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Jeff Bezos accuses Enquirer of ‘blackmail’ over intimate photos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday accused the publisher of the National Enquirer of blackmail after it threatened to publish intimate photographs sent by the billionaire to his mistress if he did not cease his investigation into how the newspaper got the pictures.
Members of the Sri Lankan web journalist association hold placards with the image of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration outside the Saudi Embassy in Colombo on October 25, 2018, following Khashoggi's dissapearance on October 2 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. - Saudi Arabia's crown prince denounced the "repulsive" murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and vowed justice will prevail, in his first public comments on the case, without addressing US accusations of a monumental cover-up. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI / AFP)

UN: Evidence shows Jamal Khashoggi’s murder planned, carried out by Saudi official

A UN-led inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, on Thursday, said that evidence pointed to a brutal crime “planned and perpetrated” by Saudi officials.
Morocco has suspended its participation in the Saudi-led military coalition's fight against Yemen's Houthi rebels, government officials have said.

Morocco suspends participation in Saudi-led war in Yemen

Morocco has suspended its participation in the Saudi-led military coalition's fight against Yemen's Houthi rebels, government officials have said.
The fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has announced the publication of a memoir in which she discusses the work and legacy of the famed critic. [Hatice Cengiz]

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee publishes book in memory of slain journalist

The fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has announced the publication of a memoir in which she discusses the work and legacy of the famed critic.
Crispin Blunt

British report blame Saudi authorities for female activists’ torture

Three British lawmakers on Monday endorsed reports that women activists detained in Saudi Arabia have been tortured.
Mariah Carey pictured in October 2018 at the American Music awards in Los Angeles. John Shearer-Getty

Mariah Carey performs in Saudi Arabia despite calls to cancel

US pop star Mariah Carey performed in Saudi Arabia, despite calls for her to cancel the show in protest at human rights abuses in the gulf kingdom.
Agnes Callamard

UN Khashoggi investigator to meet Istanbul chief prosecutor

The UN human rights investigator leading the international inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is meeting Istanbul's chief prosecutor on Tuesday.
Turkey has said it is planning to launch an international investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will take further steps in the coming days.

UN team probing Jamal Khashoggi killing to arrive in Turkey

UN investigators carrying out the probe of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi arrive in Istanbul on Monday and will seek to enter Saudi Arabia's consulate where he was dismembered by a "kill team".
Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi

Ethiopia says billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi freed from Saudi jail

The Ethiopian prime minister's office Sunday said Ethiopia-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed al-Amoudi has been freed from jail in Saudi Arabia, where he was arrested in 2017 as part of a vast anti-corruption campaign.
Agnes Callamard

UN rapporteur investigating death of Saudi journalist Khashoggi

The UN said that a rapporteur for human rights would investigate the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside Riyadh’s consulate in Istanbul in October.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina [Ricardo Mazalan-AP]

Rights groups call for access to Saudi detainees

Rights groups have called on Saudi Arabia to grant them access to detainees in the kingdom a day after British parliamentarians threatened to publish their own report detailing allegations of mistreatment unless Riyadh allows them in by next week.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

UN expert to lead inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi murder

The UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions said on Thursday she will travel to Turkey next week to head an “independent international inquiry’’ into the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkey has said it is planning to launch an international investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will take further steps in the coming days.

Turkey readies international probe into Jamal Khashoggi killing

Turkey has said it is planning to launch an international investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will take further steps in the coming days.
Khalid Al Falih

Saudi Arabia to build refinery, petrochemical plants in South Africa

Saudi Arabia plans to build an oil refinery and a petrochemicals plant in South Africa as part of $10 billion of investments in the country, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Friday.
Senator Graham (centre) has repeatedly called for accountability after Khashoggi's murder [Shawn Thew-EPA]

Lindsey Graham: US-Saudi ties can’t move until Prince Mohammed bin Salman is dealt with

US Senator Lindsey Graham said the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is "dealt with", without elaborating on what action he believes should be taken.
Saud al-Qahtani

Report: Saudi royal aide fired over Khashoggi murder still wields influence

A Saudi royal advisor fired over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues to wield influence in Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s inner circle, according to Saudi source with links to the royal court.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with Saudi Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman at the Irga Palace in Riyadh on January 14, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS - POOL - AFP)

Mike Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Jamal Khashoggi

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faces a tough balancing act on Monday as he presses Saudi Arabia’s crown prince over critic Jamal Khashoggi’s murder while shoring up strategic ties with Riyadh.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia on the latest leg of his regional tour, with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the blockade of neighbouring Qatar high on the agenda.

US top envoy Mike Pompeo in Riyadh for talks with Saudis

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia on the latest leg of his regional tour, with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the blockade of neighbouring Qatar high on the agenda.

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