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Saudis in talks with Turkish envoy after disappearance of Saudi journalist

DUBAI – A senior Saudi official received Turkey‘s ambassador for talks on Thursday, a day after Turkey‘s foreign ministry summoned Riyadh‘s ambassador over the disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said. It said in a tweet that Adel Merdad, the Saudi undersecretary for political and economic affairs, had talks with Turkish Ambassador Erdogan Kok in Riyadh. […]

Democrats concerned FBI didn‘t question vital witnesses in Kavanaugh probe

WASHINGTON – The Democratic US senator who helped initiate an FBI probe into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said on Thursday investigators may not have questioned a number of vital witnesses, and that lawmakers need to consider whether Kavanaugh was truthful in his testimony. "In the end…there‘s a number of vital witnesses who were not questioned," […]

Saudi envoy told Turkey he has no information on Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia‘s ambassador to Ankara told Turkish officials that he had no information about journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was reported missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two days ago, broadcaster NTV reported on Thursday. The ambassador also told Turkish foreign ministry officials during talks at the ministry that he would let officials know once he obtained information, NTV […]

U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan

KABUL – A US service member was killed in Afghanistan, a statement from NATO military headquarters in Kabul said on Thursday. The service member, assigned to NATO‘s Resolute Support training and advisory mission, was not identified. The statement said the incident was under investigation. Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free […]

Top Mideast U.S. general against Russia‘s deployment of S-300 in Syria

WASHINGTON – The US general overseeing American forces in the Middle East said on Thursday Russia‘s deployment of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system in Syria was a needless escalation and called it a knee-jerk response to last month‘s downing of a Russian military aircraft. Army General Joseph Votel, who leads the US Central Command, confirmed the deployment and added that […]

U.S. indicts seven Russian intel officers in alleged doping scandal hack

WASHINGTON – The United States on Thursday indicted seven Russian intelligence officers for conspiring to hack computers and steal data in a bid to delegitimize international anti-doping organizations and expose officials who revealed a Russian state-sponsored athlete doping program. The charges of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and abuse and to commit wire fraud and money laundering came hours after […]

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman holds situational assessment of Gaza

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, along with IDF Chief of Staff, the head of the Intelligence Unit and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, conducted a situation assessment meeting on the developments in the Gaza Strip on Thursday afternoon, the Defense Ministry announced. Liberman noted that the forces near the Gaza Strip are at the ready and instructed the […]