Khashoggi

Saudi king backs son amid furore over Khashoggi murder

Saudi king backs son amid furore over Khashoggi murder

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi King Salman stood by the crown prince and heaped praise on the judiciary Monday, in his first public remarks since critic Jamal Khashoggi s murder tipped the country into one of its worst crises.The public prosecutor last week exonerated Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the king s son, of involvement in the murder […]

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: reports

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: reports

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter.The US assessment directly contradicts the conclusions of a Saudi prosecutor one day prior, which exonerated the prince of involvement in […]

Saudis issue charges but exonerate crown prince in Khashoggi murder

Saudis issue charges but exonerate crown prince in Khashoggi murder

RIYADH (AFP) – The Saudi government exonerated the country s powerful crown prince of involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi Thursday as death-penalty charges were announced against five men and the US placed sanctions on 17 suspected of involvement.Riyadh prosecutors announced indictments against 11 people and said a total of 21 individuals were in […]

Trump discussed Khashoggi response with Turkey’s Erdogan: White House official

Trump discussed Khashoggi response with Turkey’s Erdogan: White House official

PARIS: US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan discussed how to respond to the killing last month of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, a White House official said on Sunday.The conversation took place during a Saturday dinner with heads of state gathered in Paris to mark the World War One Armistice centenary.Khashoggi, a critic of […]

Khashoggi killing: sons ask Saudis to return his body

Khashoggi killing: sons ask Saudis to return his body

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have asked Saudi authorities to return the body of their father so the family can properly grieve, they told CNN in an interview aired Sunday.Khashoggi was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul by a team sent from Riyadh on October 2, a murder Turkey’s […]

Turkey demands extradition of 18 Saudis in Khashoggi case

Turkey demands extradition of 18 Saudis in Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL: Turkish prosecutors have prepared an extradition request for 18 suspects from Saudi Arabia in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, authorities said on Friday, after President Tayyip Erdogan urged Riyadh to disclose who ordered the murder.Erdogan has in recent days stepped up pressure on Saudi Arabia to come clean in the case, and Western governments […]

Qatar may benefit from Khashoggi fallout: analysts

Qatar may benefit from Khashoggi fallout: analysts

DOHA: Global diplomatic fallout from the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate may help Qatar in its political stand-off with the kingdom, experts said.The backlash may force Riyadh to ease sweeping sanctions imposed on Doha since the dispute erupted between the former Gulf allies in June 2017.The killing of Khashoggi – who […]

Saudi hosts investment conference despite Khashoggi fallout

Saudi hosts investment conference despite Khashoggi fallout

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi Arabia kicks off an investment summit Tuesday despite a wave of cancellations from policymakers and business titans, but Turkey s threat to reveal the “naked truth” over critic Jamal Khashoggi s murder is hanging over the gathering.The three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) was meant to project the historically insular petro-state as a lucrative […]

UN chief ‘deeply troubled’ by Khashoggi death

UN chief ‘deeply troubled’ by Khashoggi death

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said Friday he was “deeply troubled” by Saudi Arabia’s confirmation of the death of prominent dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul.”The Secretary-General is deeply troubled by the confirmation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi. He extends his condolences to Mr Khashoggi’s family and […]