Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

New Reports Add Detail To Disappearance Of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

This image taken from CCTV video obtained by the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet and made available on Tuesday Oct. 9 2018 claims to show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul Tuesday Oct. 2 2018 15 suspects, video footage offer new clues in case of missing Saudi reporter
Julia Gonzales | 10 October, 2018, 16:19

"In that case, Turkey would use the available mechanisms, in terms of bilateral relations and worldwide law, and call Saudi Arabia to account for its action".

A squad of 15 Saudi Arabian men reportedly flew to Turkey just in time for Khashoggi's visit to the consulate for paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancée.

An unnamed senior official told the New York Times there was a complex operation in which Mr Khashoggi was killed within two hours of arriving and then dismembered.

Turkey has said it will conduct a search, but has also asked for definitive proof that Mr Khashoggi left the building.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor who has written columns critical of the kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, went missing on October 2 after entering the consulate for paperwork needed to marry his Turkish fiancée. The team arrived in Istanbul on two private planes, one of which landed after 3 a.m. (0000 GMT) on Tuesday while the second plane landed around 5 p.m. (1400 GMT) after Khashoggi entered the consulate.

Both planes later returned to Riyadh, with one stopping in Dubai and the other in Egypt, the report said, adding that the police were looking into the possibility that Khashoggi was kidnapped.

Sabah newspaper, which is close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Wednesday revealed the identities of what it called a "mysterious" 15-member "assassination squad" who were allegedly involved in Khashoggi's disappearance.

The kingdom has called the allegations "baseless", but has not provided any evidence that Khashoggi left the consulate and did not respond to requests for comment on Wednesday.

Google Made a Call-Screening Robot for Your Pixel Phone
The Pixel 3 and its big brother also have a dedicated security chip - the Titan M, which keeps the OS and your passwords secure. The Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3XL go on sale in the U.S. starting October 19 and will be available in more markets on November 1.

Turkish officials have said they believe the Saudi writer and government critic was killed inside his country's consulate in Istanbul after he visited the mission to obtain a document required to marry his Turkish fiancee.

The newspaper also claimed that Turkish employees at the residence were "hastily" told to take a vacation on the day Khashoggi went missing.

Turkish officials fear he was killed inside the building and his body removed.

David Kaye, the United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of expression, said the disappearance of Saudi government critic Jamal Khashoggi "puts basically the Turks in the position of having both to maintain a diplomatic relationship and to deal with a real important, high-profile investigation". However, he has not been seen for more than a week, and the only closed-circuit television footage that's been released shows him entering the building but not departing. She acknowledged the writer first visited the consulate on September 28 "despite being somewhat concerned that he could be in danger".

"At this time, I implore President Trump and first lady Melania Trump to help shed light on Jamal's disappearance", Ms Cengiz wrote.

Trump, who took his first overseas trip as USA president to the kingdom and whose son-in-law Jared Kushner has close ties to Prince Mohammed, said while he had not yet talked to the Saudis about Khashoggi.

A human rights activist holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 9, 2018.

The search will take place as part of the official investigation, which was being conducted "in an intense manner", he said without giving any date.

Recommended

  • How Does the Flu Shot Keep You From Getting Sick?

    How Does the Flu Shot Keep You From Getting Sick?

    That's not to mention the heavy toll of hospitalizations and deaths that occur mainly among people 65 and older. A child receives a seasonal flu shot at a health clinic in Elmsdale, N.S. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009.
    Google reveals new Pixel phone, speaker to chase Apple, Amazon

    Google reveals new Pixel phone, speaker to chase Apple, Amazon

    Both the Pixel 3 variants come with high-quality Pixel USB-C earbuds and a USB-C Digital to 3.5 mm headphone adapter in the box. The new Pixel 3 models run Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and are powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC for blazing fast performance.
    Mental Health in the Workplace conference takes place at County Hall, Maidstone

    Mental Health in the Workplace conference takes place at County Hall, Maidstone

    World Mental Health Day is organised by the World Health organisation and aims to raise awareness around mental health issues. So when mental disorders in the young are ignored, they can go on to ruin all aspects of their well-being in the future.
  • Virgin to be in space 'within weeks'

    Virgin to be in space 'within weeks'

    Branson said in May that Virgin Galactic and Bezos' Blue Origin were tied in the race for the first commercial spaceflight. At the time Branson added that he hoped to become an astronaut within a year with Virgin Galactic.
    Google exposed user data, feared repercussions of disclosing to public

    Google exposed user data, feared repercussions of disclosing to public

    Google's excuse is that it found no evidence of any of the data being misused, however, it also has no way of being sure of that. The WSJ reported that the exposure dates back to 2015, although the company didn't comment on how long information was exposed.
    Pixel 3 launch: Google to unveil iPhone challenger and smart home hub

    Pixel 3 launch: Google to unveil iPhone challenger and smart home hub

    Once again, you can save all your favourite moments with free, unlimited photo and video storage in the original resolution. Google has incorporated its famous AI into the cameras on the Pixel 3 in a more comprehensive way than ever before.
  • Tropical Storm Michael forms in the Yucatan

    Leslie continues as a tropical storm over the Central Atlantic , but is forecast to briefly become a hurricane again. But within a few hours it gained more strength and by Sunday evening, it had top sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph).
    Japanese GP: Alonso Criticizes F1 Again, Hamilton Downplays Title Talk

    Japanese GP: Alonso Criticizes F1 Again, Hamilton Downplays Title Talk

    Fernando Alonso does not sound like a man who will miss Formula One when he leaves at the end of the season. Alonso confirmed in August he will be leaving F1 at the end of the ongoing campaign.
    Jaguars sign veteran RB Jamaal Charles

    Jaguars sign veteran RB Jamaal Charles

    Charles tore his right ACL in October 2015 and was released by the Chiefs after he underwent multiple knee surgeries in 2016. The former star National Football League running back was one of several running backs the Jaguars brought in for a workout.
  • Taylor Swift Brings Friend Claire Winter to AMAs 2018!

    Taylor Swift is ready for the "next chapter!" "I'm even more excited about the next chapter". Watch all the performances below (bare with us as we find all the links).
    Sydney Opera House 'not an advertising billboard'

    Sydney Opera House 'not an advertising billboard'

    Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten was quick to attack the PM stating: "The Opera House is not a billboard, it's a thing of great beauty".
    Seann Walsh's Girlfriend Issues Powerful Statement On Photos

    Seann Walsh's Girlfriend Issues Powerful Statement On Photos

    Stacey Solomon told her "What a powerful, important message". "Everyone will have their own opinion on what we feel about it". Meanwhile, Seann wrote: "In light of the story in today's newspaper I would like to offer my honest apologies for my actions.

There's a new number one in 'world's most powerful' passport poll There's a new number one in 'world's most powerful' passport poll In Southeast Asia , it's Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei that have the strongest passports and are all in the Top 20 globally. Afghanistan's and Iraq's passports were the weakest in the October survey, with accessibility to 30 destinations each.

DC Comics hires James Gunn after Disney fires him O'Connor had been hired to both write and direct the film and was hard at work on the project for the past year. However, yesterday the news broke that Gunn is now in talks with DC to tackle the sequel to Suicide Squad .

Microsoft Looking to Buy ‘Pillars of Eternity’ Dev Obsidian Microsoft Looking to Buy ‘Pillars of Eternity’ Dev Obsidian The rumored deal would also be considerably favorable for Obsidian, which has struggled with financial issues in the past. That's why it had to turn to Kickstarter to fund their Pillars of Eternity IP and its sequel .

The 2018 American Music Awards red carpet ranked best to worst I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent'. She also condemned Republican senatorial candidate Marsha Blackburn for her voting record on women's rights and equal marriage.

Lewis Hamilton: 'Media need to show Sebastian Vettel more respect' Lewis Hamilton: 'Media need to show Sebastian Vettel more respect' Briatore acknowledged, however, that Ferrari also "made a lot of strategy mistakes in the last three or four races". Credit to them they executed well, but we need to look after ourselves and do our bit and then we see.

Fortnite goes physical* on Switch with Deep Freeze Bundle Fortnite goes physical* on Switch with Deep Freeze Bundle It's also probable that a rocket fired from the Quad Launcher won't do as much damage as one fired from a standard Launcher. Assuming the bundled items are worth a similar amount, that means players are saving $10-20 dollars.

Clintons To Visit Boston Next Year As Part Of Nationwide Tour Clintons To Visit Boston Next Year As Part Of Nationwide Tour The Clintons' first show next year will be April 11 at the almost 3,000-seat Beacon Theatre in NY , where the 2016 Tony Awards were held.

Banksy Painting - Who Knew It Was 'Self Destruct'? Banksy Painting - Who Knew It Was 'Self Destruct'? Those who witnessed the incident said that afterward, Sotheby's security staff escorted a noisily protesting man off the premises. He said the auction house was still "busily figuring out" how the transaction for the now radically altered work will play out.

Queen Elizabeth II's wedding present to Princess Eugenie Queen Elizabeth II's wedding present to Princess Eugenie And that's not because there's some sort of ongoing feud between them or behind closed doors. Camilla Parker-Bowles is skipping Princess Eugenie's upcoming wedding to Jack Brooksbank .

Google pulls plug on $10 billion Pentagon cloud deal Google pulls plug on $10 billion Pentagon cloud deal Companies are due to submit bids for the contract, which could last as long as 10 years, on 12th October. The spokesman added that Google is "working to support the U.S. government with our cloud in many ways".

United Nations voices 'serious concern' over missing Saudi journalist Friends of Khashoggi say Turkish police have taken possession of footage from the neighbourhood as part of their investigation. Khashoggi, 59, went missing while on a visit to the consulate in Istanbul for paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancée.

Which message best motivates change: IPCC or the Nobel Prize? The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its gloomy report at a meeting in Incheon, South Korea . The report says the world needs to reach zero net emissions of carbon dioxide by 2050 to prevent a further rise in temperature.

Embattled Ronaldo nominated for Ballon d’Or, but Modric now bookies’ favorite Embattled Ronaldo nominated for Ballon d’Or, but Modric now bookies’ favorite Liverpool's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Frenchman Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani completes the five-man list. Federation Internationale de Football Association split from the Ballon d'Or in 2016 to launch its own set of awards.

Borderlands 2 Is Coming To PlayStation VR This December Borderlands 2 Is Coming To PlayStation VR This December It's out on December 14, which will be the first new, or new-ish, Borderlands game since Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in 2014. Players will be able to navigate through the menus by "pointing, clicking, dragging. and dropping".

'Walking Dead' Season 9 Premiere Delivers Series Low for Premiere The Season Nine premiere will likely see a significant boost in numbers when DVR and on-demand viewings are included in Live+3 ratings.