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Top Maltese officials quit amid probe into reporter’s murder

Three senior officials in Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s government stepped down Tuesday in connection with a probe into the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

Uber CEO walks back comment on Saudi writer’s slaying

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is being criticized for calling the murder of a Washington Post columnist “a mistake” and comparing it to the death of a pedestrian struck by one …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019

Saudi crown prince denies ordering journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says in a TV interview that he takes “full responsibility” for the grisly murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, denies ordering it.


Journalist’s death helps to reshape US handling of hostages

Diane Foley learned her son’s fate not from any government official but from a sobbing journalist who asked if she’d been on Twitter.


Media in Russia’s south protest journalist’s arrest

Journalists in southern Russia are protesting the arrest of a newspaper editor on charges of terrorism widely seen as trumped up.


Hundreds detained in Moscow protest over journalist’s case

Hundreds of people were detained Wednesday as they marched in the Russian capital to protest what they called police fabrications in the wake of the arrest of an investigative journalist …


Russian newspapers show solidarity with detained journalist

In a show of rare solidarity, Russia’s three major newspapers on Monday put out nearly identical front pages to support a detained journalist.


Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

Federal officials confirmed Friday that a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television was jailed in the U.S. as a material witness and has not been charged with any crime, …


German journalist in scandal says he didn’t use donor money

Lawyers for a German journalist found to have fabricated information for numerous articles said Thursday that he denies having used for himself donations given by readers to help nonexistent Syrian …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates U.S. role in Yemen

The Senate is debating a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that has won new support in the …


Four journalists and a newspaper are Time’s Person of the Year

Time magazine named four journalists and a newspaper on Tuesday as its 2018 Person of the Year for what it said was standing up for the truth in the face …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

Trump says no new Saudi punishment for Khashoggi murder

President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of …


Trump on Khashoggi death tape: ‘No reason for me to hear it’

President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the “very violent, very vicious” killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018

Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor said Thursday he’s seeking the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the …


Bolton says tape doesn’t link Saudi prince to critic’s death

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Tuesday that people who have listened to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist do not think it implicates Saudi …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018

Saudi crown prince disparaged slain journalist in call with White House

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman described slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a dangerous Islamist days after his disappearance in a phone call with President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Turkish prosecutor says Saudi writer strangled, dismembered

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered before being disposed …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018

U.S. to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing of writer

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration is revoking the visas of some Saudi officials implicated in the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi.


Mnuchin meets with Saudi crown prince despite outcry over journalist’s death

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday, according to the Saudi government, illustrating how the White House is retaining close ties …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 21, 2018

Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi’s killing

In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional …


Jamal Khashoggi spent the last years of his life looking over his shoulder

Jamal Khashoggi, whose murder at the hands of his native Saudi Arabia has caused an international outcry that threatens to undermine the kingdom’s powerful young leader, knew he was a …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ murdered journalist Khashoggi

President Donald Trump said Monday that “rogue killers” could be responsible for a Saudi journalist’s disappearance after a personal phone call in which Trump said Saudi Arabia’s King Salman strongly …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves “severe punishment” if it is responsible for the …


Sense of impunity emboldens autocrats to get rid of enemies

The disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist raises a dark question for anyone who dares criticize governments or speak out against those in power: Will the world have their back?


Being killed for their work is growing risk for journalists

Journalists are familiar with the risks of reporting from war-torn lands, but the recent death or disappearance of three people in Turkey, Bulgaria and Mexico illustrates the growing dangers to …


Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist

Turkey said on Tuesday it will search the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a missing Saudi contributor to the Washington Post, a …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

Turkish president calls Khashoggi’s disappearance ‘very, very upsetting’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that he was closely following the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it “very, very upsetting,” but stopped short of …


‘Slain’ Russian journalist turns up alive at news conference

To the gasps, whoops and applause of stunned colleagues, Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko walked into a news conference Wednesday, less than a day after police in the Ukrainian capital said …