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Saudi Arabia Accused of Torturing Women Activists in Widening Crackdown on Dissent

Saudi Arabia Accused of Torturing Women Activists in Widening Crackdown on Dissent

Saudi security officers have tortured jailed women’s-rights activists as part of a government campaign to squelch criticism of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that began before last month’s killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to people familiar with the situation, At least eight of the 18 women’s-rights activists detained by Saudi authorities this year […]

For Trump, the relationship with Saudi Arabia is all about money

For Trump, the relationship with Saudi Arabia is all about money

Karen DeYoung Associate editor and senior national security correspondent November 19 at 8:43 PM When President Trump talks about the U.S. alliance with Saudi Arabia, he rarely mentions any Saudi role in achieving his stated objectives in the Middle East — bringing Iran to heel, forging an Israeli-Palestinian peace, and vanquishing Islamist terrorism. Instead, he […]

UK's Jeremy Hunt lands in Iran to discuss nuclear deal, bilateral issues: TV

UK's Jeremy Hunt lands in Iran to discuss nuclear deal, bilateral issues: TV

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrived in Tehran on Monday for the first time since taking office to hold talks with Iranian authorities on issues including the future of the 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian media reported. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives in Downing Street, London, Britain, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/Files […]

For First Time, the US Opposes UN Resolution Attacking Israel's Right to Golan

For First Time, the US Opposes UN Resolution Attacking Israel's Right to Golan

The United Nations General Assembly’s “decolonization committee” voted 152-2 in favor of a resolution attacking Israel’s control of the Golan Heights, with 14 abstentions. The U.S. previously abstained on the resolution, but on Friday it voted “no” for the first time, joined by Israel, which has retained control of the area since Syria and three […]

Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

Many of the nearly 3,000 migrants who have reached the border with California say they do not feel welcome in the Mexican city of Tijuana. The vast majority were camped out at a sports complex, sleeping on a dirt baseball field and under bleachers. The city opened the complex after other shelters were filled to […]

CIA determines Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's death, official says

CIA determines Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's death, official says

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Cyclone Gaja wreaks havoc, claims 11 lives in Tamil Nadu

Cyclone Gaja wreaks havoc, claims 11 lives in Tamil Nadu

At least 20 people were killed on Friday as Cyclone Gaja slammed into the Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranniyam uprooting trees and destroying houses in its path and leaving thousands without electricity. As per an AP report the deaths counted so far were caused by wall collapses and electrocution. The cyclone has […]

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case

By Stephen Kalin RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, his office said on Thursday, as the kingdom tries to overcome its biggest political crisis in a generation. Khashoggi, a royal insider turned critic of Saudi […]

As El Chapo trial opens, attorneys offer contrasting portraits of 'mythological' drug lord

As El Chapo trial opens, attorneys offer contrasting portraits of 'mythological' drug lord

Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice Department November 13 at 7:48 PM NEW YORK — By prosecutors’ account, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, better known as “El Chapo,” was a man whose ruthlessness was surpassed perhaps only by his efficiency. Starting out selling marijuana in Mexico, Guzmán built a fearsome narcotics empire, revolutionizing the […]

Hamas says it will fire rockets at Israeli towns of Beersheba, Ashdod if Israeli airstrikes on Gaza continue

Hamas says it will fire rockets at Israeli towns of Beersheba, Ashdod if Israeli airstrikes on Gaza continue

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas says it will fire rockets at Israeli towns of Beersheba, Ashdod if Israeli airstrikes on Gaza continue. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Source link

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