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Pompeo in Saudi Arabia to inquire about missing journalist

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/16/18, 12:40 pm

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to learn more about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. Pompeo met Tuesday morning with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is suspected of ordering Khashoggi’s murder at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. Khashoggi, a Saudi national, a Washington Post contributor, and a frequent critic of the crown prince’s policies, moved to the United States in self-imposed exile over fears of retribution. On Oct.

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Brunson heads home for next phase of ministry

International | Plus, news about the Saudis, Hmong, and an American in Israeli detention
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/15/18, 12:37 pm

TURKEY: Andrew Brunson, 50, and his wife, Norine, arrived on Saturday in the United States, one day after a three-judge panel freed the American pastor while finding him guilty on terrorism charges. The verdict likely ends Brunson’s decades of church planting and ministry in Izmir.

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International threats rumble over missing Saudi journalist

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/15/18, 11:37 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said Monday he will send Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with King Salman of Saudi Arabia as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who is believed to have been murdered by Saudi government operatives. Trump tweeted Monday that he spoke with the king and Saudi Arabia hasn’t backed down from denying all involvement in the suspected killing.

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