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    Saudi crown prince: reformer or authoritarian?

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Updated at 05:38pm on October 20, 2018

    Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman has shaken up the ultraconservative oil superpower with economic, social and religious reforms since becoming...

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    Saudi Arabia admits critic Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 09:35am on October 20, 2018

    Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed during a ‘brawl’ inside its Istanbul consulate, an explanation that president Donald Trump said...

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    Turkish police search forest for Khashoggi’s remains

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 02:01pm on October 19, 2018

    Turkish police are searching a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul and a city near the Sea of Marmara for remains of a Saudi dissident...

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    Turkey searches Saudi consulate again

    Reuters . Istanbul | Updated at 12:11pm on October 18, 2018

    Turkish investigators searched Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul for a second time overnight looking for clues into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and...

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    Trump gives Saudis benefit of doubt in Khashoggi's disappearance

    Reuters . Washington, Riyadh | Updated at 11:14am on October 17, 2018

    US president Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as US lawmakers pointed the...

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    Clashes after Israel closes Palestinian school

    Agence France-Presse . Nablus | Updated at 01:02am on October 17, 2018

    Clashes broke out in the occupied West Bank on Monday after Israeli forces ordered the closure of a Palestinian school, AFP correspondents said....

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    Saudis agree need for thorough probe: US

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:59am on October 17, 2018

    US top diplomat Mike Pompeo met Tuesday with Saudi King Salman and the crown prince seeking to defuse a crisis over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi,...

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    Turkey to search Saudi consulate Monday

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 04:36pm on October 15, 2018

    Turkey will search the Saudi consulate in Istanbul later on Monday as part of an investigation into the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a...

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    US wants ‘regime change’ in Iran: Rouhani

    Reuters . Iran | Updated at 01:42pm on October 15, 2018

    The United States is seeking ‘regime change’ in Iran, president Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that the current US administration is the most hostile...

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    Saudi king Salman orders Khashoggi probe

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 11:27am on October 15, 2018

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Monday ordered an internal probe into the unexplained disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a joint Turkish-Saudi team was...

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