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Evidence indicates Khashoggi killing was premeditated – Saudi attorney general

Saudi Arabian prosecutors have said evidence supplied by Turkey indicates that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, suggesting a change from Riyadh’s earlier claim that his death had been accidental. The announcement was made by the kingdom’s attorney general and released through the official Saudi Press Agency. Prosecutors are now interrogating suspects on the basis of the information ...

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Czech FM wants EU debate on arms sales to Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killing

The Czech Republic will recall an official from its embassy in Saudi Arabia, the first such move against the kingdom since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its Istanbul consulate was revealed. Calling attacks on journalists “unacceptable,” Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomas Petricek said he had made Prague’s position on the gruesome death clear to the Saudi Arabian ...

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Saudi crown prince calls Khashoggi killing case ‘painful’ in first remarks since admitting death

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged that “justice will prevail” in the case involving the death of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier in October. Speaking during a panel at the Future Investment Initiative (FII), Saudi Arabia’s international investment forum, the crown prince called the case “painful”. Mohammed bin Salman, also called ...

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Sale must go on: Trudeau sticks to $1bn arms deal with Saudis despite Khashoggi killing

Canada’s Prime Minister says it is “very difficult” to drop the $ 1 billion deal on arms sales to Riyadh. It comes despite mounting allegations that the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “pre-planned.” The murder of the self-exiled writer which Turkey says was planned beforehand “is something that is extremely preoccupying to Canadians, to Canada and to ...

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Khashoggi killing puts both Saudi prince & US president on back foot – analyst to RT

The Khashoggi case has done a lot of damage to the reputations of the Saudi crown prince and the US president, while giving Turkey a chance to leverage benefits from both, investigative journalist Martin Jay told RT. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday addressed members of his AK Party in Istanbul, with many expecting new evidence in the case ...

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Erdogan: Strong evidence Khashoggi killing was planned

There is strong evidence that the killing of self-exiled Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul came as a result of a pre-planned operation rather than an incident, the Turkish president said. Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the statement while speaking to the MPs of the ruling party. He started by repeating information published earlier by Turkish media, detailing ...

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'Premature' to talk Saudi sanctions, says US amid calls to ban oil imports over Khashoggi killing

One day after Saudi Arabia admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed during a fight inside its consulate, the US says it’s still too early to comment on possible sanctions against Riyadh. “It would be premature to comment on sanctions and premature to comment on really any issues until we get further down the investigation and get to the bottom ...

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Trump vows 'severe punishment' if Saudi Arabia is behind killing of WaPo journalist Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia will face “severe punishment” if it ordered the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US President Donald Trump has warned. “There’s a lot at stake, and maybe especially so because this man was a reporter. There’s something really terrible and disgusting about that if that were the case…we’re going to get to the bottom of it and ...

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Suspect detained in Germany over killing of Bulgaria journalist – official

Published time: 10 Oct, 2018 06:27 Edited time: 10 Oct, 2018 07:00 Another suspect linked to the slaying of Bulgarian investigative journalist Victoria Marinova has been arrested in Germany. The first man allegedly linked to the murder was earlier detained in Bulgaria. A man in his early 20s was arrested after DNA tests and other evidence linked him to the ...

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Police detains suspect over killing of Bulgarian journalist – report

Published time: 9 Oct, 2018 10:25 Edited time: 9 Oct, 2018 10:45 A person suspected to be linked to the murder of a Bulgarian investigative journalist has been detained, Reuters reports citing a government source familiar with the investigation. The detainee allegedly holds Romanian citizenship as well as a Moldovan passport, according to unconfirmed reports in Bulgarian media. An Interior ...

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