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Turkey arrests 2 people suspected of spying for UAE

Apr. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Friday formally arrested two men on charges of spying for the United Arab Emirates, Turkey's state-run news agency said. Authorities were also investigating the possibility that the men could have been involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

Powerful Emirati crown prince entangled by Mueller report

Apr. 19, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the most powerful leaders in the United Arab Emirates has found himself entangled in special counsel Robert Mueller's report on U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian interference in America's 2016 election. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al...

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

Apr. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. The veto — the second in Trump's presidency — was expected, and Congress lacks the votes to override it. But passing the never-before-used war powers...

AP source: Prosecutors to meet with Bezos in extortion probe

Apr. 11, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York are planning to meet with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos about his allegations that the National Enquirer tried to blackmail him with help from Saudi Arabia, a person familiar with the plans said Thursday. The billionaire will meet with prosecutors in the coming days...

Retired general confirmed as US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Apr. 10, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to confirm a retired four-star general, John Abizaid, as the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling an important diplomatic post that has been vacant for more than two years. U.S.-Saudi relations are in turmoil after the murder of U.S.-based...

Khashoggi's son comments on financial compensation by Saudis

Apr. 10, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The son of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi appeared to acknowledge on Wednesday that financial compensation had been made to the family, but said it did not amount to an admission of guilt by Saudi rulers. Salah Khashoggi described King Salman and Crown...

State Dept. bars 16 people for roles in Khashoggi killing

Apr. 8, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. State Department on Monday publicly designated 16 people for their roles in the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October. Such designation makes those individuals and immediate family members ineligible for entry into the United States....

Rights and media groups want information on Khashoggi trial

Apr. 5, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Seven human rights and press freedom groups are urging the United States, Britain and France to speak out publicly about the trial in Saudi Arabia of 11 people charged in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi which their diplomats are attending. The groups said in letters to...

Hostage foundation rescinds invitation to secretary of state

Apr. 5, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A foundation that advocates for the safety of journalists and the release of Americans held hostage abroad has rescinded an award it planned to present to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, prompting him to accuse the organization on Friday of bowing to media bias against him. The James W....

Saudi Arabia arrests more activists, including 2 US citizens

Apr. 5, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia detained 12 people, including two dual U.S.-Saudi citizens, in a new round of arrests in the kingdom targeting individuals supportive of women's rights and those with ties to jailed activists, people with knowledge of the apprehensions said Friday. It marks...