Jamal Khashoggi death: Donald Trump says Saudi explanation is ‘credible’ – live updates | World news

The final chapter of Khashoggi’s life began just over a year before his death, when he left his home in Jeddah for self-imposed exile in the US. He attracted attention by writing columns for the Washington Post, focusing on the changes that had taken place since the ageing King Salman had appointed his youngest son, …

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead but claims he was killed in ‘fight’ | World news

Saudi Arabia has admitted journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting the country’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, is dead. Riyadh claimed, however, that he was killed in a “fight” with Saudi officials. The Saudi regime also announced a purge of senior officials including Saud al-Qahtani, an influential adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin …

Trump says it appears Khashoggi is dead and consequences may be ‘severe’ | World news

Donald Trump has said he presumes that Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and said the consequences for Saudi Arabia could be “very severe” if its leaders are found to have ordered the dissident journalist’s killing. Trump made the remarks after being briefed on the investigation by his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Pompeo’s return from …

Australia’s spy agency warned government Israel embassy move could provoke violent unrest | Australia news

Australia’s spy agency warned ministers that Scott Morrison’s proposed shift in Middle East policy to relocate the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may “provoke protest, unrest and possibly some violence in Gaza and the West Bank”. Guardian Australia has obtained an Asio bulletin, marked secret, AUSTEO (Australian eyes only), circulated on 15 …

US denies giving Saudis ‘benefit of doubt’ over Jamal Khashoggi case | World news

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has denied giving the Saudi regime the “benefit of the doubt” over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi and claimed that the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was satisfied with Saudi cooperation in the investigation. But Pompeo made clear that the Trump administration would take commercial ties and Saudi …

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 …

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 …

Trump to UN: ‘We reject globalism and we embrace patriotism’ – live updates | World news

1.17pm EDT13:17 Seychelles president, Danny Faure, is speaking extensively about climate change. He says his island see the “stark realities” of climate change every day. The Seychelles supports the African Union’s call for a review and reform of the security council, he says. “Our nation was formed by the ocean,” Faure says. “We are acutely …

Iran summons UK, Dutch and Danish envoys over attack on military parade | World news

Iran has summoned envoys from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Denmark over Saturday’s deadly shooting of 29 people at a military parade in the south of the country, state media has reported. The British charge d’affaires, along with the Dutch and Danish ambassadors, were “informed of Iran’s strong protests over their respective countries’ hosting …