A United States Department of State official, who has seen a version of the CIA's assessment on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, has said it is "blindingly obvious" that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing. "The idea that it goes all the way to the top is blindingly obvious. There's overwhelming consensus that the leadership is involved - no one is debating it within the government," the official told ABC News on condition of anonymity on Tuesday.
By detonating his explosives inside a wedding hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, and more than 70 other people were injured in the attack, Afghan officials told reporters.
According to the latest information gained from Saudi sources, senior royals want a change in line of succession after murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at Saudi consulate in Istanbul, that has led to a worldwide rage against the Saudi regime. Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, 76, a younger full brother of King Salman and uncle of the crown prince, has a favourite position to win support of the royal family to take the throne following the probable change in line of succession.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has rejected a verdict by a top European court ordering the release of Selahattin Demirtaş, former co-chairman of opposition HDP. "We are not bound by it," Turkish president said of the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. He also said that Turkey would take steps against it, Anadolu reported after the president's comments in Ankara.