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Pompeo: Saudis assured me of accountability for Khashoggi murder

Pompeo: Saudis assured me of accountability for Khashoggi murderPompeo told reporters he had also raised a number of human rights issues with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, including women’s rights activists who have been detained for months and some allegedly tortured. Khashoggi, a longtime royal insider who had become a critic of the crown prince, was killed in October in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, prompting a global outcry including U.S. Treasury sanctions on 17 individuals and a Senate resolution blaming Prince Mohammed. A CIA assessment has blamed the crown prince for ordering the killing, which Saudi officials deny.



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U.S.'s Pompeo: Saudis assured me of accountability for Khashoggi murder

U.S.'s Pompeo: Saudis assured me of accountability for Khashoggi murderThe U.S. secretary of state said Monday that Saudi leaders assured him everyone responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi would be held accountable.



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Saudis Say OPEC+ Oil Cuts on ‘Right Track’ to Balance the Market

Saudis Say OPEC+ Oil Cuts on ‘Right Track’ to Balance the Market“The action we have taken, quickly in December and that we’re seeing implemented as we speak, is a lifeline to U.S. shale producers,” Khalid Al-Falih said at a conference in Abu Dhabi. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, led by Saudi Arabia, agreed to cut oil output this year to support prices. Crude producers in the U.S. are pumping a record 11.7 million barrels a day, according to the Energy Information Administration.



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Saudis blast 'guardianship' laws after woman's escape

Saudis blast 'guardianship' laws after woman's escapeA Saudi teen’s live-tweeted asylum plea has cast a renewed spotlight on women’s rights just months after women won the right to drive, and sparked rare criticism of restrictive “guardianship” laws — from men. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, arrived in Thailand at the weekend after fleeing what she called an abusive family in the deeply conservative kingdom and staved off deportation after her tweets drew global attention. Qunun’s impassioned cry for help set off a media frenzy, prompting angry denunciations and death threats from many in a kingdom where guardianship laws are still widely supported.



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Senators Vote To End U.S. Support For Saudis In Bloody Yemen War, Despite GOP Objections

Senators Vote To End U.S. Support For Saudis In Bloody Yemen War, Despite GOP ObjectionsWASHINGTON ― A slim majority of senators voted Thursday to end U.S. support



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US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen

US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in YemenThe US Senate sent a fresh warning to President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia Wednesday by greenlighting a vote that could end US military support for Riyadh’s war in Yemen. Anger at the human cost of the war, as well as outrage over the killing of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, have prompted a harder line in Congress about the US military’s role in backing the Saudi-led coalition fighting to bolster the Yemeni government against Huthi rebels. The Senate voted to advance the resolution that ends US backing for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen by 60 votes to 39, with 11 Republicans joining Democrats to back the measure.



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Senate Demands Answers On Khashoggi Murder After Trump Stands By Saudis

Senate Demands Answers On Khashoggi Murder After Trump Stands By SaudisMembers of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on both sides of the aisle



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U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis over killing of journalist Khashoggi

U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis over killing of journalist KhashoggiAmong those sanctioned were Saud al-Qahtani, who has been removed from his position as a top aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as the Saudi Consul General Mohammed Alotaibi and members of a 15-person team Turkey has identified as being involved in Khashoggi’s death. The announcement was unusual for Washington, which rarely imposes sanctions on Saudi nationals. It also allows President Donald Trump’s administration to stop short of any action that might affect lucrative U.S. arms deals with Saudi Arabia that he has vowed to preserve.



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U.S. imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penalty

U.S. imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penaltyThe U.S. Treasury Department sanctions were the first concrete response by the Trump administration to Khashoggi’s death in the Saudi consulate in Turkey in October. Among those sanctioned were Saud al-Qahtani, who has been removed from his position as a top aide to the powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as the Saudi Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi and members of a 15-person team Turkey has identified as being involved. The measure was unusual for Washington, which rarely imposes sanctions on Saudi nationals.



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U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis over killing of journalist Khashoggi

U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis over killing of journalist KhashoggiThe U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing last month of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the first concrete response by the Trump administration to the journalist’s death. Among those sanctioned were Saud al-Qahtani, who has been removed from his position as a top aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as the Saudi Consul General Mohammed Alotaibi and members of a 15-person team Turkey has identified as being involved in Khashoggi’s death.



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