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Pressured over missing writer, Saudi Arabia lashes out

Oct. 15, 2018 5:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi media on Monday echoed the kingdom's hard-line threat of retaliation for any sanctions over the disappearance and alleged death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as demands grew for boycotts of the same international brands once courted by the kingdom....

Pressured over missing writer, Saudi Arabia lashes out

Oct. 15, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves "severe punishment" if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal...

US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump in Oval Office

Oct. 14, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Donald Trump's shoulder in prayer before asking God to provide Trump "supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him." Trump welcomed Brunson to...

The Latest: Freed pastor prays for Trump in Oval Office

Oct. 13, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Andrew Brunson, the American pastor freed after nearly two years of detention in Turkey (all times local): 3 p.m. American pastor Andrew Brunson, recently freed after nearly two years of detention in Turkey, has asked God for "supernatural wisdom" for President Donald Trump....

US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump in Oval Office

Oct. 13, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Donald Trump's shoulder in prayer on Saturday, asking God to provide the president "supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him." Trump...

Saudi writer's disappearance strains Turkey-Saudi ties

Oct. 13, 2018 10:50 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At first glance, the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul is just the latest crisis to strain relations between the kingdom and Turkey in the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011. Yet, like elsewhere in the region, things are more...

US pastor released from house arrest, flown out of Turkey

Oct. 12, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — An American pastor flew out of Turkey on Friday after a Turkish court convicted him of terror links but freed him from house arrest, removing a major irritant in fraught ties between two NATO allies still strained by disagreements over Syria, Iran and a host of other issues. The court...

The Latest: Trump says freed pastor to be checked in Germany

Oct. 12, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

ALIAGA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the trial of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who is accused of espionage and terror related charges(all times local): 2:35 a.m. President Donald Trump says an American pastor who had been detained in Turkey is "now free from jail" and on his way to Germany. North...

Rights group criticizes US-led coalition for Raqqa deaths

Oct. 12, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition's failure to adequately acknowledge and investigate civilian deaths in the Syrian city of Raqqa is "a slap in the face for survivors" trying to rebuild their lives a year after the offensive to oust the Islamic State group, a prominent rights group said Friday. At a...

The Latest: UN food agency prepared for Syria refugees

Oct. 12, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria-related developments (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The head of the U.N.'s World Food Program says the agency is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if conflict breaks out in Syria's flashpoint Idlib region. WFP Executive Director David Beasley...