Middle East

UN verifies 200 mass graves left by Islamic State in Iraq

More than 200 mass graves containing between 6,000 and 12,000 bodies have been found.

Turkey says the death of the journalist was planned, and it wants those responsible turned in.

Saudi investigators allegedly worked to remove evidence of Jamal Khashoggi's slaying

The 11 members who are experts on chemistry and toxicology were reportedly charged with obfuscating the evidence.

President Trump told supporters: "I didn't know Lee Greenwood would be here. That was a surprise."

US sanctions on Iran take force with major oil importers spared

The sanctions target Iran's energy, financial and shipping sectors to cripple the country's economy.

Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil

Brazil's new president says he plans to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

If Brazil follows through with it's plans, it will be the third country to have an embassy in Jerusalem.

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Turkey says the death of the journalist was planned, and it wants those responsible turned in.

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled, dismembered as part of premeditated killing

It happened "immediately after entering the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia," Turkish officials say.

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The Israeli military have struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip.

Buildings reduced to rubble after Israel launches strikes in Gaza

The Israeli military have struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip.

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The car was discovered in an underground carpark around the same time the journalist disappeared from the Saudi embassy in Istanbul.

Reports disfigured body of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's found

A source suggested his remains were found in the garden of the Saudi consul's home in Istanbul.

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The president said he will know more information about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi very soon because of the top intelligence people in Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

Trump not satisfied with Saudi explanations about journalist Khashoggi's death

Saudi Arabia said Khashoggi was killed in a "fistfight" with officials.

Turkey to reveal details of probe into Saudi journalist's killing as major Europe powers condemn incident

US congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom should face severe consequences for the death of the writer.

NZ Government says killing of journalist by Saudi operatives 'deeply disturbing'

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says those responsible for Jamal Khashoggi's death must be held accountable.

Khashoggi death demands bold response from New Zealand, academic says

Otago University professor Bill Harris said New Zealand doing nothing would set a dangerous precedent.

Turkey will 'never allow cover up' of Washington Post journalist's killing, official vows

The Saudi account of Jamal Khashoggi's death in a "fistfight" has been met with international scepticism.

Donald Trump says Saudi arrests over journalist's death 'a good first step' but killing 'unacceptable'

Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote for the Washington Post, vanished in Turkey two weeks ago.

Donald Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist

This explanation offers US ally Saudi Arabia a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm.

It comes after the US recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Jacinda Ardern says moving Australia's Israeli embassy to Jerusalem won't help peace talks in the region

Ms Ardern continues line of thought that led to her criticising US move earlier this year.

Missing Saudi journalist died during botched embassy interrogation, sources tell CNN

Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post, was last seen in public when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

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It’s believed Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside his country’s embassy in Turkey, causing a diplomatic crisis.

President Trump suggests 'rogue killers' responsible for murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

The US president said he called King Salman, who denied having any knowledge of the incident.

Saudi Arabia hits back at Donald Trump's threat of 'severe punishment' over journalist's disappearance

The kingdom warned that if it "receives any action, it will respond with greater action".

US President Donald Trump vows to inflict 'severe punishment' on Saudi Arabia if found responsible for journalist’s murder

Jamal Khashoggi disappeared 11 days after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Kiwis fined by Israeli courts over cancelled Lorde concert raising money for Gaza mental health

Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab must pay three Israeli teenagers thousands in damages.

Ella Yelich-O'Connor, better known as Lorde, with her six Tui Awards at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2017.

Israeli court fines two Kiwi activists $23,600 over Lorde boycott letter

Three ticket holders took a lawsuit against the pair, despite getting refunds for the cancelled concert, saying their "artistic welfare" had been harmed.

Missing Saudi Arabia journalist alive and captive in homeland after being spirited out of Turkey - report

Jamal Khashoggi went into Istanbul's Saudia Arabia embassy to collect finalised divorce papers, but never came out, leaving his fiance on the street and sparking a diplomatic incident.

Video shows aftermath of firey car bomb which killed four in Syria

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday's car bomb went off in Azaz.

Russian military aircraft with 14 on board inadvertently shot down by Syrian artillery -report

Syria was reportedly trying to stop a barrage of Israeli missiles.

Palestine flag.

USA cuts Palestine aid funding by US$200m

The move comes as President Donald Trump and his Middle East pointmen prepare for the rollout of a peace plan for Israel and Palestine.

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The Chief of the Defence Force admits the number of charges is "high".

Kiwi personnel in Iraq mission rack up military charges

The Chief of the Defence Force admits the number of charges against NZDF personnel involved in our Iraq mission is "high" after 1 NEWS analysed newly-released documents.

Prince William touches down in Israel for historic visit, the first by a British Royal

He will stay at the King David Hotel, site of the former administrative headquarters of the British mandate.

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