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Trump says not considering extraditing Erdogan foe

Trump says not considering extraditing Erdogan foe

President Donald Trump said Saturday he was not considering extraditing a U.S.-based Muslim cleric to Turkey as part of an effort to ease pressure on Saudi Arabia. "No, it's not under consideration," Trump told reporters when asked about potential extradition of Fethullah Gulen, who is...

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Trump to discuss Khashoggi murder with CIA, Pompeo

Trump to discuss Khashoggi murder with CIA, Pompeo

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be briefed later on Saturday on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after a CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing. The CIA had briefed other parts of the U.S. government, including Congress, on...

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Thai authorities retrieve ship after fatal Phuket capsizing

Thai authorities retrieve ship after fatal Phuket capsizing

A ship that capsized in July off the coast of Thailand's tourist hotspot Phuket -- leaving dozens of Chinese tourists dead -- was plucked out of the sea on Saturday, immigration officials said. In July, the Phoenix was carrying 105 people when it sank on the way back from a popular...

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Trump says he answered Mueller questions 'very easily'

Trump says he answered Mueller questions 'very easily'

President Donald Trump says he "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie. He said he hadn't submitted his answers to investigators yet. "You have to always be...

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Afghan official: Taliban target police checkpoint, killing 5

Afghan official: Taliban target police checkpoint, killing 5

An Afghan official says that at least five police officers have been killed when their checkpoint came under attack by insurgents in the northwestern Badghis province. Abdul Aziz Beg, head of the provincial council, says three other police were wounded and another detained by the...

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Trump: China wants to make a deal

Trump: China wants to make a deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that China recently sent a list of compromises to reach a trade agreement. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that further tariffs on Chinese goods may not be needed because “China wants to make a deal.” “They sent a list of...

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C.I.A. Concludes That Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killed

C.I.A. Concludes That Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killed

The Central Intelligence Agency has concluded that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to American officials. The C.I.A. made the assessment based on the crown prince’s control of Saudi Arabia, which is such...

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'Al-Shabaab continues to pose threat to Somalia'

'Al-Shabaab continues to pose threat to Somalia'

The special envoy of the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an 8-nation Horn of Africa bloc, has warned that Al-Shabaab continues to pose a threat to peace in Somalia. “This is the first time in 30 years that Somalia has been registering progress in institutional...

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Absentee funeral prayer held in Istanbul for Khashoggi

Absentee funeral prayer held in Istanbul for Khashoggi

 A funeral prayer in absentia for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was held in Istanbul's Fatih Mosque on Friday.  The ceremony was widely attended by activists and political figures calling for unity and justice for the journalist. Khashoggi, a frequent...

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Bomb kills 2 in Pakistan’s Karachi city: Police

Bomb kills 2 in Pakistan’s Karachi city: Police

At least two people were killed and several others injured in a bomb explosion in southern port city of Karachi on late Friday, police said. Initial investigations suggested that the bomb was planted underneath a handcart in a makeshift market in the eastern outskirt of Karachi, Irfan...

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Migrants refuse to disembark in Libya, fearing torture: Amnesty

Migrants refuse to disembark in Libya, fearing torture: Amnesty

Dozens of migrants and refugees aboard a merchant vessel at a Libyan port are refusing to disembark for fear of "detention and torture", rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Friday. It said in a report that the group of at least 79 refugees and migrants, including several...

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North Korea tests new 'ultramodern tactical weapon'

North Korea tests new 'ultramodern tactical weapon'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen the testing of a "newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon", Pyongyang's state media reported Friday, a move seen by analysts as more of a political message than a serious provocation. It marked the first official report of a weapons test...

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Turkey has more evidence in Khashoggi murder: report

Turkey has more evidence in Khashoggi murder: report

Turkey has more evidence contradicting the Saudi version of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi including a second audio recording, a Turkish newspaper reported on Friday. The second voice recording -- said to be 15 minutes -- clearly reveals that the murder of the Washington Post...

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Greek silk town finds itself back in fashion

Greek silk town finds itself back in fashion

Inside the machine-crammed Mouhtarides factory near the Greek-Turkish border, Ioanna Pistola deftly spins a silk thread in a loom, ignoring the deafening noise around her. “I’ve been working in this hall for 20 years,” the middle-aged weaver shouts above the din. The dormant,...

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U.S. eyes possible ways to remove Erdogan foe to appease Turkey: NBC

U.S. eyes possible ways to remove Erdogan foe to appease Turkey: NBC

The Trump administration is exploring possible ways to remove U.S.-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, a foe of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to convince Turkey to ease pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing of a Saudi journalist, NBC News reported Thursday. NBC, citing...

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US sanctions 17 individuals tied to Khashoggi murder

US sanctions 17 individuals tied to Khashoggi murder

The U.S. on Thursday sanctioned 17 people tied to the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, including the Saudi Consul General in Istanbul Mohammad al-Otaibi.  Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi diplomatic facility shortly after he entered the consulate Oct. 2. ...

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UK demands 'accountability' for Khashoggi murder

UK demands 'accountability' for Khashoggi murder

The British government on Thursday said it want to see accountability for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a statement, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said: “The U.K. has been clear that we need to see accountability for the horrific murder of the...

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Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for five accused in Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for five accused in Khashoggi murder

Five Saudi officials face the death penalty for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, but Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was not involved in the prominent journalist’s killing, the kingdom’s public prosecutor said Thursday. The announcement follows growing international outcry over the...

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