Joe Biden had his first known conversation as president with the Saudi Arabian king at a time of tensions over the expected release of a declassified USA intelligence report examining any role the king's son played in the brutal killing of a us -based journalist.
Saudi state media reported on Thursday that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's de facto ruler, has left a hospital in Riyadh after a successful surgery for appendicitis.
A classified version of the report was completed shortly after Khashoggi was lured into a Saudi consulate in Turkey and killed by a team of assassins on October 2, 2018.
The Washington Post columnist, a critic of the Crown Prince, was murdered and dismembered by a team of assassins. His secretary of state, Michael Pompeo, said the USA had "no direct evidence" linking the prince to the murder and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner maintained a close working relationship with him.
The US intelligence community was set to release a long-awaited report with new public details about those behind the death of Khashoggi on Thursday.
The report's release is part of U.S. president Joe Biden's policy to reassess ties with Saudi Arabia over its human rights record and intervention in Yemen's civil war.
The release of the declassified report on his death is part of Biden's recalibration of U.S. -Saudi relations in part over Khashoggi's murder. His remains have never been found.
U.S. State Department Spokesman Ned Price speaks to reporters during a news briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., February 24, 2021.
Covid-19: PM 'optimistic' restrictions can end by 21 June
The reopening of schools is expected to help the economy, freeing parents who have had to juggle work and home schooling. Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith also urged Mr Johnson to reopen the hospitality sector more quickly.
It is not clear whether Biden would be opposed to having the crown prince in the room for his call with King Salman. "We're still in the process of scheduling when that will happen", says White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki.
What I do have is evidence suggesting that the responsibilities of high-level officials may be engaged, and therefore is requiring further investigation, in particular of the Crown Prince, for a variety of reasons.
CNN reported on Thursday that the release of the report has been postponed until after the United States and Saudi leaders hold their conversation.
But Biden appears to be interested in threading the needle - promoting accountability for Khashoggi's grisly murder and the Saudi government's air war in neighboring Yemen, while also maintaining the close ties with a key regional partner.
Saudi courts sentenced to death five people who allegedly were involved in Khashoggi's death, but those sentences later were converted to 20 years in prison.
Biden called that change a "first step", and urged lawmakers to pass his administration's proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. As I've said before, we must take meaningful steps to end the political division ... that pervades our politics.
China and Russian Federation , both members of the security council, are among the top sellers of arms to Myanmar. Earlier in the same week, police used batons against demonstrators during a protest in front of a state bank.
He added: "There's a diversity of opinion among Louisiana Republicans , even if there is not among a very small group of people". It's a contrast from the January 11 reports that Trump didn't even call to check on Pence after he had to flee for his life.
Variant B.1.1.7 was originally reported in the United Kingdom , and has proven to be more infectious than the original strain. Officers say 27 tickets had been issued final week, a lot of them associated to gatherings in non-public houses or outdoor.
He said he had not realised how prescription drugs he was taking might interact and later pleaded guilty to reckless driving. He had a fifth surgery on his back, a microdiscectomy, two days before Christmas and gave no indication when he would return.
Manchin's support for Haaland likely secures her confirmation as the first Native American to hold a Cabinet position. She also represents a fossil fuel-rich state, which is aiming to make a similar transition to cleaner energy sources.
Caddick vanished from her Dover Heights home in Sydney's eastern suburbs on November 12 a year ago and has not been seen since. But liquidators say the account numbers on the documents either did not exist or were not associated with the actual investor.
The board does not engage in the day-to-day operations of ERCOT but has tremendous responsibility over its broader administration. Magness conceded it was public information in a call last week with reporters but did not describe the nature of the threats.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin says over 80% of adults will have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by the end of June. In his address Mr Martin said the Government is anxious to ensure that things remain open whenever restrictions are eased.
Dans la Capitale-Nationale, la situation continue de s'améliorer avec un taux de 36,2 cas actifs pour 100 000 habitants. Les opérations de dépistage se poursuivent dans la province, où 17 970 tests ont été effectués le 21 février.
Pro-Trump rioters broke through barricades and clashed with police in an unprecedented and violent disruption of the U.S. Tuesday's hearing is the first of several steps Congress is taking to review the January 6 incident and adopt reforms.
Attorney: Equality Act Unfair for People of Faith
The bill is one of President Joe Biden's top legislative priorities that he wants passed in his first 100 days in office. On the surface, the goal of the Equality Act (House Resolution 5) supposedly is to protect people from discrimination.
Alberta's deficit forecast at $18.2B in 2021-22
The budget includes no new taxes and new tax increases, though the de-indexing of personal tax exemption limits will continue. Physician pay is estimated to cost the Health Ministry $5.2 billion, up from $5 billion in 2020-21, according to the budget.
In Scotland, COVID shots spark big drop in hospitalizations
For people over 80, one of the groups most at risk, the average risk reduction from the results of both vaccines was 81 percent. Following Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday, other political leaders received their vaccinations today in Canberra.
New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Clare; 686 Nationally
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of one additional death related to COVID-19. This brings their pandemic totals up to 12,802 cases, and 12,533 recoveries, with 141 cases remaining active.
Tiger Woods injured in vehicle accident - NationNews Barbados
It later emerged that Woods had been coping with a double stress fracture and knee injury which prompted season-ending surgery. The most notorious was the early morning after Thanksgiving in 2009, when his SUV ran over a fire hydrant and hit a tree.