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US, Europe shun Saudi conference over Khashoggi

Washington - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and senior ministers from Europe on Thursday pulled out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia, deepening the kingdom's isolation amid an uproar over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Rights groups urge Turkey to request UN probe of Khashoggi case

New York - Four prominent human rights and press freedom groups on Thursday urged Turkey to request a United Nations investigation into the possible murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi to prevent a "whitewash" of the alleged crime.

Ukraine votes to hand landmark Kiev church to Constantinople

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament on Thursday voted to hand over a landmark Kiev church to the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate after it agreed to recognise the independence of Ukraine's Orthodox Church.

Trump says Saudi journalist likely dead, warns of 'severe' response

Washington - President Donald Trump said Thursday he now believes journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned of "very severe" consequences should Saudi Arabia be proven responsible."It certainly looks that way to me.

French minister pulls out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi

Paris - French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday he was pulling out of a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Turkish police search Saudi consulate again in Khashoggi case

Istanbul - A team of Turkish investigators searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for a second time as part of a probe into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an AFP correspondent.

Mnuchin to decide Thursday if attending Saudi conference

Washington - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will decide on Thursday whether he will attend an investment conference in Riyadh that has been boycotted by global business leaders concerned about the fate of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump denies covering for Saudis on journalist, says truth out soon

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied covering up for ally Saudi Arabia in the suspected murder of a critical journalist and said that he expects to learn the truth about Jamal Khashoggi's fate within days.

Italy's Salvini, in Moscow, denounces sanctions on Russia

Moscow - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini denounced the "madness" of western sanctions against Russia, during a trip to Moscow Wednesday, and launched a fierce attack on the European Union.

Pompeo suggests US may lift Turkey sanctions linked to pastor

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday after talks in Ankara that Washington may now lift sanctions imposed on Turkey during the dispute over its detention of an American pastor.

Developments since Saudi journalist's disappearance

Ankara - Here is a timeline of events in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident who has not seen since he entered the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Khashoggi fallout: Saudi conference no-shows

Dubai - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Thursday joined top US and European officials, as well as corporate chiefs, pulling out of an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia, following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Iran stays quiet on Khashoggi case

Tehran - Iran has been playing it cool as it watches the furore over the disappearance of writer Jamal Khashoggi create a crisis for its regional rival Saudi Arabia.

Suspects in Saudi journalist case tied to top prince: report

Washington - A suspect identified by Turkey in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a frequent companion of the kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

Trump says Saudi should be presumed innocent over missing journalist: report

Washington - US President Donald Trump pushed back Tuesday at global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the disappearance and suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the kingdom deserved to be presumed innocent.

Istanbul thrives as Arab media hub despite Khashoggi anxiety

Istanbul - Istanbul, the buzzing Turkish metropolis where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks ago, has since the Arab Spring become a hub for Arabic-language media despite Turkey's own reputation for eroding press freedoms.

Fears of further Orthodox Church rifts after Russia-Constantinople split

Moscow - Orthodox Church leaders from numerous countries on Tuesday called for unity and raised fears of further discord after the Moscow branch announced it would break ties with the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate, in what has been described as one of ...

US says Saudis deny killing writer but back probe in top-level visit

Apo - Saudi Arabia stood by denials that the kingdom killed a missing journalist but backed a "thorough" probe, the United States said Tuesday, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a supportive trip to the Gulf state.

Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died in botched op: reports

Washington - Saudi Arabia is considering an admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during an interrogation that went wrong, US media reported on Monday.

Canada's FM calls for 'transparent' probe into missing Saudi journalist

Ottawa - Canada's foreign minister called Monday for a full and transparent probe on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, during a telephone conversation with her Saudi counterpart.

Russian Orthodox Church cuts ties with Constantinople

Minsk - The Russian Orthodox Church said Monday it is breaking ties with the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate over its decision to grant independence to the Ukrainian church, which Moscow does not recognise.

Russian Orthodox Church cuts ties with Constantinople

Minsk - The Russian Orthodox Church said Monday it is breaking ties with the Constantinople Patriarchate over its decision to grant independence to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which Moscow does not recognise.

Trump floats 'rogue killers' in Khashoggi case, Pompeo heads to Saudi

Apo - "Rogue killers" could be to blame for the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US President Donald Trump has said, as his Secretary of State headed to Riyadh in an attempt to find out what happened.

Iran embassy in Ankara evacuated after 'bomb warning'

Ankara - Iran's envoy to Turkey was evacuated from the embassy in Ankara on Monday after warnings of a possible bomb threat, local media reported.But Tehran flatly denied the report as a complete fabrication.

Turkey detains 5 over migrant truck crash that killed 22

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Monday detained five people in connection with a deadly migrant truck accident in which 22 people were killed, reports said.Among those detained were three Syrians, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

London, Paris, Berlin demand 'credible' Khashoggi probe

London - Britain, France and Germany insisted Sunday that "light must be shed" on the whereabouts of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as they called for a credible investigation into his disappearance.

22 dead as migrant truck crashes in western Turkey

Istanbul - Twenty-two people, including children, died on Sunday when a vehicle carrying migrants reportedly heading for EU member Greece plunged off the highway into a waterway in western Turkey.

Nineteen killed in migrant vehicle crash in Turkey

Istanbul - Nineteen people, including children, died on Sunday when a vehicle carrying migrants reportedly heading for EU member Greece plunged off the highway into a waterway in western Turkey, state media said.

IMF chief 'horrified' by Khashoggi case, still plans Saudi trip

Nusa Dua - IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday she was "horrified" by reports about the fate of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi but still plans to attend an economic meeting in Riyadh this month.

Morocco justifies 2015 extradition of Saudi official

Rabat - Morocco confirmed Friday that in 2015 it arrested a Saudi official, wanted by Interpol, and extradited him to Riyadh, denying that this was a "disappearance".
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