Dead Silence 1991

13 hours ago
BEIRUT (AP) — Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline “A missing voice.” The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as a writer, editor, commentator and […]
16 hours ago
Influential voice on Saudi affairs is silenced forever as Saudi Arabia admits writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul.
16 hours ago
Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice."
16 hours ago
BEIRUT (AP) — Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline “A missing voice.” The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as a writer, editor, commentator and […]
2 days ago
"These actions no longer carry the consequence of a backlash from the international community. Instead, these actions may trigger condemnation quickly followed by silence," Washington Post columnist presumed dead wrote
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2 days ago
The lurid details of Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged death revealed on Wednesday were perhaps the most shocking so far in a slow drip of revelations over the past two weeks. The saga surrounding the fate of Saudi Arabia’s best-known journalist has played out in claims and counterclaims published in the world’s media, as both Turkey and Riyadh struggle to control the narrative.  Since news of Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance broke, journalists have had to rely on carefully controlled releases of information from Turkey - a country which has in recent years muzzled its relative free press - and Saudi Arabia, which never enjoyed one to begin with. The singular fact that both countries can agree on is that Mr Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at 1.14pm on October 2, leaving his Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz waiting outside. Turkey gave Saudi Arabia a day to come up with an explanation, but Riyadh was not forthcoming. The kingdom claimed that the journalist met with officials...
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1 week ago
Even in the darkest of times we have the right to some illumination. -- Hannah Arendt The threads of a general political and ideological crisis run deep in American history, and with each tweet and policy decision Donald Trump pushes the United States closer to a full-fledged fascist state. His words sting, but his policies can kill people. Trump’s endless racist taunts, dehumanizing expressions of misogyny, relentless attacks on all provisions of the social state and ongoing contempt for the rule of law serve to normalize a creeping fascist politics. Moreover, his criminogenic disdain for any viable sense of civic and moral responsibility gives new meaning to an ethos of selfishness and a culture of cruelty, if not terror, that has run amok. Yet it is becoming more difficult for the mainstream media and pundits to talk about fascism as a looming threat in the United States in spite of the fact that, as Michelle Goldberg observes, for some groups, such as "undocumented immigran...
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2 weeks ago
No, Chequers is not dead, Theresa May told Andrew Marr. It was both the straightest and the least true answer she gave
2 weeks ago
Residents of Palu, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, turned to looting on Sunday as they struggled to survive in the aftermath of a deadly 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that has so far killed 832 people. Looters were spotted taking items from the badly damaged Ramayana shopping mall and plundering fuel stations. One earthquake survivor told the Telegraph that he had been woken by a noisy crowd ransacking his local mini-market. “Without justifying it, I understand why they did it,” said the man, who identified himself by one name, Suwanto. “My wife told me last night that our food supplies will last only two days, and we only have eggs and instant noodles. The big problem is clean water,” he added. Joko Widodo, the Indonesian president, who visited Palu on Sunday, urged residents to be patient. “I’m aware there are a lot of issues that need to be resolved as soon as possible,” he said. Electricity has been cut off and fuel is in short supply in the worst affect...
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3 weeks ago
The father of the 6-year-old autistic boy whose body was presumed to have been found said he’ll live as a “broken man” and with the “guilt of not being there to save my son” for the rest of his life. Ian Ritch penned an emotional tribute to his son Maddox, who went missing Saturday while...
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