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ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi’s killers vexes Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey says it is disappointed by Saudi Arabia’s rejection of its request for the extradition of the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The State-run Anadolu news agency on Monday quoted Fahrettin Altun, the communications director of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as saying it’s now in the international community’s interest to … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Saudi refusal to extradite Khashoggi’s killers vexes Turkey

WASHINGTON | After CIA briefing, senators lay blame on Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON — Breaking with President Donald Trump, senators leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday said they are even more convinced that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said he believes if the crown … Continue reading WASHINGTON | After CIA briefing, senators lay blame on Saudi crown prince

WASHINGTON | CIA director briefs senators on journalist Khashoggi’s death

WASHINGTON — CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed Senate leaders on the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi Tuesday as senators weighed punishing the longtime Middle East ally over the killing. The CIA director met with a small group of senators, including the chairmen and ranking senators on the key national security committees. Senators from both … Continue reading WASHINGTON | CIA director briefs senators on journalist Khashoggi’s death

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Trump ends summit with 2 hours of talks with Xi

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 9:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has wrapped up his time at a summit for world leaders with more than two hours of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two are trying to tamp down tensions … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: Trump ends summit with 2 hours of talks with Xi

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senators unhappy briefing excluded CIA chief

WASHINGTON — The Latest on senators’ closed-door briefing with top Trump administration officials over the U.S. response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Senators are expressing disappointment that officials from the intelligence community were not present at a closed-door briefing over the U.S. response to the killing of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senators unhappy briefing excluded CIA chief

WASHINGTON | Trump says CIA has not found Saudi prince culpable in murder

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday disputed that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that the de facto leader of American ally Saudi Arabia ordered the killing of a U.S.-based journalist critical of the kingdom’s royal family. Citing vehement denials by the crown prince and king that they were involved, Trump said “maybe the world … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says CIA has not found Saudi prince culpable in murder

WASHINGTON | Republicans divided over Trump’s posture toward Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia has exposed a foreign policy rift in the Republican Party, as some of his GOP colleagues warn that not punishing the kingdom for its role in killing a U.S.-based columnist will have dangerous consequences. Many Republicans — even Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul, who share their … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Republicans divided over Trump’s posture toward Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON | Trump says no new Saudi punishment for Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. will not punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this time nor cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump called the killing of Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a “horrible crime” that the U.S. does … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says no new Saudi punishment for Khashoggi murder