November 15, 2018

US sanctions 17 Saudis allegedly implicated in Khashoggi murder

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has sanctioned 17 Saudi officials for their alleged involvement in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the first economic penalties from the U.S. over the brutal murder that has spawned a diplomatic crisis. The 17 individuals, the U.S said, are the 15-man hit squad that traveled to Turkey to carry out the operation, the Saudi consul general in Istanbul, Turkey, where the killing took place, and a senior adviser to Cr..
November 15, 2018

Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty for five suspects in Khashoggi killing

Omar Shagaleh/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) -- Saudi Arabia will seek the death penalty for five of the 11 suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the Kingdom’s attorney general, Saud al-Mojeb, announced. Ten other people remain in custody but have not yet been charged, he said. The suspects had allegedly set in motion plans for Khashoggi's murder on Sept. 29, three days before he was last seen entering the Saudi Ara..
November 15, 2018

Theresa May faces crisis as ministers resign in protest at draft plan on Brexit

TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Theresa May's tenure as British Prime Minister was hanging by a thread Thursday morning following the resignation of her Brexit secretary and other ministers in her Cabinet. There is division in her government on the terms of the U.K.'s draft agreement with the European Union on the terms of Brexit, agreed to in Brussels on Tuesday and discussed among British government ministers in a marathon Cabinet session on Wednesday. May delivered a stateme..
November 15, 2018

House blocks bill to end support for Saudi coalition in Yemen

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The House of Representatives voted to block the passage of a bill that would have ended U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen. The setback for critics of the coalition in the U.S. comes after the United Kingdom announced progress this week on the diplomatic front as the United Nations special envoy pushes to get the warring parties to the negotiating table by the end of the month in Sweden. The conflict pits the Yemeni ..