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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

UK, ECB and Turkish interest rate decisions, as John Lewis profits tumble 99% – business live | Business

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business. It’s a huuuuge day for central bank news. Policymakers at the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Bank of Turkey are all meeting today to set monetary policy, and potentially unleash a few …

Syria: Russian-led attack on Idlib could see 700,000 displaced | World news

Aid agencies fear that as many as 700,000 people could be displaced within a day of a Russian-led bombardment of Syria’s Idlib province as momentum towards an expected attack on the last large rebel enclave continues to gather pace. A three-way summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran to be held in Tehran on Friday has …

How Turkey’s lira crisis was written in Istanbul’s skyline | Cities

From a distance, Esenyurt, a newly built up neighbourhood on the edges of Istanbul, looks a bit like Hong Kong or Dubai, with a bustling downtown of shiny skyscrapers. Upon closer examination, however, you notice that tower after tower stands incomplete, lacking windows or furnishings; others are only half-occupied, their windows dark after nightfall. “In …

Greece exits bailout programme after eight years, but Turkish fears remain – business live | Business

4.25am EDT04:25 As Greece exits its bailout, new government figures show a drop in the country’s current account surplus compared to a year ago, but a rise in tourist revenues. Reuters reports: Greece’s current account balance showed a smaller surplus in June compared to the same month a year earlier on the back of a …

Turkish lira steadies despite threat of more US sanctions – business live | Business

4.23am EDT04:23 Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser at German insurer Allianz and the former chairman of Barack Obama’s Global Development Council, writes: Can Turkey rewrite the rulebook for crises in emerging markets? By rejecting the conventional approach, Erdoğan risks greater trouble – and not just for Turkey. Whether by accident or design, Turkey is trying …