The kingdom’s claim that Jamal  Khashoggi (pictured) died in a “fistfight” was met with international scepticism and allegations of a cover-up to absolve the 33-year-old crown prince of direct responsibility. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears primed to assemble two weeks of leaks, insinuation and police evidence in an explosive speech in the Turkish parliament o(...)

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: some claim the Federal Reserve increased interest rates prematurely last month. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Bad news from the world’s biggest economies and growing tensions in the Middle East sent global stock markets tumbling on the first day of 2016 tradin(...)

Karl Andree said he is “humbled” after being reunited with his family in the UK. Photograph: PA

A British grandfather sentenced to a flogging for breaking Saudi Arabia’s strict anti-alcohol laws said he is “humbled” after being reunited with h(...)