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    Japanese hostage returns home after 40 months in Syrian hell

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 01:45am on October 26, 2018

    A 44-year-old Japanese freelance journalist returned home on Thursday to an uncertain welcome more than three years after militants in Syria captured and held him...

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    Saudi crown prince deplores 'repulsive' Khashoggi murder in first comments

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 11:18am on October 25, 2018

    Saudi Arabia's crown prince denounced the ‘repulsive’ murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and vowed justice will prevail, in his first public comments on the case,...

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    Khashoggi murder unthinkable without US backing: Rouhani

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 08:40pm on October 24, 2018

    Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s ‘heinous murder’ would have been unthinkable ‘without US backing,’ Iranian pesident Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday....

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    Saudi prince may be behind Khashoggi death: Trump

    Reuters . Istanbul | Updated at 08:39pm on October 24, 2018

    US president Donald Trump, in his toughest comments yet, said Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince bore ultimate responsibility for the operation that led to Jamal Khashoggi’s...

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    US revokes visas of some Saudis involved in Khashoggi killing

    Reuters . Washington, Ankara | Updated at 10:58am on October 24, 2018

    US president Donald Trump said on Tuesday Saudi authorities staged the ‘worst cover-up ever’ in the killing of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi this month, as...

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    Erdogan demands punishment of all Khashoggi killers

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 03:05am on October 24, 2018

    Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said that the ‘savage murder’ of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was meticulously planned,...

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    US treasury secretary meets Saudi crown prince in Riyadh

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:51am on October 23, 2018

    US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday held closed-door talks in Riyadh with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has faced a global backlash...

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    US lawmakers blame Saudi crown prince

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 01:10am on October 23, 2018

    Top US lawmakers turned their ire on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday and said they believed he ordered the killing of Saudi...

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    Hariri says he is still working to form govt

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 01:08am on October 23, 2018

    Efforts to form a new Lebanese government after months of negotiation remain ‘on their way to a solution’, prime minister designate Saad al-Hariri said on...

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    Turkey says Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate savagely planned

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 11:34pm on October 22, 2018

    Turkey on Monday said that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was ‘savagely planned’ as pro-government media published new claims...