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Saudi official provides further, new details on Khashoggi case: Reuters

  • Variation in narrative due to government being given ‘false information reported internally at the time’
  • Reuters interview suggests negotiation team defied orders, resorted to violence and gave body to local cooperator rolled in carpet to get rid of it
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US’s Mnuchin talks about sanctions premature, will visit Riyadh for talks with counterpart

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Israel reopens people, goods crossings to Gaza after lull

  • Hamas disavowed the launch and said it was investigating the incident, as fears of a new war rose
  • Near daily protests along the border since March 30 against Israel’s crippling 11-year blockade of the impoverished enclave have sparked repeated clashes with the army
By AFP ·

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Suspected militants kill 3 workers in Egypt’s Sinai

  • Six militants have been killed in two separate raids by security forces targeting hideouts in northern Sinai
  • Egyptian security forces have for years been battling militants led by Daesh
By AP ·

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Afghan polling centers plagued by problems as casualties surge

  • Nearly nine million voters registered for the parliamentary election, but many suspect a significant number of those were based on fake identification documents
  • Despite the chaos, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said the election was “an important milestone in Afghanistan’s transition to self-reliance”
By AFP ·

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Women’s Bowling Championship 2018 wraps up in Jeddah

  • Sixty-three competitors, many of them amateurs, participated in the competition which consisted of four rounds
By Ruba Obaid ·

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Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps

  • The new system should give Google’s rivals such as Microsoft Corp. more room to partner with hardware makers
  • The fee can be as low as $2.50 and rises depending on the country and device size
By Reuters ·