Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations in New York. Photograph: Amir Levy/Reuters

The CIA has concluded that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US officials. (...)

The dissident Saudi journalist  Jamal Khashoggi, who was reportedly tortured and killed in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. Photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

His killers were waiting when Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. They severed his fingers during an interrogat(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters while his plane refuels in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said he is prepared to give Saudi Arabia more time to investigate the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as(...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (right) arriving at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd,  in a video grab from CCTV footage obtained by Turkish news agency DHA. Photograph:  Demiroren News Agency/AFP/Getty Images

Top Turkish security officials have concluded that Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on orders from (...)

Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi had a complicated relationship with Saudi authorities. Photograph: Reuters

Turkey believes a missing Saudi journalist was murdered at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, according to two people familiar with the investigatio(...)

President Donald Trump: “As steward of the global financial system and the world’s largest economy, the US had powerful carrots and sticks. Not anymore,” says  Alan McQuaid. Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

The protectionist trade policies being pursued by US president Donald Trump now rank as a bigger threat to Ireland than Brexit, according to Merrion e(...)

A Turkish national flag hangs above retail kiosks on a street in Ankara. The yield on the country’s benchmark bond briefly touched a historic high of more than 20 per cent on Tuesday.

Turkey’s bonds and currency came under intense pressure on Tuesday as investors fretted about a breakdown in relations with the United States and poli(...)

US pastor Andrew Craig Brunson being escorted by Turkish  police officers. The US has  hit two  Turkish ministers with sanctions over the ongoing detention of an Brunson, who was arrested after a failed coup in December 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

The White House is to impose sanctions on two Turkish government ministers over the detention of a US pastor who is being tried on espionage and terro(...)

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz and vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache at a news conference in Vienna on Friday. Photograph:  Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Austria’s new government, which includes the far-right Freedom Party, has started a clampdown against “political Islam”, announcing the closure of sev(...)

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters are seen in Khaldieh village in eastern of Afrin, Syria March 10, 2018. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Turkey’s military and its rebel allies have encircled the northern Syrian town of Afrin, the Turkish armed forces said on Tuesday. It marks a substa(...)

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