Monday, 19 August 2019

Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

US, Saudi behind Middle East instability, says Iranian FM Zarif

DOHA: Iran’s Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif rejected accusations that Tehran is sponsoring terrorism in the region, suggesting that the actions of Saudi Arabia and the US have led to “dangerous escalations” in the Middle East . Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at the Doha Forum in Qatar, Zarif dismissed claims ...

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US adds Pakistan, China to its blacklist for religious freedom violations

The Trump Administration on Tuesday designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and seven others as countries of particular concern for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom.” Simultaneously, the Trump Administration also designated al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, Boko Haram, ...

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Pentagon accidentally refueled Saudi jets over Yemen for free

WASHINGTON-Sputnik: Amid a push by the Senate to vote on ending US support for the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen this week, a new report indicates that American tankers have been refueling Saudi coalition jets with gas paid for by US taxpayers because of “errors in accounting.” Millions of dollars ...

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Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince allies over Khashoggi

MOSCOW: An Istanbul court on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for two figures close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman over their alleged involvement in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, media reported. According to the Anadolu news agency, the decision followed an appeal made by the Istanbul Chief ...

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Khashoggi killing: Sons ask Saudis to return his body

WASHINGTON: The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have asked Saudi authorities to return the body of their father so the family can properly grieve, they told CNN in an interview aired Sunday. Khashoggi was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul by a team sent from Riyadh on October ...

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Austria calls for EU-wide halt in arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The European Union should halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told a German newspaper, saying such action could also help end “the terrible war in Yemen”. The comments from Austria, current president of the EU, came after Germany ...

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UK revoking visas of Saudi suspects in Khashoggi murder: Theresa May

LONDON: Britain will revoke the visas of Saudi Arabian suspects involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Theresa May said. “The Home Secretary is taking action against all suspects to prevent them entering the UK. If these individuals currently have visas, those visas will be revoked today,” ...

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Erdogan wants Istanbul trial over ‘planned’ Khashoggi murder

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for the trial in Istanbul of the Saudi suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a crime that he said was intricately planned days in advance. Erdogan had promised that his speech in Ankara would give the “naked truth” about ...

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Jamal Khashoggi murder in Saudi consulate ‘savagely planned’: Turkey

ISTANBUL: Turkey said that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was “savagely planned”, vowing nothing would remain secret in a case that has severely tarnished the image of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Upping the pressure on Riyadh, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed ...

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