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Top Saudi diplomat ‘leaves Turkey’ before Istanbul home set to be searched

Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat in Istanbul has reportedly left Turkey, hours after it was announced his official residence would be searched in connection with a journalist’s disappearance. Mohammed al-Otaibi, the Saudi consul general, apparently left on a 2pm flight as security forces set up barricades outside his residence in the …

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Ai Weiwei is moving to America: ‘Everybody in United States are refugees’

The Chinese conceptual artist and political provocateur knows that with his pro-migrant message he’s swimming against a populist tide. In Europe, right-wing politicians now regularly decry the migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe in overcrowded boats. And in the United States, President Donald Trump, at rabble-rousing rallies, promises …

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