Saudi Arabia’s repression reaches Istanbul

FOR five days friends and colleagues have wondered what became of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist living in self-imposed exile. On October 2nd he visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to collect some paperwork.…

Some clues on why China arrested the president…

AT A gathering in Beijing last year of Interpol, the body that promotes co-operation between police forces from different countries, the group’s Chinese president, Meng Hongwei (pictured, above left), warned of “political black-swan incidents” that…

A climate change report calls for urgent action

THREE years ago the world agreed in Paris to keep global warming below 2°C relative to pre-industrial levels, and preferably no higher than 1.5°C. Scientists expecting a fuzzier climate-friendly commitment were astonished by the inclusion…