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  • [Top Story]Erdogan Says Saudis Planned Khashoggi's Killing in Turkey - New York Times10/23 14:10

    New York TimesErdogan Says Saudis Planned Khashoggi's Killing in TurkeyNew York TimesISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday raised the stakes in his dispute with Saudi Arabia over what he called the ''premeditated murder'' of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, demanding that Riyadh supply more answers and hand ...Turkish president says murder of Jamal Khashoggi was 'planned,' calls for extradition of Saudi suspectsWashington PostSaudi investment conference begins under shadow of Khashoggi's deathCNNTurkish president calls for Saudi Arabia to hand over the 18 suspects in Khashoggi's killing to stand trialBusiness InsiderABC Newsall 7,345 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Saudi crown prince appears at Riyadh investment conference10/23 14:10

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appeared at an international investment conference in Riyadh on Tuesday, Reuters witnesses said. ......Search More News

  • [World News]Jamal Khashoggi's 'ferocious' murder was planned by Saudi officials days before his death, says Erdogan10/23 14:10

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, said the killing of Jamal Khashoggi was "a political murder" planned in advance by Saudi operatives as he demanded that “the person who gave the order” be held accountable.  In his first major speech since the journalist disappeared, Mr Erdogan said the murder of the Washington Post columnist was pre-meditated and that several members of the so-called hit squad arrived in Istanbul ahead of Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance to scope out a forest.  Mr Erdogan said Turkey would not accept Saudi Arabia’s explanation that the killing was a botched operation carried out by rogue intelligence officials and implied he believed it was ordered by senior leaders. "The information obtained so far and the evidence found shows that Khashoggi was murdered in a ferocious manner," Erdogan told MPs in Ankara.   “Leaving some security and intelligence forces holding the bag will not satisfy us or the international community,” he said. “The human consciousness will not be satisfied until all those - from the person who gave the order to those who carried it out - are brought to account.”  Mr Erdogan said he wanted the 18 Saudi men who have been arrested for the murder to be extradited to Turkey to face charges, a challenge to the Saudi government which has said they will be tried in Saudi courts.   The Turkish president’s speech adds to pressure on Riyadh, which has been facing a wave of international scepticism since it announced over the weekend that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, was not involved in the killing.  No mention of Mohammed bin Salman Mr Erdogan made no mention of the crown prince in his speech but said that Saudi Arabia’s own investigation would not be enough.  Nor did he make any reference to the tapes Turkish officials are believed to have of Mr Khashoggi’s torture and killing, which appears to implicate the prince's inner circle. “I don’t doubt the sincerity of King Salman,” he said. “But such a critical investigation should be carried out by a delegation that is fair, truly unbiased and does not even have the slightest suspicion of contact with the incident.”  Mr Erodgan posed a series of questions to the Saudi government, demanding to know where Mr Khashoggi’s body was and to know the name of the “local collaborator” which Saudi Arabia says hid the corpse.  He asked “on whose orders” the team of soldiers, spies and a forensic expert flew into Istanbul and why people with those skill sets had been assembled.  He also demanded to know why Saudi officials had not immediately opened the consulate for inspection, instead stalling for more than a week before allowing a search.     “Until these questions are answered, no one should give the slightest though to this matter being covered up,” he said.  Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, said he was "deeply concerned to hear President Erdogan describe Jamal Khashoggi’s murder as pre-meditated. The world is still waiting for answers." Deeply concerned to hear President Erdogan describe Jamal #Khashoggi’s murder as pre-meditated. The world is still waiting for answers https://t.co/lymp7uu6BS— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) October 23, 2018 King Salman and Prince Mohammed met with Khashoggi's family in Riyadh on Tuesday, three weeks after his disappearance. Pictures showed son Salah, who has been under a travel ban since his father left the country last year, shaking hands with the prince.  Jamal Khashoggi's son Salah meets Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman  Credit: SPA 'Davos in the Desert' The timing of the controversy could not be worse for the crown prince. His annual conference, the Future Investment Initiative, kicked off today and was intended to draw leading investors who could help underwrite the heir-apparent's ambitious plans to revamp the economy. But the summit, nicknamed "Davos in the desert", has been overshadowed by growing global outrage. So much so that MBS, as he is nicknamed, decided not to not appear on the opening day.  The chief executive of German industrial conglomerate Siemens, Joe Kaeser, was the latest among dozens of global executives to withdraw from the summit, hosted by the kingdom's sovereign wealth fund. Ministers from the United States, Britain and France, which have huge defence deals at stake with Saudi Arabia, have already pulled out of the summit. Corporate heads, from JP Morgan to carmaker Ford and ride-hailing app Uber, as well as media powerhouses like Bloomberg, CNN and the Financial Times, have all abandoned plans to attend. Organisers have taken down a list of speakers from its website and on Monday refused to confirm the number of attendees. And in a fresh setback, the forum's website went down on Monday after an apparent cyberattack. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Turkey keeps leaking Meanwhile, Turkish sources have kept up a steady stream of leaks from their investigation into how the journalist died casting further doubt on the Saudi version of events - that Khashoggi died after an argument spiralled into a brawl. Donald Trump said he was "not satisfied" with Riyadh's explanation of the death and world leaders are demanding answers. On Monday, CNN broadcast images showing a Saudi official playing a body double for Khashoggi, wearing the journalist's clothes, exiting the consulate. Omer Celik, spokesman of Mr Erdogan's ruling party, said the killing "was planned in an extremely savage manner," and that "there has been a lot of effort to whitewash this". An Erdogan adviser, Yasin Aktay, wrote in the Yeni Safak daily that Riyadh's version of events "feels like our intelligence is being mocked". The security official heading a team of 15 Saudis allegedly sent to Istanbul, called the head of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's office, Bader al-Asaker, "four times after the murder", the adviser added. Abdulkadir Selvi, whose Hurriyet newspaper columns are closely watched for indications of Mr Erdogan's thinking, wrote that Khashoggi was slowly strangled to death before a Saudi forensic specialist cut his body into 15 pieces while listening to music. "We cannot close this file until the crown prince is brought to account and removed from his post," said Selvi. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, a smooth former envoy to Washington, appeared on Fox News on Sunday to blame a "rogue operation" by individuals who "exceeded their responsibilities" and then "tried to cover up for it". On Tuesday he said the killing of a critic like Khashoggi is something that must "never happen again". Saudi Arabia's leadership will "see to it that the investigation is thorough and complete and that the truth is revealed and those responsible will be held to account", he told reporters. "And that mechanism and procedures are put in place to ensure that something like this can never happen again." Jamal Khashoggi death | The unanswered questions What we know The saga surrounding the fate of Saudi Arabia’s best-known journalist has played out in claims and counterclaims published in the world’s media, as both Turkey and Riyadh struggle to control the narrative.  Since news of Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance broke, journalists have had to rely on carefully controlled releases of information from Turkey - a country which has in recent years muzzled its relatively free press - and Saudi Arabia, which never enjoyed one to begin with. The singular fact that both countries can agree on is that Mr Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at 1.14pm on October 2, leaving his Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz waiting outside. Turkey gave Saudi Arabia a day to come up with an explanation, but Riyadh was not forthcoming. The kingdom offered the explanation that the journalist met with officials at the consulate and left shortly after, saying they noted nothing out of the ordinary. Ms Cengiz, who stood by the exit for more than four hours before raising the alarm, said that was impossible. Saudi’s response appeared not to be satisfactory for Turkey either, which was under mounting pressure to investigate an alleged state-ordered assassination on its soil. A series of leaks followed, including CCTV footage of Khashoggi entering the consulate, but not leaving.  Turkish officials alluded to a tape they had which they said revealed that the journalist was tortured and then killed. His body was chopped into pieces and taken out of the embassy. It implicated members of MBS's inner circle.  The kingdom was forced to respond, saying their own investigation found there was a "fistfight" between Khashoggi and some of the Saudi officials who entered the embassy. They were not there at the order of the crown prince and were to be fired and investigated.  Turkish officials have continued to leak damaging information in the hope of forcing Saudi to come clean. The latest of which was CCTV footage which appeared to show one of the 15-an hit squad dressed up as Khashoggi's body double leaving through the back door of the consulate.  Jamal Khashoggi | read more International reaction and diplomatic fallout There is a lot at risk here, with the incident threatening Turkey-Saudi relations, US-Turkey relations and perhaps most importantly Saudi-US relations. Under Erdogan, Ankara has jockeyed for influence in the region over Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia. The two have an alliance of convenience in conflicts in Syria and Yemen but the partnership has always been uneasy. Until his speech on Tuesday President Erdogan had been careful to distance himself from the reports, instead preferring to leak damning details to the press through confidantes. The US, a close and strategic ally of the bin Salman family, initially stayed silent as they weighed their response. Mr Trump appeared to open the door for Saudi rulers to distance themselves from the scandal by appearing to place the blame on “rogue assassinations”. Neither country is looking for a high-level diplomatic confrontation and both have strong incentives to agree a version of events that absolves Crown Prince Mohammed. A US-Saudi rift would likely send shockwaves around the world, destabilising oil markets and the global investment climate, not to mention dealing a blow to the Trump administration's own plans in the Middle East. Last week the president despatched Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, to Riyadh to smooth things over. But Mr Trump’s softly-softly approach has not been well-received at home. Mr Erdogan's address was carefully judged. He appeared transparent in front of the world, but stopped short of laying any blame on Saudi Arabia's heir apparent. By doing so he now has leverage over Saudi, simultaneously buying time for the Trump administration, which does not want to see its ally implicated in the murder. ......Search More News

  • [World News]Turkey's Erdogan says strong signs Khashoggi killing was planned10/23 14:10

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that there were strong signs that the killing of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned and that he was killed in a "savage way". Erdogan, who was speaking to members of his AK Party in parliament, also said he told Saudi King Salman that the Saudi consul in Istanbul was incompetent and that he was relieved of his duty and returned to his country. Erdogan added that the 18 people arrested in Saudi Arabia in relation to the killing matches Turkish intelligence on the matter.......Search More News

  • [World]'India Did Not Respond to Pakistan's Peace Offer': Imran Khan says He'll Try Again After 2019 Polls - News1810/23 14:00

    News18'India Did Not Respond to Pakistan's Peace Offer': Imran Khan says He'll Try Again After 2019 PollsNews18Riyadh: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is currently in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh to seek loans from the International Monetary Fund for his country, on Tuesday said he had tried to extend hand of peace to India, but did not receive a ...'We are desperate for money': Pakistan's Imran Khan flies into political storm in Saudi ArabiaThe Independent (blog)Populism confronts realityThe Hinduall 334 news articles »......Search More News

  • [World News]Canadian PM says it would be hard to scrap big Saudi arms deal10/23 13:50

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, under pressure to punish Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on Tuesday it would be very hard to scrap an arms deal with Riyadh worth up to $13 billion as critics have demanded. ......Search More News

  • [Business]Wall Street tumbles at open as weak industrials add to dour mood10/23 13:50

    Wall Street opened sharply lower on Tuesday as disappointing earnings from industrial bellwethers Caterpillar and 3M piled on to concerns over Saudi Arabia's diplomatic isolation, Italy's finances and trade war fears. ......Search More News

  • [World News]The Latest: CIA director in Turkey to review Khashoggi case10/23 13:50

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):......Search More News

  • [World News]WATCH: Turkish president set to reveal alleged details of Khashoggi's death10/23 13:41

    This comes as Saudi officials change explanation again for journalist's killing, and video appears to show a body double for Khashoggi. ABC News' Molly Hunter reports.......Search More News

  • [World News]Saudi king, crown prince meet Khashoggi family members: SPA10/23 13:41

    Saudi king Salman received family members of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. ......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Saudi signs deals worth $50 billion at investment event despite boycott10/23 13:41

    Saudi Arabia signed deals worth $50 billion on Tuesday, showing it can still attract investment at a conference boycotted by Western politicians and global business chiefs after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. ......Search More News

  • [World News]The Latest: CIA director in Turkey to review Khashoggi case10/23 13:30

    CIA Director Gina Haspel is in Turkey to review the case of slain Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, according to a U.S. official......Search More News

  • [World News]Khashoggi Killing Permeates Saudi Investment Conference10/23 13:11

    Investors from around the world gathered in Riyadh for an investment conference but the killing of Mr. Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia’s role in the murder loomed large.......Search More News

  • [Business]Wall Street futures down on Saudi concerns, Caterpillar10/23 13:11

    Wall Street was set to open sharply lower on Tuesday as disappointing earnings from industrial bellwethers Caterpillar and 3M piled on to concerns over Saudi Arabia's diplomatic isolation, Italy's finances and trade war fears. ......Search More News

  • [Business]Saudi signs deals worth $50 billion in oil, gas and infrastructure - Reuters10/23 13:10

    Saudi signs deals worth $50 billion in oil, gas and infrastructureReutersRIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia signed deals worth more than $50 billion in oil, gas, infrastructure and other sectors at an investment conference in Riyadh on Tuesday, officials there said. Details were announced at the Future Investment Initiative ...and more »......Search More News

  • [Business]Wall Street futures down on Caterpillar, Saudi concerns10/23 13:01

    U.S. stock index futures tumbled on Tuesday, as concerns over Saudi Arabia's political situation, Italy's finances and trade war fears hit risk appetite across the globe. ......Search More News

  • [Business]Saudi to sign deals worth $50 billion in oil, gas and infrastructure - Reuters10/23 13:00

    ReutersSaudi to sign deals worth $50 billion in oil, gas and infrastructureReutersRIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia started signing deals worth more than $50 billion in sectors including oil, gas and infrastructure at an investment conference in Riyadh on Tuesday. Companies involved in the deals included Trafigura, Total (TOTF.Saudis Plan Energy, Metals Deals to Salvage Forum Facing OutcryBloombergall 164 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Business opportunity in Saudi Arabia in doubt10/23 12:51

    As the number one oil exporter, Saudi Arabia has earmarked $1.4 trillion for domestic infrastructure spending. But with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman facing global scrutiny, the risk is starting to outweigh the reward. CNN's John Defterios reports.......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Erdogan Says Saudis Planned Khashoggi’s Killing in Turkey10/23 12:51

    The Turkish president’s speech followed a series of leaks by Turkey that implicated the Saudi government in the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.......Search More News

  • [Business]Canada willing to freeze armoured vehicle exports to Saudi Arabia, Trudeau says - The Globe and Mail10/23 12:50

    The Globe and MailCanada willing to freeze armoured vehicle exports to Saudi Arabia, Trudeau saysThe Globe and MailPrime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's willing to freeze exports of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, as the opposition presses the federal government to follow Germany's lead in suspending military shipments to the kingdom over the alleged murder of ...Saudis Said Planning Energy, Metals Deals to Salvage ForumBloombergall 179 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Business]European stocks fall to lowest levels since 2016; German DAX down almost 2% - CNBC10/23 12:50

    CNBCEuropean stocks fall to lowest levels since 2016; German DAX down almost 2%CNBCEuropean stocks fell to their lowest levels in almost two years on Tuesday, as diplomatic tensions in Saudi Arabia, concerns over Italy's Budget and ongoing Brexit talks all depressed market sentiment. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down over 1.1 ...Germany DAX PLUNGES – Europe markets fall to LOWEST level in 22 MONTHS as FTSE tumblesExpress.co.ukall 112 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Turkish president says murder of Jamal Khashoggi was 'planned,' calls for extradition of Saudi suspects - Washington Post10/23 12:50

    Washington PostTurkish president says murder of Jamal Khashoggi was 'planned,' calls for extradition of Saudi suspectsWashington PostISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a “planned” and “brutal” murder and called on Saudi Arabia to extradite 18 suspects to Turkey to face justice for the crime ...On Jamal Khashoggi Killing, Trump Administration Sends Mixed SignalsNew York TimesSaudi investment conference begins under shadow of Khashoggi's deathCNNEvidence Shows Khashoggi Was 'Brutally Murdered,' Turkish President Erdogan SaysNPRABC News -Wall Street Journal -Business Insiderall 7,083 news articles »......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Killing of Saudi journalist was 'savagely planned,' Turkish president says10/23 12:40

    The Turkish president said Saudi operatives planned the killing days earlier.......Search More News

  • [World News]What Erdogan did and didn't say on Khashoggi10/23 12:40

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday offered his first on-the-record timeline of events surrounding the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Here's what he did and didn't say.......Search More News

  • [World News]Jared Kushner reveals he told Saudi crown prince to be 'fully transparent' over Khashoggi disappearance10/23 12:40

    Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has revealed he urged Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman to be “fully transparent” about missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi as international pressure for answers continued to grow.  Mr Kushner, 37, who has developed a close relationship with the 33-year-old Prince Mohammed, said he had warned him that the “world was watching” and that Mr Khashoggi’s disappearance was “very serious”.  The comments came during a rare public interview with Mr Kushner, who is married to the US president's daughter Ivanka Trump, as world leaders and ministers continued to demand more clarity from the Saudi leadership. Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister,  floated the possibility of cancelling a multi-billion dollar defence contract with Saudi Arabia, while other leading overseas politicians called for a "credible" explanation for what happened.  Mr Khashoggi, who was living in America and writing for The Washington Post, has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, three weeks ago.  Turkish officials claim he was killed and dismembered in the consulate. Saudi officials recently admitted Mr Khashoggi died there but claimed it was an accident after a row broke out.  Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince Credit: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin Mr Kushner’s relationship with Prince Mohammed, known by his initials MBS, has been in the spotlight in recent weeks. The Trump administration’s decision to strategically align itself with Saudi Arabia has also been called into question.  And on Monday, Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury Secretary, attracted widespread criticism for travelling to Riyadh to meet the crown prince behind closed doors. Mr Kushner, who is a White House adviser with a brief that includes the Middle East, had cultivated a close relationship with the Prince Mohammed and has reportedly stressed the importance of Saudi-US relations during White House discussions in recent days.  Making a rare public appearance, Mr Kushner struck a tough line during a question and answer session with a CNN presenter when talking about Mr Khashoggi’s death.  Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US president Credit: REUTERS/Jim Bourg Asked what he had told the crown prince, Mr Kushner said: "Just to be transparent, to be fully transparent. The world is watching. This is a very, very serious accusation and a very serious situation." Asked if Prince Mohammed has listened to his advice, Mr Kushner said: "We'll see." He also said that the US had its “eyes wide open” and stressed that the country was not “reliant” on Saudi Arabia for its strategy in the Middle East.  Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s foreign minister, said Mr Khashoggi’s death was “extremely serious” and vowed the country would take "necessary measures, if required” once the results of investigations into the incident were completed.  Lolwah al-Khater, a spokesman for Qatar’s foreign minister, said the incident should be a “wake-up call for everyone”. Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s prime minister, said he was awaiting “credible answers” before deciding how to act. ......Search More News

  • [Top Story]Erdogan wants 18 Saudi suspects to be tried in Turkey10/23 12:30

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  • [Top Story]Turkish President rejects Saudi Arabia's claim that the journalist was killed accidentally10/23 12:30

    Jamal Khashoggi's death was pre-planned and was not spontaneous or an accident, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday in a highly anticipated speech, which flat-out denied Saudi Arabia's claim that the journalist's killing was not premeditated. ......Search More News

  • [Headlines]Biting bears sink world shares to 1-year low10/23 12:30

    World shares slid towards their lowest level in a year on Tuesday, as negative drivers from fatigued earnings and Saudi Arabia's diplomatic isolation to a brewing spat over Italy's finances piled on the pressure. ......Search More News

  • [World News]Saudi Arabia to hold to account those involved in Khashoggi killing: Cabinet chaired by Saudi King10/23 12:30

    Saudi Arabia will hold to account those responsible of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing and those who failed in their duties, whoever they are, the Saudi cabinet said after a meeting chaired by King Salman on Tuesday. ......Search More News

  • [World News]Erdogan Rejects Saudi Claims, Says Khashoggi Murder Was Planned10/23 12:30

    “We have strong indications that this murder wasn’t the result of a sudden incident, but rather, was the product of a planned operation,” Erdogan told ruling AK Party lawmakers at a meeting at the parliament in Ankara. Erdogan refrained from implicating King Salman, saying he had no doubts about the elderly royal’s sincerity and referring to him as the protector of Islam’s most holy sites, a sign of respect.......Search More News