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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 »

Saudis Pegged Kushner Early as a White House Conduit

'NYT' explores the crown prince's 'wooing' of president's son-in-law

(Newser) - That Jared Kushner has close ties to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman isn't a bombshell revelation. But the New York Times has a lengthy story explaining how that relationship came to be, finding that the Saudis identified Kushner more than two years ago as their best chance to... More »

Senator on Saudi Prince: There Was a 'Smoking Saw'

After briefing with CIA director Gina Haspel, senators are convinced

(Newser) - Senators came out of a closed-door briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday with some pretty unequivocal opinions about Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's involvement in Jamal Khashoggi's October death. What you need to know:
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker put it like so: "
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Khashoggi Learned Saudis Read His Texts: 'God Help Us'

He called crown prince a 'beast pac man'

(Newser) - When texting with a friend, Jamal Khashoggi didn't hold back in his assessment of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. He called the prince a "beast 'pac man,'" because "the more victims he eats, the more he wants." The friend, a fellow dissident... More »

11 Messages Sent by Prince Have Suspicious Timing

CIA says bin Salman was communicating with operatives' leader before, after Khashoggi killing

(Newser) - The CIA is pretty sure that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Now the Wall Street Journal has details on why the CIA thinks that way, and a big one involves 11 messages sent by the prince himself in the hours before and... More »

'I Am Worried': Macron's Chat With Prince Overheard

Mohammed bin Salman tries to reassure the French president

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron chatted privately Friday with Saudi Arabia's controversial crown prince on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, but some intriguing snippets were caught by microphones. (Watch the video .) The Guardian provides some highlights as Macron appears to be trying to advise and/or warn Mohammed bin... More »

Putin, Crown Prince Share Quite a Greeting

They forgo the handshake for a high-five

(Newser) - The G-20 summit is underway in Argentina, and the greeting between two high-profile leaders is drawing attention for its, er, enthusiasm. This time, it doesn't involve President Trump, but Russia's Vladimir Putin and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. It's not so much a handshake as a... More »

Saudi Crown Prince to Risk Arrest at G20

Argentine prosecutors reviewing request to lay charges

(Newser) - Mohammed bin Salman has a very good reason to skip the G20 summit in Buenos Aires this week. Should he arrive as planned on Friday, Argentine prosecutors are considering charging Saudi Arabia's crown prince with war crimes and torture related to mass civilian casualties in military operations in Yemen,... More »

Trump on Khashoggi's Death: Maybe Blame the World

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman 'hates it more than I do,' he says

(Newser) - In a session with reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Thanksgiving, President Trump was pressed about Jamal Khashoggi's death and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's role in it, and the president didn't budge. The Washington Post reports he held his position of refusing to blame MBS.... More »

Trump: Prince May Be Guilty, but US Stands by Saudis

'We may never know' what happened to journalist Khashoggi, he says

(Newser) - President Trump made clear in a statement Tuesday that he has no intention of cutting ties with Saudi Arabia over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Our intelligence agencies continue to assess all information, but it could very well be that the Crown Prince had knowledge of this tragic... More »

Report: CIA Concludes Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi's Death

Sources say the agency has 'high confidence' that Mohammed bin Salman was involved

(Newser) - It's not exactly a surprising conclusion, but it lends credence to the whispers—the CIA believes with "high confidence" that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was the one who put the hit out on Jamal Khashoggi , sources tell the Washington Post and New York Times . The Times... More »

Chilling Words on Saudi Recording: 'Tell Your Boss'

Turkish officials think it implicates Saudi prince, though he is not named

(Newser) - "Tell your boss." Do those words implicate Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi ? Turkish intelligence officers think so, but the proof is not irrefutable because "the boss" is never named. As the New York Times reports, a member of the... More »

In Call to White House, Prince Bad-Mouthed Khashoggi

Saudi prince accused him of belonging to Muslim Brotherhood, say reports

(Newser) - In public, the Saudi crown prince has condemned the killing of Jamal Khashoggi while the journalist was in Saudi hands. Specifically, Mohammed bin Salman called the death a "tragedy" and a "heinous crime that cannot be justified." But in private, the crown prince expressed a different view... More »

Saudi Crown Prince Breaks Silence on Khashoggi Killing

Mohammed bin Salman calls it a 'heinous crime'

(Newser) - For three weeks, Saudi Arabia's crown prince said nothing publicly about the death of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. That changed Wednesday when Mohammed bin Salman called Khashoggi's killing a "heinous crime that cannot be justified." Bin Salman, speaking at the Future Investment Initiative conference in... More »

Saudi Prince's Day: A Jarring Handshake, Standing Ovation

'MBS' receives Khashoggi's son at palace, attends financial summit

(Newser) - A photo released by the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday shows a striking handshake—one between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The crown prince is suspected of playing a role in the murder of Khashoggi , but he and his father, King Salman,... More »

Saudi Arabia Admits: Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead

Says he was killed in 'fistfight' and that 18 Saudis are in custody, but doubts on story remain

(Newser) - Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed Saturday, admitting for the first time the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post, the AP reports. Authorities say 18 Saudi suspects were in custody for his slaying and that... 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 »

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 »

Bin Laden's Mom Speaks of 'Cult' in First Interview

Saudi Arabian crown prince OKs interview with Alia Ghanem

(Newser) - In journalism parlance, securing an impressive interview is called a "get," and Martin Chulov got one. In an article for the Guardian that he writes is the first time Osama bin Laden's mother has spoken out, Chulov explains that Saudi Arabia's new leadership is a contributing... More »

Saudi Prince Makes Rare Concession to Israel

Mohammed bin Salman says Israelis have right to live on their own land

(Newser) - The crown prince of Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a long US trip looking to drum up business and support for the kingdom he may inherit soon, and Mohammed bin Salman has made headlines with a newly published interview in the Atlantic on two points:
  • Israel: The prince,
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