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Saudi Arabia sacks Istanbul Consul General

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said yesterday that Saudi Arabia has dismissed its Consul General to Istanbul Mohammed Al-Otaibi following a phone call he had with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz a few days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul. “The Consul is not …

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UK to stop suspects in Khashoggi death entering UK

  Britain will prevent all suspects in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi from entering the country, Prime Minister Theresa May said, adding she would speak to Saudi Arabia’s King Salman later today. “There does remain an urgent need to establish exactly what has happened in relation to this …

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European parliament approves sweeping ban on single-use plastics

Proposal passes 571-53, with Labour MEPs demanding UK mirror EU action after Brexit The European parliament has overwhelmingly backed a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics in an effort to tackle pollution in seas, fields and waterways. Under the proposed directive, items such as plastic straws, cotton swabs, disposable plastic plates and …

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Israeli Police Assault Coptic Monks at Jerusalem Sit-in

  Israeli police assaulted on Wednesday Coptic monks as they attempted to break up a sit-in in the forecourt of Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre church. The monks were protesting restoration work in a nearby monastery claimed by their sect. “The police attacked us and forced us to leave the area,” Coptic …

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