Trump picks retired general for ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Politics 11/13/18, 19:29

A retired four-star general is President Donald Trump's pick to be the new U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Trump announced Tuesday that he's nominating John Abizaid (AB'-ih-zayd), the longest-serving commander of the U.S. Central Command. The post has been empty since ...

Trudeau: Canadian intelligence has heard Khashoggi tapes

Europe 11/12/18, 09:29

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday became the first Western leader to acknowledge his country had heard recordings of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi."Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share," Trudeau said ...

Netanyahu decries writer’s death, stresses Saudi stability

Europe 11/02/18, 11:26

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday called the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a horrendous act that "should be duly dealt with" in a way that doesn't undermine Saudi Arabia's stability.Netanyahu said at a news conference in Bulgaria ...

Turkey calls for Saudi cooperation into Khashoggi probe

Europe 11/01/18, 07:27

Turkey's justice minister has renewed a call on Saudi Arabia to cooperate in the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying "no one can escape responsibility." Abdulhamit Gul said Thursday that Saudi Arabia's ...

GOP senators seek pause US-Saudi nuclear technology talks

Politics 10/31/18, 12:27

A group of Republican senators urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to suspend negotiations with Saudi Arabia on a potentially lucrative atomic energy agreement following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Lawmakers led by Marco Rubio of Florida said in a ...

Mattis presses Saudi leader for full probe on writer’s death

Politics 10/28/18, 03:36

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he met with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister during an international conference and urged a full and complete investigation into the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.Mattis told reporters traveling with him that Saudi Foreign Minister Adel ...

Top Saudi prosecutor expected in Turkey over writer’s death

World 10/28/18, 02:55

Saudi Arabia's attorney general is scheduled to arrive in Turkey to hold talks with investigators looking into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate earlier this month.Turkey says the kingdom's top prosecutor, ...

Saudi FM says global outcry over Khashoggi ‘hysterical’

World 10/26/18, 23:31

Saudi Arabia's top diplomat says the global outcry over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has become "hysterical," while vowing that the kingdom is determined to bring the perpetrators to justice."This issue has become fairly hysterical," Foreign Minister Adel ...

US defense chief: killing of writer is threat to stability

Politics 10/26/18, 21:46

The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi "undermines regional stability" and the U.S. State Department plans to take further action in response to the killing, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday at an international conference in the Middle East.In remarks ...

Israel’s Netanyahu pays surprise visit to Oman

World 10/26/18, 05:59

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday returned from an unannounced visit to Oman, the two countries confirmed, meeting the Gulf state's leader in the first visit of its kind in over 20 years.The surprise visit was an important accomplishment ...

A timeline of events in the Khashoggi case

Europe 10/25/18, 11:55

The official Saudi statements on the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi changed several times since he disappeared after entering his country's consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.First, Saudi officials said he left the consulate. Last week, Saudi Arabia declared that ...

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