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Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: US asks Turkey for recording evidence

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPresident Trump speaking in the Oval Office The US has asked Turkey for a recording said to provide strong evidence that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. “We have asked for it, if it exists,” President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House. Mr ...

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Pompeo says Saudis committed to complete probe into journalist’s disappearance

ANKARA (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has committed to conducting a complete investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday before departing the kingdom for Turkey. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hand with a Saudi official before leaving Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool Pompeo said he would ...

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Trump gives Saudi Arabia benefit of doubt in journalist’s disappearance

WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as U.S. lawmakers pointed the finger at the Saudi leadership and Western pressure mounted on Riyadh to provide answers. “I think we have to find out what happened first,” Trump told the Associated Press in an interview ...

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Teams probing Saudi journalist’s disappearance leave Istanbul consulate: witnesses

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish and Saudi teams investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi two weeks ago left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul early on Tuesday after a nine-hour search of the building, Reuters witnesses said. A security ofiicial holds barriers as officials leave Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal While the search was ...

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Saudi team probing journalist’s disappearance leaves Istanbul consulate: witness

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Saudi team investigating the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul, a Reuters witness said on Tuesday. Turkish police forensic experts leave from Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer A team of around 10 Turkish police investigators and a prosecutor had already left after a ...

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Trump says ‘rogue killers’ may be behind Khashoggi disappearance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday dispatched U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman over the unexplained disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and raised the possibility that “rogue killers” could have been responsible. Trump said he spoke to the Saudi king for about 20 minutes about Khashoggi, who disappeared ...

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Saudi threatens to retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi disappearance

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia rejected threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, saying the kingdom would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, the official state news agency said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Human rights activists and friends of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold his pictures during a protest outside the Saudi Consulate ...

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