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‘People acting beyond their authority’ responsible for Khashoggi’s death, says Saudi FM

  • Senior Saudi official reveals new details of operation that led to journalist’s death in Istanbul
  • Said Kingdom was working on finding out location of the body and determining full details
By Arab News ·

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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
By Arab News ·

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US’ Mnuchin says talk about sanctions premature, will visit Riyadh to meet with counterpart

By Reuters ·

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KSA to set up first special economic zone in Riyadh

  • A royal decree has been issued to approve the regulation of the “Integrated Logistics Bonded Zone (ILBZ)”
By Arab News ·

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Iraq’s new PM will name cabinet in two days

  • Abdul Mahdi’s proposed cabinet will consist of 22 ministers and two vice-presidents. He will not have a deputy prime minister
  • All the proposed ministers are independents nominated by the political blocs in the ruling coalition
By SUADAD AL-SALHY ·

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US general shot in last week’s Taliban attack

  • Smiley was assigned in the summer to lead a Kandahar-based command with a mission to train and advise Afghan security forces
By AP ·

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At Jordan border, Damascus seeks to revive trade

  • The government of President Bashar Assad took back control of the Nassib border post in July
  • By reopening a key land crossing with Jordan this month, the Syrian regime is inching toward a return to trade with the wider region
By AFP ·

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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 ·