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How Saudi Arabia Built Its New Image

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:13am
How the US and Saudi Arabia have made a big effort to improve the Saudi image; Italy clashes with the EU over its budget proposals; and the Palestinian music group Le Trio Joubran discuss their new album. (Photo: US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the White House in March 2018. Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images).
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Saudi Foreign Minister: Khashoggi Killing Was 'Tremendous Mistake'

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 5:16pm
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a 'tremendous mistake' and part of a rogue operation. Meanwhile, Britain, France and Germany are still demanding further clarification about the exact circumstances of Mr Khashoggi's death. Newshour speaks to an ally of Angela Merkel. Also in the programme: the Trump administration intends to pull out of a key nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, Newshour speaks to a key US negotiator of the original deal. Indonesian journalists hold banner asking for a complete investigation into the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Credit: Dasril Roszandi/NurPhoto via Getty Images.
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US Will Leave Nuclear Weapons Treaty With Russia

Sun, 10/21/2018 - 9:20am
President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, after claims Russia is in violation of the agreement. The announcement has sparked concern that the US, Russia and China may be preparing for a new nuclear arms race. Also in the programme: we report from Venezuela where the economy continues to deteriorate; and the heart-breaking obituary for an opioid addict that went viral. Picture: Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev (left) and US President Ronald Reagan signing the treaty in 1987. Credit: AFP.
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Turkey 'to Reveal all' on Khashoggi Death

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 5:24pm
Turkey has said it won't accept a cover-up in the case of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Newshour speaks to Chair of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker, and a chief adviser to Turkish President Erdogan. Also in the programme: Afghan voters go to the polls in an election marred by violence; and tens of thousands take to the streets of London to protest against Brexit. Picture: File photo dated 06/12/04 of Jamal Khashoggi, Journalist who was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Credit: Johnny Green/PA Wire.
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Saudi Media Claims Khashoggi 'Killed in Fight'

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 9:07am
Turkey has vowed to reveal all details about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time he had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul. Also in the programme: Afghan voters go to the polls in an election marred by violence; tens of thousands take to the streets of London to protest against Brexit; and the joint European and Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury lifts off from French Guiana. Picture: Jamal Khashoggi. Credit: AFP/Getty.
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Ex-MI6 Chief Says Evidence Suggests Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 5:28pm
Sir John Sawers believes evidence suggests the killing of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was ordered and carried out by people close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Meanwhile police in Turkey have extended their search for the journalist's body to the Belgrad Forest. Also: Mexico has asked the United Nations for help in processing asylum requests from hundreds of Central American migrants and Britain will soon open its first homeless shelter specifically for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. (Picture: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the UN in New York 2018. Credit: Reuters/ Amir Levy).
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Afghan Government Postpones Voting in Kandahar

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:16am
The killing of a regional police chief in Afghanistan has prompted the Afghan government to postpone key elections in the southern province of Kandahar. Dr Mujib Rahman Rahimi is a government spokesman. Also in the programme: we have a special report from Newshour's James Coomarasamy in Wisconsin ahead of the US mid-term elections. And heading off to Mercury - it'll take seven years to travel nine billion kilometres.
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Top Afghan Security Official Killed by Taliban

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 5:18pm
The provincial police chief in Kandahar, General Abdul Raziq, was shot dead after a high-level security meeting attended by US commander General Scott Miller, who escaped unhurt. The Taliban says it was behind the attack. Also in the programme: High profile figures, including US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, withdraw from a Saudi investment conference after the suspected murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi; and the Reggae Girlz become the first Caribbean football team to qualify for the Women's World Cup. (Photo: Afghan General Abdul Raziq, Police Chief of Kandahar; Credit: AFP / Getty Images)
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Jamal Khashoggi: European Ministers Abandon Saudi Conference

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:53am
Britain's International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has pulled out of attending an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week amid allegations that the country was responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khahoggi. The Dutch and French finance ministers, as well as several other politicians and business leaders, have also said they will no longer attend the event. Also on the programme: We explore claims that the United Arab Emirates paid American mercenaries to carry out assassinations in Yemen. And Norway apologises for the way it treated women who had relationships with German soldiers during the Second World War. Picture: participants attend the three-day Future Investment Initiatives conference in Riyadh last year in Saudi Arabia. Credit: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images
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Saudi Consul's Istanbul Home Searched Over Khashoggi Disappearance

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:29pm
Turkish investigators have entered the residence of the Saudi consul in Istanbul to gather more evidence about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish officials suspect the Saudi journalist was killed during a visit to the nearby consulate on 2 October. Also in the programme: British PM Theresa May visits Brussels in an attempt to get Brexit negotiations back on track; at least 19 people have been killed in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea; and we report from one of Canada's new cannabis shops, as the drug becomes legal nationwide. Picture: the Saudi consul's residence in Istanbul. Credit: EPA.
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Top US Diplomat in Turkey over Saudi Writer

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:32am
More unconfirmed and gruesome reports have appeared in the Turkish media about the suspected killing of Jamal Khashoggi as the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was meeting Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan . Also in the programme: Canada becomes only the second country to legalize the sale and consumption of cannabis; and an explosion at a college in Crimea has killed at least thirteen people. Picture: A handout photo made available by the United States Department of State (DOS) shows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shaking hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey, 17 October 2018. Credit: EPA/US DEPARTMENT OF STATE HANDOUT.
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Turkey Widens Search for Khashoggi Disappearance Clues

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 5:14pm
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Saudi leaders in Riyadh over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Also in the programme: James Coomarasamy reports from Nebraska on how Obamacare is impacting the midterm election campaign; and we hear from Venezuela, where supplies of food are becoming harder to find. Picture: A search is carried out of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Credit: AFP
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How Can We Adapt to Climate Change?

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:05am
As countries around the world are tested by the impacts of climate change, how can we adapt? We hear from the CEO of the World Bank who has some suggestions. Also in the programme: Pressure is growing on Saudi Arabia to explain the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met King Salman in Riyadh; and a rare report from north-western Venezuela: an oil rich part of the country but the people there are desperately short of power and food. (Photo: Bangladesh, Kerala floods, where torrents of water rushed through towns and villages, August 2018. Getty Images)
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15/10/2018 GMT

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 5:40pm
Interviews, news and analysis of the day’s global events.
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Thirteen Million at Risk of Famine in Yemen

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:37am
The UN has warned of the possibility of a famine of biblical proportions in Yemen if the fighting between Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition is not stopped. Also in the programme: Sears department store files for bankruptcy, and a big week for Brexit.
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Saudis Defy 'threats' Over Missing Journalist

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 5:07pm
Three leading European countries have demanded a proper investigation into the disappearance of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia has vowed to retaliate if the case leads to sanctions against it. Also in the programme: Elections in Germany's biggest state, Bavaria, have left the traditionally dominant conservatives with their worst result since 1950; and the he unhealed wounds of Somalia's terror attack a year ago today. (Photo: The Saudi Arabian flag is seen behind barbed wire as it flies on the roof at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Credit: Getty Images)
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Salvadoran Óscar Romero Canonized By Pope Francis

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 9:28am
Pope Francis has conferred sainthood on the murdered archbishop of San Salvador, Óscar Romero, at a ceremony in the Vatican attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims. Archbishop Romero was an outspoken advocate of peace and championed the struggles of poor. Also in the programme: Saudi Arabia's stock market has plunged amid fears of scandal over the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and we mark one year since the deadliest attack in Somalia's history. Photo: Archbishop Romero, pictured in July 1979 Credit: Corbis via Getty Images
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Jamal Khashoggi: Trump to 'punish' Saudis Over Journalist

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 5:13pm
President Trump has said Saudi Arabia will face severe punishment if the allegation that it murdered the journalist Jamal Khashoggi is proved true. We hear from a journalist in Istanbul the latest in the investigation into the disappearance of Mr Khashoggi -- and ask a former state department official what the US options are. Also in the programme: singer songwriter Elvis Costello on how the playlist has changed the way his music is listened to; and are algorithms reinforcing sexist biases in the recruitment of employees in the tech sector? (Photo: Jamal Khashoggi. Credit: AFP)
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Where is the Evidence of Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance?

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 9:18am
Turkish officials claim to have proof that shows the missing journalist Saudi Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. The UN chief Antonio Guterres has now called on Turkey to release the evidence of what happened. Also on the programme: We hear from the family of Asia Bibi who has been imprisoned for blasphemy in Pakistan for nearly a decade. And a rally against the Far Right taking place in Germany ahead of tomorrow's regional election in Bavaria. (Photo: People hold posters of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest organized by members of the Turkish-Arabic Media Association. Credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Turkey Frees US Pastor

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 5:31pm
A court in Turkey has freed a US pastor from house arrest in a case that badly strained ties between the US and Turkey. Andrew Brunson was arrested over alleged links to political groups, including the banned Gulenist movement, after a failed coup attempt in 2016. We'll hear from a fellow preacher who had a front row seat today. Also in the programme: how relations between Iran and Iraq are healing 30 years after their brutal war; and we'll be hearing from Beckie Scott, a Canadian Olympic champion who resigned from the World Anti-Doping Agency after it decided to readmit Russia, ignoring her concerns. (Photo: Andrew Brunson was first arrested in 2016. Credit: AFP)
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