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Report Reveals Jamal Khashoggi's Last Words

He said 'I can't breathe' before sounds of a saw were heard, source says

(Newser) - Jamal Khashoggi's last words were the same as those uttered by New York City man Eric Garner after police put him in a fatal chokehold, according to CNN , which cites a source who has seen a translated transcript of the journalist's last moments in Saudi Arabia's Istanbul... More »

Trudeau: Canada Has Heard Tape of Khashoggi Murder

Prime minister is first Western leader to acknowledge his country heard tapes of killing

(Newser) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday became the first Western leader to acknowledge his country had heard recordings of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. "Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share," Trudeau said from Paris, where he was attending the... More »

Erdogan: I Gave Audio of Khashoggi Killing to US, 4 Other Countries

'They have listened to all the conversations in them,' says Turkish president

(Newser) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France, and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the AP reports. Erdogan's comments on Saturday were the first public confirmation of... More »

Report: 2 Saudis Pretended to Help, Had Different Task

Turkish paper: Chemist, toxicologist weren't really investigating Khashoggi's disappearance

(Newser) - The two men flew into Istanbul from Saudi Arabia to help with the Saudi investigation into the Oct. 2 disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi—or so the story went. Per Turkish media, that was just a cover: The Sabah newspaper reports the chemist and toxicologist were actually tasked with ridding the... More »

Official: Khashoggi Was Dissolved in Acid

And Erdogan writes an op-ed in the Washington Post

(Newser) - A Turkish official says he believes Jamal Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid or other chemicals after it was mutilated, the AP reports. Yasin Aktay, a ruling party adviser to Erdogan, said Friday that "there can be no other formula" to explain why the Saudi journalist's remains... More »

Khashoggi Strangled and His Body 'Subsequently Destroyed'

So says Irfan Fidan,Turkey's top prosecutor

(Newser) - In what is being viewed as the first official Turkish explanation of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, Turkey's public prosecutor on Wednesday said the journalist was strangled "as soon as he entered the consulate" and his body "subsequently... More »

Pompeo's Request for Khashoggi's Son: Granted

Travel ban in Saudi Arabia apparently lifted, Salah Khashoggi is now in US

(Newser) - When Mike Pompeo met with the Saudis in Riyadh earlier this month , the secretary of state made one specific request, per a State Department rep: "He wanted Salah Khashoggi returned to the United States." Reuters reports that now appears to have taken place, with sources saying Salah Khashoggi—... More »

Journo Held Captive for 3 Years in Syria: 'Now I Am in Turkey'

Jumpei Yasuda, abducted in 2015 by Nusra Front, is now safe

(Newser) - A Japanese freelance journalist who was freed after more than three years of captivity in Syria said Wednesday he's safe in neighboring Turkey. "My name is Jumpei Yasuda, Japanese journalist. I have been held in Syria for 40 months," Yasuda said, somewhat haltingly in English, in videotaped... More »

Turkish Leader: 'Savage' Murder Can't Go Unpunished

Erdogan wants answers from Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - Turkey's president says the latest Saudi explanation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death doesn't wash—and he's demanding answers. The Saudis blame a fistfight that escalated out of control, but in a highly anticipated speech on Tuesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asserted that the "brutal" killing... More »

Surveillance Tape Shows a Saudi in Khashoggi's Clothes

CNN: Footage shows 'body double' leaving consulate, elsewhere in Istanbul

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia has finally admitted Jamal Khashoggi is dead , but a new development adds to suspicion about the Saudis' "shifting narrative": surveillance tape showing a "body double," one of the 15 suspects in Khashoggi's death, coming out of the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul dressed in... More »

Report: Khashoggi's Head Was Removed. But First, His Fingers

Senior Turkish official confirms gruesome report of Khashoggi slaying

(Newser) - A senior Turkish official on Wednesday confirmed gruesome details published by a pro-government Turkish newspaper about the alleged slaying of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The official tells the New York Times that a team of 15 Saudi agents were waiting for the Washington Post columnist when... More »

Inside Saudi Consulate, Suspicious New Paint

Turkish investigators looking into it as Pompeo meets with king

(Newser) - President Trump has mused it might have been "rogue killers" who murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, while other sources are buzzing that Saudi Arabia plans to admit Khashoggi was accidentally killed during an interrogation. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got directly on the case Tuesday in Riyadh, where he was... More »

As Global Pressure Intensifies, Saudis Make a Concession

Agree to joint inspection of consulate with Turkey after Jamal Khashoggi disappeared

(Newser) - With international pressure on Saudi Arabia seeming to intensify by the day, the Saudis have agreed to a joint inspection of their consulate in Istanbul with Turkish officials. The inspection will take place Monday, almost two weeks after journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the facility, reports the AP . The... More »

Saudi Arabia Responds to Trump's 'Threats'

European nations seek probe into journalist's disappearance

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia says it rejects any "threats" of economic sanctions or political pressure regarding the disappearance of a Saudi writer—and European nations are calling for an investigation, the AP reports. In a statement carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency on Sunday, the Saudi government said it will... More »

Returned US Pastor Quips About 'Absentee Ballot'

'You really fought for us,' Andrew Brunson tells Trump

(Newser) - President Trump welcomed American pastor Andrew Brunson to the Oval Office on Saturday, celebrating his release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey that had sparked a diplomatic row with a key ally and outcry from US evangelical groups, the AP reports. Brunson, who returned to the United States... More »

Report: Apple Watch Captured Missing Journalist's Murder

Turkish newspaper says audio was recovered from Jamal Khashoggi's synced iPhone

(Newser) - Turkish officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Apple Watch he wore when he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over a week ago, a pro-government Turkish newspaper reported Saturday. The new claim was published by the Sabah newspaper, through which... More »

Uber CEO to Saudi Arabia: I'm Not Going to Your Conference

Dara Khosrowshahi says he won't attend after disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

(Newser) - "Davos in the Desert" just found out it will be short at least one more speaker. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he's canceling plans to go to Saudi Arabia's Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , who was last seen entering... More »

US Pastor Freed in Turkey Amid Reports of Secret Deal

Andrew Brunson bound for US after sentencing for espionage

(Newser) - An American pastor detained for two years in Turkey on charges of espionage and aiding terrorist groups is heading home. A Turkish court on Friday allowed the release of evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, who lived for more than 20 years in Turkey before he was jailed in the 2016 crackdown... More »

Turkey: Graphic Recordings Prove Journalist Was Murdered

'You can hear how he was interrogated, tortured, and then murdered'

(Newser) - Turkish officials say they have audio and video evidence proving that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and murdered inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate. The officials, speaking under condition of anonymity, tell the Washington Post that the audio evidence is extremely graphic. "The voice recording from inside the embassy... More »

Missing Journalist Wore an Apple Watch, Perhaps Crucially

Investigators reportedly trying to see if they can glean anything from phone connected to it

(Newser) - As Turkey airs its suspicions that Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered and dismembered inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate by a team of 15 Saudi agents, Reuters digs into the situation. One major line of investigation it reports is being chased down: Khashoggi's black Apple Watch.... More »

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