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10/23/2018 -  Trump says he remains unsatisfied with Saudi accounts on Khashoggi - 07:37 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he was still not satisfied with what he has heard from Saudi Arabia about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, but did not want to lose investment from Riyadh.


10/23/2018 -  Turkey yet to share information on Khashoggi case with any country: foreign minister - 07:37 AM

Turkey has not yet shared any information with any country from its probe into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the foreign minister said on Tuesday, hours before President Tayyip Erdogan was due to reveal what he has said were details in the case.


10/23/2018 -  Humble pomegranate seed provides clue to how Yemen's war fuels hunger - 07:32 AM

The tiny, red pomegranate seed may not look like much but it helps explain why Yemen's civil war has brought millions of people to the brink of famine.


10/23/2018 -  Iran arrests groups planning attacks on pilgrims: minister - 07:16 AM

Iran said on Tuesday it arrested three militant groups planning attacks on Shi'ite Muslims at the annual pilgrimage of Arbaeen, which marks the end of a 40-day mourning period for the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, Imam Hussein.


10/23/2018 -  China expresses concern to U.S. over Taiwan Strait warship operation - 07:12 AM

China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said it has expressed deep concern to the United States after Washington sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait in the second such operation this year.


10/23/2018 -  Australia slaps sanctions on Myanmar army top brass - 07:05 AM

Australia on Tuesday slapped travel and financial sanctions on five top Myanmar military officers, accused of overseeing brutal violence against Rohingya Muslims by units under their command, following similar moves by the European Union and United States.


10/23/2018 -  Harry and Meghan arrive in Fiji in British royals' first visit since 2006 coup - 06:57 AM

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan touched down in Fiji on Tuesday for the first royal visit to the South Pacific nation since a military coup 12 years ago saw it suspended from the Commonwealth for eight years until democratic elections.


10/23/2018 -  Saudi foreign minister pledges full probe into Khashoggi killing - 06:55 AM

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday the kingdom was committed to a thorough and complete investigation to get to the truth behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.


10/23/2018 -  Businesswoman Olayan says confident Saudi government can resolve Khasoggi affair - 06:54 AM

Saudi Arabian billionaire Lubna Olayan said on Tuesday she is confident that Saudi government can resolve the affair surrounding the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


10/23/2018 -  Taiwan train driver switched off speed control before deadly accident: court - 06:51 AM

The driver of a train in Taiwan that crashed killing 18 people told a court on Tuesday he had switched off its speed-control system, a court official said, as investigators pieced together events that led to the island's worst rail crash in decades.


10/23/2018 -  Police arrest three over alleged attempt to blackmail founder of India's Paytm - 06:38 AM

Indian police have arrested three people, including the spokeswoman for Paytm, the country's biggest digital payments company, after alleged attempts to blackmail its founder and extort 200 million rupees ($2.7 million) by threatening to leak stolen personal data.


10/23/2018 -  China's Xi opens major sea bridge during symbolic tour to southern China - 05:59 AM

Chinese leader Xi Jinping opened one of the world's longest bridges on Tuesday, during a tour to southern China that is seen by some as an opportunity for Beijing to reaffirm its commitment to economic liberalization.


10/23/2018 -  Trump's missile treaty pullout could escalate tension with China - 05:01 AM

A U.S. withdrawal from a Cold War-era nuclear arms treaty with Russia could give the Pentagon new options to counter Chinese missile advances but experts warn the ensuing arms race could greatly escalate tensions in the Asia-Pacific.


10/23/2018 -  Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 strikes Taiwan: USGS - 04:53 AM

An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck Taiwan, the United States Geological Survey said on Tuesday, and witnesses said it set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei.


10/23/2018 -  Refugee offer could strengthen embattled Australian PM's grip on power - 04:01 AM

Australian opposition lawmakers have offered a deal to resettle 150 refugees from a Pacific detention camp, which if accepted by embattled Prime Minister Scott Morrison could strengthen his tenuous grip on power.


10/23/2018 -  CIA chief to Turkey as officials seek to clarify prince's role in Khashoggi death - 01:55 AM

CIA Director Gina Haspel was traveling to Turkey on Monday to help investigate the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, two sources familiar with the matter said, as security agencies examined what role Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have played in the case.


10/22/2018 -  Trump says he believes Khashoggi's death was 'a plot gone awry': USA Today - 11:32 PM

President Donald Trump told USA Today in an interview on Monday he believes the death of Jamal Khashoggi was "a plot gone awry," after the journalist died in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.


10/22/2018 -  CIA director Haspel travels to Turkey for Khashoggi case: source - 11:15 PM

CIA Director Gina Haspel is traveling to Turkey on Monday to work on the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.


10/22/2018 -  Russia pledges 'balance' if U.S. quits nuclear pact; Trump eyes more weapons - 11:03 PM

Russia said on Monday it would be forced to respond in kind to restore the military balance with the United States if President Donald Trump carried through on a threat to quit a nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles.


10/22/2018 -  'Don't throw baby out with bath water,' Germany tells U.S. on INF treaty - 11:03 PM

Germany will seek NATO's help to maintain a nuclear arms treaty between Russia and the United States, and is ready to take action to force Moscow to comply with the pact, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday.


 


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