Turkish investigators search Saudi Consulate premises again

WaPo Reluctantly Runs Khashoggi's Final Column

WaPo Reluctantly Runs Khashoggi's Final Column

"Saudi Arabia has not yet been able to provide any clarification", Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said on Twitter.

The withdrawal of SocGen's CEO Frederic Oudea was confirmed by a spokesman for the French bank on Wednesday, and came a day after BNP Paribas Chairman Jean Lemierre had also cancelled his attendance at this month's conference in Riyadh.

An alleged member of a hit squad has been seen entering the building where journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished hours before his disappearance.

Karen Attiah, global opinions editor for The Washington Post, wrote that Khashoggi's translator sent the article a day after the journalist disappeared while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

In a still image from surveillance camera footage taken Oct. 2, 2018, and published Thursday, Oct. 18, 2019, by the pro-government Turkish newspaper Sabah, a man previously seen with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's entourage during an April trip to the US walks at Ataturk Airport in Isanbul.

The president was forced to address the issue again on Wednesday after his previous comments sparked backlash and questions about his ties to Saudi Arabia.

Middle East experts said the timing of the transfer likely sent a clear message to the Trump administration.

The Saudi consul general reportedly is heard on tape saying, "Do this outside; you're going to get me in trouble".

Turkish newspaper Sabah published a CCTV image purportedly showing the man entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul shortly before the Washington Post columnist arrived.

Liam Fox has pulled out of an economic forum in Saudi Arabia, set to be boycotted by a slew of global leaders and corporations, in the wake of the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Turkish officials said the audio recording had been handed over to the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Trump and Pompeo have been reluctant to criticize Saudi Arabia, and Mr. Trump has repeatedly emphasized the importance of the Saudi relationship for the US economy.

Several US media outlets said Monday that the Saudis are preparing a report that Khashoggi's death resulted from a botched interrogation, but there has yet to be any sign of this being published.

His killers then beheaded and dismembered him, it said.

The chilling details of what is believed by some to have occurred at the Saudi consulate in Ankara were revealed by a senior Turkish official who described the content of an audio recording to the New York Times.

It added that Mr Mutreb was also photographed standing guard during Prince Mohammed's visits in the United States to Houston, Boston and the United Nations.

Trump initially promised "severe punishment" for Saudi Arabia if the United States determined that Saudi agents killed Khashoggi.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he will decide Thursday whether he will attend the conference.

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