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U.S. Senate to consider resolution condemning Saudi crown prince

12:02am GMT

WASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Tuesday he planned to introduce this week a joint resolution condemning Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which could force President Donald Trump's hand on the issue.

U.S. senators grapple with ways to punish Saudis over Khashoggi death

06 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. senators, bent on punishing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on Thursday they want to vote next week to penalize Riyadh, but struggled to agree on how best to do so.

Top U.S. senators briefed by CIA blame Saudi prince for Khashoggi death

04 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON Senior U.S. senators said on Tuesday they were more certain than ever that Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after receiving a CIA briefing on the matter. | Video

Top senators briefed by CIA blame Saudi prince for Khashoggi death

04 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON Senior U.S. senators said on Tuesday they were more certain than ever that Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after receiving a CIA briefing on the matter. | Video

Senate defied Trump on Saudi ties, but may falter in next steps

30 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress will have a difficult time undermining the Trump administration's close ties with Saudi Arabia, despite a Senate vote this week to consider a resolution that would end support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Exclusive - Fearing espionage, U.S. weighs tighter rules on Chinese students

29 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering new background checks and other restrictions on Chinese students in the United States over growing espionage concerns, U.S. officials and congressional sources said. | Video

U.S. Cabinet members defend close Saudi ties, lawmakers unconvinced

29 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON Two senior U.S. Cabinet members urged senators on Wednesday not to downgrade ties with Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but lawmakers from both parties said they could not turn a blind eye to reports that the country's de facto ruler was involved in last month's killing. | Video

U.S. lawmakers' concern on Saudi Arabia prompts Pompeo, Mattis briefing

26 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will brief the U.S. Senate on Wednesday on the latest developments related to Saudi Arabia, Senator John Cornyn, the number two Senate Republican, told reporters on Monday.

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

16 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON/RIYADH The United States imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor sought the death penalty for five suspects in the murder. | Video

U.S. senators seek clampdown on Saudis over Yemen, journalist's murder

15 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to strike back at Saudi Arabia over the death of a Saudi journalist at a consulate in Turkey and for its role in Yemen's devastating civil war.

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Trump ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to three years prison on campaign charge

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, was sentenced to a total of three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help Trump's 2016 election campaign and lying to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia.