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Trump says doesn't want to hear 'suffering' Khashoggi tape

Washington - US President Donald Trump says he has been fully briefed on an audio recording of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder but does not want to listen to it himself."Because it's a suffering tape.

US to make final conclusions on Saudi killing in days: Trump

Washington - The United States will make final conclusions by early next week over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Saturday, following reports that the CIA had held Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible.

US has made no 'final conclusion' on Khashoggi killing: State Dept

Washington - The US government has not reached a final conclusion over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the State Department said Saturday following reports that the CIA had held the Saudi Crown Prince responsible.

Trump says no plan to extradite Gulen to Turkey

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had no plans to extradite Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup attempt.

Khashoggi murder: What we know about Saudi suspects

Apo - Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered on October 2 in his country's consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi women mount 'inside-out' abaya protest

Apo - Saudi women have mounted a rare protest against the abaya, posting pictures on social media wearing the obligatory body-shrouding robe inside out.

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: reports

Washington - The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter.

Erdogan, Trump agree no 'cover-up' of Khashoggi murder should be allowed

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump Friday agreed on the need to prevent any cover-up of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a Turkish presidential source said after a phone call between the two leaders.

Saudis push to end Khashoggi crisis but threats linger

Apo - Saudi Arabia has sought to draw a line under one of its biggest crises triggered by critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but an ever greater threat of international scrutiny and pressure hangs over the kingdom.

Symbolic Istanbul funeral pays homage to Khashoggi

Istanbul - Dozens of people on Friday paid homage to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a symbolic funeral in Istanbul where the 59-year-old Washington Post contributor was killed last month.

Khashoggi murder: US hits 17 Saudis with sanctions

Washington - The United States on Thursday placed punishing economic sanctions on 17 Saudis allegedly involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, including top aides of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Khashoggi: From Saudi royal insider to open critic

Dubai - A complex man of contradictions, journalist Jamal Khashoggi went from being a Saudi royal family insider to an outspoken critic of the ultra-conservative kingdom's government, and was ultimately killed inside its consulate in Istanbul.

Saudis issue charges but exonerate crown prince in Khashoggi murder

Apo - The Saudi government exonerated the country's powerful crown prince of involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi Thursday as death-penalty charges were announced against five men and the US placed sanctions on 17 suspected of involvement....

Yemeni govt backs UN peace talks but Hodeida still at risk

Hodeida - Yemen's president has supported a UN push for fresh talks to end almost four years of fighting in his war-torn country, but analysts warn even a diplomatic breakthrough may not spare the port city of Hodeida from fresh military action.

Yemen president backs UN peace talks but vows to 'liberate' key port

Aden - Yemen's president has backed UN-proposed talks to end fighting in his war-torn country but vowed to "liberate" the battleground rebel-held port city of Hodeida regardless of the peace process.

Turkey calls for international probe into Khashoggi murder

Istanbul - Turkey on Wednesday called for an international investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month.

Saudi hosts new conference in shadow of critic's murder

Apo - Cyborg artists, parkour pioneers and a British boxing star headlined a Saudi youth conference Wednesday hosted by the powerful crown prince's charity, the latest high-profile event in the shadow of critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Trump names new US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped John Abizaid, a top US general from the Iraq war who has studied the Middle East for years, as ambassador to Saudi Arabia amid growing friction between the longstanding allies.

Turkey, France spar over Khashoggi killing

Istanbul - Turkey on Monday lashed out at "unacceptable" and "impertinent" comments by the French foreign minister who accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of playing a "political game" over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

British FM in Saudi Arabia for talks on Khashoggi, Yemen

Apo - British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt held talks Monday with Saudi King Salman, state media said, during a visit to press the kingdom over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder and the escalating Yemen war.

Saudi minister calls for 1 mln bpd global oil output cut

Abu Dhabi - Saudi Arabia's energy minister called Monday for a global output cut of one million barrels per day to re-balance the market, as Riyadh unveiled plans to cut production by 500,000 bpd from December.

UK's Hunt visits Gulf for Khashoggi, Yemen talks

London - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday where he will press King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Oil producers see oversupply, call for new strategies

Abu Dhabi - Major oil producers said Sunday that crude supply next year would outstrip demand, calling for new strategies based on production adjustments.

Saudi king hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Yemen offensive

Apo - Saudi King Salman hosted Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Saturday, state media said, as a military coalition led by the two Gulf allies pushes an offensive to seize the strategic Yemeni port city of Hodeida.

Khashoggi corpse went down the drains: Turkish report

Ankara - The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi poured his remains down the drain after dissolving him in acid, a Turkish newspaper reported Saturday.

Turkey's Erdogan shares Khashoggi tapes

Ankara - Turkey has shared recordings linked to the murder last month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Riyadh, Washington and other capitals, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.

Turkey shared Khashoggi recordings with Saudi, US and others: Erdogan

Ankara - Turkey has shared recordings linked to the murder last month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Riyadh, Washington and other capitals, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.

Norway freezes defence export licences to Saudi

Oslo - Norway said Friday it was freezing all defence material export licences to Saudi Arabia over recent developments in the country and the war in Yemen.

King tours Saudi as Khashoggi crisis rages abroad

Apo - Saudi King Salman embarked on an unprecedented domestic tour on Tuesday as the country grapples with an international crisis over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Riyadh sent experts to cover up Khashoggi murder: Turkey

Istanbul - Saudi Arabia sent two experts to Istanbul with the specific aim of covering up evidence after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish official said on Monday.
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