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Jamal Khashoggi: CIA 'blames Saudi prince for murder'

Jamal Khashoggi: CIA 'blames Saudi prince for murder'

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The CIA believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US media reports.Sources close to the agency said it had assessed the evidence in detail. It is understood there is no "smoking gun" but US officials think such an operation would need the prince's approval.Saudi Arabia has called the claim false and insisted that the crown prince knew nothing about plans for the killing.It says Khashoggi was killed as a result of a "rogue operation". Meanwhile, US Vice-President Mike Pence vowed on Saturday to hold Khashoggi's killers to account.Speaking on the sidelines of a summit in Papua New Guinea, he said the US was "determined to hold all of those accountable who are...
Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey 'shared tapes' with Saudi, US

Jamal Khashoggi murder: Turkey 'shared tapes' with Saudi, US

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Turkey says it has shared recordings related to the murder of the journalist and writer Jamal Khashoggi with the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia and others.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated his assertion that Saudi Arabia knew who had killed Khashoggi.Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi rulers, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.Saudi Arabia has admitted he was murdered there, but denied suggestions its royal family was involved.It had initially maintained the writer had left the consulate unharmed.The Saudis have also denied comments allegedly made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman describing Khashoggi as a dangerous Islamist.The reported phone call to the White ...
Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police 'search forest'

Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police 'search forest'

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Police in Turkey investigating the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expanded their search, reports say.Unnamed Turkish officials say his body may have been disposed of in the nearby Belgrad forest or on farmland.Mr Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, where Turkish officials allege he was murdered. Saudi Arabia denies any knowledge of what happened to him.Samples taken from the Saudi consulate and the consul's residence during searches this week are being tested for a match with Mr Khashoggi's DNA. Separately, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly denied having listened to an audio recording Turke...
Timeline on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Timeline on the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

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Since self-exiled Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul this month and vanished, his case has sparked international intrigue and outrage and put leaders of his homeland on the defensive. Here is a timeline of events before and after he disappeared: May 2018: Khashoggi meets Hatice Cengiz, a 36-year-old Turkish Ph.D. student, at a conference in Istanbul and she soon becomes his fiancée. Sept. 28: Khashoggi visits the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for the first time to pick up a permission document to marry Cengiz. He's told come back later. Oct. 1: He returns to Istanbul from a trip to London. Oct. 2: He goes back to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Cengiz waits for him outside for four hours, but he never comes out and is told by ...
Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish TV airs video linked to Saudi journalist disappearance

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish TV airs video linked to Saudi journalist disappearance

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Turkish TV has aired video from CCTV linked to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi monarchy, visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October but has not been seen since.The TV also showed what it says are Saudi men connected with his disappearance entering Turkey via Istanbul airport. Turkish security sources say he was killed. Saudi Arabia denies this.What else does the video show?Broadcast by Turkey's TRT World channel and apparently garnered from security camera video, the footage shows vehicles driving up to the consulate, including black vans thought to be central to inquiries.Groups of Saudi men are seen entering Turkey via Istanbul airport, checking in at hotels ...