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Judge rejects appeal from man convicted in al-Qaida plot

Mar. 27, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge again rejected a request from a northern Virginia man who sought to overturn his life sentence for joining al-Qaida and plotting to assassinate then-President George W. Bush. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali was convicted in 2005. He filed a motion last year seeking a new sentence, arguing...

In this photo provided by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean President Moon Jae-in attends G-20 virtual summit to discuss the coronavirus disease outbreak at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Leaders of the world's most powerful economies will convene virtually to coordinate a response to the fast-spreading new coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP)

The G20 video call: In virus era, even summits are virtual

Mar. 26, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The face-to-face tension among foes was gone. So was the in-person camaraderie among allies. Gone were the impromptu and urgent “bilats” — bilateral meetings between leaders to iron out a sticking point. Gone was the image of one leader leaning over another seated...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, a Turkish police officer walks past a picture of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi prior to a ceremony, near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, marking the one-year anniversary of his death. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Turkish prosecutors have formally charged two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of Khashoggi. All suspects however, have left Turkey and Saudi Arabia has rejected Turkish calls for their return to face trial in Turkey. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Turkish prosecutors file indictment over Khashoggi killing

Mar. 25, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prosecutors have formally charged two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, officials said Wednesday. A statement from the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office said...

SoftBank to buy back $41 billion in assets to trim debt

Mar. 23, 2020 4:43 AM EDT

BANKGOK (AP) — The Japanese technology and telecoms company SoftBank said Monday it plans to buy back up to 4.5 trillion yen ($41 billion) of its assets as it seeks to trim its gigantic debt burden. The company's founder, Masayoshi Son, said the move reflected “the firm and unwavering confidence we...

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., left, and ranking member Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, talk during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran

Mar. 11, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying a veto threat, Congress has approved a bipartisan measure to limit President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran. The House gave final legislative approval to the measure Wednesday, 227-186, sending it to Trump. The president has promised to veto...

Muslims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, March 7, 2020. Few worshippers were allowed to enter after dawn prayers to circumambulate the Kaaba over fears of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Oil price war, Mecca ban are latest risks by Saudi prince

Mar. 9, 2020 8:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is behind the kingdom's boldest and riskiest moves in decades, most recently shutting down Islam's holiest sites to pilgrims to stymie the spread of a new virus and the government's decision to slash oil prices in...

Saudi King Salman receives a newly appointed Saudi ambassador at his palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, March 8, 2020. Two senior princes in Saudi Arabia are under arrest for not supporting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has consolidated control of all major levers of power with the support of his father, King Salman, two people close to the royal family said Saturday. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)

Saudis' arrest of 2 princes called a warning to royal family

Mar. 8, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman was shown in state media Sunday in apparent good health and working, just days after the arrest of two senior princes triggered speculation about a possible coup attempt or a sudden deterioration in the king's health. Two people close to the...

People walk past a banner showing Saudi King Salman, right, and his Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, outside a mall in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Saudis' arrest of 2 princes called a warning to royal family

Mar. 7, 2020 5:59 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two senior princes in Saudi Arabia are under arrest for not supporting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has consolidated control of all major levers of power with the support of his father, King Salman, two people close to the royal family said Saturday. The arrests...

FILE - This May 30, 2017 file photo, shows Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, (MBS), in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Saudi officials have arrested two members of the royal family for allegedly plotting to oust King Salman and the son he has designated to succeed him, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Friday, March 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool, File)

WSJ: Saudis arrest 2 princes for allegedly plotting coup

Mar. 6, 2020 9:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi officials arrested two members of the royal family early Friday for allegedly plotting to oust King Salman and the son he has designated to succeed him, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Wall Street Journal reported. Quoting unidentified sources, the Journal said guards from the...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks with Saudi ambassador to the United States Princess Reema Bint Bandar at Princess Reema's Palace in Riyadh. With Joe Biden re-emerging as the front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States dismisses Biden's description of the kingdom as a

Saudi ambassador to US shrugs off Biden, Sanders criticism

Mar. 6, 2020 1:25 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. dismissed the top two Democratic presidential contenders' criticisms of her country, saying Thursday that candidates' opinions tend to change once they become president. Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud shrugged off both Bernie Sanders and Joe...