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Source: Fox News

Saudi Arabia considers saying activist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by mistake, reports say

Today 14:32 GMT

The Saudi government is considering whether to say that rogue intelligence operatives murdered activist and writer Jamal Khashoggi by mistake inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Khashoggi, 59, has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate on the afternoon of Oct. 2. Turkish authorities have said they have evidence proving that Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents, while Riyadh officials have claimed that Khashoggi was alive when he left the building and they do not know what happened to him.

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Source: The Guradian

Turkey granted permission to search Saudi consulate

Today 11:47 GMT

Saudi Arabia has ended a week-long impasse by agreeing to let Turkish investigators enter its consulate in Istanbul to undertake a full search for Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who disappeared on 2 October.

The kingdom agreed in principle on Friday to launch a joint investigation into Khashoggi’s disappearance in conjunction with Turkish police, but a search of the consulate has been delayed by disagreements over the terms.

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Source: DW

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi-Turkish team arrives to search consulate

Today 14:31 GMT

A joint Turkish-Saudi team of inspectors has arrived to search the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing nearly two weeks ago.

Turkish investigators on Monday began a search of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for the first time since journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared. The team arrived in an unmarked police car and made no comments to reporters gathered outside the consulate as international concern grew over Khashoggi's fate.

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Source: Fox News

Jamal Khashoggi's family is 'traumatized,' wants 'independent' and 'international' probe

Today 14:32 GMT

The family of missing activist Jamal Khashoggi said Monday they're following the news of the writer, who disappeared in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 2.. "We are sadly and anxiously following the conflicting news regarding the fate of our father after losing contact with him two weeks ago, when he disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul," Khashoggi's family said in a statement published by The Washington Post. "Our family is traumatized, and yearns to be together during this painful time."

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Source: Global News

Canada ‘troubled’ by disappearance of Saudi journalist as reports of grisly details continue

Today 14:32 GMT

As horrific new reports continue to emerge in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi nearly two weeks ago, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the government wants to see an investigation into who might be responsible.

Speaking with reporters after question period on Monday, Freeland said she spoke earlier in the day with the Saudi foreign minister to express Canada’s concern about the disappearance of the journalist, who was critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Source: Common Domain

Oil Prices Waver On U.S.-Saudi Tensions

Today 14:31 GMT

Oil prices wavered between gains and losses on Monday on the back of mounting threats between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the suspected killing of a dissident Saudi journalist.

“Growing tensions over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul have proved supportive for oil prices, “ according to Warren Patterson, commodities strategist at ING Bank. “This has raised concerns that the Saudis may use oil as a tool for retaliation if any sanctions or other action is taken against them as a result of the disappearance of the journalist,” Mr. Patterson said.

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Source: Common Domain

U.S.-Saudi Tensions Boost Oil Market

Today 10:51 GMT

The oil market had come under pressure last week amid a global stock market rout, as well as downward revisions in oil demand growth projections for this year and next by both the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and the International Energy Agency.

ICE gasoil, a benchmark for diesel fuel, changed hands at $713.50 a metric ton, mainly on a par with the previous settlement.

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Source: BBC

'Credible' probe needed over missing Saudi

Monday 13:37 GMT

The UK, Germany and France have demanded a credible investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Reports suggest an assault and struggle took place in the consulate after Mr Khashoggi entered the building to get paperwork for a marriage.

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Source: BBC

Dubious Apple Watch link to journalist 'killing'

Monday 13:37 GMT

There is a story going around that Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist missing presumed killed, recorded exactly what happened inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate on his Apple Watch.

It seems far more likely that they have other means of detecting what foreign diplomats are up to and the Apple Watch story is just useful cover.


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