Exec accused of violating Iran sanctions — A wealthy businessman who until recently was head of the company that feeds U.S. troops in Afghanistan has been charged in federal court with violating sanctions against trade with Iran, along with other offenses. The federal indictment charged Abul Huda Farouki, 75, a Jordanian-American and philanthropist from Virginia with long-standing ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, with conspiracy to commit money laundering, violating sanctions against Iran, and fraud. The charges are in connection with more than $8 billion in contracts held by his company, Anham FZCO, to provide food and other logistical support to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Turkey calls for arrest of Saudi aides — Istanbul’s top prosecutor on Wednesday filed arrest warrants for two senior Saudi officials who are close to the Saudi crown prince, accusing them of masterminding the killing of dissident Jamal Khashoggi, according to a senior Turkish official familiar with the investigation. The two Saudis, Maj. Gen. Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud el-Qahtani, are both close aides of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto ruler of the kingdom, and Western and Turkish officials have said that Khashoggi’s killing could not have been conducted without the crown prince’s approval. Khashoggi was killed and his body dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
Putin vows to match any new U.S. missiles — President Vladimir Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia will respond in kind if the United States decides to develop new intermediate-range nuclear missiles. The United States has long accused Russia of developing such missiles in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which limits ground-based intermediate-range missiles. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States would within 60 days start the formal process of abandoning the treaty unless Russia re-established compliance with its terms. In recent years, both sides have had reason to rethink their commitment. Russia has grown uneasy as many countries along its extensive southern border began developing such weapons.
Living Coral is color of the year — It’s the color of underwater reefs hanging on for dear life. The sky at dusk. Some of the latest iPhones and the latest looks on the runways of Marc Jacobs and other top fashion designers. Living Coral has been chosen by the Pantone Color Institute as its 2019 color of the year. Can a color be convivial? Laurie Pressman, the company’s vice president, considers this saturated orange base with a golden undertone not only warm and welcoming but versatile and life-affirming. It energizes with a softer edge than, say, its pastel and neon color cousins.
Mexico no longer sees migration as a U.S. problem — After taking the oath of office, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador addressed Mexico’s Congress on Saturday, covering all the hallmarks of his Mexico-first politics. Notably absent from his speech was a specific reference to one of the most pressing matters of his young administration: the thousands of migrants who traveled through the region in caravans and are now gathered at the Mexico-United States border. The Tijuana crisis has pushed to the forefront the challenges posed by large-scale migration through the region and the pressure it puts on Mexico’s relationships with Central America, from which the majority of migrants are from, and the United States, where most are headed.