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Official: Khashoggi Was Dissolved in Acid

And Erdogan writes an op-ed in the Washington Post

(Newser) - A Turkish official says he believes Jamal Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid or other chemicals after it was mutilated, the AP reports. Yasin Aktay, a ruling party adviser to Erdogan, said Friday that "there can be no other formula" to explain why the Saudi journalist's remains... More »

Saudi Official: This Is Getting 'Hysterical'

Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir talks to reporters

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia's top diplomat said Saturday that the global outcry and media focus on the killing of a Saudi journalist earlier this month has become "hysterical" as he urged the public to wait for the results of an investigation before ascribing blame to the kingdom's top leadership,... More »

Pompeo's Request for Khashoggi's Son: Granted

Travel ban in Saudi Arabia apparently lifted, Salah Khashoggi is now in US

(Newser) - When Mike Pompeo met with the Saudis in Riyadh earlier this month , the secretary of state made one specific request, per a State Department rep: "He wanted Salah Khashoggi returned to the United States." Reuters reports that now appears to have taken place, with sources saying Salah Khashoggi—... More »

Journo Held Captive for 3 Years in Syria: 'Now I Am in Turkey'

Jumpei Yasuda, abducted in 2015 by Nusra Front, is now safe

(Newser) - A Japanese freelance journalist who was freed after more than three years of captivity in Syria said Wednesday he's safe in neighboring Turkey. "My name is Jumpei Yasuda, Japanese journalist. I have been held in Syria for 40 months," Yasuda said, somewhat haltingly in English, in videotaped... More »

Trump: Rep Who Body-Slammed Reporter Is 'My Guy'

Trump celebrated Greg Gianforte's 2017 assault of Ben Jacobs

(Newser) - "Any guy that can do a body-slam, he's my guy," President Trump shouted to a cheering Montana audience Thursday night as he simulated slamming someone to the ground, then noting, "I shouldn't say that." Trump was discussing Rep. Greg Gianforte, who assaulted Guardian reporter... More »

Saudi Arabia Responds to Trump's 'Threats'

European nations seek probe into journalist's disappearance

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia says it rejects any "threats" of economic sanctions or political pressure regarding the disappearance of a Saudi writer—and European nations are calling for an investigation, the AP reports. In a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency on Sunday, the Saudi government said it will... More »

Uber CEO to Saudi Arabia: I'm Not Going to Your Conference

Dara Khosrowshahi says he won't attend after disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

(Newser) - "Davos in the Desert" just found out it will be short at least one more speaker. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he's canceling plans to go to Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , who was last seen entering... More »

An Extraordinary Move in Search for Missing Journalist

Turkey will go inside the Saudi Consulate to look for Jamal Khashoggi

(Newser) - Turkey said Tuesday it will search the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as it investigates why journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished there a week ago, an extraordinary probe of a diplomatic post amid Turkish officials' fears the writer had been killed inside the building. That Saudi Arabia would allow foreigners to enter... More »

What Happened to Jamal Khashoggi?

We need answers on journalist's disappearance, and possible murder, in Turkey: editorial

(Newser) - Is Jamal Khashoggi alive or dead? It's time the US got involved to determine the truth about the missing Saudi Arabian journalist, declares an editorial in the Washington Post . Khashoggi, who contributes to the Post, hasn't been seen since Tuesday, when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.... More »

TV Host Found Raped, Murdered in Park

Killing of Viktoria Marinova shocks Bulgaria

(Newser) - Bulgaria has been rocked by the brutal murder of journalist Viktoria Marinova, who was found dead in a park on Saturday afternoon. Police say the 30-year-old TV host was raped, beaten, and strangled in a riverside park in the town of Ruse, Balkan Insight reports. Authorities told reporters Sunday that... More »

Myanmar Sentences Reuters Reporters to 7 Years

They had been reporting on brutal Rohingya crackdown

(Newser) - A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling that comes as international criticism mounts over the military's alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, had pleaded not guilty... More »

Murdered Journalist Shows Up at News Conference Alive

Arkady Babchenko's death was faked

(Newser) - On Wednesday morning, the AP referred to it as a "brazen killing." Hours later, it reported a shocker: that Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reportedly shot dead in Kiev on Tuesday, is actually alive. He showed up at a news conference in Ukraine. The initial reports into... More »

She Decided to Learn Poker for a Book, Started Winning Big

Amid successes, Maria Konnikova's book is pushed back

(Newser) - New Yorker writer Maria Konnikova was a "total poker outsider" when she decided to spend a year learning the game with the purpose of writing a book. Now, she might be considering a career change. Konnikova, under the wing of professional poker player Erik Seidel, has gotten so good... More »

Twitter Beef Between HUD Official, Reporter Comes to Nasty End

Lynne Patton called April Ryan 'Miss Piggy'

(Newser) - A former Trump campaign surrogate who now holds a job in the administration is apologizing after attacking a reporter on her personal Twitter account. Lynne Patton, who heads a regional office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, referred to reporter April Ryan as "Miss Piggy" in a... More »

Journalist Gunned Down at Son's School Christmas Party

He's at least the 12th media worker killed in Mexico this year

(Newser) - Gumaro Perez is at least the 12th media worker to be killed in Mexico this year and his murder was shocking even by the standards of violence-plagued Veracruz state. The 34-year-old was gunned down by unidentified attackers in front of dozens of horrified children and parents at a Christmas party... More »

NYT Suspends Glenn Thrush After Women's Allegations

Laura McGann details the alleged sexual misconduct at Vox

(Newser) - As far as political journalists go, Glenn Thrush is well known to the point that Bobby Moynihan has played him a number of times in Saturday Night Live skits. The New York Times White House correspondent is also the latest man to be hit with allegations of sexual misconduct, by... More »

Crocodile Kills British Journalist

Paul McClean was reportedly washing his hands in a Sri Lankan river

(Newser) - A British journalist was fatally attacked by a crocodile while vacationing with friends in Sri Lanka. Financial Times journalist and Oxford graduate Paul McClean, 24, was washing his hands in a river near a popular surfing spot when a crocodile attacked, dragging him from shore, witnesses say. Fishermen rushed to... More »

Sub Owner Gives Account of How Journalist Died

Peter Madsen appears in court, blames hatch cover

(Newser) - Submarine owner Peter Madsen was in court for a detention hearing on Tuesday, and provided an account of how he says Swedish journalist Kim Wall lost her life. Madsen framed it as an accident involving what Reuters describes as a "heavy hatch cover," saying, "I lose my... More »

US Journalist Dead in South Sudan

Freelancer Christopher Allen is killed in fighting

(Newser) - A brutal civil war in the world's youngest country has claimed the life of an American journalist. Freelancer Christopher Allen, who had been embedded with rebel troops, was killed during a battle with government soldiers in the South Sudan town of Kaya, reports Reuters . The State Department has confirmed... More »

Police in Kim Wall Case Looking for Orange Turtleneck

Journalist's torso was found unclad

(Newser) - Danish police said Thursday that the headless torso of Swedish reporter Kim Wall, who is believed to have died on a submarine that sank, was found naked and they are now also searching for her clothes. Copenhagen police spokesman Steen Hansen said investigators found a "clothes-less" torso. He said... More »

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