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Iraq's president meets Saudi king after visiting rival Iran

Nov. 18, 2018 12:03 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman received Iraq's president in Riyadh on Sunday, a day after the Iraqi official visited the kingdom's rival, Iran. Barham Salih's back-to-back visits to Iran and Saudi Arabia reflect the delicate balance Iraq seeks to maintain in a region where its two...

Saudi Arabia to seek death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Nov. 15, 2018 3:44 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia will seek the death penalty against five men suspected of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, its top prosecutor said Thursday, while the U.S. slapped sanctions on 17 Saudi officials in the toughest action it has taken against the kingdom since the slaying....

Bolton says tape doesn't link Saudi prince to critic's death

Nov. 13, 2018 5:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Tuesday that people who have listened to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist do not think it implicates Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his death. "That is not the conclusion that the people who have...

Turkey: 'Atrocious' recording suggests killer used drugs

Nov. 13, 2018 10:43 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is so "atrocious" that a Saudi intelligence official who heard it speculated that "only someone who took heroin" could carry it out, Turkey's president was quoted as saying Tuesday. Speaking to journalists on board his...

Abu Dhabi summit: Oil production cuts may be necessary

Nov. 12, 2018 2:16 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC and allied oil-producing countries will likely need to cut crude supplies, perhaps by as much as 1 million barrels of oil a day, to rebalance the market after U.S. sanctions on Iran failed to cut Tehran's output, Saudi Arabia's energy minister said Monday. The...

Trudeau: Canadian intelligence has heard Khashoggi tapes

Nov. 12, 2018 11:50 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday became the first Western leader to acknowledge his country had heard recordings of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. "Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share," Trudeau said from Paris, where he was attending the...

Top British diplomat to press Saudis over Khashoggi killing

Nov. 12, 2018 10:16 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Britain's top diplomat met Monday with King Salman in Saudi Arabia, where he was expected to press the kingdom to fully cooperate with a Turkish investigation into last month's killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. Foreign Secretary...

Saudi king issues pardons, unveils projects on domestic tour

Nov. 7, 2018 10:59 AM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's king has begun a domestic tour with a first stop in the conservative heartland of Qassim province, where he pardoned prisoners serving time on financial charges and announced 16 billion riyals — about $4.27 billion — in new projects. This is King...

Turkish envoy calls US sanctions on Iran unwise, dangerous

Nov. 6, 2018 1:33 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Turkey's top diplomat on Tuesday criticized the U.S. resumption of sanctions on Iran as unilateral, not wise and dangerous, calling for a dialogue and engagement instead. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Tokyo for talks with Japanese leaders, told reporters that Turkey opposes...

Turkey: Highest level of Saudi govt ordered writer's slaying

Nov. 2, 2018 4:41 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The order to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the highest level of the Saudi government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, adding that the international community had the responsibility to "reveal the puppet masters" behind the slaying. In an op-ed in...