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U.S. investigating Saudi journalist’s disappearance

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/11/18, 12:22 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said Thursday the United States is working to discover what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing Oct. 2 and is believed to have been murdered by Saudi government operatives. “We have investigators over there and we’re working with Turkey” and with Saudi Arabia, the president said on Fox News’ Fox & Friends. Trump was hesitant Wednesday to commit to pulling back from arms sales to the Saudis, saying that would punish the United States economically.

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Turkish media: Saudi ‘assassination squad’ killed journalist

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/10/18, 11:27 am

A Turkish newspaper on Wednesday released photos and a surveillance video of a Saudi intelligence team blamed for the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who was often critical of Saudi policies and actions under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi national living in self-imposed exile in Washington, D.C., and a columnist for The Washington Post, disappeared last Tuesday after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 to obtain documents to marry his Turkish fiancée, Hatice Cengiz.

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The undeniable Venezuelan migrant crisis

International | UN official confirms thousands of Venezuelans are leaving each day amid a global migration wave
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/09/18, 03:01 pm

About 5,000 Venezuelans are leaving their country every day in the largest population movement in Latin America’s recent history, Filippo Grandi, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, told the UN executive committee last week.

The startling figure brought renewed attention to Venezuela’s growing migration crisis, an emergency the government has refused to acknowledge.

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