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President Donald Trump pulled the trigger Friday on a steep increase in tariffs on Chinese products and Beijing immediately vowed to hit back, turning up the heat before a second day of trade negotiations.

Senator: Donald Trump to bypass Congress to sell arms to Saudi, UAE

President Donald Trump’s administration is bypassing Congress to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, citing a threat from Iran, despite lawmakers’ concerns about their possible use against civilians in Yemen, a senator said on Friday.
Human Rights Watch - HRW

HRW: Saudi women on trial after contact with foreign media

Saudi women held in detention for nearly a year have been charged following contact with foreign media and activists, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, after they went on trial for undermining national security.
Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi crown prince told aide he would use ‘a bullet’ on Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince told a senior aide he would go after Jamal Khashoggi “with a bullet” a year before the dissident journalist was killed inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, the New York Times reported Thursday quoting US intelligence.
Crispin Blunt

British report blame Saudi authorities for female activists’ torture

Three British lawmakers on Monday endorsed reports that women activists detained in Saudi Arabia have been tortured.
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 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with Saudi Crown Price Mohammed bin Salman at the Irga Palace in Riyadh on January 14, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS - POOL - AFP)

Mike Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Jamal Khashoggi

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faces a tough balancing act on Monday as he presses Saudi Arabia’s crown prince over critic Jamal Khashoggi’s murder while shoring up strategic ties with Riyadh.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia on the latest leg of his regional tour, with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the blockade of neighbouring Qatar high on the agenda.

US top envoy Mike Pompeo in Riyadh for talks with Saudis

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Saudi Arabia on the latest leg of his regional tour, with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the blockade of neighbouring Qatar high on the agenda.
(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 prosecutor seeks death sentences as Jamal Khashoggi murder trial opens

Saudi Arabia’s attorney general sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as their high-profile trial opened in Riyadh on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia modifies intelligence service after Jamal Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia has said it is creating government bodies to boost oversight of its intelligence operations, in the wake of international outrage over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder.
Mevlut Cavusoglu attended the 18th Doha Forum on December 15 and 16 in Qatar [Cem Ozdel-Anadolu]

Turkey: EU countries turning blind eye to Khashoggi murder

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that many European countries are ignoring the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN calls for ‘credible’ probe into Jamal Khashoggi murder

UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for a "credible" investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.
Gina Haspel

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.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

HRW: Saudi guarantees on detained activists ‘not good enough’

Human Rights Watch has urged Saudi Arabia to allow independent observers access to detained women's rights activists, saying Riyadh's assurances of their well-being could not be trusted following the murder of journalist 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)

Canada sanctions 17 Saudi nationals over Jamal Khashoggi murder

Canada announced targeted sanctions Thursday against 17 Saudi nationals it said were linked to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month.
Tunisian protesters holding placards with inscription reading in Arabic- ‘Tunisians against Saudi Crown Prince visit’. Stringer-EPA

Second protest rocks Tunisia over Saudi Crown prince’s visit

Hundreds of Tunisian protesters marched through the capital Tunis in opposition to a planned visit on Tuesday by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, urging justice over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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) /

Argentina pressed to probe Saudi prince over Yemen, Khashoggi

Argentina has been asked to investigate Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for possible war crimes in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
King Juan Carlos salutes the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamen bin Salman. REUTERS

Former Spanish King criticised for meeting Saudi crown prince

Former Spanish King Juan Carlos was under fire on Monday after a photo emerged of him meeting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who has been tainted by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
This picture taken on November 26, 2018 shows a banner hanging outside Tunisia's Journalists Union in the capital Tunis depicting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a caption reading in Arabic "no welcomes to bin Salman in Tunisia, the land of the revolution", before another giant banner depicting him holding a chainsaw with another caption reading in Arabic "no to the desecration of Tunisia, the land of the revolution". (Photo by FETHI BELAID / AFP)

Tunisia protests planned over visit by Saudi crown prince

Tunisian unions and civil society groups called for protests on Monday against a planned visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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