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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

U.N. judicial expert in Turkey to probe Khashoggi murder

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday, January 28, met with a UN judicial expert who is looking into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Ankara calls for an international inquiry . The UN special rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

UN expert: Saudis held another hearing in Khashoggi probe

GENEVA --- Saudi Arabia quietly held a second court hearing for 11 people facing charges over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an independent UN human rights expert said, criticizing the kingdom for its lack of transparency in the proceedings over the grisly slaying. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said she learned of the hearing during her first visit to Turkey last week to investigate the murder. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who wrote critically about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed and dismembered inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last October. His remains have not been foun...Keep on reading: UN expert: Saudis held another hearing in Khashoggi probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

UN calls for ‘credible’ probe into Khashoggi murder

UN chief Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a “credible” probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul. UN calls for ‘credible’ probe into Khashoggi murder Source link: UN calls for ‘credible’ probe into Khashoggi murder.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

U.N. calls for credible probe into Khashoggi murder

DOHA, Qatar – United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called Sunday, December 16, for a "credible" probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi 's murder in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.  "It is absolutely essential to have a credible investigation and to have the punishment of those that were guilty," Guterres said at a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Turkey won t give up on Khashoggi murder probe – minister

DOHA, Qatar – Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday, December 15, that his country would "not give up" on finding out the truth about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. "We haven't received any new information or outcome of the investigation from the Saudi ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 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

Britain and Bulgaria to probe report of new Skripal suspect

SOFIA, Bulgaria (UPDATED) – Britain and Bulgaria are investigating a possible third suspect in  the Salisbury chemical attack who has also been linked to a 2015 poisoning in Bulgaria, the British ambassador to Sofia said Monday, February 11. Emma Hopkins made the comments after talks with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and chief prosecutor ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Saudis don’t know where Khashoggi’s body is – foreign minister

WASHINGTON, United States -- Saudi authorities do not know where dissident Jamal Khashoggi's body is despite having in custody the Saudi team that murdered him, the kingdom's foreign minister said in an interview broadcast Sunday. The dissident journalist was dismembered after his murder October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul but his remains have yet to be found. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the murder was carried out by Saudi officials "acting outside their scope of authority" and that 11 people have been charged with the crime. But asked where Khashoggi's body is, he told CBS's "Face the Nation," "We don't know." Jubeir said the public prosecutor res...Keep on reading: Saudis don’t know where Khashoggi’s body is – foreign minister.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Yemen gov t accuses rebels of violating Hodeida truce

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Yemen's embattled government accused rival rebels on Thursday, January 24, of failing to abide by a truce reached between the warring parties at UN-sponsored peace talks in Sweden last month. "The legitimate government remains committed to the Sweden accords," state-run Saba news agency quoted Yemeni President Abedrabbo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Trump calls report on FBI probe of him ‘most insulting’

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump on Saturday called "most insulting" a published report that federal law enforcement officials were so concerned about his behavior in the days after he fired James Comey from the FBI that they opened an investigation into whether he had been working for Russia against U.S. interests. The New York Times report Friday cited unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation. Trump reacted Saturday during a telephone interview broadcast on Fox News Channel after host Jeanine Pirro asked whether he is currently or has ever worked for Russia. READ: Report: FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia ...Keep on reading: Trump calls report on FBI probe of him ‘most insulting’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Government officials react to Ateneo bullying | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Government officials react to Ateneo bullying incident 3 U.N. special rapporteurs to probe violations vs De Lima Saudi Arabia seeks to boost intelligence oversight after Khashoggi murder Twitter relaunches reverse-chronological feed option ‘Miss Queensland’: How Australian media is reporting Catriona Gray’s victory {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Canada mulls canceling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Khashoggi murder

MONTREAL, Canada – Canada is looking into ways to cancel a giant 2014 weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday, December 16, as criticism mounts over the kingdom's role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Riyadh-led war in Yemen. Trudeau had earlier said that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Canada mulls canceling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Kashoggi murder

MONTREAL, Canada – Canada is looking into ways to cancel a giant 2014 weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday, December 16, as criticism mounts over the kingdom's role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Riyadh-led war in Yemen. Trudeau had earlier said that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018