Friday, 16 November, 2018

Protest staged in Istanbul for missing Saudi journalist

In rebuttal to Trump, bin Salman says Saudi won't pay US for kingdom's security Saudi source denies journalist Khashoggi was killed at consulate in Istanbul
Kenny Thornton | 09 October, 2018, 07:31

"Right now, nobody knows anything about it. I do not like it".

Khashoggi left Saudi Arabia a year ago, saying he feared retribution for his criticism of Saudi policy in the Yemen war and its crackdown on dissent. But if proven, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi would be the most serious diplomatic crisis between the two in living memory. Riyadh denies that and claims he left the compound on his own. At the United Nations last month, Trump said OPEC was "ripping off the rest of the world" with crude prices, now about $85 a barrel.

The organization wrote that Saudi Arabia "channels funds to media organizations all over the world" including the United Kingdom - and that the funding usually takes the form of outright donations or the buying up of thousands of subscriptions, as was the case when a struggling Lebanese TV network adopted a pro-Saudi editorial policy after taking a $2 million bailout from Riyadh.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said Riyadh must provide "honest answers" about the journalist.

A top Senate ally of Trump warned of a "devastating" impact on the USA alliance with Saudi Arabia if allegations are confirmed.

Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, warned in a tweet against governments attacking journalists outside their countries. "The result is there is pressure domestically to look into this matter", said Schneider.

On Saturday, Trump said at a rally in West Virginia that although the Saudis "have got trillions of dollars", "we don't get what we should be getting" from them. Turkish investigators are analyzing footage from security cameras outside the consulate as well as airport entries and exits, he added.

Khashoggi, 59, went missing while on a visit to the consulate in Istanbul for paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancée.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman previously told Bloomberg that Riyadh was "ready to welcome the Turkish government to go and search our premises", which is Saudi sovereign territory. "We believe that the murder was premeditated and the body was subsequently moved out of the consulate", a Turkish official told Reuters.

The Washington Post also pressured the administration to investigate.

Media reports say two airplanes carrying 15 Saudi nationals arrived in Istanbul around the same time of Khashoggi's disappearance, fueling rumors that they were sent to dispose of the body. "He is a journalist but he was also from the Saudi establishment before the present Crown Prince came".

Saudi Arabia authorities said they have nothing to do with the journalist's disappearance.

Michael now a Category 1 hurricane
The risk of life-threatening storm surge , heavy rainfall , and unsafe winds is increasing for the northeastern Gulf Coast. Michael is the 13th named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, according to hurricane centre spokesman Dennis Feltgen.

Ever since the relationship started between Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, we've bought everything with money, he further said, adding that since Trump came to power, the kingdom chose to purchase over 60 percent of its needed armament from the U.S. for the next 10 years.

"There is concrete information; it will not remain an unsolved case", Aktay said Sunday in an interview with the Turkish CNN network, The New York Times reported.

Fears have been growing over the fate of the missing Saudi dissident journalist who writes opinion columns for the Washington Post.

So the prospects of this changing anything, I think, are unlikely.

Vice President Mike Pence said, "Violence against journalists across the globe is a threat to freedom of the press & human rights". It says there were seven imprisoned last year, and nine this year. "Saudi Arabia wasn't always this repressive".

He was told that Turkey expected "full cooperation" on the issue.

Ankara would likely wait and see what Washington's reaction to the disappearance would be, before initiating any action against Saudi Arabia, Unluhisarcikli added.

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner maintains close personal ties with the crown prince.

"There is no country that kills opponents of its policy inside an official building in a foreign country", he said.

CNN reported Sunday that the USA government is quietly working Khashoggi's case across several agencies and at senior levels of the administration.

He entered the consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday to get documents for his forthcoming marriage.

Recommended

Reported explosion at oil refinery in Saint John, NB The refinery is near several residential neighbourhoods on Saint John's east side, about five kilometres from the city centre. Rob Beebe felt the explosion from his apartment on Martha Avenue, a few streets over from the refinery.

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed by Senate, Creating Conservative Supreme Court Majority Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed by Senate, Creating Conservative Supreme Court Majority Steve Daines of Montana, who supports Kavanaugh, but will be in Montana to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. Republican Senator Deb Fischer described Kavanaugh as "one of the most thoughtful, pre-eminent judges in our nation".

Trump Claims Democrats Desire to Impeach New Supreme Court Justice Trump Claims Democrats Desire to Impeach New Supreme Court Justice Trump said that what followed was "a disgraceful situation brought about by people that are evil, and he toughed it out". Wade , as well as affect such other issues as LGBTQ rights and women's economic stability .

Hope Hicks tapped to head communications for New Fox Hope Hicks tapped to head communications for New Fox While not a direct swap of assets, the tradeoff between the White House and Fox has a certain air of symmetry about it. Julie Henderson and Nathaniel Brown, the communications team at 21st Century Fox, are not moving to the new company.

Weird light in Arizona sky is from SpaceX launch Weird light in Arizona sky is from SpaceX launch A graphic explaining sonic booms, provided by Vandenberg Air Force Base ahead of a planned SpaceX launch on October 7, 2018. SpaceX had previously flown first-stage rockets back to land after Florida launches but had not done so on the West Coast.

OnePlus 6T will be revealed on October 30th OnePlus 6T will be revealed on October 30th Meanwhile, OnePlus fans will be able to buy the invites for the smartphone's launch event via the company's website . If you're interested in attending the event, you can get tickets here , or register to watch it live here .

Microsoft promises to recover files deleted by Windows 10 bug Microsoft promises to recover files deleted by Windows 10 bug There have been a lot of users who have taken to social media and Microsoft's own support website to report the problem. Microsoft has suspended the roll-out of its October 2018 Windows update, following claims of mass file deletion .

Kavanaugh sworn in at US Supreme Court Kavanaugh sworn in at US Supreme Court He has vehemently denied all allegations of sexual misconduct against him when he was in high school and college. I told Jeff, I said, 'Nothing personal. "I don't want it to dissipate over the next four weeks".

Google shutting down Google Google shutting down Google In fact, usage is pretty minimal on the site, with "90 percent of Google + user sessions" being "less than five seconds". The consumer version of Google + will be wound down over 10 months, ending by August, the company said.

Israelis killed in West Bank shooting Israelis killed in West Bank shooting More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Police initially suspected that the shooting may have been a revenge attack on the man's employers, but army spokesperson Lt.

Upon Further Review: No. 1 Alabama at Arkansas Upon Further Review: No. 1 Alabama at Arkansas The Rebels come into the game off a 70-21 victory over Louisiana-Monroe, but they lost to Alabama 62-7 at home on September 15. The Crimson Tide coach was unhappy with his team's defense, despite the team not trailing once during the game.

Former first daughter Barbara Bush gets married in Maine Former first daughter Barbara Bush gets married in Maine Family attendees included the twins' mom, Laura Bush , and dad, former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush Wednesday screenwriter Craig Coyne , The Associated Press reports .

Google October 9 event: Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and a last-minute surprise Google October 9 event: Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and a last-minute surprise After all the leaks, it's not surprising to know that Google will also reveal a new Chromecast dongle just like a year ago . A shop in Hong Kong somehow got ahold of Google's Pixel 3 phone, which was picked up by Engadget and revealed to the world.

India wants US sanctions waiver after cutting Iran oil imports India wants US sanctions waiver after cutting Iran oil imports Also, subsidised domestic cooking gas prices have been increased by Rs 2.89 per 14.2 kg cylinder to Rs 502.40, an all-time high. The Indian orders have reportedly been placed by Indian Oil Corp (IOC) and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL).

Michael expected to gain hurricane strength as it approaches Florida Michael expected to gain hurricane strength as it approaches Florida A Hurricane Watch has been issued from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to the Suwanee River. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 26 counties as Tropical Storm Michael lashed Cuba.