Akbar Shahid Ahmed is a foreign affairs reporter at the Washington, D.C., bureau of The Huffington Post. A Yale University grad who grew up in Pakistan, Akbar has previously written for the Yale Daily News, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Generation Progress and, in Pakistan, Newsline magazine, DAWN and The STAR. He can be reached at email@example.com and @AkbarSAhmed.
Fundamental questions remain about the journalist’s death after the kingdom’s Friday night announcement, and it’s unlikely Saudi critics abroad will be satisfied.
The journalist’s disappearance triggered a massive global backlash against Saudi Arabia. Its bloody war in Yemen never has.
18/10/2018 1:46 PM AEDT
The president’s enemies are exploiting the alleged murder to embarrass him and damage his relationship with Saudi Arabia, conservatives claim.
16/10/2018 9:24 AM AEDT
A mix of public accusations and victimhood helps draw attention away from the central question: Where is Jamal Khashoggi?
09/10/2018 9:30 AM AEDT
A new study challenges the conventional wisdom that nativist politicians are gaining ground simply because countries like Sweden now have more foreigners.
10/09/2018 9:28 AM AEST
WASHINGTON ― Now that United Nations experts have endorsed widespread reports that China is holding a million members of its Muslim minority Uighur community in internment camps, the Chinese governmen...
21/08/2018 5:56 AM AEST
United Nations human rights experts made global headlines in a session that concluded Monday when they said they believe China is holding 1 million members of a Muslim minority group in secret prison...
18/08/2018 6:01 AM AEST
WASHINGTON ― Even many critics of President Donald Trump have praised his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as a good first step toward peace between the United States and a longtim...
14/06/2018 8:20 AM AEST
A Mostly Non-Christian Militia Won 2 Of Iraqi Christians' Parliamentary Seats. Now Christians Want Trump To Intervene.
WASHINGTON ― A mostly non-Christian militia linked to a brutal Iranian-backed paramilitary group secured two of the five seats in Iraq's parliament reserved for Christians, according to official elect...
25/05/2018 2:23 AM AEST
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal will weaken U.S. relationships around the world and create problems that U.S. foreign policy will be grappling wit...
10/05/2018 1:10 AM AEST
WASHINGTON ― The U.S. House voted, 366-30, on Monday night to pass a resolution condemning civilian deaths, starvation and the spread of disease in Yemen, admitting that much of the responsibility for...
14/11/2017 6:57 PM AEDT
The American consciousness simply has no conception, not even a Trumpian illusion, of what “winning” looks like.
22/10/2017 9:39 AM AEDT
It is seen as a significant move, given the influence conservative clerics have on the Saudi kingdom.
27/09/2017 6:12 AM AEST
WASHINGTON ― On July 27, 2016, Donald J. Trump stood behind a lectern in a Miami suburb and asked the Russian government to intervene in the 2016 election. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're...
28/07/2017 12:45 PM AEST
WASHINGTON ― When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned in early January that his country was in the "final stages" of preparing an intercontinental ballistic missile, President-elect Donald Trump tw...
06/07/2017 2:19 PM AEST
WASHINGTON ― A group of prominent human rights groups is asking senators to use a Thursday vote to block President Donald Trump's plan to sell Saudi Arabia a weapon shipment to be used in its controve...
08/06/2017 11:54 PM AEST
WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump escalated a spiraling Middle East crisis on Tuesday morning in tweets attacking Qatar, which hosts 10,000 American troops at the largest U.S. military base in the r...
07/06/2017 11:46 AM AEST
WASHINGTON ― Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, has asked federal immigration and investment regulators to review the conduct of a Chinese company p...
30/05/2017 1:14 AM AEST
WASHINGTON ― Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday criticized the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. election and noted that President Donald Trump a...
11/05/2017 7:05 AM AEST
WASHINGTON ― During a swanky Beverly Hills conference on Monday, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross compared the April 6 U.S. airstrike on Syria to "after-dinner entertainment." Ross described how Pr...
02/05/2017 10:01 AM AEST
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