• Jamal Khashoggi Oct 20

    Family of Slain Saudi Journalist Sues Saudi Crown Prince

    The family of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of personally ordering Khashoggi’s brutal execution in order to silence the high-profile government critic

  • Jamal Khashoggi Sep 8

    Saudi Court Issues Final Verdicts in Khashoggi Killing

    Saudi Arabia’s state television says final verdicts were issued in the case of slain Washington Post columnist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi after his son announced pardons that spared five from execution

  • Jamal Khashoggi May 22

    Khashoggi's Sons Forgive Saudi Killers, Sparing 5 Execution

    The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has announced they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to five government agents who had been sentenced to death for an operation that cast a cloud of suspicion over the kingdom’s crown prince

  • Jamal Khashoggi Mar 25

    Turkish Prosecutors File Indictment Over Khashoggi Killing

    Turkish prosecutors have filed an indictment against 20 Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Jamal Khashoggi Dec 23, 2019

    Saudi Arabia Sentences 5 to Death for Jamal Khashoggi's Killing

    A court in Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year by a team of Saudi agents.

  • New York Sep 30, 2019

    Turkey Vows to Keep Investigating Jamal Khashoggi's Killing

    Days ahead of the anniversary of the grisly slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that his country will press ahead with efforts to shed light on the killing. In a Washington Post op-ed, Erdogan described the journalist’s killing by a Saudi hit squad as “arguably the most influential and controversial incident of the...

  • New York Sep 30, 2019

    Saudi Crown Prince Takes ‘Full Responsibility' for Khashoggi Killing, Denies He Ordered It

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in a television interview that he takes “full responsibility” for the grisly killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but he denied allegations that he ordered it. “This was a heinous crime,” Prince Mohammed, 34, told “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday. “But I take full responsibility as a leader in Saudi...

  • Canada Aug 2, 2019

    Saudi Changes Allow Women to Travel Without Male Consent

    Saudi Arabia published new laws early Friday that loosen restrictions on women by allowing any citizen to apply for a passport and travel freely, ending a long-standing guardianship policy that gave men control over women. The changes are a potential game-changer for Saudi women’s rights in the kingdom. The legal system has long been criticized because it treated women as...

  • Donald Trump Jul 10, 2019

    Amal Clooney Faults ‘Collective Shrug' Over Slain Journalist

    Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused world leaders Wednesday of failing to protect journalists and faulted their “a collective shrug” over the slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. Clooney, the British government’s envoy on media freedom, said at a conference on press freedom that “journalists are under attack like never before,” not just while covering wars but for exposing crime...

  • Facebook Jul 9, 2019

    Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Is Set to Be the First Space-Tourism Company to Go Public

    British billionaire Richard Branson’s space-tourism unit Virgin Galactic plans to go public later this year, the company announced Tuesday. The firm will list its shares as part of a merger deal with Social Capital Hedosophia, a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) created by venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya. Social Capital Hedosophia, formed by Palihapitiya’s Social Capital and venture capital firm Hedosophia in...

  • King Jul 3, 2019

    Hip-Hop Star Nicki Minaj to Perform in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will perform in the ultraconservative kingdom as it sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment.

  • Donald Trump Jun 20, 2019

    Senate Votes to Block Saudi Arms Sales as Trump Vows Veto

    The Senate has voted to block the Trump administration from selling arms to Saudi Arabia, launching a new challenge to President Donald Trump’s alliance with the country amid rising tensions in the Middle East. Trump has promised to veto the measures. The White House said stopping the sales “would send a message that the United States is abandoning its partners...

  • Donald Trump Jun 19, 2019

    'Joints Will Be Separated': Jamal Khashoggi's Murder, Retold

    The gathering on the second floor of the Saudi consulate featured an unlikely collection: a forensic doctor, intelligence and security officers, agents of the crown prince’s office. As they waited for their target to arrive, one asked how they would carry out the body. Not to worry, the doctor said: “Joints will be separated. It is not a problem,” he...

  • Donald Trump Jun 9, 2019

    Senators Hope to Force Vote on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

    Opposition to President Donald Trump’s Saudi Arabia policy and use of executive power is building in Congress, where senators have introduced more legislation aimed at blocking the sale of weapons to the kingdom. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a Democrat, and Sen. Todd Young of Indiana, a Republican, said in a statement Sunday they hope to force a vote on...

  • Donald Trump May 2, 2019

    Trump's Yemen War Policy Survives Senate's Veto Override Bid

    The Senate on Thursday failed to overturn President Donald Trump’s veto of legislation that would have ended U.S. military assistance for the Saudi-led war in Yemen against Iran-backed rebels, but lawmakers promised to keep close watch on the administration’s ties with the kingdom. While the 53-45 vote to override fell well short of the required two-thirds, passage of the resolution...

  • Donald Trump Apr 17, 2019

    Trump Vetoes Measure to End US Involvement in Yemen War

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The veto — the second in Trump’s presidency — was expected, and Congress lacks the votes to override it. But passing the never-before-used war powers resolution was viewed as a milestone for lawmakers, who have shown a renewed...

  • Department of State Apr 9, 2019

    State Dept. Bars 16 People for Roles in Khashoggi Killing

    The U.S. State Department on Monday publicly designated 16 people for their roles in the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October. Such designation makes those individuals and immediate family members ineligible for entry into the United States. Khashoggi wrote critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in columns for The Washington Post...

  • Middle East Apr 6, 2019

    Khashoggi ‘Blood Money': Reported Payments in Saudi Writer's Death Raise Questions

    Reports that the family of Saudi Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi could receive millions of dollars after his murder in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate focus attention on a specific aspect of Islamic law: “blood money” payments. The Post reported Tuesday that Khashoggi’s two sons and two daughters had already each been given homes and monthly payments of $10,000 or more....

  • Donald Trump Apr 4, 2019

    House Votes to End Support for Yemen War, Rebuffing Trump

    The House on Thursday voted to end American involvement in the Yemen war, rebuffing the Trump administration’s support for the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia as Congress for the first time invoked the War Powers Resolution to try and stop a foreign conflict. The measure now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to veto it, with the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 16, 2019

    Beyond Veto: Trump Seeks More Work-Arounds to Avoid Congress

    President Donald Trump’s first congressional veto was more than a milestone: It signals a new era of ever more fraught relations between the two ends of Pennsylvania Avenue. Trump’s legislative agenda was stymied even before his party lost unified control of Washington at the start of the year and he has grown increasingly frustrated by his dealings with Congress, believing...

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