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Taliban kill at least 12 in attack on Afghan military base

At least 12 people, mostly military personnel, are dead and over 30 wounded after a Taliban attack on a military base and police training centre in eastern Afghanistan, according to an Afghan official.
Senator Graham (centre) has repeatedly called for accountability after Khashoggi's murder [Shawn Thew-EPA]

US senator urges Donald Trump to slow Syria pullout until IS is defeated

U.S. President Donald Trump should slow down the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria until Islamic State militants there can be defeated, Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Saturday.
Senator Graham (centre) has repeatedly called for accountability after Khashoggi's murder [Shawn Thew-EPA]

Lindsey Graham: US-Saudi ties can’t move until Prince Mohammed bin Salman is dealt with

US Senator Lindsey Graham said the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia cannot move forward until Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is "dealt with", without elaborating on what action he believes should be taken.
US President Donald Trump has agreed to allow about four months for the US military to pull its troops out of Syria, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing administration officials.

Report: US president Donald Trump gives four months for Syria troop pull-out

US President Donald Trump has agreed to allow about four months for the US military to pull its troops out of Syria, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing administration officials.
U.S. President Donald Trump. PHOTO- Win McNamee-Getty Images-AFP

Donald Trump softens Syria pullout schedule but claims ‘hero’ status

President Donald Trump appeared Monday to water down shock plans for an immediate pullout of US troops from Syria, even as he defiantly claimed his achievements in the conflict should make him a “national hero.”
US President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 29, 2018, as he travels to attend the G20 summit. - US President Donald Trump jets into Argentina on Thursday for a G20 summit, keen to do battle with China on trade and sharpening his rhetoric against Russia over Ukraine. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Trump claims victory over ISIS in Syria, orders US troops home

US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday a stunning order to pull American ground forces from the war-ravaged Syria, claiming the Islamic State group has been “beaten”.
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CIA chief Gina Haspel to brief US House leadership on Jamal Khashoggi case

CIA Director Gina Haspel is set to give a classified briefing to leaders of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday on the what the intelligence agency knows about the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Jamal Khashoggi: US Senators debate ways to punish Saudi crown prince

US senators, bent on punishing Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, for the killing of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, said on Thursday they want to vote next week.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 19, 2018, shows Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending a speech given by his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz while addressing the Shura council, a top advisory body, in the capital Riyadh. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Top US senators blame Saudi prince for Jamal Khashoggi death after CIA brief

Leading U.S. senators said on Tuesday they were more certain than ever that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was culpable in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
US President Donald Trump has accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair as pressure builds on the administration to strike a tougher line.

US Senate tasks Donald Trump over Jamal Khashoggi murder

United States President Donald Trump has been asked to ascertain whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman played a role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Jamal Khashoggi: I stand with Saudi Crown Prince – Donald Trump

President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday that he will not take strong action against Saudi Arabia or its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the death and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman set to address Shura council

Saudi Arabia's King Salman is expected to make his annual address to the kingdom's Shura council, following a nation-wide tour with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on October 27, 2018. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump says he finished his written answers in Russia probe

President Donald Trump on Friday said he had "very easily" completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 US election, but had not yet submitted them to Mueller's office.
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 5, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON - AFP)

Midterm election loss won’t put Donald Trump back in his box

Donald Trump boasts about winning, but after Democrats seized the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the reality show-host-turned-president is finding out how it feels to be one of the "losers" he usually mocks.
Protesters hold pictures of the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Friday. Ozan Kose-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

US lawmakers skeptical of Saudi explanation on Jamal Khashoggi’s death

Several US lawmakers in Congress say they are skeptical of Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Riyadh claimed he died in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
A demonstrator holds picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 5, 2018.

World reacts to Saudi confirmation of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

After weeks of denials, Saudi Arabia for the first time confirmed that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Saudi Arabia admits critic Jamal Khashoggi killed in Istanbul consulate

Saudi Arabia on Saturday admitted that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed during a "brawl" inside its Istanbul consulate, an explanation that President Donald Trump said he found credible but failed to convince top US lawmakers.
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Report: Saudi crown prince behind journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

Facts are beginning to emerge how Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, ordered that Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi was lured to that country from his home in the U.S. and detained.

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