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Source: Fox News

GOP Rep. Kinzinger: I 'Wish' Trump Didn't Say Crown Prince May Not Have Known About Khashoggi Murder

Today 02:26 GMT

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) said that he isn't a fan of parts of the statement that President Trump issued on Tuesday on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

"King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman vigorously deny any knowledge of the planning or execution of the murder of Mr. Khashoggi. Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic event – maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!," the president said.

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Source: Global News

‘Maybe he did and maybe he didn’t!’: Trump on Saudi prince’s role in Khashoggi murder

Today 02:25 GMT

The second half of the statement focused to the killing of Khashoggi, a vocal critic of the Saudi royal family who was killed inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.. Trump steered clear of implicating Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the killing, despite earlier reports that a CIA investigation found he ordered the murder.

Tuesday’s statement began with the sentence: “The world is a very dangerous place!”. READ MORE: Trump faces pressure by Republicans, U.S. allies for more action on Khashoggi killing. The president went on to praise the kingdom, saying that Saudi Arabia has “agreed to spend billions of dollars in leading the fight against Radical Islamic Terrorism.” He then defended Saudi Arabia’s role in the Yemen war, writing: “Saudi Arabia would gladly withdraw from Yemen if the Iranians would agree to leave.”

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Source: Global News

Saudi women activists are being tortured and sexually harassed in prison: reports

Today 04:16 GMT

Several imprisoned Saudi human rights activists, including women, have been subjected to sexual assault and torture by electrocution, flogging and sleep-deprivation, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

READ MORE: Saudi women are protesting strict clothing rules by wearing abayas inside out. Most of the women activists detained in Saudi prisons are mothers or grandmothers, and have been detained without charges or access to legal representation for around six months now.

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Source: Global News

Germany to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

Today 02:25 GMT

Germany banned 18 Saudis suspected of involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from much of Europe on Monday and moved to halt all arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Germany had pressured its arms manufacturers to stop authorized shipments, something a spokesman said meant: “there are currently no (arms) exports from Germany to Saudi Arabia,”. Germany already suspended issuing future export weapons export licenses to Saudi Arabia last month.

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Source: CBS News

Senators demand determination on Saudi crown prince's role in Khashoggi murder

Today 02:26 GMT

Republican Sen. Bob Corker and Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, respectively the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to President Trump demanding he make a determination as to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's role in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

"In light of recent developments, including the Saudi government's acknowledgement that Saudi officials killed Mr. Khashoggi in its Istanbul consulate, we request that your determination specifically address whether Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for Mr. Khashoggi's murder," the letter says.

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Source: The Guradian

Mohammed bin Salman expected to attend G20 summit

Today 02:25 GMT

The Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, widely suspected of ordering the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is expected to attend the G20 summit in Buenos Aires at the end of the month, the Argentinian government has confirmed.

“This is a bold effort to force the issue of whether world leaders are willing to work with Saudi Arabia, saying if you are going to do that, you’re going to have to work with Mohammed bin Salman,” Alterman said.

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Source: Global News

Some Saudi royals turning on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after Khashoggi murder

Today 00:35 GMT

Amid international uproar over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, some members of Saudi Arabia‘s ruling family are agitating to prevent Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from becoming king, three sources close to the royal court said.

Rather, they are discussing the possibility with other family members that after the king’s death, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, 76, a younger full brother of King Salman and uncle of the crown prince, could take the throne, according to the sources.

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Source: The Guradian

Jamal Khashoggi killers 'may have taken body parts out of Turkey in luggage'

Monday 08:58 GMT

The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have taken his dismembered body out of Turkey in luggage, the Turkish defence minister, Hulusi Akar, has been quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk.

Speaking at a panel as part of an international conference in Halifax, Canada, Akar said Khashoggi’s killers may have taken the journalist’s body parts out of Turkey in luggage. On Sunday CNN Turk cited Akar as saying: “One probability is that they left the country three to four hours after committing the murder.

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Source: Global News

‘There is a penalty to be paid,’ U.S. senator says on Khashoggi killing — but it’s unclear what it will be

Monday 17:15 GMT

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds said Saudi Arabia will see some sort of consequence over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — it’s just not clear what that will be.

READ MORE: Trump says CIA to provide ‘very full report’ on Jamal Khashoggi killing early next week. “I think we’re going to have to make a response, and I think clearly the administration — the CIA is part of the administration — is publicly saying exactly what they found out.”

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State Department says reports about ‘final conclusion’ on Khashoggi ‘are inaccurate’

Monday 00:34 GMT

The State Department on Saturday insisted that despite recent reports, the U.S. had not yet reached a determination regarding the death of writer and activist Jamal Khashoggi, and that there remain “numerous unanswered questions.”

Recent reports indicating that the U.S. government has made a final conclusion are inaccurate,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in the Saturday statement.


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