ISTANBUL | Saudis blame ‘fistfight’ for Jamal Khashoggi’s death

ISTANBUL— Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been fired. The overnight announcements in Saudi state media came more … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Saudis blame ‘fistfight’ for Jamal Khashoggi’s death

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan parliamentary polls underway despite threats

KABUL, Afghanistan— Tens of thousands of Afghan forces fanned out across the country as voting began Saturday in parliamentary elections that followed a campaign marred by relentless violence. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani marked his ballot at the start of voting. In a televised speech afterward, he congratulated Afghans on another election and praised the security … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan parliamentary polls underway despite threats

TOKYO | Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

TOKYO — European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. The European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said the unmanned BepiColombo spacecraft successfully separated and was sent into … Continue reading TOKYO | Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala | ‘We are hungry!” Migrants wail at Mexico-Guatemala border

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala— A standoff between thousands of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States and Mexican police stretched through the night with some migrants hanging from the closed border gate wailing “there are children here” while others slept on the crowded bridge linking Guatemala to Mexico. Members of the caravan of more … Continue reading TECUN UMAN, Guatemala | ‘We are hungry!” Migrants wail at Mexico-Guatemala border

BEIRUT | Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

BEIRUT — Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline “A missing voice.” The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as a writer, editor, commentator and media … Continue reading BEIRUT | Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

PHOENIX | The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for immigration problem

PHOENIX — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s three-day campaign trip out West (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has pounded Democrats at a rally in Mesa Arizona, saying they are to blame for America’s immigration problems. He says the new platform of the Democratic Party is “Radical socialism and open borders.” Trump … Continue reading PHOENIX | The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for immigration problem

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. | Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a ‘good first step’

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia’s announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a “good first step” and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response. The president spoke to the media at a defense roundtable in Arizona hours … Continue reading LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. | Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a ‘good first step’