Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa coverage from Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Saudi Arabia said on Friday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and said it had fired two senior officials over the incident, giving an account that U.S. President Donald Trump said was credible.

World News2 hours ago

A TV journalist reports outside the Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

The White House said on Friday it would press for justice after Saudi Arabia announced that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul and that 18 Saudis had been arrested in connection with his death.

World News2 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by U.S. representatives from California's Republican delegation, takes a question from a reporter after signing a presidential memorandum focused on water policy in California's Central Valley, at a conference center in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S., October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump said on Friday that Saudi Arabia's explanation for how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at its consulate in Istanbul was credible.

World News2 hours ago

FIL PHOTO: U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton answers questions from reporters during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, U.S., October 3, 2018.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, will visit Moscow next week for talks that may include telling Russian officials that the United States plans to withdraw from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud is seen during a meeting with U.N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. March 27, 2018.      REUTERS/Amir Levy/File Photo

Saudi Arabia's crown prince had no knowledge of the specific operation that resulted in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul this month, a Saudi official familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

World News3 hours ago

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walks after paying homage at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, India, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "deeply troubled" by the confirmation by Riyadh of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, a United Nations spokesman said on Friday.

World News3 hours ago

Senator Lindsey Graham speaks as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee meet to vote on the nomination of judge Brett Kavanaugh. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been sharply critical of Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on Friday he was highly skeptical of the Saudi explanation for Khashoggi's death.

So grave is the fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that King Salman has felt compelled to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family said.

World News4 hours ago

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the restructuring of the command of the general intelligence agency under the supervision of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the official Saudi press agency said on Saturday.

World News4 hours ago

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday preliminary results of investigations showed U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after a fight with people he met there, state media reported.

Sports News5 hours ago

A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015.  REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo

The World Anti-Doping Agency is not fit for purpose and should be replaced, Britain's double Olympic decathlon champion Daley Thompson has said following its decision last month to lift a ban on Russia's anti-doping body.

World News5 hours ago

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Arabia's King Salman emphasized the importance of maintaining full cooperation between Ankara and Riyadh for investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends a news conference in Canberra, Australia August 24, 2018.   REUTERS/David Gray

Voting began in a Australian by-election on Saturday that could determine how long Scott Morrison's two-month-old premiership lasts, with the outcome keenly watched in the Islamic world after Morrison's brazen bid to woo Jewish voters.

Politics6 hours ago

An U.S. flag waves in the wind on a boat near the Statue of Liberty in New York August 31, 2011.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The U.S. government warned on Friday that Russia, China and Iran were seeking to influence next month's congressional elections as federal prosecutors unveiled charges against a Russian national accused of participating in such a scheme.

World News7 hours ago

President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. Congress will be involved in determining the U.S. response to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Business News7 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters outside a hangar at Missoula International Airport in Missoula, Montana, U.S. October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet the chief executives of the biggest U.S. defense companies at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona on Friday to discuss how they can source more parts and materials domestically, people familiar with the meeting said on Friday.

Business News7 hours ago

The Libyan floating storage and production tanker Farwah and an oil platform are seen in the Al Jurf Oilfield off the coast of Libya, September 30, 2017.   REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Oil prices rose on Friday on signs of surging demand in China, the world's No. 2 oil consumer, although prices were headed for a second weekly decline on swelling U.S. inventories and concern that trade wars were curbing economic activity.

Business News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Participants walk during the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser/File Photo

A Saudi investment conference will go ahead later this month with an updated program that includes heads of state from Arab world, Africa and Asia, a conference spokesperson said on Friday.

Business News9 hours ago

French state-owned public transport firm RATP aims to more than double its foreign revenue by 2025 through public transport contracts in the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

World News9 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters outside a hangar at Missoula International Airport in Missoula, Montana, U.S. October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had not seen or heard any purported recordings from the Saudi consulate in Turkey, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Friday of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Saudi Arabia said on Friday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and said it had fired two senior officials over the incident, giving an account that U.S. President Donald Trump said was credible.

World News2 hours ago

A TV journalist reports outside the Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

The White House said on Friday it would press for justice after Saudi Arabia announced that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul and that 18 Saudis had been arrested in connection with his death.

World News2 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by U.S. representatives from California's Republican delegation, takes a question from a reporter after signing a presidential memorandum focused on water policy in California's Central Valley, at a conference center in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S., October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump said on Friday that Saudi Arabia's explanation for how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at its consulate in Istanbul was credible.

World News2 hours ago

FIL PHOTO: U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton answers questions from reporters during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, U.S., October 3, 2018.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, will visit Moscow next week for talks that may include telling Russian officials that the United States plans to withdraw from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud is seen during a meeting with U.N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. March 27, 2018.      REUTERS/Amir Levy/File Photo

Saudi Arabia's crown prince had no knowledge of the specific operation that resulted in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul this month, a Saudi official familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

World News3 hours ago

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walks after paying homage at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, India, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "deeply troubled" by the confirmation by Riyadh of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, a United Nations spokesman said on Friday.

World News3 hours ago

Senator Lindsey Graham speaks as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee meet to vote on the nomination of judge Brett Kavanaugh. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been sharply critical of Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on Friday he was highly skeptical of the Saudi explanation for Khashoggi's death.

So grave is the fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that King Salman has felt compelled to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family said.

World News4 hours ago

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the restructuring of the command of the general intelligence agency under the supervision of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the official Saudi press agency said on Saturday.

World News4 hours ago

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday preliminary results of investigations showed U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after a fight with people he met there, state media reported.

Sports News5 hours ago

A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015.  REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo

The World Anti-Doping Agency is not fit for purpose and should be replaced, Britain's double Olympic decathlon champion Daley Thompson has said following its decision last month to lift a ban on Russia's anti-doping body.

World News5 hours ago

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi Arabia's King Salman emphasized the importance of maintaining full cooperation between Ankara and Riyadh for investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends a news conference in Canberra, Australia August 24, 2018.   REUTERS/David Gray

Voting began in a Australian by-election on Saturday that could determine how long Scott Morrison's two-month-old premiership lasts, with the outcome keenly watched in the Islamic world after Morrison's brazen bid to woo Jewish voters.

Politics6 hours ago

An U.S. flag waves in the wind on a boat near the Statue of Liberty in New York August 31, 2011.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The U.S. government warned on Friday that Russia, China and Iran were seeking to influence next month's congressional elections as federal prosecutors unveiled charges against a Russian national accused of participating in such a scheme.

World News7 hours ago

President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. Congress will be involved in determining the U.S. response to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Business News7 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters outside a hangar at Missoula International Airport in Missoula, Montana, U.S. October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet the chief executives of the biggest U.S. defense companies at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona on Friday to discuss how they can source more parts and materials domestically, people familiar with the meeting said on Friday.

Business News7 hours ago

The Libyan floating storage and production tanker Farwah and an oil platform are seen in the Al Jurf Oilfield off the coast of Libya, September 30, 2017.   REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Oil prices rose on Friday on signs of surging demand in China, the world's No. 2 oil consumer, although prices were headed for a second weekly decline on swelling U.S. inventories and concern that trade wars were curbing economic activity.

Business News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Participants walk during the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser/File Photo

A Saudi investment conference will go ahead later this month with an updated program that includes heads of state from Arab world, Africa and Asia, a conference spokesperson said on Friday.

Business News9 hours ago

French state-owned public transport firm RATP aims to more than double its foreign revenue by 2025 through public transport contracts in the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

World News9 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters outside a hangar at Missoula International Airport in Missoula, Montana, U.S. October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had not seen or heard any purported recordings from the Saudi consulate in Turkey, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Friday of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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