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LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. | Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a ‘good first step’

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — 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 in Arizona hours … Continue reading LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. | Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a ‘good first step’

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: State TV: Turkey questions Saudi Consulate staff

ANKARA, Turkey — 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): 4:50 p.m. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency says prosecutors are questioning a number of employees of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: State TV: Turkey questions Saudi Consulate staff

ISTANBUL | Turkey probes whether Khashoggi remains taken from consulate

ISTANBUL — A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi‘s remains may have been taken to a forest outside Istanbul or to another city after his suspected killing at the consulate earlier this month. Ankara’s top diplomat, meanwhile, denied sharing any audio from the Saudi … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey probes whether Khashoggi remains taken from consulate

WASHINGTON | US-Saudi relations hit snag over journalist’s disappearance

WASHINGTON — Sword dancers. Gleaming palaces. Military jets streaming red, white and blue trails. President Donald Trump soaked up the grandeur of Saudi Arabia on his first foreign stop as president last year and envisioned huge benefits for the United States in building closer ties with the repressive and oil-rich desert kingdom. Now, the White … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US-Saudi relations hit snag over journalist’s disappearance

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Post: US intel showed Saudi plan to hold writer

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the U.S. and the missing Saudi writer Turkish authorities say was slain inside his country’s consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The Washington Post reports that U.S. intelligence intercepts outlined a Saudi plan to detain a prominent journalist and critic who disappeared a week ago. The Post, citing anonymous … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Post: US intel showed Saudi plan to hold writer

ISTANBUL | Turkish media: Video shows team of alleged Saudi assassins

ISTANBUL— Two Gulfstream jets carrying 15 Saudis landed at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport before dawn on the day last week that journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate and vanished. The men checked into hotels and left Turkey later that night. Turkish media, which released surveillance camera video of the men on Wednesday, said they were … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkish media: Video shows team of alleged Saudi assassins

ISTANBUL | European officials seek tougher emissions rules for cars

ISTANBUL — Turkish media published images Wednesday of an alleged 15-member Saudi “assassination squad” and video of suspicious movements at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul following journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance a week ago, putting new pressure on the kingdom amid growing international concern for the writer. Saudi Arabia remained silent as the images, though not … Continue reading ISTANBUL | European officials seek tougher emissions rules for cars

ISTANBUL | Photos surface of Saudis allegedly sent to target writer

ISTANBUL — A newspaper close to the Turkish president published photos Wednesday of what it said was a 15-member “assassination squad” allegedly sent to target Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week. Turkish officials suspect Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate, allegations rejected by Saudi … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Photos surface of Saudis allegedly sent to target writer