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Fiancée of slain writer Khashoggi pleads for US response

May. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Turkish fiancée of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi asked U.S. lawmakers Thursday to launch an investigation into his killing and bring those responsible to justice. "I cannot understand (why) the world still has not done anything about this." Hatice Cengiz told a congressional...

Saudi Arabia says its oil pipeline was hit by drones

May. 15, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil pipeline that runs across Saudi Arabia was hit Tuesday by drones, the Saudi energy minister said, as regional tensions flared just days after what the kingdom called an attack on two of its oil tankers near the Persian Gulf. While both U.S. President Donald Trump...

WhatsApp flaw let spies take control with calls alone

May. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones without any user interaction. The Financial Times identified the hacking group as Israel's NSO Group, which has been widely condemned for selling...

Arab activist in Norway details his Saudi work before threat

May. 13, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An Arab activist living in Norway said Monday he's been given protection by two different Norwegian entities after the CIA informed officials of an unspecified threat against him, which he said is likely linked to his research on Saudi Arabia. Iyad el-Baghdadi is an outspoken...

SoftBank profits rise, partly on gains from Saudi-tied fund

May. 9, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank has reported a 36% year-on-year increase in profit for the fiscal year through March, partly on gains from its Vision Fund. After the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, SoftBank said it would diversify sources of its funding for investments. Much...

Arab activist says CIA notified Norway of threat against him

May. 7, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Palestinian-born activist living in Norway was reportedly whisked away to a secure location after the CIA informed Norwegian officials of an unspecified threat against him, according to reports Tuesday. Iyad el-Baghdadi, who is outspoken on Twitter and was researching...

Trump's Yemen war policy survives Senate's veto override bid

May. 2, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday failed to overturn President Donald Trump's veto of legislation that would have ended U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran-backed rebels, but lawmakers pledged to re-examine other aspects of America's ties with the kingdom. While the...

Man accused of being UAE spy dies in Turkish jail

Apr. 29, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A man accused of spying for the United Arab Emirates has been found dead in his prison cell, the Istanbul prosecutor's office said Monday. The state-run news agency described the incident as suicide. The man was one of two suspects arrested in Istanbul earlier this month on charges of...

Kushner plays down Russia's interference in 2016 election

Apr. 23, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Tuesday the investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election "had a much harder impact on our democracy" than what Russia actually did. Mere days after Americans read a redacted version of special counsel Robert...

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...