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In talks with Saudi minister, Mattis calls for transparency in Khashoggi probe | News

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday that he had met Saudi Arabia's foreign minister and called for a transparent investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi......»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsOct 28th, 2018

Saudi Arabia vows complete probe of Khashoggi murder – Mattis

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – Saudi Arabia has promised a "full" investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday, October 28, following talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Bahrain.  "We discussed it... the need of transparency, full and complete investigation. Full agreement from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Turkey calls for Khashoggi probe to be completed as soon as possible

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey on Monday, October 29, called for the investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be completed "as soon as possible," after state media reported Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor met with the head of the Turkish probe. "We naturally see an advantage in our prosecutors sharing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Mattis says Khashoggi killing undermines regional stability | News

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that incidents like the killing of a Saudi journalist undermined Middle Eastern stability and that the United States would take additional measures aga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Saudi crown prince calls Khashoggi killing ‘heinous’ after inner circle is implicated – CNN News

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday described the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi as a “heinous” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

After Erdogan-Pompeo meet, no word on Khashoggi fate

ANKARA, Turkey — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met Turkey’s president and foreign minister over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. No details were immediately released about the talks Wednesday between Pompeo and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. The three posed for photos before their […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Turkey says Saudi not cooperating in missing journalist probe

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey's foreign minister on Saturday, October 13, accused Saudi Arabia of failing to cooperate in the probe into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul, calling on Riyadh to grant access to Turkish investigators. "We still have not seen cooperation in order to ensure a smooth ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Turkey opens probe into missing Saudi journalist

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey has opened a probe into the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who has not been seen since he went inside the Saudi mission in Istanbul 4 days ago, the state-run Anadolu news agency said Saturday, October 6. Riyadh says Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post, had left the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

S. Korea offers to talk with North on Olympic cooperation

HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate on next month's Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul's quick proposal following a rare rapprochement overture from the North a day earlier offers the possibility of better ties after a year that saw a nuclear standoff increase fear of war on the Korean Peninsula. In a closely watched New Year's address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that he was willing to send a delegation to the Olympics, though he also repeated fiery nuclear threats against the United States. Analysts say Kim may be trying to drive a wedge between Seoul and its ally Washington in a bid to reduce international isolation and sanctions against North Korea. Kim's overture was welcome news for a South Korean government led by liberal President Moon Jae-in, who favors dialogue to ease the North's nuclear threats and wants to use the Olympics as a chance to improve inter-Korean ties. Moon's unification minister, Cho Myoung-gyon, proposed in a nationally televised news conference that the two Koreas meet Jan. 9 at the shared border village of Panmunjom to discuss Olympic cooperation and how to improve overall ties. Earlier Tuesday, Moon spoke of what he described as Kim's positive response to his earlier dialogue overtures and ordered officials to study how to restore talks with North Korea and get the North to participate in the Olympics. North Korea did not immediately react. But if there are talks, they would be the first formal dialogue between the Koreas since December 2015. Relations between the Koreas have plunged as North Korea has expanded its weapons programs amid a hard-line stance by Moon's conservative predecessors. Last year, North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test and test-launched three intercontinental ballistic missiles as part of its push to possess a nuclear missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States. The North was subsequently hit with toughened U.N. sanctions, and Kim and President Donald Trump exchanged warlike rhetoric and crude personal insults against each other. Kim said in his speech Monday that North Korea last year achieved the historic feat of "completing" its nuclear forces. Outside experts say that it's only a matter of time before the North acquires the ability to hurl nuclear weapons at the mainland U.S., but that the country still has a few technologies to master, such as a warhead's ability to survive atmospheric re-entry. Talks could provide a temporary thaw in strained inter-Korean ties, but conservative critics worry that they may only earn the North time to perfect its nuclear weapons. After the Olympics, inter-Korean ties could become frosty again because the North has made it clear it has no intention of accepting international calls for nuclear disarmament and instead wants to bolster its weapons arsenal in the face of what it considers increasing U.S. threats. "Kim Jong Un's strategy remains the same. He's developing nukes while trying to weaken international pressure and the South Korea-U.S. military alliance and get international sanctions lifted," said Shin Beomchul of the Seoul-based Korea National Diplomatic Academy. He said the North might also be using its potential Olympic participation as a chance to show its nuclear program is not intended to pose a threat to regional peace. In his address Monday, Kim said the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. He said he has a "nuclear button" on his office desk, warning that "the whole territory of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear strike." He called for improved ties and a relaxation of military tensions with South Korea, saying the Winter Olympics could showcase the status of the Korean nation. But Kim also repeated that South Korea must stop annual military exercises with the United States, which he calls an invasion rehearsal against the North. About 28,500 American troops are stationed in South Korea to help deter potential aggression from the North, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

TIME’s Person of the Year recognizes global assault on journalism

Time Magazine has just announced its “Person of the Year” for 2018, and for once, it isn’t one person. This time it is four people and a newspaper. Collectively calling them “The Guardians,” Time has awarded the accolade to the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa who edits the Rappler news website, […] The post TIME’s Person of the Year recognizes global assault on journalism appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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Yemen government team heads to crunch peace talks with rebels

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Yemeni government representatives were expected to join a rebel delegation in Sweden on Wednesday, December 5 , for high-stakes peace talks aimed at ending 4 years of devastating war. A 12-member team from the Saudi-backed government headed by Foreign Minister Khaled al-Yamani left Riyadh early Wednesday, sources ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Abe calls on Trump to ease trade row with China

BUENOS AIRES -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to ease the two countries' disputes over the bilateral trade row, Japanese officials said. The prime minister held talks with the U.S. and Chinese leaders separately in Buenos Aires on Friday on the sidelines of summit talks of the Group of 20 economies. Abe also held a trilateral summit meeting with Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first such trilateral summit talks. The Abe-Trump meeting lasted for about 35 minutes, and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso; Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko; U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and nationa...Keep on reading: Abe calls on Trump to ease trade row with China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

UK PM May urges Saudi crown prince to act over Khashoggi killing: readout

British Prime Minister Theresa May told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that he should take action to prevent the recurrence of incidents like the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, her office said. UK PM May urges Saudi crown prince to act over Khashoggi killing: readout Source link: UK PM May urges Saudi crown prince to act over Khashoggi killing: readout.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

After Khashoggi, Saudi prince looks to rebuild image abroad | Inquirer News

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's first trip abroad since the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi will offer an early indication of the repercussions he.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

After Khashoggi, Saudi prince looks to rebuild image abroad | Inquirer News

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s first trip abroad since the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi will offer an early indication of the repercussions he Source link link: After Khashoggi, Saudi prince looks to rebuild image abroad | Inquirer News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Saudi crown prince goes on tour of Arab states amid Khashoggi storm | News

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday at the start of a tour of several Arab countries, his first trip abroad since the murder of journali.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

VP Robredo calls for transparency in PH-China deals | ABS-CBN News

Vice President Leni Robredo called on the Duterte administration to be transparent regarding the bilateral agreements it signed with China during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Saudi King Salman praises judiciary amid Khashoggi fallout | News

Saudi King Salman heaped praise on the kingdom's judiciary Monday, in his first public remarks since critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder tipped the country into one of its worst international crises......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Turkey says Saudi explanation over Khashoggi murder ‘insufficient’

  ISTANBUL -- Turkey on Thursday said the Saudi statement over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "insufficient" and insisted that the killing was "premeditated."   "We find all those steps positive but insufficient," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a televised speech.   Riyadh's public prosecutor said five Saudi officials face the death penalty over the murder of Khashoggi who was drugged and dismembered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate last month. /kga...Keep on reading: Turkey says Saudi explanation over Khashoggi murder ‘insufficient’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Netanyahu condemns Khashoggi murder but backs stability in Saudi

VARNA, Bulgaria – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, November 2, condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in his first comments on the affair, but stressed the need for stability in Saudi Arabia. "What happened in the Istanbul consulate was horrendous and it should be duly dealt with," ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Top Saudi prosecutor arrives in Istanbul

DUBAI — Saudi Arabia’s attorney general arrived in Turkey to hold talks with investigators looking into the slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate earlier this month. Turkey has said Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor, Saud al-Mojeb, is expected to discuss the latest findings of the investigation with Turkish […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018