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Tag Archives: Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi crown prince told aide he would use ‘a bullet’ on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince told a senior aide he would go after Jamal Khashoggi “with a bullet” a year before the dissident journalist was killed inside the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, the New York Times reported quoting US intelligence. US intelligence understood that Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s 33-year-old de ...

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Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s attorney general sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as their high-profile trial opened in Riyadh on Thursday. All 11 accused were present with their lawyers at the first session of the trial, the attorney general said ...

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2018 Deadliest Year for Journalists, 53 killed for their Work

LONDON: At least 53 journalists were killed on the job this year, 34 of whom were targeted for murder in reprisal for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists says in its annual analysis. The numbers, which represent those killed between January 1 and December 14, make 2018 the deadliest year ...

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Canada looking to end arms contract with Saudis amid Khashoggi Case

TORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his administration had inherited a 15 billion Canadian dollars ($11 billion) arms contract with Saudi Arabia it now wanted to scrap. “The murder of a journalist is absolutely unacceptable and that’s why Canada from the very beginning had been demanding answers and solutions on that. Secondly, ...

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Turkey seeks arrest of Saudi crown prince allies over Khashoggi

MOSCOW: An Istanbul court on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for two figures close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman over their alleged involvement in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, media reported. According to the Anadolu news agency, the decision followed an appeal made by the Istanbul Chief ...

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Pompeo: No Direct Link Between Crown Prince, Khashoggi Death

CAPITOL HILL: The gulf between the White House and U.S. lawmakers regarding Saudi Arabia grew Wednesday after two top members of President Donald Trump’s national security team provided a classified briefing to the full Senate. Nearly two months after a dissident Saudi journalist was killed at the kingdom’s consulate in ...

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Germany, France call for ‘in-depth’ probe into Khashoggi’s death

BERLIN/PARIS: Strongly condemning the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi consulate in Istanbul, both France and Germany have called for “further” and “comprehensive” investigation into the incident. “With great dismay, we have received the confirmation of the violent death of Jamal Khashoggi,” said a statement issued by German Chancellor ...

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Saudi king backs son amid furore over Khashoggi murder

RIYADH: Saudi King Salman stood by the crown prince and heaped praise on the judiciary, 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, ...

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Khashoggi’s murder mystery: What we know so far

RIYADH: The Saudi government exonerated the country’s powerful crown prince of involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi yesterday 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 ...

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