New reports on Wednesday claimed that a Saudi journalist who disappeared in Turkey was killed and tortured inside the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul.
Turkish media: Saudi journalist killed and tortured inside Saudi Consulate
The United Nations envoy for Syria announced on Wednesday he will step down at the end of November after more than four years in the key post, setting back UN efforts to end the seven-year war in Syria
UN Syria envoy to step down next month
At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said.
Teenager kills 17 in Crimea college shooting
Russian and British companies could switch to settlements in rubles and pounds, abandoning US currency transactions, in the event of political and economic necessity, said a Russian official.
Russia, UK may switch to settlements in national currencies
French President Emmanuel Macron reshuffled his government on Tuesday, naming the head of his ruling party to the sensitive post of interior minister and maintaining a left-right balance as he builds a broad base to fight the 2019 European elections.
Macron reshuffles cabinet, hoping to a draw line under turbulent few months
North Korea's state media on Tuesday slammed the United States for an "evil" attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations.
N. Korea slams US for 'evil' sanctions push
Turks study 'toxic materials' at Saudi Consulate
Pompeo meets Saudi king on Khashoggi case
UN officials warned that famine could overwhelm Yemen in the next three months, with about 13 million people at risk of starvation.
UN: Yemen on brink of ‘world’s worst famine in 100 years’ if war continues
Iran’s envoy to the United Nations slammed Washington’s ‘morally wrong’ measures against other countries, saying that unilateral sanctions amount to collective punishment and violate basic human rights.
Iran: US unilateral sanctions to violate basic human rights
US President Donald Trump on Monday reiterated that he made no deal with Turkey to lift US sanctions in exchange for the release of an American pastor who had been detained there and returned to the United States over the weekend.
Trump reiterates: No sanctions deal with Turkey over pastor

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