US President Donald Trump has ignored a deadline by Congress to determine who ordered the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and whether he intends to impose sanctions on Riyadh, prompting an angry backlash on Capitol Hill.
American intelligence agencies have revived communication — originally intercepted in 2017 — between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a close aide in which Mohammed says he would use “a bullet” on Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi if he did not return to Saudi Arabia or stop criticizing the prince.
Turkey says it is making preparations to launch an international investigation into the gruesome assassination of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, slamming certain Western countries for what it calls attempts to whitewash the murder.
The Trump administration expects Saudi Arabia to hold “every single person” responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday after talks with senior Saudi officials that also focused on Mideast crises and Iran.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says it cannot assess the fairness of a trial underway in Saudi Arabia over the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, emphasizing that in any case it is "not sufficient."
Saudi Arabia's king put a veteran former finance minister in charge of foreign affairs on Thursday, aiming to improve the kingdom's image after the crisis caused by the killing of a journalist and greater scrutiny of the Yemen war.
Turkey says it is working with other countries to carry the investigation into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi to the United Nations, more than two months after the dissident Saudi journalist was gruesomely murdered inside the Arab kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.
Turkey’s official news agency has circulated new pictures of the members of the 15-person Saudi Arabian team that Turkish officials say murdered a prominent Saudi dissident journalist in Istanbul in October.
The murder of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi in a year when more than half of all journalists killed were targeted deliberately reflects a hatred of the media in many areas of society, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Tuesday.