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Saudi rejects Turkey call to extradite Khashoggi killers

RIYADH:  Riyadh Saturday dismissed Ankara's calls to extradite 18 Saudis wanted for the murder of critic Jamal Khashoggi, as Washington warned the crisis risked destabilising the Middle East. "The individuals are Saudi nationals. They're detained in Saudi Arabia, and the investigation is in Saudi Arabia, and they will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia," Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a regional defence forum in Bahrain. He was responding to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who on Friday renewed his call for the…

PM Khan meets Saudi King Salman

RIYADH: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday held a meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh. The Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received the prime minister at Al-Yamamah palace here today, according to Saudi Press Agency. During the meeting, they reviewed close relations between the two countries and latest developments in the region. Matters pertaining to mutual interest, trade, investment and economic ties also came under discussion during the meeting.Foreign…

Bilateral talks to begin after elections in India: PM Imran

RIYADH: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said an anti-Pakistan campaign is underway in India owing to upcoming elections in the neighbouring country. "We would hold talks with the Indian government once elections are over.” The prime minister was responding to a question during a session of the 'Future Investment Initiative Conference' in Riyadh. Mr Khan said: “Peace is not only important for Pakistan but also for India. Peace in Afghanistan is also critical for Pakistan." The PM reiterated that his government…

Syria, Iran dominate Arab League summit

RIYADH: Arab leaders -- minus Syrian President Bashar al-Assad -- meet in Saudi Arabia for a summit on Sunday as world powers face off over Syria and tensions rise between Riyadh and Tehran. Saudi Arabia is pushing for a tough, unified stance against its regional arch-rival Iran at the annual gathering of the 22-member Arab League. The two regional titans, locked in proxy wars in Syria and in Saudi Arabia's southern neighbour Yemen, back opposing parties in Iraq and Lebanon. The summit begins 24 hours after the…