Jamal Khashoggi: US secretary of state arrives in Saudi Arabia for crisis talks | World news

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has met King Salman in Saudi Arabia to discuss the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as reports emerged that Riyadh was poised to acknowledge that Khashoggi was killed in its consulate in Istanbul. Pompeo landed in Riyadh on Tuesday morning and met the king immediately to discuss …

Saudi isolation grows over Khashoggi disappearance | World news

Saudi Arabia has found itself further isolated over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi after the business world turned its back on a high-profile investment conference in the kingdom and US officials claimed audio and video recordings had captured the moment the journalist was murdered in Istanbul. The Future Investment Initiative conference, to be held in …

Man held over killing of Bulgarian journalist ‘admits attacking her’ | World news

A 21-year-old man arrested over the killing of a Bulgarian television journalist has confessed to attacking her, but denies raping and robbing her, German prosecutors have said. Severin Krasimirov, a Bulgarian citizen, was apprehended on Tuesday evening outside Hamburg on a European arrest warrant in connection with the death of Viktoria Marinova. Marinova’s body was …

Khashoggi case: CCTV disappears from Saudi consulate in Turkey | World news

Security camera footage was removed from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and Turkish staff were abruptly told to take a holiday on the day the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared while inside the building, Turkish authorities have claimed. A week after Khashoggi vanished in the heart of Turkey’s biggest city, details of the investigation into …

Nicaragua deports reporter who covered anti-Ortega protests | World news

An Austrian-American reporter who has been covering Nicaragua’s political upheaval for outlets including the Guardian and the Washington Post has been deported by authorities, his father has confirmed. Nicaraguan law enforcement officials took Carl David Goette-Luciak from his home in Managua’s Centroamérica neighbourhood on Monday morning, the Guardian understands. Later that afternoon Goette-Luciak, from Blacksburg …

Myanmar court to deliver verdicts on jailed Reuters reporters | World news

A court in Myanmar is set to hand down verdicts on Monday in the case of two Reuters journalists accused of obtaining secret state documents. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, are charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. The court in Yangon …

‘Disgusting news’: Donald Trump whips up crowd anger as he vilifies media | Media

Donald Trump ramped up his attack on the media on Thursday night, criticizing the press as “fake, fake, disgusting news” and describing journalists in attendance as “horrible, horrendous people”, despite UN experts warning earlier in the day that his actions were putting journalists at risk. Nominally appearing in Wilkes-Barre, in Pennsylvania, to support a Republican …

Colombian journalists say death threats reflect ‘ugly’ climate under new leader | World news

Prominent Colombian journalists have warned that a string of death threats over their coverage of the country’s peace process reflects an “ugly and dangerous new atmosphere” in the country since the election of its new president. María Jimena Duzán of the weekly magazine Semana was threatend on Twitter with a message urging she be “raped, …

Turkey’s state of emergency ends but crackdown continues | World news

Turkey’s two-year state of emergency was set to come to an end at midnight on Wednesday, but as trials of dissidents and journalists continue human rights campaigners have said Ankara must do more to reverse a “suffocating” crackdown on free speech. Critics say the state of emergency, in place since a failed coup attempt in …