Dec 28 2018
The crown prince oversees both entities.
Many - including the US Senate and Central Intelligence Agency - point to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the person responsible for the assassination, though Riyadh has maintained that these accusations are unsubstantiated.
A royal decree named Ibrahim al-Assaf as new foreign minister, demoting the outgoing chief diplomat Adel al-Jubeir to the position of minister of state for foreign affairs.
Assaf's biography on Aramco's website says he holds a PhD in economics from Colorado State University, a master's degree in economics from the University of Denver and a bachelor's degree from King Saud University.
The kingdom has said Khashoggi was killed inside its Istanbul consulate in a "rogue operation" led by the then deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and royal court advisor Saud al-Qahtani, both of whom have been sacked.
Turki al-Shabana, an executive at broadcaster Rotana, was appointed minister of information.
Following the royal decrees issued to reshuffle the Saudi council of ministers, pictures spread on social media showing a number of council members at the top of mount Lawz. Hamad al-Sheikh was appointed minister of education.
Israeli government calls early elections for April after 'unanimously' agreeing to disband
But some experts believe Netanyahu would be in a better position to face potential charges with a fresh electoral mandate. Rarely do governments last an entire term, due to Israel's complex parliamentary system.
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There is only one aim: "to hold back Russia's development", he said, later lamenting that ties with Britain were at a "dead end". He drew skepticism even from state TV as he touted the year's growth outlook of 1.8 percent and an upturn in household incomes.
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They both looked visibly nervous, as one would if you were trying to perform 22 musicals in 12 minutes without messing up once. Corden then took on a banjo-ed Kermit in The Muppet Movie before Blunt nailed The Wizard of Oz's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".
Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consul general in Istanbul, which is administered by the foreign ministry.
Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz was named as the minister for the national guard. Prince Abdullah had been deputy governor of Mecca.
Among other appointments, Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Faisal has replaced Turki al-Sheikh, a close ally of MBS, as president of the country's sports authority.
Al-Sheikh's appointment as head of entertainment means he no longer oversees a cybersecurity and programming body that was led by Saud al-Qahtani, a close aid to the crown prince who was sacked from his post and sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department for helping to mastermind the plot in Istanbul that led to Khashoggi's killing.
After the only surviving full brother of King Salman, Prince Ahmed, returned to Saudi Arabia from London in late October, speculation emerged that disgruntled members of the Saudi royal family might seek to install Ahmed, the crown prince's uncle, instead of him as king.
"This reshuffle doesn't undercut the crown prince, meaning that those within the US Congress who want to see his role reduced will have an argument that further action should still be taken". While President Donald Trump has sought to emphasize the importance of the US alliance with Saudi Arabia, prominent senators have come out against the crown prince, with one, Republican Lindsey Graham, describing him as "crazy" and "dangerous". His critics point to USA intelligence reports and say an operation like this could not have happened without his knowledge.
The critic's killing has tainted the image of 33-year-old Prince Mohammed - the de facto ruler and heir apparent - even though the kingdom strongly denies he was involved.
Dec 27 2018
Japan to resume commercial whaling in 2019, defying decades-old intl moratorium
Japan is not the first country to resume commercial whaling, as it joins Iceland and Norway in openly defying the IWC's 1986 ban.
Dec 26 2018
Girl still believes after Santa challenge from Trump
Those who follow along with the Santa Tracker also have the opportunity to learn about areas around the world he visits. Live streams do have a tendency to sometimes go down, so we'll add more live streams if needed as the day progresses.
Dec 25 2018
United States to slowly exit Syria
Late Sunday, Trump tweeted that Erdogan had assured him that any remaining IS fighters in Syria will be eliminated. Hammoud said there is "no alternative" except Turkish forces and allied Syrian fighters.
Dec 24 2018
Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel keen on director of football role
We played well, the performance of the team was great and I know you want to ask me; 'But oh yeah, with Jose...' "Man United teams always do".
Dec 24 2018
Solskjaer needs United players to make the most of their football
Mourinho also spoke briefly to Sky Sports News on Wednesday, having been doorstepped near his London home. Then it's not my business, what happened at another club.
Dec 23 2018
Fiancé Patrick Frazee Arrested For First-Degree Murder
Berreth's mother told CBS News' Nikki Battiste last week the couple was excited to get married, but hadn't set a wedding date. Berreth's phone did end up in Idaho, De Young confirmed Friday, adding that police are still working to recover it.
Dec 23 2018
Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig & Alex Wood Traded To Reds
Soria was 3-1 with a 4.09 ERA last season after being acquired in July by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Chicago White Sox . In return, the Dodgers will get right-handed pitcher Homer Bailey , backup catcher/infielder Kyle Farmer and two prospects.
Dec 23 2018
Dow ends 2.0% lower amid fears of government shutdown
The market swoon is coming even as the USA economy is on track to expand this year at the fastest pace in more than a decade. The index is now down more than 10 percent for December, putting it on track for its worst monthly loss in nearly a decade.
Dec 19 2018
Former NASA engineer gets revenge on porch pirates with glitter bomb
But when they told him it wasn't worth their time and effort to do anything about it, he knew he'd need to get his own revenge. Former NASA engineer Mark Rober , however, came up with a very novel idea involving an Apple HomePod retail box.
Dec 17 2018
The Latest Developments Involving Manafort And Flynn In Mueller's Investigation
In Tuesday's filing, Flynn gives details on meeting with FBI investigators near the beginning of the Trump administration. The agents also, according to Flynn's lawyers, did not advise Flynn that lying to the FBI is a federal offense.
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