Monday, 17 June 2019

Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

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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Trump accuses Saudis of ‘lies’ over Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL: US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure was building Sunday on the administration to strike a tougher line. In an interview with the Washington Post published late Saturday, Trump stepped ...

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US gives Saudis ‘few more days’ on disappeared journalist

WASHINGTON: The United States will give ally Saudi Arabia “a few more days” to probe its alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, again delaying a US response to the mounting scandal. Pompeo, who reported earlier to President Donald Trump on his trip to ...

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Saudis reject threats as stocks drop amid scrutiny over missing journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia rejected any “threats” of economic sanctions or political pressure – a day after United States President Donald Trump’s comments on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. The statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency also warned that the kingdom will respond to any steps taken against it. This statement came ...

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UN child rights panel calls on Saudi Arabia to halt Yemen strikes

GENEVA: A United Nations human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia to halt its deadly air strikes against civilian targets in Yemen and to prosecute officials responsible for child casualties due to unlawful attacks. The censure by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child coincided with international concern ...

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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for 5 human rights activists

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists from the kingdom’s Eastern Province currently on trial in a secretive terrorism court, groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. Among the detainees is Israa al-Ghomgham, whom Saudi activists said was the first woman to ...

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Qatar says Saudi blocking hajj access to its citizens

DOHA: Qatar on Sunday said its citizens were unable to take part in the annual hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia as the two countries remain bitterly locked in a diplomatic dispute. “There is no chance this year for Qatari citizens and residents to travel for hajj,” a government official told ...

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