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Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s attorney general sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as their high-profile trial opened in Riyadh on Thursday. All 11 accused were present with their lawyers at the first session of the trial, the attorney general said ...

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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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UK court rejects extradition request for Turkish businessman

LONDON: A British court rejected a request from Turkey to extradite a prominent businessman accused of helping to finance a 2016 coup attempt, his lawyers said. Judge John Zani was quoted by the lawyers in a statement as saying the case against Akin Ipek, owner of the Koza-Ipek media conglomerate, ...

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Pompeo: No Direct Link Between Crown Prince, Khashoggi Death

CAPITOL HILL: The gulf between the White House and U.S. lawmakers regarding Saudi Arabia grew Wednesday after two top members of President Donald Trump’s national security team provided a classified briefing to the full Senate. Nearly two months after a dissident Saudi journalist was killed at the kingdom’s consulate in ...

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US sanctions on Iran ‘destroy balance’ in world: Erdogan

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday slammed the US sanctions against Iran, calling it “a move to destroy balance in the world.” “US sanctions on Iran are wrong. These steps aim at destroying balance in the world,” Erdogan told reporters following a parliamentary group meeting. “We don’t want ...

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Turkey shares ‘evidence’ with CIA chief over Jamal Khashoggi murder

ANKARA: Turkish intelligence has shared “all the evidence” over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the CIA chief during a visit, pro-government media reported. CIA Director Gina Haspel visited the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday for talks with officials about the killing of Washington Post contributor Khashoggi inside ...

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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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Turkey slaps retaliatory tariff hikes on key US products

ISTANBUL: Turkey hiked tariffs on imports of several key US products in retaliation for American sanctions against Ankara, as a bitter dispute between the two allies that has battered the Turkish lira showed no sign of ending. The lira – which lost just under a quarter of its value on ...

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