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Military Bill Forces Statement About Saudi Prince

Intelligence chief must make determination on whether MBS ordered Khashoggi killing

(Newser) - The acting director of national intelligence will have 30 days to present a formal determination on the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi under the military bill passed by the House this week. Though the White House was insistent that punitive measures against the Saudi regime be stripped from... More »

Uber CEO Scrambles to Undo His Khashoggi Comment

Dara Khosrowshahi called the journalist's murder a 'mistake'

(Newser) - Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi made a mistake involving the word "mistake." In an Axios on HBO interview, he used the word to characterize Jamal Khashoggi's murder—and also his own company's fatal self-driving-car accident . CNBC reports it started with him saying, "I think that [the... More »

Familiar Business Name Has a New Startup

Travis Kalanick, formerly of Uber, is betting on food delivery with CloudKitchens

(Newser) - The ousted founder of Uber is back in the business spotlight with a new startup, one that is attracting big money. The Wall Street Journal reports that Travis Kalanick has gotten $400 million from a sovereign-wealth fund in Saudi Arabia for his company, CloudKitchens. The idea behind the firm revolves... More »

Telling the Full Story of Khashoggi's Murder

On the first anniversary of his death

(Newser) - On Oct. 2, 2018, the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. One year later, Insider tells the story "as we know it," based on a 100-page report by the UN special rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions released in June, hundreds of... More »

A Year On, Saudi Crown Prince Talks Khashoggi

MBS says murder 'happened under my watch' but denies knowledge of it

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia's crown prince has accepted responsibility for the first time in Jamal Khashoggi's murder at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate last October—though he still claims he had no knowledge of it. "I get all the responsibility, because it happened under my watch," Mohammed bin... More »

Khashoggi 'Murder Transcript' Reveals His Final Words

His killers tried to force him to send message to son

(Newser) - Jamal Khashoggi's murderers tried to force him to send a message to his son, according to Turkey's Sabah newspaper, which says it has obtained recordings from the day the Saudi journalist was murdered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate. In transcripts published by the newspaper, a forensic expert... More »

Trump 'Angry' on Khashoggi, but Crown Prince a 'Friend of Mine'

President says Mohammed bin Salman is doing a 'spectacular job'

(Newser) - While most world leaders gave Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman the side-eye at the G20 summit held in Osaka, Japan, the crown prince had at least one attendee in his corner: US President Trump. The Wall Street Journal reports Trump's "rare endorsement" of bin Salman came during... More »

Khashoggi Audio, per UN Report: 'We Are Coming to Get You'

Report from special rapporteur says Saudi crown prince should be investigated

(Newser) - Eleven Saudis are on trial in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . Now, however, a UN human rights expert says those further up the ladder, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, should be investigated for the "extrajudicial" killing that Saudi Arabia itself should bear responsibility for. Per the Washington ... More »

After Khashoggi Murder, Feds OK'd Saudi Nuclear Permits

Sen. Tim Kaine slams 'eagerness to give Saudis anything they want'

(Newser) - Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine cried foul Tuesday after learning that the Trump administration approved the transfer of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia on two occasions after the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The Department of Energy informed the Senate on Tuesday that licenses to export the sensitive technology... More »

Author's Snark to Give Trump to the Saudis Irks Maher Viewers

Fran Lebowitz later expressed 'regret' for remarks, says 'everyone misinterpreted' things

(Newser) - A guest on Bill Maher's HBO show this week has walked back remarks she made about President Trump that tied to a murdered journalist. Deadline and Fox News report 68-year-old author Fran Lebowitz sat on Maher's stage Friday and took part in a discussion about Trump's time... More »

Report: Khashoggi Kids Getting 'Blood Money' Payments

Government has reportedly given the 4 children homes worth up to $4M

(Newser) - The four children of murdered Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi have received homes worth up to $4 million apiece and monthly payments of at least $10,000 as the kingdom tries to limit fallout from the killing, sources tell the Washington Post . The sources—including Saudi officials—say the payments,... More »

Khashoggi Killers Were Trained in America: Report

David Ignatius reports on how the kingdom 'misused' US training

(Newser) - Saudis who took part in Jamal Khashoggi's murder were likely trained in America—a fact that appears to have further damaged relations between the US and Saudi Arabia, MSN reports. In the Washington Post , columnist David Ignatius reveals more about the killing itself and reports on how some Saudi... More »

2 New Reports Are Bad News for Saudi Crown Prince

'NYT' details abuses of special team, while 'Guardian' says he may have lost some power

(Newser) - Two new reports suggest more trouble for Saudi's crown prince. The New York Times is out with a front-page story alleging a brutal campaign authorized by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to abduct and torture dissidents that began more than a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.... More »

Royal Rift Could Threaten Saudi Arabia's Stability

King and crown prince reportedly clash

(Newser) - Tension may be increasing between Saudi Arabia's king and its crown prince, to such an extent that King Salman replaced his security team with loyalists while on a trip to Egypt last month, sources say. The king dismissed his Egyptian security personnel as well, the Guardian reports, after his... More »

Report: Khashoggi's Body Likely Put in Oven

Al Jazeera Arabic alleges the process took 3 days

(Newser) - The Saudi consulate general's residence in Istanbul has long been a target of investigation into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and rightly so, alleges a new documentary by Al Jazeera Arabic . It claims, by way of Turkish officials, that the journalist's body was likely burned in what Vice... More »

Post-Khashoggi, Saudis Make a Major Move

The kingdom names a female envoy to the US

(Newser) - You're not seeing things: The next Saudi ambassador to America is a woman. The kingdom appointed Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan to the post Saturday in an apparent attempt to ease relations with Washington after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the New York Times reports. The daughter... More »

Trump Advisor Has Controversial Thoughts on Khashoggi Murder

Trump's inaugural committee chair says America shouldn't criticize Saudi Arabia over the killing

(Newser) - The man who led President Trump's inaugural committee said America is in no moral position to criticize Saudi Arabia over the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the AP reports. "Whatever happened in Saudi Arabia, the atrocities in America are equal, or worse," Tom Barrack, a real... More »

Report: US Has Damning Recording of Saudi Prince

He said he would go after Khashoggi 'with a bullet'

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman spoke of killing Jamal Khashoggi a year before the journalist was murdered inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, reports the New York Times , citing "current and former American and foreign officials with direct knowledge of intelligence reports." The sources say... More »

Netflix Takes Down Comedy Show After Saudis Complain

Hasan Minhaj slammed crown prince

(Newser) - Netflix is being accused of bowing to the demands of "thin-skinned Saudi royals" after making an episode of an American comedian's show unavailable in the kingdom. In the episode of Hasan Minhaj's Patriot Act, the Muslim comedian strongly criticizes crown prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder... More »

Video May Answer Question on Khashoggi's Remains

Turkish TV shows Saudis carrying 5 bags, reportedly with his dismembered body

(Newser) - We still don't know where the remains of Jamal Khashoggi are, but newly surfaced video might explain how his Saudi killers moved his body. The video , which aired on Turkish television, shows men carrying five suitcases into the residence of the Saudi general consul in Istanbul on the day... More »

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