A Saudi Royal Air Force plane crashed on Monday during a training mission in the northwest region, leaving all of its crew dead, an official source at the Ministry of Defence has said. An investigation was opened into the cause of the crash of the Hawk plane, the ministry said in a statement issued by the Saudi Press Agency.CNN
"If they lured this man into that consulate, they went medieval on him, and he was killed and he was chopped up and they sent a death crew down there to kill him and do all this, that would be an outrage," Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said on CNN's "State of the Union. "Just because they're an ally in an important mission, which is containing Iranian expansion in the region, cannot allow us to overlook or walk away from that. It undermines our ability to stand for morality and human rights all over the world," Rubio said on Sunday. Saudi Arabia has denied killing Khashoggi but has not provided evidence to explain his disappearance from the consulate. That being the case, Rubio called on TreasuryCNN
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.Arab News
RIYADH: Unusual activity has been observed on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s Twitter account since his disappearance on Oct. 2 - with a total of 163 old tweets having been deleted. This has raised questions about the identity of the person managing Khashoggi’s Twitter account - and whether it is his alleged fiancée Hatice (Khadija) Cengiz. It was reported that all of Khashoggi’s cellphones are in her possession; yet Khashoggi’s ex-wife, Alaa Nassif, has said neither she nor Khashoggi’s family had any knowledge of Khadija. On the day of Khashoggi’s disappearance, he had not followed anyone new and the number of the accounts he followed was 778, according to the analytics tool SocialBlade.Gulf News
Dubai: The new crime-fighting “hoverbike” is part of the remarkable display of advanced technology unveiled by Dubai Police at the Gitex Technology Week 2018. The new flying bike can be used for responding to emergency situations, said a Dubai Police officer. Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, director of the AI Department in Dubai Police, said the hoverbike was upgraded after displaying it in Gitex 2017. “It works on electricity and can fly at five metres height and carry a policeman during emergency situations and heavy traffic. The bike can also fly without a passenger and can go up to 96km/h. It can fly for 25 minutes with a pilot and for 40 minutes when controlled by an operator,” Brigadierrss.cnn.com
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 Tortureenglish.alarabiya.net
Around the time that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi first went missing in Istanbul 13 days ago, the Qatari government urgently dispatched several individuals to the United States. Among them was Hassan Ali bin Ali, an important Qatari regime insider and businessman. Bin Ali is believed to have met with several American and non-American media personalities. A congressional source told Al Arabiya English, on condition of anonymity, that Bin Ali had hired the New York City lobbying firm Friedlander Group, founded by Ezra Friedlander, to mend the bilateral relations between Qatar and the United States.