Saudi Arabia says no negotiations over Qatar demands
WASHINGTON Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism.
MOSCOW Russian investigators are looking into the death of a senior official for state space agency Roscosmos, who was found dead from stab wounds in a prison cell in Moscow.
The body of Vladimir Yevdokimov, an executive director at the Russian equivalent of NASA, was found in the early hours of Saturday with knife wounds to the chest and neck, Russian news agencies reported.
The Moscow prosecutor's office said it had opened an investigation into his death. He had been in custody since December, accused of embezzling 200 million roubles ($3.5 million) from the state-run MiG aircraft producer.
The authorities are treating his death as suspicious, the TASS news agency quoted a law enforcement source as saying.
In a statement, Roscosmos said it would "insist that all the circumstances of his death be established and the case be fully investigated."
Yevdokimov, who denied the embezzlement charges against him, was due to appear in court on April 30, Roscomos said.
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(Reporting by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Andrew Osborn)
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW The United States warned Syria's leadership against staging a chemical weapons attack after Washington detected what appeared to be active preparations at a Syrian airfield used for such an attack in April, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.