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Saudi Operative Seen Wearing Jamal Khashoggi's Clothes After Killing: CNN

22 Oct 2018 at 12:47pm

Saudi Operative Seen Wearing Jamal Khashoggi's Clothes After Killing: CNNOne of 15 Saudi men sent to confront Jamal Khashoggi was seen on surveillance




Kmart employee gives emotional announcement before the store closed permanently

22 Oct 2018 at 2:46pm

Kmart employee gives emotional announcement before the store closed permanentlyThe once-beloved American retailer Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy earlier




Costa Rica Rafting Accident Leaves 5 Dead, Including 4 American Bachelor Part...

22 Oct 2018 at 6:37pm

Costa Rica Rafting Accident Leaves 5 Dead, Including 4 American Bachelor Party AttendeesA white-water rafting excursion in Costa Rica turned deadly on Saturday when




Russia: U.S. Withdrawal From Nuclear Treaty Would Be A ?Very Dangerous Step?

21 Oct 2018 at 3:21pm

Russia: U.S. Withdrawal From Nuclear Treaty Would Be A ?Very Dangerous Step?The risks to global security could be severe if the U.S. pulls out of the




The Yenko Chevrolet Camaro Returns with up to 1000 Horsepower

22 Oct 2018 at 3:12pm

The Yenko Chevrolet Camaro Returns with up to 1000 HorsepowerIt's also available with only 835 horses.




World?s Longest Sea Bridge Brings China Closer to Hong Kong

22 Oct 2018 at 9:00pm

World?s Longest Sea Bridge Brings China Closer to Hong KongThe $15 billion, 55-kilometer (34-mile) bridge, which Xinhua says is the world?s longest sea link, opens for business at 9 a.m. Wednesday and is tipped to carry some 29,000 cars and trucks daily between Zhuhai on the mainland and Hong Kong, a former British colony. It also envisions a better marriage between China?s industrial might and its one-party state and the liberal, capitalist bastions of Hong Kong and Macau, which have their own passports, currencies, trade policies, courts and civil rights. The Greater Bay Area could serve as a new growth engine for the capital markets of Hong Kong, the casinos of Macau, formerly a Portuguese colony, and nearby Shenzhen, the economic powerhouse one of Xi?s predecessors, Deng Xiaoping, built on their doorstep almost four decades ago.




What happens if you win Mega Millions' $1.6B jackpot?

22 Oct 2018 at 4:35pm

What happens if you win Mega Millions' $1.6B jackpot?DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) ? Despite the terrible odds ? one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home ? someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at an estimated $1.6 billion. It could happen as soon as Tuesday night, when the next drawing is held.




French Teenager Who Threatened His Teacher With a Fake Gun Was Charged

22 Oct 2018 at 8:58am

French Teenager Who Threatened His Teacher With a Fake Gun Was ChargedPresident Emmanuel Macron said threatening a teacher was "unacceptable"




Dozens Injured After Floor Collapses During Party Near Clemson University

21 Oct 2018 at 7:57pm

Dozens Injured After Floor Collapses During Party Near Clemson UniversityCLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson




Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: Report

20 Oct 2018 at 11:32pm

Saudis Used Mole At Twitter To Track Dissidents For Troll Farm: ReportThe Saudi government apparently groomed a mole inside Twitter to keep tabs on




Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier and is shot dead: military

22 Oct 2018 at 8:55am

Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier and is shot dead: militaryA Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier and was shot dead by the wounded man and other troops in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said. In a statement, the military said the incident occurred near the biblical Cave of the Patriarchs, revered by Muslims as the Ibrahimi mosque, in the city of Hebron. Palestinians began a wave of knife and car-ramming attacks in the West Bank and in Israel in 2015, after peace talks with Israel collapsed.




Republican strategist: 'Trump is on every ballot' in the midterm elections

21 Oct 2018 at 5:24pm

Republican strategist: 'Trump is on every ballot' in the midterm electionsThe "This Week" Powerhouse Roundtable analyzes the latest from the week in politics and the upcoming November midterms.




Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony Quotes Were Graffitied On Yale Law School S...

22 Oct 2018 at 5:41pm

Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony Quotes Were Graffitied On Yale Law School StepsThe entrance to Yale University Law School, one of the most famous and




US probe widens after 63 fetuses found at funeral home

21 Oct 2018 at 7:43pm

US probe widens after 63 fetuses found at funeral homePolice in the US city of Detroit have found 63 fetuses at a funeral home during a widening investigation of alleged malpractice at such facilities, US media reported. "This is larger than we might know," The Detroit News quoted Police Chief James Craig as saying. Michigan state regulators suspended the home's license, a week after investigators found the remains of 10 fetuses in a false ceiling at another funeral home in the city.




Train derails in Taiwan

21 Oct 2018 at 2:47pm

Train derails in TaiwanOne of Taiwan?s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north to Taitung, a city on Taiwan?s southeast coast, when it went off the tracks shortly before 5 p.m., the government said in a statement.




The Latest: 2 suspects charged in Georgia officer's slaying

21 Oct 2018 at 4:59am

The Latest: 2 suspects charged in Georgia officer's slayingSNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) ? The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local):




Atlantic-Pacific's New Collection At Nordstrom Only Looks Expensive

22 Oct 2018 at 5:14pm

Atlantic-Pacific's New Collection At Nordstrom Only Looks ExpensiveFans of flirty fashion and affordable prices will love the latest collection




At least 30 injured as floor collapses at university fraternity party in Sout...

22 Oct 2018 at 9:55am

At least 30 injured as floor collapses at university fraternity party in South CarolinaDozens of students were taken to hospital after a floor collapsed at a Clemson University fraternity party in South Carolina on Saturday night. At least 30 people were injured when the centre of the dance floor caved in and party-goers dropped into the basement below. ?The beat was about to drop and literally the whole floor collapsed,? sophomore student Larissa Stone told The Anderson Independent-Mail.




From blackmailing princes to murdering journalists: how Saudi Arabia?s spy ne...

22 Oct 2018 at 2:58pm

From blackmailing princes to murdering journalists: how Saudi Arabia?s spy network has expanded under Mohammed bin SalmanInside the Georgian mansion in Mayfair that houses Saudi Arabia?s embassy in London, two offices of Saudi intelligence operatives are busy at work.  The first office belongs to the General Intelligence Presidency, Saudi Arabia?s foreign intelligence agency. Its staff are engaged in the ?normal? work of spies, meeting with MI6 to discuss Britain and Saudi Arabia?s shared fight against al-Qaeda or to swap secrets on Iran.  The second office has a darker purpose. There the staff of the Mabahith, Saudi Arabia?s secret police, are tracking people of interest inside the UK.  Its operatives are watching obvious targets like Saudi dissidents who have gone into exile in Britain, or London-based Islamists whose ideology is seen as a threat to Saudi Arabia?s absolute monarchy. But they are also keeping tabs on Arab businessmen and the decadent lives of Gulf royals living the UK. The Mabahith?s spies are especially interested in compromising material they can use as blackmail to further Riyadh?s interests.       ?These guys gather the dirt and they hold it until directed,? said a former Saudi embassy employee, who spoke on condition of anonymity. ?They want to know who is sleeping with who, who is drinking and doing drugs, who is spending money they don?t have.?  Saudi spies and secret police work out of the kingdom's embassy in London Credit: Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images The set-up in the London embassy is replicated at Saudi diplomatic posts around the world, forming a vast web of spies watching the kingdom?s enemies and surveilling its own people.  While this apparatus has existed for years, it has become more aggressive and more violent under Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, who controls the Saudi security services.  His ambition to silence critics abroad and stomp out political rivals at home has depended on a new ferocity in the intelligence agencies. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi is just the most extreme example.   ?For many decades Saudi Arabia had a system in which the king sought to develop a policy consensus within the royal family, the clerical establishment, and the entrepreneur elite,? said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer who now heads the Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institute.  ?That has changed profoundly in the last few years. Instead of a consensual system they have moved to a very autocratic system, which relies much more on the intelligence services hounding out dissent at home and abroad.?  Maher Mutreb, a Saudi intelligence officer, was allegedly part of the squad that killed Mr Khashoggi Credit: Sabah via AP  Mr Khashoggi was no stranger to the craft of the secret police or how its methods changed over time. In the mid-2000s he worked at the Saudi embassy in London as an advisor to the ambassador, Prince Turki bin Faisal. The prince was Saudi Arabia?s spy chief before moving to the UK.   One of Mr Khashoggi?s embassy colleagues was Maher Mutreb, a Saudi intelligence officer stationed in London. Mr Mutreb is now under arrest in Saudi Arabia as part of the 15-man squad accused of Mr Khashoggi?s murder.    In his Washington Post column, Mr Khashoggi noted the aggression of Saud al-Qahtani, a senior aide to Crown Prince Mohammed who was sacked over the weekend amid the fallout out of the killing. The prince?s aide made no secret of his hatred for dissidents and once asked his 1.35 million Twitter followers to give him names for a blacklist. Mr Khashoggi pointed to the tweet as an example of how unrestrained Saudi repression had become in the last two years. ?Writers like me, whose criticism is offered respectfully, seem to be considered more dangerous than the more strident Saudi opposition based in London.?  Saudi Arabia?s spies have always focused on the UK, which has given safe harbour to many Saudi dissidents as well as Islamists and anti-monarchists from across the Middle East.  One of their targets has been Sa?ad al-Faqih, the leader of Movement for Islamic Reform in Arabia, a UK-based Saudi opposition group that campaigns to replace with the royal family with an Islamic government. Saad al-Faqih, a Saudi dissident based in London, has been a target for Saudi intelligence Credit: AP Photo/Richard Lewis Dr Faqih was attacked at his home in Willesden Green, northwest London, in June 2003 by two men who he said claimed to be plumbers. They tried to spray chemicals in his face and then attacked him with a spanner but he was able to fight them off.  He believes the two white men were British gangsters hired by Saudi Arabia to kidnap him, a claim that the kingdom has always denied.   Dr Faqih has not faced any more physical attacks since 2003. But he has felt a heightened threat since Crown Prince Mohammed began to gather power three years ago and he started taking new security precautions. ?We feel extra danger because we know that this boy is reckless and impulsive,? he said.  Saudi dissidents were rattled by an incident in August this year on the pavement outside Harrods in central London. Ghanem al-Masarir, a popular Saudi political satirist who often mocks Crown Prince Mohammed, was confronted and attacked by two Saudi men.  ?? ??? ??????? ?? ????? ?? ????? ????? ??? ?????? .. ??? ???? ??? ?? ? ????? ??? ???? ???? 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Saudi Arabia insists that Mr Khashoggi's death was the result of "a rogue operation" which was not ordered by the government.   Before the killing in Istanbul made global headlines, the starkest example of the Saudi intelligence's new aggression was an apparent campaign to kidnap rebel princes in Europe and bring them back to Saudi Arabia.  According to the BBC, three princes who had fallen out with the royal family have been captured since 2015. One, Prince Sultan bin Turki, a grandson of King Abdulaziz, accepted a flight on a Saudi government private jet from Paris to Cairo in January 2016.     The prince went to sleep on the flight and when he awoke he realised the jet was in fact heading Saudi Arabia. He was dragged off the plane by Saudi agents and is believed to be under house arrest to this day.  Saudi dissidents joke darkly that Mr Khashoggi?s death probably means they are safer now than they have been in years because Riyadh will be unwilling to risk another international scandal. But none believe the danger has fully passed.  Over the weekend, King Salman ordered his ministers to prepare reforms of the Saudi intelligence services to prevent another incident like Mr Khashoggi?s death. No one should expect sweeping changes: the head of the reform committee is none other Crown Prince Mohammed himself. 




Twitter Agog At Trump Whopper That Californians Are 'Rioting' Over Sanctuary ...

21 Oct 2018 at 5:58am

Twitter Agog At Trump Whopper That Californians Are 'Rioting' Over Sanctuary CitiesPresident Donald Trump insisted Saturday at a Nevada campaign rally that




US, Turkey to soon begin joint patrols in north Syria

21 Oct 2018 at 5:56pm

US, Turkey to soon begin joint patrols in north SyriaAL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) ? Turkish and American troops could begin conducting joint patrols in a matter of days around the northern Syrian city of Manbij within the coming days, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Sunday.




Laverne Cox Responds To Possible Trump Anti-Transgender Move: 'I Choose Love ...

21 Oct 2018 at 8:48pm

Laverne Cox Responds To Possible Trump Anti-Transgender Move: 'I Choose Love Not Fear'Actress Laverne Cox condemned a proposal reportedly under consideration by




These are the top 10 moneymaking cities from travel and tourism

22 Oct 2018 at 10:17am

These are the top 10 moneymaking cities from travel and tourismA new report reveals that Shanghai made the most money from tourism in 2017, raking in USD $35 billion mostly from domestic visitors. 




2019 Ford Ranger Production Has Begun, and You Can Preorder One Now

22 Oct 2018 at 4:34pm

2019 Ford Ranger Production Has Begun, and You Can Preorder One NowIf you submit your order by January, you're guaranteed to get your Ranger by July, Ford says.




The Latest: Suspect in Georgia officer's death shot, killed

22 Oct 2018 at 4:43pm

The Latest: Suspect in Georgia officer's death shot, killedSNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) ? The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local):