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Cummings concerned about Jared, Ivanka private emails, texts

Mar. 21, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and a powerful White House aide, did not preserve all of her official emails as required by federal law, and her husband, Jared Kushner, used a messaging application to conduct U.S. business outside government channels, the chairman of the House...

Son of US-Saudi citizen held in Saudi Arabia seeks US help

Mar. 15, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen who has been detained in Saudi Arabia met Thursday with members of Congress as he seeks help to secure his father's release. Ahmed Fitaihi says his father, Walid, has been beaten, electrocuted and subjected to other forms of torture and allowed little...

3 Saudi women activists receive PEN Freedom to Write Award

Mar. 14, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Saudi women's rights activists whose arrests last year have been condemned worldwide are being honored by PEN America. Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain al-Hathloul and Eman al-Nafjan have won the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, the literary and human rights organization announced Thursday....

US report faults Saudi Arabia in killing of journalist

Mar. 13, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration used an annual human rights report to call out Saudi Arabia on Wednesday over the October killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The State Department annual global human rights report said The Washington Post columnist was killed by agents of the...

Detained Saudi women's rights activists brought to court

Mar. 13, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia appeared in a closed-door court hearing Wednesday on unknown charges after being detained in a crackdown last year, making their first appearance before a judge in a case that has sparked international outrage. The arrests came...

Senators challenge Trump's Saudi nominee on human rights

Mar. 6, 2019 3:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both parties on Wednesday challenged President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia to take a tough line with the kingdom on human rights and other abuses. During a nomination hearing with retired four-star general John Abizaid, members of the Senate...

Senators air frustration after briefing on Khashoggi's death

Mar. 4, 2019 9:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators left a closed-door briefing with Trump administration officials Monday deeply frustrated by the lack of new information on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with some raising the prospect of placing new sanctions on the government of Saudi Arabia. Lawmakers had...

Report: Saudi talk show suspended after critical views aired

Mar. 4, 2019 9:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia have suspended a new television talk show that tackled sensitive issues and aired critical views after just two weeks, according to a report in state-linked media. The suspension comes amid a wide-ranging crackdown on government critics. The...

German Carnival parades defy weather, poke fun at powerful

Mar. 4, 2019 8:19 AM EST

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Germany's main Carnival parades got underway Monday in the face of some windy weather, with floats poking fun at U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Organizers trimmed some frills from the annual parades because of the weather front across western...

Family claims dual Saudi-US citizen detained and tortured

Mar. 3, 2019 7:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of a dual Saudi-U.S. citizen imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for more than a year are claiming that he has been subjected to routine torture and is on the verge of an emotional breakdown. After months of quietly trying to secure his release, the family of Dr. Walid Fitaihi is now...