Mother fears for son’s life after dozens killed in Ecuador prison riots

Mother fears for son’s life after dozens killed in Ecuador prison riots

By AICHA EL HAMMAR CASTANO and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (RIO DE JANEIRO) -- It's been days since Alejandra heard from her son.The 42-year-old mother has been one of many gathered outside a large prison in Guayaquil, a port city on Ecuador's southern coast, where dozens of inmates were killed…
Saudi crown prince ‘approved’ Khashoggi murder operation: US intel report

Saudi crown prince ‘approved’ Khashoggi murder operation: US intel report

By CONOR FINNEGAN and LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Office of Director of National Intelligence on Friday released its highly anticipated report on the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi Friday, making public the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Saudi Arabia's crown prince approved an operation to capture or…
Facebook’s standoff in Australia catches the attention of world governments

Facebook’s standoff in Australia catches the attention of world governments

By MICHAEL DOBUSKI, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Australia's Parliament approved the final amendements to a new law Thursday requiring tech companies to pay news organizations for their content. That means companies like Facebook and Google will have to shell out in order to have Austrailian news outlets post articles on…
Two US Navy ships in Middle East facing COVID-19 outbreaks

Two US Navy ships in Middle East facing COVID-19 outbreaks

By LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Two U.S. Navy ships deployed to the Middle East are experiencing coronavirus outbreaks and have arrived in Bahrain to isolate infected crew members, the Navy said in a statement Friday morning.The amphibious transport ship USS San Diego has gone into port in Bahrain…
Biden speaks with Saudi king ahead of Khashoggi report’s release

Biden speaks with Saudi king ahead of Khashoggi report’s release

By CONNOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Thursday -- the two leaders' first call amid pressure on his new administration to change the U.S. relationship with the kingdom over its alleged human rights abuses.In particular, the Biden administration is set…
US carries out airstrike against Iranian-backed militia in Syria

US carries out airstrike against Iranian-backed militia in Syria

By LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The United States conducted a military airstrike in eastern Syria along the border with Iraq on Thursday night targeting Iranian-backed militias in retaliation for a recent rocket strike in Erbil in northern Iraq that left several Americans injured, according to the Pentagon.The airstrike targeted…