October 20, 2018

18 Saudi citizens detained in connection with murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Report

Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Eighteen Saudi citizens have been detained in connection with the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to Saudi Arabia's state-run news agency. Khashoggi disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. An initial investigation has revealed that discussions between Khashoggi and the individuals who met with him at the consulate led to an argument and a fist fight -- which resulted in the journa..
October 20, 2018

Top US general’s close call in Afghanistan insider attack

PeterHermesFurian/iStock/Thinkstock(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) -- New details show how close the top U.S. general in Afghanistan was to Thursday's violent insider attack in Kandahar that killed two senior Afghan security officials and wounded the province's governor. Gen. Austin Scott Miller told Friday he believes the attacker was targeting the Afghan officials and expressed confidence that despite the attack Afghan forces will be able to ensure security for key parliamentary elections on..
October 19, 2018

Saudi state media says Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fist fight

Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Saudi state-run news agency quotes prosecutors as saying that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi hadn't been seen since entering the consulate nearly three weeks ago. The Saudi public prosecutor said that an argument between Khashoggi and a number of individuals at the consulate led to a fight. Those named in the report include several top Saudi intelligence officials, and ..
October 19, 2018

F-16 accidentally blown up by Belgian Air Force mechanic

swind/iStock/Thinkstock(FLORENNE, Belgium) -- When it was over, an F-16 lay burnt to a crisp on a tarmac in Belgium. The pictures tell the story: Mechanics at an Air Force base in Florenne were working on a nearby F-16 last Thursday and accidentally triggered that jet's cannon, which fired at the other plane. Those rounds struck the recently fueled F-16, which exploded into a fireball. A source told the Belgian broadcaster VRT that one of the mechanics had accidentally fired rounds from the..