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November 12, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Monday, November 12, 2018 Fighting rages on in Yemen, and China's annual online shopping frenzy breaks all records. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Monday, November 12th. Dozens die in latest fighting in Yemen's Hudaida Fighting is raging in the Yemeni city of Hudaida where medics and the military say some 150 people died in the last 24 hours. The city is home to more than half a million people and a lifeline to much of the country where 14 million people face starvation according...


November 9, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Friday, November 9, 2018 Gunman kills 12 people at a bar in southern California, and China debuts an AI news anchor. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Friday, November 9th. California bar shooting A gunman who opened fire in a crowded bar in southern California killed at least 12 people. The shooter was a former marine. He also died, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The slaughter in Thousand Oaks comes after an anti-semite gunned down 11 Jews at a synagogue in Pittsburgh...


November 8, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Thursday, November 8, 2018 Asia Bibi is set free in Pakistan, and so are a group of school children who were kidnapped in Cameroon. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Thursday, November 8th. Asia Bibi freed from prison in Pakistan A Pakistani woman has been freed from prison a week after the Supreme Court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy against Islam. Asia Bibi is now in a secure location, apparently inside the country, according to officials. Bibi, a...


November 7, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 In the US midterms, Republicans retain control of the Senate, but the Democrats take the House. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Wednesday, November 7th. Democrats and Republicans split 2018 midterms In a mixed day for the major parties, Democrats won control of the House in the US Congressional midterm elections on Tuesday. But Republicans retained control of the Senate. The elections were widely seen as a referendum on the style of President Donald...


November 6, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 The US holds midterm Congressional elections, and the Spice Girls are getting back together, without 'Posh'. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Tuesday, November 6th. US holds Congressional elections The US goes to the polls today with one person not even on the ballot or the centre of attention. President Donald Trump won't face the electorate for another two years. But two years into his presidency, the Congressional midterms are being seen as a referendum...


November 5, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Sanctions on Iran come into effect The US has reinstated its toughest ever sanctions on Iran. Iran's oil and financial sectors are being targeted as well as companies doing business with Iran. The measures are a direct result of US President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the multi-nation nuclear deal with Tehran in May. Khashoggi’s sons appeal for body Jamal Khashoggi's sons made an appeal for the return of their father's body for burial in Saudi Arabia. Speaking to CNN, Salah and...


November 2, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Friday, November 2, 2018 One month after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi there are still more questions than answers, and Google workers protest the company's payouts over sexual abuse allegations. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Friday, November 2nd. One month on, where is Jamal Khashoggi's body? It's been a month today since Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in Istanbul by a hit squad sent from Riyadh. His body has not yet been found. Turkey wants Saudi authorities to hand...


November 1, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Thursday, November 1, 2018 Indonesian divers recover one black box from the crashed Lion Air jet, and oceans may be warming far faster than previously predicted. NEWSREADER INTRO: This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Thursday, November 1st. Black box recovered from crashed Lion Air plane We begin with Indonesia, where divers have retrieved a black box from a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java sea on Monday with 189 people on board. Finding the flight data recorder or the cockpit...


October 31, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Pakistan's top court overturns a controversial blasphemy conviction, and the WWF says we're eating everything to death. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Wednesday, October 31st. Pakistan's top court overturns blasphemy conviction The Supreme Court in Pakistan has ordered the release of a woman sentenced to death in 2010 for blasphemy against Islam. Asia Bibi, a christian and mother of four, denied the original charges stemming from a row in her village...


October 30, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Speculation mounts over the cause of the Lion Air crash, and is Ecuador about to eject Julian Assange from its London embassy? This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Tuesday, October 30th. Investigators seek reason for Lion Air crash A day after a Lion Air flight crashed into the sea off Indonesia, there is still no clear idea of what went wrong. Any clues could come from the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder, but they have not been found. The...


October 29, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Monday, October 29, 2018 A Lion Air flight crashes offshore in Indonesia, and the Boston Red Sox are baseball's so-called 2018 world champions. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Monday, October 29. Indonesian Lion Air flight crashes into sea A Lion Air flight with 189 people on board has crashed into the sea after taking off from Indonesia's capital Jakarta. Air traffic control lost contact with the plane 13 minutes after departure. Rescue services at the assumed impact point have...


October 26, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Friday, October 26, 2018 A top UN official says the murder of Jamal Khashoggi bears the hallmarks of an "extrajudicial killing," and the spate of pipe bombs continues in the US. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Friday, October 26. Khashoggi's killing was an "extrajudicial execution" - UN official The UN's Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary execution says the murder of Jamal Khashoggi bears the hallmarks of an "extrajudicial killing." Agnes Callamard said, "Even...


October 25, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Thursday, October 25, 2018 Pipe bombs in the US target prominent Democrats, and the search for Jamal Khashoggi's body goes on. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Thursday, October 25. US Democrats targeted by pipe bombs We start in the US, where high-profile Democrats including former president Obama have been targeted with crude pipe bombs. Eight bombs have been intercepted so far. One was sent to broadcaster CNN. President Trump condemned the attacks, but also appeared, at least in...


October 24, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Trump calls Saudi attempt to hide the murder of Jamal Khashoggi the "the worst cover-up ever," and campaigning gets frenetic in the US less than two weeks from key midterm elections. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Wednesday, October 24. "Worst cover-up ever" - Trump on Khashoggi's killing Trump has slammed the attempted cover-up of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi as the "worst cover-up ever." Poorly conceived, terrible execution and a botched ending - is...


October 23, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Daily News Brief: --> Turkey's says killing was a brutal and premeditated murder Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "planned" and "brutal murder." The president was speaking in Ankara at a meeting of the governing AK Party parliamentary group. Erdogan went into detail about the killing of the prominent Saudi critic. Khashoggi was murdered on October 2 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. --> Top US officials are in the region...


October 22, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Monday, October 22, 2018 Saudi Arabia's foreign minister admits the killing of Jamal Khashoggi was "murder," and the Soviet Union's last leader slams a US plan to scrap a key missile treaty. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Monday, October 22. S Arabia admits Khashoggi's killing was "murder" Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir has admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered. Up until now Khashoggi's death at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 has been...


October 19th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Daily News Brief: -->Trump issues stern warning to Saudis over Khashoggi case In a dramatic shift, US President Donald Trump now believes journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warns Saudi Arabia of "very severe" consequences should it be found responsible. The Trump administration was initially reluctant to blame ally Saudi Arabia, despite reports that Saudi agents allegedly killed and dismembered Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than two weeks ago. -->Top Afghan...


October 18th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Thursday, October 18, 2018 Turkey continues its investigation of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, and Trump says he'll pull the US out of the global postal system. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Thursday, October 18th. Turkish investigators search Saudi consul general's residence Investigators in Turkey have wrapped up their search of the Saudi consul general's residence, following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi hasn't been seen since entering the Saudi...


October 17th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Turkey steps up its investigation of Khashoggi's disappearance, and Syria’s Raqqa is still in ruins a year after Daesh were driven from the city. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Wednesday, October 17th. Turkish police expect to search Saudi consul general's residence We're starting with the Khashoggi case, and Turkish police are expected to search the residence of Saudi Arabia's consul general in Istanbul for evidence of the journalist's disappearance....


October 16th, 2018 - Daily News Brief

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Riyadh is reported to be set to admit it killed Jamal Khashoggi, and Australia considers moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This is TRT World’s Daily News Brief for Tuesday, October 16th. Reports say Saudi Arabia preparing to admit killing Khashoggi US media are reporting that Saudi Arabia is set to admit it killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi. They're reporting that Riyadh will say the prominent government critic was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul...