Saturday, 24 August 2019

Tag Archives: Journalist

Venezuela top court releases jailed judge and journalist

CARACAS: Venezuelan courts released judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni nine years after her arrest and journalist Braulio Jatar, the country’s top court said in separate posts on Twitter, without offering further details. Afiuni, writing on Twitter around mid-day on Friday, confirmed her release, saying she would post a message when she ...

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Indian journalist files assault charges against Salman Khan

BOLLYWOOD: An Indian journalist has filed criminal charges against Bollywood star Salman Khan and his bodyguards for allegedly assaulting him after he tried to film the actor who was riding a bicycle. A journalist from Mumbai has lodged a criminal on charges of assault, threat, abuse and others. “The matter ...

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Hundreds rally in Moscow over journalist case

MOSCOW: Several hundred protesters gathered in Moscow on Sunday in a small, government-authorized rally supporting investigative journalist Ivan Golunov and decrying abuse of power over his five-day arrest this month on drug charges. The 36-year-old reporter, known for exposing corruption among Moscow officials, was freed following an outcry by supporters ...

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Journalist killed in ‘terrorist attack’ in Northern Ireland

LONDON: A 29-year-old journalist was killed night in Northern Ireland in a “terrorist incident,” local police said. Lyra McKee, who had been observing a police operation in the Creggan area of the city of Londonderry, was shot dead, according to the police. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said the shooting ...

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Saudi crown prince told aide he would use ‘a bullet’ on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince told a senior aide he would go after Jamal Khashoggi “with a bullet” a year before the dissident journalist was killed inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, the New York Times reported quoting US intelligence. US intelligence understood that Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s 33-year-old de ...

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CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense

NEW YORK: A federal judge will hold a hearing Wednesday on CNN’s lawsuit against Donald Trump’s administration alleging the White House violated correspondent Jim Acosta’s constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president. The White House dismissed CNN’s complaint as “grandstanding” and vowed ...

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Khashoggi killing: Sons ask Saudis to return his body

WASHINGTON: The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have asked Saudi authorities to return the body of their father so the family can properly grieve, they told CNN in an interview aired Sunday. Khashoggi was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul by a team sent from Riyadh on October ...

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Journalist, two policemen killed in Maoist attack in India

CHHATTISGARH: A cameraman from India’s national broadcaster, Doordarshan, and two policemen have been killed in an alleged attack by Maoist rebels. They were ambushed on Tuesday morning in the central state of Chhattisgarh, which is often hit by Maoist violence. The attack comes days after rebels blew up a vehicle ...

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US gives Saudis ‘few more days’ on disappeared journalist

WASHINGTON: The United States will give ally Saudi Arabia “a few more days” to probe its alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, again delaying a US response to the mounting scandal. Pompeo, who reported earlier to President Donald Trump on his trip to ...

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