James Reinl

James Reinl

Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi probe to push for accountability: UN investigator

United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions blasts Saudi trials in Khashoggi case as substandard.

Khashoggi probe to push for accountability: UN investigator

Afghanistan

Mullah Omar in Afghanistan book claims 'not credible': official

Afghan national security adviser refutes ex-Taliban leader lived near US bases in Afghanistan, as claimed in new book.

Mullah Omar in Afghanistan book claims 'not credible': official

Jamal Khashoggi

UN Khashoggi probe wraps up in Turkey: what next?

Saudi Arabia refused to cooperate with UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard's inquiry into Jamal Khashoggi's killing.

UN Khashoggi probe wraps up in Turkey: what next?

Middle East

Rival groups refuse to meet in Yemen's Hodeidah, UN says

The refusal places in peril a fragile truce between the warring sides in the Arab world's poorest country.

Rival groups refuse to meet in Yemen's Hodeidah, UN says

Yemen

Falling apart? UN peace deal for Yemen 'too vague', Oxfam says

Lack of specific orders results in continued fighting around Red Sea port city of Hodeidah as 21-day deadline expires.

Falling apart? UN peace deal for Yemen 'too vague', Oxfam says

Middle East

Gulf Arab blue-collar workforce continues to grow: UN

Migrant workers continue adding to the labour force of oil-rich Gulf due to mega-construction projects, UN data shows.

Gulf Arab blue-collar workforce continues to grow: UN

Middle East

Dutch general Patrick Cammaert faces 'huge challenge' in Hodeidah

Known for his tough reputation, Cammaert is tasked with monitoring ceasefire in Hodeidah, withdrawal of warring sides.

Dutch general Patrick Cammaert faces 'huge challenge' in Hodeidah

Taiwan

'Fake news' rattles Taiwan ahead of elections

Beijing is test-driving propaganda techniques ahead of Taiwan's largest-ever elections on Saturday, officials say.

'Fake news' rattles Taiwan ahead of elections

United States

Is a US-China war in Asia inevitable?

Chinese and American officials increasingly talk about war over Taiwan and the South China Sea - could it really happen?

Is a US-China war in Asia inevitable?

Business & Economy

After trade deal win, Trump doubles down on China

No plans for China-US negotiations over trade war with analysts saying Trump's confident he'll come out on top.

After trade deal win, Trump doubles down on China

North Korea

The fragile diplomatic dance between US and North Korea

After progress between Pyongyang and Seoul, analysts highlight difficulties ahead for US to achieve denuclearisation.

The fragile diplomatic dance between US and North Korea

United States

Trump's scandals: An unprecedented president

US president has faced multiple scandals since taking office, with the Mueller probe of chief concern.

Trump's scandals: An unprecedented president