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Turkish court adds new Saudi defendants in Khashoggi trial
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Tuesday added new defendants to the case against Saudi officials charged over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, state media reported, in a trial that Ankara says is needed to reveal the full truth behind the killing. Turkish officials believe his body was dismembered and removed, while his remains have not been found. In September a Saudi court jailed eight people for between seven and 20 years over the killing, in a trial that critics said lacked transparency. Yasin Aktay, a member of President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party and an acquaintance of Khashoggi, said a just verdict could not have been expected from a Saudi court that was ruling on senior Saudi officials. The first indictment accused two top Saudi officials, former deputy head of Saudi Arabia’s general intelligence Ahmed al-Asiri and former royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani, of instigating murder.
Persons: Jamal Khashoggi, Sarah Silbiger Khashoggi, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Ayman Noor, Khashoggi’s, Yasin Aktay, Tayyip Erdogan’s, Khashoggi, , Ahmed, Saud al, Rebecca Vincent Organizations: Saudi, Protect Journalists, REUTERS, Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party, International Locations: ISTANBUL, Ankara, Saudi Embassy, Istanbul, Washington , U.S, Saudi, Turkey, Saudi Arabia
FILE PHOTO: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud attends a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin, Germany August 19, 2020. Those areas may now become points of friction between Biden and Saudi Arabia, a major oil exporter and buyer of U.S. arms. Prince Faisal emphasized the 75-year history of “strong defence cooperation” between the two countries and said he expected it to continue. For more than a year, some Saudi and Turkish traders have speculated that Saudi Arabia was enforcing an informal boycott of imports from Turkey. Commenting on the rift among Gulf countries with Qatar, Prince Faisal said Riyadh was seeking a way to end a dispute with Qatar.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al, Saud, Heiko Maas, John Macdougall, , Biden, ” Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Donald Trump, Jamal Khashoggi, Prince Faisal, , Trump, Khashoggi, hasn’t Organizations: Saudi Foreign, German, Reuters, G20, Saudi, Washington, Iran, United Arab Emirates Locations: RIYADH, BEIRUT, Saudi, Berlin, Germany, Pool Riyadh, U.S, Saudi Arabia, United States, Iran, Yemen, Tehran, Turkey, Istanbul, Qatar, Riyadh, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt
“The sniper kept on firing,” Mohamed Abyad, the uncle of the child also named Mohamed, told NBC News. Mohamed Faisal,10, was killed in a sniper attack last month in Yemen, his uncle said. Mohamed was only 10 when a suspected Houthi sniper killed him. That was in October — the deadliest month for Yemeni children and their families so far this year, according to Save the Children. And as the Yemeni war continues, the chance for respite for Yemeni children feels remote.
Persons: ” Mohamed Abyad, Mohamed, Mohamed Faisal, Abyad, Mohamed’s, , Houthi, , , Jamal Khashoggi, Xavier Joubert, Mohammed Huwais, ” Michael Page, Charlene Gubash, Saphora Smith Organizations: NBC News, NBC, , Saudi, Associated Press, United, United Arab Emirates, Getty, International Committee, Human Rights Watch, Reuters Locations: Saudi, Iran, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Sanaa, Riyadh, Dali province, New York City, London, United Arab, AFP, York, Cairo
COVID deals blow to Saudi Arabia's G20 summit ambitions
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Marwa Rashad | Raya Jalabi | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 40th Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 10, 2019. DISRUPTIONSThe event’s virtual nature does at least align with Saudi Arabia’s ambitious digital agendas and technology-focused initiatives, “one bright spot amid the coronavirus-related disruptions,” Mogielnicki said. Against this backdrop is a flurry of activity by human rights groups and western lawmakers who have called on G20 capitals to boycott the event, renewing global attention on Saudi Arabia’s rights record. Earlier this month, the Saudi ambassador to Britain said the kingdom was considering clemency for some of the jailed women’s rights activists. Saudi Arabia jailed eight people for between seven and 20 years for Khashoggi’s killing.
Persons: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, , Robert Mogielnicki, Jamal Khashoggi, Khalid al Falih, King Salman, ” Mogielnicki, Khashoggi’s, Loujain, Michael Page, Prince Mohammed Organizations: Saudi Arabia's Crown, Gulf Cooperation, Saudi Royal Court, REUTERS, Crown, Gulf States Institute, Investment, Reuters, Saudi, European Union, Human Rights Watch, Hathloul Locations: RIYADH, BEIRUT, Saudi Arabia, U.S, Summit, Riyadh, Bandar, Washington ., Saudi, Yemen, Britain, United States, London, Paris , New York, Los Angeles
After Trump’s Embrace, Saudis Brace for a Chillier Tone From Biden
  + stars: | 2020-11-20 | by ( Ben Hubbard | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: +1 min
BEIRUT, Lebanon — For the last four years, President Trump’s close relationship with Saudi Arabia meant that there was seemingly nothing its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, could do to earn a rebuke from the White House. Saudi bombs killed civilians in Yemen, Saudi activists went to jail, and Saudi agents dismembered the dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. None of it shook Mr. Trump’s commitment to the kingdom as a reliable partner against Iran and an important purchaser of American weapons. Now Saudi Arabia is bracing for a new American leader who has vowed to end support for the Yemen war, penalize human rights violations and treat Saudi Arabia like “the pariah that they are.”“It is past time to restore a sense of balance, perspective and fidelity to our values in our relationships in the Middle East,” President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. told the Council on Foreign Relations last year when asked about Saudi Arabia. “We will make clear that America will never again check its principles at the door just to buy oil or sell weapons.”
Persons: Trump’s, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi, Joseph R, Biden, , Organizations: House, , Foreign Relations Locations: BEIRUT, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Saudi, Yemen, Istanbul, Iran, America
"Both are looking for ways to reduce the cost of being involved in the Middle East but not reduce the U.S.'s influence. The big question mark: Saudi ArabiaA looming question is the Biden approach to Saudi Arabia, a partner of the United States since the 1940s. Indeed, during a Democratic primary debate in late 2019, Biden said his administration would make Saudi Arabia "the pariah that they are." It also downplayed reported human rights abuses and signed massive weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates despite congressional opposition. "For the Biden administration, they will be looking at Saudi Arabia as the big prize on (Israeli) normalization," Fontenrose said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jonathan Ernst, Joe Biden's, Biden, Donald Trump, Israel —, Hussein Ibish, Trump, Kirsten Fontenrose, CNBC's, AKE, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Barack Obama, Obama, Jamal Khashoggi, Michael Stephens, Stephens, Ryan Bohl, Jared Kushner, Fontenrose, Benjamin Netanyahu, Abdullah bin Zayed, Abraham Accords, Tom Brenner Organizations: Reuters, Trump, United Arab, Gulf States Institute, Biden, Security Initiative, Atlantic Council, AKE Group, Saudi, Islamic, Anadolu Agency, Getty, United Arab Emirates, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Israel's, White Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, Reuters DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Washington, United States, Riyadh, Bandar Algaloud, Saudi, Tehran, Middle East, North Africa, UAE, Washington , U.S
Saudi Arabia holds its breath after Biden win
  + stars: | 2020-11-08 | by ( Marwa Rashad | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) 40th Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 10, 2019. Those areas may now become points of friction between Biden and Saudi Arabia, a major oil exporter and buyer of U.S. arms. But Saudi Arabia’s Okaz newspaper offered a sense of the uncertainty about how the future plays out for the kingdom. Saudi Arabia was an enthusiastic backer of Trump’s “maximum pressure” of tough sanctions on regional rival Iran. Abu Zaid, a cashier at a supermarket in Riyadh, said he hoped Biden would take a different approach.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Prince Mohammed’s, Trump, Jamal Khashoggi, Biden, , Muna, Neil Quilliam, Obama’s, Abu Zaid, ” “, Prince Mohammed Organizations: Reuters, Saudi Arabia's Crown, Gulf Cooperation, Saudi Royal Court, REUTERS, Crown, U.S, BIDEN, Saudi Twitter, Washington, Saudi, Okaz, Britain’s, Biden Locations: RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Summit, Riyadh, Bandar, Tanzania, Saudi, U.S, Riyadh’s Istanbul, Yemen, United States, Tehran, ” “ Saudi
U.S. oil production peaked at 13.1 million barrels a day this year, before declining as Covid-19 slammed the world economy and sapped oil demand. I think for Biden, oil policy will remain important, but it will be part of a broader economic input." She said a Biden administration would likely see natural gas as an important bridge to cleaner fuels and a reduction in coal usage. "I think Biden is sort of trying to hug this midline within the Democratic party. "The chances of a new Iranian nuclear deal that leads to swift sanctions relief are higher under a Biden administration," Croft noted.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kevin Lemarque, Donald Trump's, Nixon, Daniel Yergin, Obama, Helima Croft, Trump, Croft, Biden, Yergin, Ed Morse, ", Morse, there's, Jamal Khashoggi Organizations: Democratic U.S, Reuters, IHS Markit, RBC, White House, Biden, Democratic, Democrats, Republicans, Green New, OPEC, Citigroup, Trump Locations: Cleveland , Ohio, U.S, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Europe, Ohio, Pennsylvania, OPEC, Saudi, Iran, Iranian
Under Trump, the United States has been missing in action — and worse — in the fight for human rights and democracy. The issues with the UN Human Rights CouncilIn the absence of the United States, China — along with Russia and others — recently have been elected to the United Nations' Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The US should rejoin, and bolster the human rights defenders who successfully defeated Saudi Arabia's cynical bid for the UNHRC Council. Two think tanks (Center for American Progress and Human Rights First) recently published separate blueprints for a new human rights-centered approach to foreign policy. "After healing the US and restoring democracy there, I hope that Biden will join forces with Europe for democracy and human rights.
Persons: Joe Biden, Trump, Belarus Natalia Kaliada, Biden, Cynthia Schneider, Joe Biden's, Rather, Clinton —, Slobodan Milošević, Radovan Karadžić, Lockerbie, Kim Jung, Michael Pack, Gong, , — Abdel Fattah El, Mohamed Bin Salman's, Jamal Khashoggi, Alexander Navalny, Natalia Kaliada, Ben Rhodes, Kaliada Organizations: UN Human Rights Council, Georgetown University, Former, Scottish, Pan, United States, CNN, Trump, US Agency for Global Media, Open Technology Fund, UN Human Rights, United Nations, Human Rights, Saudi, UNHRC Council, United, Washington Post, Belarus Free Theatre, Creative, American Progress, Biden Locations: Belarus, Netherlands, United States, America, Former Yugoslavia, United, Russia, Nigeria, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Egypt, Europe
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