Jamal Khashoggi

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Report: Saudis to Claim General Flubbed Order to Capture Khashoggi

Move will deflect blame from crown prince

(Newser) - Amid a massive wave of international condemnation, Saudi Arabia might be ready to publicly blame somebody for the apparent killing of Jamal Khashoggi—and it isn't Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Instead, sources tell the New York Times , Saudi officials are preparing to point the finger at Maj. Gen.... More »

Trump: Yes, 'Looks' Like Khashoggi Is Dead

'It certainly looks that way to me, it's very sad,' president says

(Newser) - Asked Thursday if he believes missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, President Trump replied, "It certainly looks that way to me, it’s very sad. It certainly looks that way." Trump, who has in the past been reluctant to place blame on Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi'... More »

Pompeo Asks Trump to Give Saudis More Time

Also, treasury chief pulls out of high-profile economic summit in Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - Mike Pompeo continues to urge patience with the Jamal Khashoggi case: The US secretary of state says he has advised the White House to give Saudi Arabia "a few more days" to complete its investigation into the journalist's disappearance. At that point, "we can make decisions about... More »

WaPo Reluctantly Runs Khashoggi's Final Column

He warns that Arab governments are silencing the media

(Newser) - Jamal Khashoggi's final column for the Washington Post "perfectly captures his commitment and passion for freedom in the Arab world"—"a freedom he apparently gave his life for," writes Post Global Opinions editor Karen Attiah. She says the newspaper delayed publishing it because they hoped... 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 »

Turkish Paper Publishes Graphic Account of Khashoggi Slaying

As Mike Pompeo meets with Turkish officials

(Newser) - A pro-government Turkish newspaper published a gruesome recounting Wednesday of the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, just as America's top diplomat arrived in the country for talks over the Washington Post columnist's disappearance, the AP reports. The Yeni Safak report... More »

Trump Compares Saudi Arabia Condemnation to Kavanaugh

Says people are rushing to judgment over Jamal Khashoggi case

(Newser) - President Trump Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment. In an interview with the AP , Trump compared the situation to the allegations of sexual assault leveled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his... 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 »

Trump: 'Rogue Killers' Might Have Murdered Journalist

President sends secretary of state to Saudi Arabia in regard to Jamal Khashoggi

(Newser) - Nearly two weeks after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , Saudi Arabia is making moves to clear its name: It will allow a joint inspection of its Turkish embassy Monday afternoon, and King Salman is personally denying his kingdom had anything to do with how the journalist vanished. "Just... 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 Stocks Reel After Trump Threatens 'Severe Punishment'

President says 'we're going to get to the bottom of" Jamal Khashoggi disappearance

(Newser) - President Trump went after Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an interview airing Sunday, telling 60 Minutes that "we're going to get to the bottom of it, and there will be severe punishment" if US officials find that Riyadh ordered Khashoggi's murder. "... 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 »

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 »

Report: US Heard of Plan to Lure Missing Journalist

As Trump says halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia 'would be hurting us'

(Newser) - A new twist in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi : American officials knew months ago that Saudi Arabia was plotting against the journalist, sources tell the Washington Post . The sources say US intelligence intercepts discovered a plan to lure Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi monarchy, back to the kingdom from... 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 »

Official: Saudi Journalist's Killing Was 'Like Pulp Fiction'

Images of 15-man 'assassination squad' surface

(Newser) - A growing amount of evidence points toward Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi having been brutally murdered and dismembered inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate, officials say. A senior official tells the New York Times that a team of 15 Saudi agents arrived on charter planes the day Khashoggi vanished, including... More »

An Extraordinary Move in Search for Missing Journalist

Turkey will go inside the Saudi Consulate to look for Jamal Khashoggi

(Newser) - Turkey said Tuesday it will search the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as it investigates why journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished there a week ago, an extraordinary probe of a diplomatic post amid Turkish officials' fears the writer had been killed inside the building. That Saudi Arabia would allow foreigners to enter... More »

What Happened to Jamal Khashoggi?

We need answers on journalist's disappearance, and possible murder, in Turkey: editorial

(Newser) - Is Jamal Khashoggi alive or dead? It's time the US got involved to determine the truth about the missing Saudi Arabian journalist, declares an editorial in the Washington Post . Khashoggi, who contributes to the Post, hasn't been seen since Tuesday, when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.... More »

Missing WaPo Journalist 'Killed in a Barbaric Way:' Friend

Turkish officials conclude that Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate

(Newser) - Missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey by a 15-member team dispatched by Riyadh specifically to murder him, two Turkish officials tell the Washington Post . "It was a preplanned murder," one says. A third backs up that account. "The initial assessment... More »

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