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Trump says he needs to learn more on slain Saudi writer

Oct. 21, 2018 2:11 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Donald Trump says he needs to learn more about the killing of a Saudi journalist and will be working with Congress on the U.S. response. Speaking late Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada, he said he will be talking to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman soon. Saudi...

Saudi Khashoggi saw Turkey as base for a new Middle East

Oct. 20, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Friends say Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a proud Arab who wanted to set up a base in his ancestral homeland of Turkey, contributing to the growing community of exiled Arabs who have taken refuge there. For Khashoggi, a history lover, the growing Arabic community and Turkey's power...

The Latest: Germany reassessing arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Oct. 20, 2018 8:25 PM 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): 10:55 p.m. Germany's foreign minister is calling into question the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, after the...

A timeline of Saudi statements on the killing of Khashoggi

Oct. 20, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The official Saudi statements on the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have changed several times since he mysteriously disappeared after entering his country's consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. The latest announcement on Saturday, declaring that Khashoggi had died in a "fistfight"...

Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

Oct. 20, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died during a "fistfight."...

The Jamal Khashoggi I knew: mentor, bridge between cultures

Oct. 20, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting in my suburban American kitchen, it is easy to feel that Saudi Arabia is a world away, that events at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — as gruesome as they now seem to have been — have little to do with me. Except for one thing. Almost 25 years ago, Jamal Khashoggi was...

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'

Oct. 20, 2018 8:49 AM EDT

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response. The president spoke to the media at a defense roundtable...

Head of Turkish-Arab media group calls for punishment for "authority that gave the orders" in killing of Saudi writer

Oct. 20, 2018 7:14 AM EDT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Head of Turkish-Arab media group calls for punishment for "authority that gave the orders" in killing of Saudi writer.

Turkish ruling party official says Turkey "will never allow a cover-up" in case of killed Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi

Oct. 20, 2018 6:41 AM EDT
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish ruling party official says Turkey "will never allow a cover-up" in case of killed Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

She traveled the world as Air Force intelligence specialist

Oct. 20, 2018 6:16 AM EDT

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — An Elkins woman traveled the globe during her 25 years in the military. Wilga C. Lothes served as a member of the United States Air Force from May 30, 1990, through her retirement as a major on Dec. 1, 2015. Much of her time in the service was spent in the intelligence field. From...