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Trump Not Keen to Limit Saudi Arms Sales amid Khashoggi Probe

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, though he reiterated he wants answers about his fate.

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Kurdish, Iraqi Forces Arrest IS Financiers

Ten members of a key financial network for the Islamic State network have been arrested in Iraq, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the jihadists announced Thursday.

Iraqi commandos and Kurdish counter-terrorism forces arrested the members of the al-Rawi network in operations October 7-9 in Baghdad and Erbil in northern Iraq, the coalition said in a statement. 

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HRW Urges Saudi Allies to Review Ties over Missing Journalist

Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged allies of Saudi Arabia to review their ties with its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. 

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U.N. Envoy 'No Longer Acceptable' for Palestinians

The Palestinian leadership will no longer work with the U.N. peace envoy, a senior official said Thursday, accusing him of overstepping his role by seeking a deal between Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas.

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UK 'Worried' about British Student Held in UAE

Britain's foreign secretary said Thursday he was "very worried" about the fate of a British student who, according to his wife, has been detained in the United Arab Emirates without charge since May.

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Israeli Soldier Stabbed by Palestinian in West Bank

A Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli reserve soldier in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and troops were searching for the assailant, the Israeli army said.

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Israel Destroys Hamas 'Attack Tunnel' from Gaza

Israel's military said it destroyed a Hamas-built tunnel extending into its territory from the Gaza Strip on Thursday that was intended for attacks.

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U.S. Says Its Investigators Aiding Khashoggi Probe, UK Warns of 'Consequences'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said U.S. investigators were working with both Ankara and Riyadh to probe the suspicious disappearance in Turkey of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"We can't let it happen. And we're being very tough and we have investigators over there and we're working with Turkey and frankly we're working with Saudi Arabia," Trump said in an interview with "Fox and Friends."

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US Student Challenges Israeli Entry Ban in Court

A US student banned from entering Israel for allegedly having supported a pro-Palestinian boycott of the country appeared in court on Thursday to challenge the decision.

It is the latest in a series of cases drawing criticism of an Israeli law barring boycott supporters that opponents say violates freedom of expression.

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Trump Raises Economic Concerns over Halting Saudi Arms Sales

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is looking into the fate of a Saudi writer missing and feared murdered but expressed reservations over calls to withhold further U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, warning that such a move "would be hurting us."

Decades of close U.S.-Saudi relations, which have only intensified under Trump, appeared in jeopardy by the suggestion of a "carefully plotted murder" of a government critic, Jamal Khashoggi, 59, who disappeared a week ago after entering a Saudi consulate in Turkey. The wealthy former government insider had been living in the U.S. in self-imposed exile.

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