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The Latest: Head of media group speaks out on Khashoggi

Oct. 20, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The head of a media group says the "authority that gave the orders" to kill Saudi journalist...

Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

Oct. 19, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been...

Turkey asks Albania to close US-based cleric's businesses

Oct. 19, 2018 9:31 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he expects Albania to close all businesses owned by Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Turkish cleric Ankara blames for an attempted coup two years ago. Cavusoglu, in the Albanian capital of Tirana on Friday, said Ankara has formally asked...

Turkish foreign minister says they have not shared any audio from Saudi journalist's disappearance with US officials

Oct. 19, 2018 5:27 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish foreign minister says they have not shared any audio from Saudi journalist's disappearance with US officials.

The Latest: UN expert: Government abductions are new worry

Oct. 18, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times Eastern Daylight Time): 9:15 p.m. A U.N. expert says the world is witnessing "a new and very worrisome practice" of governments...

EU looks to African nations, border control to stop migrants

Oct. 18, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to pursue the cooperation of countries in North Africa and to beef up the bloc's external borders to stop large numbers of migrants from entering Europe. A statement from an EU summit in Brussels where the leaders of member countries discussed...

Turkey pledges accountability in Saudi probe; critics wonder

Oct. 18, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

Under global scrutiny, Turkey vows to get to the bottom of the alleged killing of a Saudi journalist at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. But some observers see a double standard in promises of transparency from a government accused of stifling freedom of expression. Since an attempted coup in 2016, critics...

Turkish photographer Ara Guler dead at 90

Oct. 18, 2018 7:28 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ara Guler, an acclaimed Turkish journalist and photographer known as "the Eye of Istanbul" for his iconic black-and-white pictures of the city and its residents, has died. He was 90. The Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul said that Guler died of heart and respiratory failure late...

Police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

Oct. 17, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, and a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome account of the journalist's alleged slaying. As Saudi Arabia's green national...

The Latest: Washington Post publishes new Khashoggi column

Oct. 17, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 3:45 a.m. The Washington Post has published a new column by Jamal Khashoggi in which he...