) on Saturday.
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08:09 GMT
Experts are divided over claims that the Islamic State group is trying to create a new stronghold in central Asia and activate sleeper cells in the region.
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06:00 GMT
American weapons manufacturers have expressed concerns to the White House that Congress might block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia over the suspected murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, according to reports.

October 13, 2018

Companies are pulling out of Saudi Arabia's 'Davos in the desert'  (Twitter)
18:00 GMT
More media giants are boycotting a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia this month, following the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi last week.
Aisha Mohammed Aravi (Twitter)
11:00 GMT
A middle-aged Palestinian woman has been stoned to death by Israeli settlers in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, reports say.
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10:00 GMT
Pakistan told Washington that no single country could bring the Afghan Taliban to the negotiation table since Islamabad has lost its influence on the Taliban, an official said on Friday.
Saudi Foreign Ministry hails Ankara’s positive response to call for joint investigation into journalist’s disappearance (Twitter)
09:49 GMT
Saudi Arabia on Friday welcomed Turkey’s positive response to its request to form a joint committee to probe the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Punish a Muslim Day' letter writer David Parnham pleads guilty (Twitter)
09:08 GMT
A man admitted Friday that he was responsible for posting a hate letter earlier this year targeting Muslims in the UK.

October 12, 2018

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20:00 GMT
French Ambassador Bruno Foucher Wednesday called for Lebanon to formally abolish capital punishment, at a conference commemorating World Day Against the Death Penalty.
Gebran Bassil (Twitter)
14:00 GMT
Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil Thursday gave no signs that progress had been made in the monthslong effort to form a new Cabinet, having dismissed optimism from Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri last week.
Russian military drills (AFP)
10:00 GMT
Russia’s strategic nuclear forces have staged major military drills in the country’s territorial waters, practicing a wide range of nuclear attack and defense scenarios under President Vladimir Putin’s direct order.
Protest against Jamal Khashoggi disappearance (Twitter)
08:18 GMT
Turkish officials have shared contents of video and audio recordings that reportedly contain evidence supporting claims that a Washington Post contributor was murdered by the Saudi government with the Trump administration.
Jordanian King Abdullah II (Twitter)
06:00 GMT
Jordanian King Abdullah II on Thursday approved a minor reshuffle of Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz’s six-month-old cabinet, according to a statement issued by Jordan’s Royal Court.
Old City of Jerusalem (Shutterstock)
02:00 GMT
The Program and External Relations Commission (PX) of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted, on Wednesday, by consensus two resolutions on Palestine in the framework of its 205th plenary meeting.

October 11, 2018

Queen Elizabeth and Donald Trump (Twitter)
22:00 GMT
British taxpayers stumped up nearly £18million ($23,716,400) on the policing operation to protect Donald Trump during his trip to Britain in July.
First lady Melania Trump (Twitter)
18:00 GMT
President Donald Trump revealed that First Lady Melania Trump has joined the effort to 'get to the bottom' of what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Stop Military Aid to Saudi Arabia (Twitter)
13:37 GMT
U.S. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Wednesday demanded a halt in military support to Saudi Arabia until a Saudi journalist who disappeared in the Consulate in Istanbul was “returned alive”.
Today An-Nahar published a blank paper in protest at the political stalemate in Lebanon (Twitter)
13:25 GMT
Editor-in-Chief of local daily An-Nahar Nayla Tueni Thursday protested Lebanon’s economic and political situation hours after the paper published a blank newspaper for its Thursday issue.
Kirkuk, Iraq (Shutterstock)
13:21 GMT
At least one person was killed on Thursday by an explosion that went off along the Baghdad-Kirkuk highway in Iraq’s oil-rich Kirkuk province, according to a local police source.
Maryam Rajavi (AFP/FILE)
12:55 GMT
The MEK is an elusive group. But Massoud Khoadandeh, who helped run the group's smuggling, spying, and security operations, tells Al Bawaba of its inner-workings and its eventual decline into an inward looking, reclusive cult.
Dolkun Isa speaks at a Uyghur rally (World Uyghur Congress)
12:39 GMT
Dolkun Isa's life has been marred by anti-Uyghur policies, but that has only strengthened his resolve to show the world China's abuses against his people.
Netanyahu wants world to recognize #Golan Heights as Israeli territory (Twitter)
12:31 GMT
Russia rebukes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for asking the international community to recognize the regime’s claim to “sovereignty” over the occupied side of Syria’s Golan Heights, warning that any such move would constitute a flagrant violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov (Twitter)
12:22 GMT
The recent surge in tensions between the United States and Russia threatens critical treaties put in place to prevent a nuclear arms race, a senior Russian official has warned.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (Twitter)
11:34 GMT
The Washington Post reports that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally ordered an “operation” against government supporter-turned-critic Jamal Khoshoggi, which would see him lured back to the kingdom and arrested.
Mahmoud Abbas, discusses the current Palestinian situation with UN Middle East Envoy Nickolay Mladenov (Twitter)
11:18 GMT
Israel has decided to give a chance to the efforts deployed by Egypt and U.N. envoy Nickolay Mladenov to ease tensions, despite Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ opposition to such endeavor.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP)
11:12 GMT
Russia's Vice Premier Maxim Akimov on Wednesday expressed hopes in improved relations with Israel after tension following the accidental Syrian downing of a Russian plane during an Israeli air strike in Syria last month.
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11:04 GMT
The U.N.’s fund for children, UNICEF, has urged warring parties in Syria to allow basic health service deliveries to tens of thousands of increasingly desperate Syrians trapped in the desert near the Jordanian border.
Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi (Twitter)
10:23 GMT
The Iraqi prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, intends to scale down the period granted to him by the constitution to form a government and gain the parliament's vote of confidence, a reliable source in Baghdad said.
Gaza Strip (Shutterstock)
10:18 GMT
Qatar pledged $150 million in aid for the besieged Gaza Strip a day after the first truckload of Qatari-funded fuel arrived at Gaza's only power plant.
Fiancée of Missing Saudi Journalist  (Twitter)
08:46 GMT
The fiancée of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said statements made by Saudi officials were "neither enough nor satisfying".
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08:38 GMT
A European Union committee on Wednesday proposed to issue “humanitarian visas” to promote regular migration and prevent deaths on migration routes to the EU countries.
Israeli occupation bulldozers demolished two homes near Al-Khalil (Twitter)
08:27 GMT
Israeli forces have bulldozed two more Palestinian houses in Al-Halawa neighborhood in the south of the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).
Yemeni armed forces (Twitter)
08:25 GMT
Yemeni armed forces have fired a domestically-developed ballistic missile at a military base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border region of Asir, in retaliation for the regime's campaign of military aggression, according to a report.
The Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi (Twitter)
07:59 GMT
An Iranian diplomat suspected of helping to plan a bomb attack against Iranians living in exile in France has been extradited to Belgium, German authorities announced Wednesday.
Jamal Khashoggi (Twitter)
07:54 GMT
Four top U.S. senators triggered an investigation Wednesday into the disappearance of a Saudi journalist under a U.S. law intended to hold human rights abusers to account.
Crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman (Twitter)
07:50 GMT
The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, sought to lure missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia and detain him, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, right, shakes the hand of rebel leader Riek Machar in July. (AFP/File)
06:25 GMT
The United Nations and African Union called on Tuesday South Sudan’s leaders to implement the latest peace deal that was signed in September.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is the parliamentary arm of the Council of Europe. (AFP/ FREDERICK FLORIN)
02:00 GMT
The Council of Europe has postponed a controversial decision on restoring Moscow's voting rights on the organization, stripped after Crimea's vote in 2014 to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

October 10, 2018

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in Pyongyang. (AFP/File)
22:00 GMT
Despite smiles and handshakes, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo differed on steps to take toward denuclearization at their meeting on Sunday in Pyongyang, a Japanese news report said.
US President Donald Trump meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit. (Saul Loeb/AFP)
18:00 GMT
The State Department said Tuesday it was working on details of an upcoming second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Ministry of Solidarity denies social media rumors regarding the suspension of several foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. (AFP/ File)
14:16 GMT
The Ministry of Solidarity issued a statement on Wednesday denying social media rumors regarding the suspension of several foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt, asserting that they are still working without restriction.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (C) waits next to the Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri (R) at the Lebanese parliament in Beirut. (Joseph Eid / AFP)
14:12 GMT
Speaker Nabih Berri Wednesday said he would call for a second legislative session of Parliament if a government was not formed by the end of the month, in comments relayed by MPs who attended his weekly meeting.
Photos of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
14:09 GMT
Turkish media have identified more than a dozen suspects authorities believe killed a missing Saudi journalist inside Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul a week ago.
Adel Abdel Mahdi (C) has been given the difficult task of forming the next Iraqi government (AFP Photo/STRINGER)
13:50 GMT
Adel Abdul Mahdi, Iraq’s new prime minister, has received additional support from the Shiite religious authority in Najaf, a move that further cemented his power for this critical stage.
A member of the Houthi militias arranges money donated by Houthi supporters. (AFP/ File Photo)
13:38 GMT
Yemeni political parties and organizations that support the legitimate government have held Houthi militias responsible for all the disasters in the country since their coup against national consensus and the transitional process.
A picture taken in 1971 shows a nuclear explosion in Mururoa atoll, French Polynesia. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT
France will be facing the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity over a series of nuclear tests it had been conducting in the South Pacific for some three decades.
Al-Shabaab in Somalia (AFP/ File Photo)
12:51 GMT
Al-Shabab terrorists claimed to have executed one Briton and three Americans that it accused of spying on Tuesday.
A group of settlers attacked a boys’ school in the Palestinian village of Ourif. (AFP/File)
12:44 GMT
A group of settlers on Wednesday attacked a boys’ school in the Palestinian village of Ourif near the West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local official.
Nikki Haley took the job of United Nations ambassador with little experience in foreign policy. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced Tuesday she will resign at the end of the year, a surprising move that caught even top Trump administration officials by surprise.
Turkish special forces take position near the police headquarters in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
11:36 GMT
At least five people were arrested in northern Turkey on Wednesday over their suspected links to the Daesh terrorist organization, according to a police source.
Deposed former president Mohamed Morsi in court (AFP/ File)
11:31 GMT
Egyptian security forces on Wednesday detained the son of jailed former president Mohamed Morsi -- who was ousted and imprisoned in a 2013 military coup -- from his home in western Cairo.
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi. (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT
Candidates wishing to apply for a ministerial position in cabinet can do so online through a website launched on Tuesday by Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi.
Jordan King Abduallah meets with Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil in Amman. (Twitter/@RHCJO)
08:23 GMT
King Abdullah on Tuesday received Lebanese Foreign Minister and Presidential Envoy Gebran Bassil, who handed the King an invitation from President Michel Aoun to attend the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, slated to be held in Beirut in January.
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi. (AFP/File)
08:20 GMT
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi on Tuesday held talks with his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil, focusing on ways to enhance bilateral cooperation, a Foreign Ministry statement said.
The fiancée of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
The fiancée of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has publicly pleaded for help from the U.S. president and first lady to clear up the circumstances of his disappearance.
Syrian rebel-fighters from the National Liberation Front (NLF) secure a tank, part of heavy weapons and equipment withdrawn yesterday from a planned buffer zone around Idlib. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
08:15 GMT
The withdrawal of heavy weapons by Syrian opposition in northwestern Idlib proves the opposition’s trust in Turkey, one of its member said on Tuesday.
Iran former President Mohamed Khatami. (AFP/File)
08:13 GMT
Mohamed Reza Naqdi, a senior officer in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (RGC), has urged former President Mohamed Khatami to disclose what was said at a 2009 meeting with the then king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
London (Shutterstock)
06:58 GMT
The majority of British voters want to stay in the European Union (EU), an analysis of recent polls shows, more than two years after a controversial referendum that triggered the country’s divorce from the bloc.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Twitter)
02:00 GMT
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has signed a decree, granting amnesty to those who have either deserted the army or avoided military service, and giving them several months to report for duty.

October 9, 2018

S-300 missile defense systems  (Shutterstock)
22:00 GMT
Moscow has reportedly supplied Syria with three battalion sets of S-300 missile defense systems of eight launchers each for free amid its widening row with Israel, whose air force recently helped the downing of a Russian aircraft in the Arab country.
Israeli officials say they denied Lara Alqasem entry because she may have supported BDS boycotts of Israel in the past (Twitter)
19:54 GMT
The Israeli government has conditioned a public apology from a U.S. student, who is allegedly linked to a global boycott campaign against Israel, to be allowed entry into the country, Israeli daily Haaretz reported.
A man looks at a list of candidates at a polling station in Sarajevo on October 7, 2018 as Bosnia and Herzegovina holds it's general elections (AFP)
18:00 GMT
In Sunday’s elections, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s citizens spoke to those who would lead them through numerous challenges ahead on the road to the European Union, said two top EU leaders on Monday.
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16:52 GMT
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday invited Turkish experts and relevant officials to visit its Istanbul Consulate to look into last week’s disappearance of a Saudi journalist.
Meng Hongwei (AFP/FILE)
14:58 GMT
What happens when China secretly detains an international leader? Apparently nothing.
Last known image of the Saudi journalist (Twitter)
14:43 GMT
This is the last known image of the Saudi journalist feared murdered after going missing during a visit to his country's consulate in Turkey last week.
An Iranian officer displays packages of seized Afghan-made drugs (AFP)
14:43 GMT
Iran is a hotspot in the global flow of illegal drugs, and there is a worrying growth in the involvement of Iranian and Iraqi militias in the drug trade. As sanctions tighten, the appeal of drug trafficking will increase, as will the security problems that go with it.
Lake and conic hill at Golan Heights (Shutterstock)
14:37 GMT
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the international community should recognize as “Israeli territory” the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory which has been under the regime’s occupation for over five decades.
The depot is located in the Chernihiv region, 176 km (109 miles) east of the capital, Kiev (Twitter)
14:30 GMT
Authorities suspect sabotage in explosions at an ammunition depot in Ukraine Tuesday, which prompted the evacuations of nearby areas.
Men on a horse-drawn cart pass in front of an aid distribution center run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza City (AFP)
12:21 GMT
UN refugee agency UNRWA on Tuesday decried as “irresponsible” Israeli plans to close the agency’s offices in the occupied East Jerusalem.
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (AFP)
12:17 GMT
Three days before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing he said Saudi Arabia does not arrest “dissidents” but those with “independent minds”.
Nadia Murad (AFP File Photo)
10:59 GMT
Yazidi Nadia Murad together with Denis Mukwege have just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for their work in fighting sexual violence. This essay first focuses on Murad as a once 'sexual slave' captured by ISIS in northern Iraq, managed to escape and later became an activist against sexual violence. Murad's story is also contextualized within the sexual violence against women in the Middle East and the world.
US senator Lindsey Graham (AFP)
10:21 GMT
Saudi Arabia will pay a "heavy price" if allegations that the kingdom killed a prominent journalist prove true, said a senior Republican senator on Monday.