Jamal Khashoggi

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. US NAVY SAYS MINE FROM TANKER ATTACK RESEMBLES IRANIAN ONES The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore “a striking resemblance” to similar mines displayed by Iran, a Navy explosives expert says, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault. 2. TRUMP AIRS […]

Pakistani journalists visit Gulf Coast

Pakistani journalists visit Gulf Coast

Women leading the charge for journalism in Pakistan stopped for coffee and conversation in Pensacola with local media members as part of a diplomacy trip across the United States. The 15 journalists visited Dec. 20 as part of the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council’s work. Read the full article in the Jan. 10 issue of […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SENATE REBUKES TRUMP, SAUDI ARABIA OVER KHASHOGGI’S DEATH The Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally. 2. GUATEMALAN CHILD DIES IN CUSTODY AFTER CROSSING US BORDER Federal immigration authorities have confirmed […]

The guardians…of truth and freedom

The guardians…of truth and freedom

Today Time Magazine named four journalists and a newspaper as its 2018 Person of the Year for what the magazine said was standing up for the truth in the face of persecution and violence. Time calls the group “the guardians” and certainly the words “…of truth and freedom” should be added. The group is made […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. PROSECUTORS RECOMMEND NO JAIL TIME FOR FLYNN Citing “substantial” cooperation by Michael Flynn in its Russia investigation, the special counsel recommends no jail time for Trump’s former national security adviser. 2. A NATION BIDS FARWELL TO BUSH A funeral service in Washington for the 41st president draws together world envoys, Americans of high office […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SCIENTIST REPORTS 2ND GENE-EDITED PREGNANCY Chinese researcher He Jiankui, who claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies, says a second pregnancy may be underway. 2. MISSISSIPPI MAKES HISTORY WITH SENATE CHOICE Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith wins a divisive race marked by racial acrimony, becoming the first woman elected to Congress from […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. MUELLER ACCUSES MANAFORT OF BREAKING PLEA AGREEMENT BY LYING The extraordinary allegation could expose Trump’s former campaign chairman to a lengthier prison sentence — and potentially more criminal charges. 2. MISSISSIPPI VOTERS TO CAST HISTORIC BALLOTS In a race in which the state’s racist history became a dominant theme, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith would be […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP DEFIANT OVER SAUDI NON-ACTION In not punishing Riyadh over a journalist’s killing, the president makes clear that good relations with the kingdom outweigh the possibility its crown prince ordered the killing and sparks heavy bipartisan criticism in Congress. 2. TRUMP DIRECTLY COOPERATES FOR 1ST TIME IN MUELLER PROBE The president provides the special […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP’S ASYLUM ORDER HIT WITH INJUNCTION A federal judge bars the White House from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. 2. WHERE TRUMP IS FEELING PRESSURE From both parties in Congress and U.S. allies abroad to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. MISSING TOLL DROPS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Authorities say the list of names of those unaccounted for after a deadly wildfire drops to around 1,000, about 300 fewer than its most recent posting. 2. ‘VERY VIOLENT, VERY VICIOUS’ Trump says there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the killing of […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE DEATH TOLL HITS MILESTONE Experts say the wildfire burning north of Sacramento that has killed at least 56 is the deadliest in a century. 2. BREXIT DEAL IN CHAOS Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resign in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR PERPETRATOR OF MAIL BOMB PLOT Investigators have been searching coast-to-coast for the culprit and motives behind the series of explosive devices sent to critics of the president, with fresh focus on a postal facility in Florida. 2. POLITICS QUICKLY OVERSHADOW HOPES FOR ACCORD With the country on edge over a widening […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. PACKAGES TO DE NIRO, BIDEN SEIZED, SIMILAR TO PIPE BOMBS Suspicious packages addressed to actor Robert De Niro and former Vice President Joe Biden are intercepted, and investigators say they are similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN. 2. ‘IT’S ALMOST SCARY TO TALK POLITICS WITH […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHAT TURKISH LEADER IS SAYING Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is determined not to allow all those responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi escape justice. 2. WHO JOINS PANTHEON OF INCENDIARY ARAB RULERS’ SONS The killing of Khashoggi by agents believed to be close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ERDOGAN: SAUDI WRITER’S MURDER PLANNED Turkey’s president says Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a “savage murder.” He added that Saudi authorities must reveal, regardless of rank, who planned the killing and that they must be tried in Turkish courts. 2. ECONOMIC FORUM UNDERWAY IN RIYADH Saudi Arabia’s annual foreign investment gathering has seen […]