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Top US senators scold Riyadh, vow action over Khashoggi debacle

Top US senators scold Riyadh, vow action over Khashoggi debacle

October 17, 2018 2:28 am

Washington: An influential US Senate ally of President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday that Congress would take decisive action against Saudi Arabia over a missing writer, calling for the ouster of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “This guy is a wrecking ball. He had this guy murdered in a consulate in Turkey,” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham […]

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US working with nations to ensure their purchase of Iranian oil from comes down to zero: Official

‘US working with nations to ensure their purchase of Iranian oil comes down to zero’

October 17, 2018 1:48 am

Washington: The Trump Administration is working with countries on a case by case basis to ensure that their purchase of oil from Iran comes down to zero as soon as possible, a top US official said. President Donald Trump in May pulled the US out of the 2015 nuclear accord, saying it had “failed to […]

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Trump says Saudi prince vows 'full' probe into missing journalist

Trump says Saudi prince vows ‘full’ probe into missing journalist

October 17, 2018 1:43 am

Washington: US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had spoken with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and been assured that a “full” probe into the disappearance of a critical journalist was underway. “Just spoke with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia who totally denied any knowledge of what took place in their Turkish Consulate,” […]

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Middle East

India, US have goal of denying Iran money it needs to destabilise Middle East: Official

October 17, 2018 1:36 am

Washington: The US and India have a goal of denying Iran the money it needs to destabilise the Middle East, a top American official said after his visit to New Delhi for talks over slashing India’s Iranian oil imports ahead of the November 4 deadline. President Donald Trump in May pulled the US out of […]

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US imposes sanctions on Iranian network for supporting child soldiers

US imposes sanctions on Iranian network for supporting child soldiers

October 17, 2018 12:38 am

Washington: Intensifying its pressure on Iran, the US imposed sanctions on Tuesday on a multibillion-dollar financial network that supports an Iranian paramilitary force, alleging it recruits and trains child soldiers for the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. The announcement came two weeks before the Trump administration reimposes some of the United States’ harshest sanctions against Iran, including its oil sector. Announcing […]

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Trump says Saudi prince vows 'full' probe into missing journalist

Saudis likely to admit journalist Khashoggi died during interrogation: Report

October 16, 2018 1:13 pm

Washington: Saudi Arabia is preparing a report in which it is likely to admit that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, missing since October 2, died during an interrogation at its consulate in Istanbul, according to a media report. Khashoggi, 60, is feared to have been killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The incident has resulted […]

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Trump says Saudi prince vows 'full' probe into missing journalist

Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ murdered journalist Khashoggi

October 16, 2018 2:38 am

Washington: In a comment that could give Saudi officials a route to climb down from outright denials, President Donald Trump has suggested that “rogue killers” could be responsible for the disappearance and presumed murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who hasn’t been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. Trump’s comment came […]

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Investigators enter Saudi Consulate where writer vanished

Investigators enter Saudi Consulate where writer vanished

October 16, 2018 12:38 am

Istanbul: A team of investigators entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Monday for what Turkish officials called a joint inspection of the building where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared nearly two weeks ago. The team arrived by unmarked police cars at the consulate and said nothing to journalists waiting outside as they entered the […]

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Turkish star Turan could face more than 12 years jail for brawl

Turkish star Turan could face more than 12 years jail for brawl

October 16, 2018 12:20 am

Istanbul : Turkish prosecutors on Monday charged Barcelona player Arda Turan over a brawl with a prominent singer, asking for the footballer to be sentenced to twelve-and-a-half years in jail. The prosecutors charged Turan, who is currently on loan to Istanbul’s Basaksehir, with sexual harassment, unlicensed possession of weapons and causing intentional injury over the fight with singer Berkay Sahin, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. Sahin, […]

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Turkish police begin search at S.Arabia's Istanbul consulate

Turkish police begin search at S.Arabia’s Istanbul consulate

October 16, 2018 12:08 am

Istanbul : Turkish police and other officials on Monday entered Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul to search the premises in the investigation over missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Uniformed Turkish police and other officials in suits believed to be prosecutors went inside the consulate after receiving agreement from Riyadh to conduct the search. Khashoggi has not been seen since entering the consulate on October 2.

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