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ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish president: Saudis plotted writer’s killing for days

ANKARA, Turkey  — Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey’s president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudia Arabia’s explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. He demanded that the kingdom reveal the identities of all involved, regardless of rank. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said he wants … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish president: Saudis plotted writer’s killing for days

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Saudi foreign minister promises truth from Khashoggi probe

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister says the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will produce the truth about what happened. He also pledged that mechanisms will be put in place so that “something like this can never happen again.” Adel al-Jubeir spoke on Tuesday in Indonesia, just hours before Turkey’s president was … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Saudi foreign minister promises truth from Khashoggi probe

ISTANBUL | The Latest: UK, Germany, France condemn writer’s killing

ISTANBUL — The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country’s consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Saudi Arabia‘s foreign minister has called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a “rogue operation” and an “aberration.” Adel al-Jubeir … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: UK, Germany, France condemn writer’s killing

WASHINGTON The Latest: German minister says US pact move ‘regrettable’

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s decision to pull the U.S. from an arms control agreement with Russia (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Germany’s foreign minister says President Donald Trump’s intention to pull out of an arms control agreement with Russia is “regrettable.” Heiko Maas says in a statement that the Intermediate-Range Nuclear … Continue reading WASHINGTON The Latest: German minister says US pact move ‘regrettable’

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Pompeo, Saudi crown prince meet over Khashoggi

ISTANBUL— The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 4 p.m. Turkey’s foreign minister says consulates shouldn’t be places where people are interrogated. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia hadn’t offered any confession to … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Pompeo, Saudi crown prince meet over Khashoggi

BEIRUT | The Latest: Syria’s FM: Oil-rich east region is next target

BEIRUT — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Syria’s foreign minister says it’s “impossible” for his government to give up on the “vital” oil-rich eastern Syria, controlled by U.S-backed Kurdish-led forces. Walid al-Moallem says the eastern banks of the Euphrates River will be the government’s next target, once the situation … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: Syria’s FM: Oil-rich east region is next target

LUXEMBOURG | The Latest: Brexit: Irish say UK places new terms on border

LUXEMBOURG — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Ireland’s foreign minister says that Britain has placed new conditions on the use of a mechanism to ensure that goods keep flowing across the Irish border after Brexit. Simon Coveney says that Britain agreed in December and again in March that the unpopular … Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | The Latest: Brexit: Irish say UK places new terms on border

BEIRUT | The Latest: Fifth batch of Syrians return home from Lebanon

BEIRUT — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Iraq’s foreign minister says Syria should not be isolated from its Arab neighbors, and lauded Damascus for staying “strong” and united in the face of many adversities. Ibrahim al-Jaafari spoke during a visit to the Syrian capital on Monday. He says Syria … Continue reading BEIRUT | The Latest: Fifth batch of Syrians return home from Lebanon