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Saudi Crown Prince Had No Knowledge of 'Specific' Khashoggi Operation Saudi Crown Prince Had No Knowledge of 'Specific' Khashoggi Operation
- October 20, 2018

As many as 18 people have been taken into custody, according to Saudi officials. Jamal Khashoggi went missing after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. Assiri is a former two-star general who is considered the chief architect of Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. Trump has sent mixed messages about Khashoggi for days, vowing a severe response but also saying that the United States wants to preserve its close relationship with the conservative kingdom. (more...)
Congressman Accuses Kushner of Assisting Saudi Killing Congressman Accuses Kushner of Assisting Saudi Killing
- October 20, 2018

President Donald Trump reportedly wants to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman before any further action is taken. Two senior officials - Saud al-Qahtani, and General Ahmed al-Assiri, a senior intelligence official - connected to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have been fired. (more...)
Russian is first to be charged with meddling in 2018 midterm elections Russian is first to be charged with meddling in 2018 midterm elections
- October 20, 2018

Topics discussed included gun control, gay rights, the women's march, and the debate over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, the outlet reported, as well as talking about the Las Vegas shooting and the Charlottesville rally. They also distribute propaganda and plant disinformation against political candidates, the departments said. "Currently, we do not have any evidence of a compromise or disruption of infrastructure that would enable adversaries to prevent voting, change vote ... (more...)
Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico Caravan migrants break Guatemala border fence, rush Mexico
- October 20, 2018

What appeared to be tear gas was sacked as the crowd pushed towards Mexican police at the border, CNN's Bill Weir reported from the scene. But as the numbers in the crowd surged, they pushed against the Mexico fence, even breaking the padlocks of the border gate. (more...)
Chaos erupts as caravan reaches Mexico border Chaos erupts as caravan reaches Mexico border
- October 20, 2018

Marcelo Ebrard, Lopez Obrador's pick to become foreign relations secretary after he takes office, said Trump's tweets needed to be understood in the context of the upcoming USA midterm elections. Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray meanwhile told reporters he had met with United Nations chief Antonio Guterres, who said the UNHCR would help the Mexican government to process asylum applications for those in the caravan. (more...)
Students Killed In Ukraine's School Attack Students Killed In Ukraine's School Attack
- October 20, 2018

Violent attacks on schools and colleges are extremely rare in Russian Federation but there have been several high-profile cases recently with far fewer victims. Social media users have expressed their shock and sadness at the attack, posting photos of candles shining in the darkness, and using Russian hashtags that translate as #KerchWeMourn and #KerchWeAreWithYou. (more...)
Facebook Gets Former UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg for Global Policy Facebook Gets Former UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg for Global Policy
- October 20, 2018

The appointment makes Clegg, former leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats and deputy to David Cameron between 2010 and 2015, the most senior European politician ever in a leadership role in Silicon Valley. Earlier this year, reports surfaced that Elliot Schrage, Facebook's longtime VP of global communication and public policy-and a close Zuckerberg confidante-would step down from his post after a decade at the social network. (more...)
Supremes: BDS Leader Stays; Smotrich: We're Schmatahs Asking to Be Stepped On Supremes: BDS Leader Stays; Smotrich: We're Schmatahs Asking to Be Stepped On
- October 19, 2018

The state alleged that Alqasem, who headed the local chapter of the pro-boycott Students for Justice in Palestine group while she was a student at the University of Florida, now supports the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. (more...)
Saudi journalist was tortured before being decapitated Saudi journalist was tortured before being decapitated
- October 19, 2018

President Donald Trump with Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman . Before Khashoggi ever set foot in the consulate in Istanbul on October 2, Mohammed was trying to get his hands on him . Mr Otaibi flew back to Riyadh on Tuesday. Western diplomats suspect that the kingdom will also compensate Turkey for its willingness to launch a joint investigation on Khashoggi's disappearance - a payback that could come in the form of large-scale debt relief, strategic buyouts or other ... (more...)
Saudi journalist was tortured before being decapitated Saudi journalist was tortured before being decapitated
- October 19, 2018

President Donald Trump with Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman . Before Khashoggi ever set foot in the consulate in Istanbul on October 2, Mohammed was trying to get his hands on him . Mr Otaibi flew back to Riyadh on Tuesday. Western diplomats suspect that the kingdom will also compensate Turkey for its willingness to launch a joint investigation on Khashoggi's disappearance - a payback that could come in the form of large-scale debt relief, strategic buyouts or other ... (more...)
USA merges diplomatic office for Palestinians into Jerusalem embassy: Pompeo USA merges diplomatic office for Palestinians into Jerusalem embassy: Pompeo
- October 19, 2018

The status of Jerusalem goes to the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "We will continue to conduct a full range of reporting, outreach, and programming in the West Bank and Gaza as well as with Palestinians in Jerusalem through a new Palestinian Affairs Unit inside U.S. (more...)
Gerard Butler explains why he canceled Saudi Arabia trip amid Khashoggi's disappearance Gerard Butler explains why he canceled Saudi Arabia trip amid Khashoggi's disappearance
- October 19, 2018

Overnight, Turkish police completed a search of the consulate after being admitted by Saudi authorities. The investigators, who eventually searched the premises for eight hours, took samples with them, including soil from the consulate garden, according to an official at the scene. (more...)
Debbie White Dove Porreco, Pocahontas descendant, calls on Elizabeth Warren to apologize Debbie White Dove Porreco, Pocahontas descendant, calls on Elizabeth Warren to apologize
- October 19, 2018

A sharp critic of Mr Trump, Ms Warren wasted little time going after him following his comments during an appearance in Georgia. Warren's decision to share the DNA results is an unprecedented move by an American politician, and sets her apart from both Hillary Clinton - who resisted releasing personal information - and Trump, who continues to refuse to release his tax returns. (more...)
At least 50 dead as train runs over Dussehra revellers in Punjab At least 50 dead as train runs over Dussehra revellers in Punjab
- October 19, 2018

At least 50 people were killed in Punjab's Amritsar on Friday after a train ran over the crowd of Dussehra revellers that had spilled onto railway tracks while watching the burning of Ravana effigy. "Rushing to Amritsar to personally supervise relief and rescue in tragic rail accident on Dussehra in Amritsar ". The chief minister also announced free treatment to all injured in the accident . (more...)
Trump threatens to send military against immigrant ‘onslaught’ Trump threatens to send military against immigrant ‘onslaught’
- October 19, 2018

A similar caravan of migrants made the journey to the U.S. in April , taking the same route from Honduras to the United States, via Guatemala and Mexico . Vaughan stressed that it is a good sign that Mexico is realizing that it has more to gain than lose by cooperating with the US on border enforcement. (more...)
Donald Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind mystery of Saudi journalist Donald Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind mystery of Saudi journalist
- October 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia has called such allegations "baseless" but has not proved the writer ever left the consulate. Such a search would be an extraordinary development, as embassies and consulates under the Vienna Convention are technically foreign soil. (more...)
Twitter Dumps Data on Tweets, Accounts Linked to Russian, Iran Ops Twitter Dumps Data on Tweets, Accounts Linked to Russian, Iran Ops
- October 19, 2018

The data disclosed onWednesday also shows that the operatives directing the Russian bot accounts used US-based businesses that allow users to relay content onto Twitter, such as IFTTT, RoundTeam and dlvr.it, in addition to Twitter products like TweetDeck, and the Twitter mobile apps for iPhone and Android. (more...)
Brexit Talks: Some EU members contemplate no-deal plans Brexit Talks: Some EU members contemplate no-deal plans
- October 19, 2018

The UK has signed up to the principle of a Irish border backstop - an insurance policy created to prevent the need for customs checks - but the two sides can not agree what form the backstop will take and how long it will last. "That would backfire spectacularly". Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission, which is the EU's executive branch, also welcomed the idea. (more...)
Europeans among 700 Islamic State hostages seized in Syria, says Putin Europeans among 700 Islamic State hostages seized in Syria, says Putin
- October 19, 2018

He noted that the militant group was expanding its control in territory controlled by United States and US-backed forces. "They will simply drop dead, won't even have time to repent", Putin said during a session of the Valdai Club in Sochi. (more...)
President Trump Threatens Nightmare 1,500 Honduran Immigrants Marching to U.S. President Trump Threatens Nightmare 1,500 Honduran Immigrants Marching to U.S.
- October 19, 2018

President Donald Trump threatened today to scrap a crucial trade deal and send soldiers to close the USA southern border in response to a large caravan of Central American immigrants now heading toward the United States. President Donald Trump said last week that he would consider separating migrant families at the border once again, after reversing his controversial "zero tolerance " policy in June. (more...)
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena accused Indian intelligence RAW of assassinating him Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena accused Indian intelligence RAW of assassinating him
- October 19, 2018

These reports were, however, dismissed by the government, who warned reporters against spreading disinformation. A statement quoted him as saying that "mischievous and mala fide reports were utterly baseless and false, and seemed meant to create misunderstanding between the two leaders as well as damage the cordial relations between the two friendly neighbours". (more...)
Serbian Bishops Back Russian Patriarch on Ukraine Serbian Bishops Back Russian Patriarch on Ukraine
- October 19, 2018

Asked to comment on the announcement by the Russian Orthodox Church that it will break off relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople over the decision, a State Department official said that the USA administration supports the assertion of the right of religious freedom in Ukraine as well as the country's territorial integrity. (more...)
Trump praises congressman who assaulted reporter Trump praises congressman who assaulted reporter
- October 19, 2018

Contending that the act of aggression helped Gianforte win his congressional seat, Trump said, "Any guy that can do a body slam ...he's my guy". Gianforte admitted Jacobs had done nothing wrong. "I know Montana pretty well", Trump said. "This will be an election of (Justice Brett) Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense", Trump said. (more...)
Deputy AG Rosenstein To Be Interviewed Under Oath By Lawmakers Wednesday Deputy AG Rosenstein To Be Interviewed Under Oath By Lawmakers Wednesday
- October 19, 2018

Rod Rosenstein was sworn in as deputy attorney general in April 2017. Jordan said Rosenstein was "obligated" to testify to Congress under oath. The transcript of the proceeding will be released to the public after a review by the intelligence community to scrub any classified information. (more...)
Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying
- October 19, 2018

Pompeo welcomed Saudi Arabia's support of the Turkish authorities' investigation, the State Department said, noting that both agreed on the need for an investigation "that provides answers". Pompeo is expected in Turkey on Wednesday for further consultations. But after two weeks of flat denials from the Saudi regime of any role in Khashoggi's disappearance - continuing, apparently, right up to Mr. (more...)
Donald Trump to Honduras: Stop Migrant Caravan or Lose Aid Donald Trump to Honduras: Stop Migrant Caravan or Lose Aid
- October 19, 2018

He added that the United States has told Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that they will stop proving them with aid if they allow their citizen journey to the U.S. Guatemala has also closed migration facilities at the border crossing at Agua Caliente to prevent the entry of other Hondurans. Last week, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged leaders in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to persuade their citizens to stay home and avoid the long, risky journey to the United States. (more...)
First migrants in caravan reach Mexico's southern border, government says First migrants in caravan reach Mexico's southern border, government says
- October 19, 2018

Take, for example, the latest migrant caravan now making its way to the United States. Mexico's ambassador to Guatemala, Luis Manuel Lopez Moreno, met with leaders of the caravan Wednesday and warned them that Hondurans caught without papers in Mexico would be deported. (more...)
UN approves resolution enabling Palestinians to chair group UN approves resolution enabling Palestinians to chair group
- October 19, 2018

Australia was the only other country to vote against it. The measure does not, however, change the status of the Palestinians, considered a non-member observer state at the United Nations without voting rights at the General Assembly. funding to UNRWA as part of a campaign to redefine Palestinian refugees out of existence, punitive measures taken against the Palestinian civilian population of the occupied territories to dissuade the Palestinians from pursuing claims against Israel at the ... (more...)
Woman drops 2-year-old on doorstep, leaves him Woman drops 2-year-old on doorstep, leaves him
- October 19, 2018

A woman left a 2-year-old boy on a stranger's porch in Texas in an incident that was captured on camera and covered widely by local media. He said it's possible she could face a child abandonment charge. The child is now in the custody of Child Protective Services, which will determine whether to return him to his family. The text said one of her friend's would drop the boy off at his home on Monday afternoon. (more...)
Beto O'Rourke Town Hall With CNN Beto O'Rourke Town Hall With CNN
- October 19, 2018

O'Rourke had previously suggested he'd support impeachment but went further Thursday, saying that, even as investigations into whether Trump colluded with Russian Federation continue, "I do think there's enough there for impeachment". The event Thursday night comes two days after the El Paso congressman scrapped his usual optimistic, bipartisan message and criticized Cruz sharply during their last scheduled debate in San Antonio. (more...)

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