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Turkish president: Saudis must name masterminds of killing

Oct. 23, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi Arabia must identify those who ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and turn over the suspects for trial, the Turkish president said Tuesday in remarks that carefully ratcheted up pressure on a country that is a source of investment for Turkey, but also a rival for...

Acrimony over trade, politics sinking China-US ties further

Oct. 23, 2018 8:51 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — "Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the countries. The White House's move to expand Washington's dispute with...

US to revoke visas of Saudis implicated in killing of writer

Oct. 23, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday described the killing of a Saudi journalist as a botched operation and a "bad original concept" as his administration took its first, careful steps toward punishing the Saudis by moving to revoke the visas of the suspects. Speaking to reporters at the...

The Latest: Trump calls Khashoggi killing a 'total fiasco'

Oct. 23, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 2 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump says he will be briefed Wednesday afternoon by U.S. officials looking into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabian agents. After tomorrow, Trump says,...

The Latest: Bolton: Russia hurt itself meddling in US vote

Oct. 23, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on John Bolton's meetings in Moscow (all times local): 8:50 p.m. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton says he raised the issue of the Russian meddling in the U.S. election during meetings in Russia, emphasizing that it has been detrimental to Moscow's own interests. Bolton,...

Mnuchin announces sanctions against 9 individuals

Oct. 23, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Tuesday that the United States and six other Middle East countries are taking action to expose and disrupt terrorist activities being conducted by the Taliban and Iran to undermine the government of Afghanistan. In the announcement from Riyadh,...

Key moments surrounding the killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Oct. 23, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote critically of the kingdom's policies and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. Turkish officials say a 15-men team tortured, killed and dismembered the writer, while Saudi Arabia...

Key moments surrounding the killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Oct. 22, 2018 7:38 AM EDT

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote critically of the kingdom's policies and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. Turkish officials say a 15-men team tortured, killed and dismembered the writer, while Saudi Arabia says he died in a...

Migrants vow to re-form caravan, continue north toward US

Oct. 20, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — About 2,000 Central American migrants who circumvented Mexican police at a border bridge and swam, forded and floated across the river from Guatemala decided on Saturday to re-form their mass caravan and continue their trek northward toward the United States. Gathered at a...

Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

Oct. 20, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died during a "fistfight."...