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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'to go on hunger strike' in Iranian jail

dailymail.co.uk  -  a day ago
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband Richard has told how his increasingly desperate wife is struggling at the idea of missing yet another Christmas Day with her family in north London.

Couple who made fake sickness claim from Jet2holidays convicted of fraud and ordered to pay £30,000

dailymail.co.uk  -  a day ago
Martin Brown, 38 and wife Lindsey, 35, from Chorley in Lancashire, submitted a false claim against Jet2holidays for gastric illness, after staying at the Emre Hotel in Marmaris, Turkey, in 2016.

Clashes show the fragility of the Yemen deal; the devil is in the details

latimes.com  -  a day ago
A deal for an “immediate” cease-fire in Yemen's port city of Hudaydah was hailed as a rare moment of hope in a conflict that has killed tens of thousands and put millions at risk of starvation and disease. But underscoring the fragility of that hope, clashes erupted on the city's outskirts.

For Syrians in a former rebel bastion, reconciling with the government means a return to normalcy — at a price

latimes.com  -  3 days ago
Syrians living in one-time rebel bastions now back under government control face a choice: salvage the remains of your life and live under a state you may not support; or refuse the agreement and face death in a government offensive. The country's Ghouta region illustrates the price of that choice.

Two arrested in Egypt over naked photoshoot on Great Pyramid of Giza

dailymail.co.uk  -  5 days ago
Egyptian authorities arrested a camel driver and a woman accused of having helped two Danes scale the Great Pyramid of Giza to take a video and this naked photograph.

Turkey train crash in Ankara leaves several dead and 46 injured

dailymail.co.uk  -  6 days ago
Images from the crash site near Ankara showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged carriages.

Turkey's Erdogan promises to clear Kurds from eastern Syria, setting him on collision course with U.S.

latimes.com  -  7 days ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to upend an uneasy detente in northern Syria, announcing the launch of a new military operation east of the Euphrates to clear the area of U.S.-backed Kurdish militias.

Jamal Khashoggi and other 'guardians' are Time's 2018 Person of the Year

dailymail.co.uk  -  8 days ago
Time's 2018 Person of the Year has not been awarded to just one person, but murdered and imprisoned journalists including Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Danish photographer posts a picture 'having sex' on top of the Great Pyramid

dailymail.co.uk  -  8 days ago
Danish photographer Andreas Hvid posted the explicit snap on his website and it was also featured in a video he posted on YouTube.

Meghan Markle up against Trump and Khashoggi for TIME person of the year

dailymail.co.uk  -  9 days ago
TIME has narrowed its l list of finalists for the magazine's 2018 Person of the Year to 10.

Iran warns West of 'drugs and terrorism' lashing out at US sanctions

dailymail.co.uk  -  9 days ago
President Hassan Rouhani said sanctions would expose the West to an influx of threats, including terrorists and drugs after President Donald Trump imposed sanctions last month.

Final words of murdered Jamal Khashoggi revealed in transcript

dailymail.co.uk  -  9 days ago
A new transcript of an audio recording has revealed the harrowing last words of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as he was brutally killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.

House leaders will get a briefing on Khashoggi amid push to declare Saudi crown prince 'complicit'

dailymail.co.uk  -  12 days ago
Lawmakers are considering several measures to punish the Saudis, including a resolution that would cast the crown prince as 'complicit' in Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Yemen's crushing war takes a tentative first step to a resolution

latimes.com  -  12 days ago
Martin Griffiths, the U.N.’s Special Envoy for Yemen, announced on Thursday a prisoner swap that would affect thousands in the country, a first step on a path to ending a conflict that has become the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Lobbyists for Saudi Arabia paid for 500 rooms in the Trump DC hotel

dailymail.co.uk  -  13 days ago
Lobbyists working for Saudi Arabia paid $270,000 to reserve 500 rooms over a period of three months at President Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel after he won the election.

Sean Penn is making a Jamal Khashoggi documentary in Istanbul

dailymail.co.uk  -  14 days ago
The 58-year-old Oscar-winning actor could be seen working with a film crew outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, where journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered on October 2.

Memo reveals Michael Flynn's lies over secret Turkey project

dailymail.co.uk  -  14 days ago
Flynn and his company undertook a 3-month secret project with Turkey in 2016 and were paid handsomely. The disgraced (and later fired) national security chief hid that from the government.

Senators say there's 'zero question' Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi murder after CIA briefing

dailymail.co.uk  -  15 days ago
Senators left a briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel convinced that the Saudi crown prince was involved in Khashoggi's murder, in spite of the president's claims that the evidence does not implicate him.

Israel launches military operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels

latimes.com  -  15 days ago
The Israeli military launched an operation Tuesday to "expose and thwart" tunnels it says were built by the Hezbollah militant group that stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel.

CIA director Gina Haspel to brief senators about Saudi link to Khashoggi murder after uproar

dailymail.co.uk  -  15 days ago
CIA Director Gina Haspel will brief a select group of senators on Jamal Khashoggi's murder at the insistence of lawmakers who demanding an assessment on the Saudi kingdom's involvement.

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