US-Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi had gone to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018, where he was abducted and killed.
A semi-official Iranian news agency agency said the US move “demonstrates that calls for freedom of speech are lies”.
- by Nayera Abdallah
In the past 24 hours, around a dozen districts have fallen to the Taliban — mostly in the country’s north - the culmination of an insurgent offensive.
- by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Najim Rahim
The breakdown in talks coincided with confirmation that Iran’s only nuclear power plant had undergone an unexplained emergency shutdown.
- by Jonathan Tirone and Golnar Motevalli
The Israeli Foreign Ministry said Ebrahim Raisi’s election as president should “prompt grave concern among the international community”.
- by Maayan Lubell
Ebrahim Raisi has been congratulated on his victory by the other two candidates, but his dark past troubles Washington DC.
- by Parisa Hafezi
Gaza and Israel both launched small-scale attacks as negotiators continue to wrangle the details of the cease-fire and 8000 remain homeless.
- by Patrick Kingsley
The UN has described Mohammed el-Halabi as a humanitarian hero but Israel claims the World Vision employee redirected aid to militant groups.
- by Tim Costello
For the first time in 12 years, Israeli lawmakers have voted to install a government led by someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu.
- by Steve Hendrix and Shira Rubin