Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for the first time accused the Saudi government directly of murdering journalist Jamal Khashoggi. We know that the order to kill Khashoggi came from the highest levels of the Saudi government, he wrote in an article in the Washington Post.
President Donald Trump said over the weekend that he had received assurances from King Salman of Saudi Arabia that the kingdom will increase oil production, “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels” in response to turmoil in Iran and Venezuela. Saudi Arabia acknowledged the call took place, but mentioned no production targets.
Campaigners in Saudi Arabia have hailed King Salman's decree allowing women to drive for the first time. One female activist called it a great victory, while another said things would never be the same again, and the country's US ambassador has described the move as the right decision at the right time.