Giant ‘STAR’ oil refinery to open in Izmir

Azerbaijani oil company SOCAR is set to open a new oil refinery in the Turkish Aegean coastal city of Izmir on Friday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev will attend the opening ceremony. The project is reportedly one of the biggest investments in the private sector in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in recent years.

Saudi contradictions in Khashoggi case

Contradictory statements by Saudi officials and their inability to present convincing evidence added to suspicions over journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.

US media grilling Trump over Khashoggi case

It has been 15 days since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. The case has received extensive coverage in the U.S. media as President Donald Trump is in the crosshairs over his close ties with the Saudi administration and his vague reaction to the incident.

World calls on Saudis to cooperate in missing journalist case

Countries across the world and many international organizations have called on Saudi Arabia to cooperate in the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct.2