The State Department shouldn’t be complicit in Yezidi genocide 2.0
Iraq’s Sinjar district is beautiful. Bifurcated by the Sinjar mountain range, a 62-mile long series of narrow mountains that rise nearly 3,000 feet above the surrounding plain, it forms a topographic island stretching from the outskirts of Tel Afar to within spitting distance of the Syrian border. It may not be as famous as Ayers Rock (Uluru) in Australia, but it is just as stark and, for the Yezidis who live there, sacred. © Provided by Washington Examiner As part of a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-sponsored delegation, I visited Iraq’s Sinjar district late last year to interview both Yezidis rebuilding after the Islamic State’s collapse and Arab
Video: Victorine affair: the investigation continues for "kidnapping, kidnapping and intentional homicide" (Le Figaro) © AFP / Mohammed Al-Shaikh On Saturday, October 20, 2018, Saudi Arabia admitted that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi had been killed inside his consulate in Istanbul.
Two years ago to the day, a Saudi journalist was murdered in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The victim, Jamal Khashoggi, was a critical voice of Riyadh's power. Exiled in the United States, he wrote in particular for the American daily The Washington Post. While a Saudi court last month overturned the five death sentences handed down after a closed-door trial, Turkish authorities vow to continue the search for justice.
A woman is impaled by a corn rake, but do her fatal injuries add up to murder?
A farmer's wife is found in a shed on their Iowa farm with a corn rake lodged in her back. The rake has just four tines – so why does she have six puncture wounds?It was a fall day in 2018 when Amy Mullis was found grievously injured on her family farm in Earlville, Iowa. She was face down with a corn rake sticking out of her back. The farm tool had four steel tines, but doctors who examined her found six puncture wounds.
With our correspondent in Istanbul, Anne Andlauer
Two years after the events, the Turkish authorities are convinced that they have shed light on the assassination committed on October 2, 2018 in the Saudi consulate, in the center of Istanbul.
Thanks to wiretaps, surveillance cameras, hundreds of hours of questioning and physical evidence gathered in the building during searches, they believe they have established with precision the chronology, the modus operandi and the role of each suspect. Only one question remains: What happened to the remains of Jamal Khashoggi, who was strangled before his body was dismembered?
Suspects cleared by Saudi justice
In July, a trial opened in Istanbul. The 20 suspects, all Saudis, were absent, their country refusing to extradite them. Turkish justice accuses 18 of them of having taken part directly in the assassination, and two others of having ordered and planned the crime. The latter are relatives of the crown prince, Mohammed ben Salman, himself implicated by Ankara. They have been cleared by the justice of their country.
This week, the Istanbul prosecution indicted six other suspects in the journalist’s death. Again, they are all Saudis and none are in Turkey.
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India: Hundreds of thousands of tea pickers in Assam on indefinite strike .
© Biju BORO / AFP Tea pickers joined farmers in protesting the liberalization of the sale of fruits and vegetables. The strike began this Friday, October 9 to demand wage increases. These workers joined the farmers, who have been protesting for two weeks now against the new selling prices for fruit and vegetables. With our correspondent in Bangalore, Côme Bastin The State of Assam produces nearly 50% of India's tea, and it is found on many tables around the world.