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A Turkish police officer walks inside the property of the residence of the Saudi consul General Mohammed al-Otaibi as Turkish police conducted a search after the disappearance and alleged slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday published a gruesome recounting of the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, just as America's top diplomat arrived in the country for talks over the Washington Post columnist's disappearance. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
The Latest: Washington Post publishes new Khashoggi columnThe Washington Post has published a new column by Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate."
The Associated Press6 hours ago
UN Syria envoy to try to move on constitution before leavingU.N. special envoy Staffan de Mistura says he'll make a final effort to advance toward a new constitution for Syria before stepping down at the end of November
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Iran calls latest US sanctions an 'insult' to world orderIran says the latest round of U.S. sanctions is an "insult" to the international order that stems from "blind hostility."
The Associated Press11 hours ago
American student fights deportation in Israeli high courtUS student asks Israel's Supreme Court to overturn her expulsion order for alleged involvement in boycott movement
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Relatives of Palestinian Naji Zaanin, 25, who was killed in a morning Israeli airstrike, mourn in the family home during his funeral in town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Egyptian mediators race to restore calm in GazaA high-level Egyptian delegation has held urgent talks with the Gaza's Hamas rulers, seeking to restore calm after a rocket from the Palestinian area slammed into a home in southern Israel and the Israeli military responded with airstrikes.
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends a signing ceremony following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Shaymaa Afifi, the wife of Mustafa el-Nagar, a former Egyptian lawmaker, says her husband went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces. Rights activists say Egyptian authorities have made dozens of people disappear in recent years as part of a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent, but el-Sissi's government dismisses as unfounded accusations of its involvement. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detainedWife of a former Egyptian lawmaker says he went missing nearly 3 weeks ago, may have been detained
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Moments in disappearance, alleged slaying of Jamal KhashoggiKey moments in the disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Turkish police arrive at residence of Saudi consul to conduct search over disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writerTurkish police arrive at residence of Saudi consul to conduct search over disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writer
The Associated Press17 hours ago
At a glance: Execs bailing on Saudi 'Davos in the Desert'At a glance: the business executives who canceling their attendance at a big Saudi investment conference amid allegations the country is involved in the disappearance of a dissident writer.
The Associated Press19 hours ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lands in Turkey to discuss disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writerUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lands in Turkey to discuss disappearance, alleged slaying of Saudi writer
The Associated Press1 day ago
Water pollution in Iraq threatens Mandaean religious ritesIraq's soaring water pollution is threatening the religious rites of its tight-knit Mandaean community, already devastated by 15 years of war that has also affected the country's other minority sects
The Associated Press1 day ago
Rocket from Gaza makes direct hit on residential home in southern Israel, no casualtiesRocket from Gaza makes direct hit on residential home in southern Israel, no casualties
The Associated Press1 day ago
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