Saudis preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed

    The Saudis are preparing a report that will conclude Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sources.

  • Al Jazeera

    Mohammed bin Salman: The dark side of Saudi Arabia's crown prince

    The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has put the spotlight on Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS. Since he outmanoeuvred his rivals to become Saudi Arabia's de-facto leader in 2015, the 33-year-old has received favourable coverage in international media, with a multitude of reports focused on his economic and social reforms in the conservative kingdom. In March, he toured the United States amid a swirl of publicity, gracing the covers of Time Magazine, sitting down for interviews with CBS' 60 Minutes and Bloomberg. However, the Khashoggi case has shifted the focus towards the darker side of Salman's record, one that includes the imprisonment of critics and

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    Khashoggi ex-wife: I do not know Khadijah, why is she handling his social media?

    Since the disappearance of Saudi citizen and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, his former wife Dr. Alaa Nassif, has remained silent. There are many examples,” Dr. Nassif said. When was asked about his so-called Turkish fiancé, named Khadijah (Hatice Cengiz), Dr. Nassif said: “While Khadijah claims to be the fiancé of Jamal, I have not heard of that name beforehand and neither his family nor his son Abdullah, who was with him in Turkey for two weeks before his disappearance.

  • Arab News

    Fake news, phony facts: Some of the things the media got wrong on Khashoggi

    RIYADH: An unknown fiancée; an Apple Watch with questionable powers; an incorrect birth date; and a photo of a “hit squad” member taken five years before the alleged murder. Each of these factors should have been a red flag for global media in covering the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Yet many news outlets chose to ignore them - in a classic case of “not letting the facts get in the way of a good story.” Since Khashoggi went missing on Oct. 2, the media has gone into overdrive, with the story making the top headlines across prominent outlets including The New York Times, the BBC and The Guardian. Some alleged that Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, was killed inside

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    Pompeo's meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince is over

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says “immunity should not be used to impede investigations” into the disappearance and “possible extra-judicial killing” of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul. Bachelet said in a statement: “Under international law, both a forced disappearance and an extra-judicial killing are very serious crimes, and immunity should not be used to impede investigations into what happened and who is responsible.”   He added that given Khashoggi was last seen entering the consulate, the "onus is on the Saudi authorities to reveal what happened to him." According to the UN statement, both Saudi Arabia and Turkey are signatories of the UN Convention against Torture

  • emirates247.com

    Samantha Markle happy about Meghan's pregnancy

    Samantha Markle hopes Duchess Meghan's pregnancy can draw a line over their family problems and she is keen for their father, Thomas Markle, to be involved with their grandchild. The outspoken actress has been a vocal critic of her half-sister but insists she wishes her well following the news she and her husband Prince Harry are expecting their first child together. She told The Sun newspaper: "It just makes everything that happened over the last year disappear. I want Meghan to be happy and calm and have peace. Everybody needs to be positive." However, Samantha was upset that their father, Thomas Markle, wasn't included in Kensington Palace's official statement announcing the happy news, even

  • Egypt Independent

    Fourteen Iranian security forces kidnapped on border with Pakistan

    LONDON (Reuters) - Fourteen Iranian security forces, including members of the Revolutionary Guards, were kidnapped on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday, state news agency IRNA reported, citing an official who said the kidnappers were members of a terrorist group. Armed Sunni Muslim separatist groups in eastern Iran have stepped up attacks against security targets in recent months. “These 14 people were kidnapped around 4 or 5 AM in Lulakdan border area,” IRNA quoted the unnamed official as saying. Lulakdan is in Sistan-Baluchestan, a mainly Sunni province that has long been plagued by unrest from both separatist militants and drug smuggling gangs. In September, the Revolutionary Guards killed