News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 19, 2018, 06.53 PM(IST)

File photo of Imran Khan. Photograph:( Reuters )

Turkey denies giving 'any kind of audio tape' on Khashoggi to US

Turkey on Friday denied giving "any kind of audio tape" from the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or any American official.

Istanbul summit: France will ensure Idlib ceasefire remains, Russia to discuss return of Syrian refugees

French, German, Turkish and Russian leaders are set to meet in Istanbul on October 27 to discuss the ongoing Syrian crisis and figure out ways to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in the country's Idlib region, the French presidency said on Friday.

Sabarimala row: Centre asks Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka govts to tighten security, monitor social media

The Central government on Friday issued an advisory to the south Indian states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in the wake of the ongoing protests against the Supreme Court's Sabarimala verdict. 

Arunachal Pradesh on flash-flood alert after landslide in China creates artificial lake

As many as 6,000 people were evacuated in Tibet after a landslide in China blocked the flow one of the major rivers, Yarlung Tsangpo, creating a lake that could pose threat to the inhabitants of the downstream areas, including those living in Arunachal Pradesh. The state government has already sounded an alert. 

Imran Khan to attend Saudi conference after Khashoggi's disappearance

Pakistan’s foreign ministry announced Friday that Prime Minister Imran Khan will attend a Saudi Arabian investment conference, despite a string of cancellations from leading policy-makers and corporate chiefs over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.