A senior official in Turkey's ruling party says Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died during a "fistfight." The comment was one of many critical reactions to Saudi Arabia's announcement Saturday of the writer's violent death, indicating the kingdom's efforts to defuse a scandal that has gripped the world were falling short.
Mark Stevenson and Sonia Perez D., Associated Press | PostedOct 20th - 10:03pm
Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, about 2,000 Central American migrants swam or rafted across a river separating that country from Guatemala, re-formed their mass caravan in Mexico and vowed to resume their journey toward the United States.
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | PostedOct 20th - 3:53pm
Friends say Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a proud Arab who wanted to set up a base in his ancestral homeland of Turkey, contributing to the growing community of exiled Arabs who have taken refuge there.
Ten days after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle, teenagers who make up the Mosley High Dolphins football team returned to the field in downtown Panama City, providing a little normalcy after a storm that has forever altered their lives. An estimated crowd of 1,500 gathered at Tommy Oliver Stadium to watch the Dolphins take on the Pensacola Tigers. The fans enjoyed free admission, free food and the chance to escape the relentless stress that was left in Michael's wake.
Congo's health minister called it a "dark day" for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army who had been assisting health officials.
The official Saudi statements on the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have changed several times since he mysteriously disappeared after entering his country's consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.
Some 3,000 Central American migrants prepared to cross into Mexico from Guatemala on Friday with hopes of eventually arriving to the United States. Busloads of Mexican federal police were gathering in Ciudad Hidalgo and a Mexican military helicopter flew along the river in anticipation.
Christopher Torchia, Zeynep Bilginsoy and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | PostedOct 20th - 7:33am
Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died during a "fistfight."
Moscow authorities have refused permission for an annual commemoration of Stalin-era political repression victims to be held in Lubyanka Square outside the former KGB headquarters and the event's organizers have objected to a proposed alternative site.