Saudi Arabia says it will prosecute Khashoggi killers

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey demands Saudi Arabia reveals whereabouts of journalist's body

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey demands Saudi Arabia reveals whereabouts of journalist's body

Mr Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate on October 2 to obtain documents relating to his upcoming marriage to a 36-year-old Turkish woman he had met at a conference in May this year.

Saudi Arabia has sought to draw a line under the crisis with the investigation, but a string of gruesome details about the murder have continued to appear in the Turkish media.

Later, however, it said that Khashoggi was killed accidentally in a "fist fight" with a Saudi hit squad.

Prince Mohammed, the kingdom's de facto ruler, has denounced the "repulsive" murder, denying any involvement.

The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday said she did not accept an invitation from US President Donald Trump to visit the White House because she thought it was aimed at influencing public opinion in his own favour.

The backlash in the days since has been severe, with senior Congressional leaders and key investment banks distancing themselves from Saudi crown prince crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, or MBS as he is commonly known. And that assistance is now emerging, with Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih saying the kingdom will make sure global demand is met.

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State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said Washington welcomes the decision to have Salah Khashoggi and his family leave Saudi Arabia.

But "if as a whole European Union we stopped arms deliveries to Saudi Arabia, that could help bring these conflicts to an end", she told Germany's Die Welt newspaper.

Saudi Arabia has said they will be tried in Saudi courts.

"If I knew something like this would happen", she said.

The announcement contradicted an earlier Saudi assertion that rogue officials from the kingdom had killed Khashoggi by mistake in a brawl inside their Istanbul consulate. "They're detained in Saudi Arabia, and the investigation is in Saudi Arabia, and they will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia", Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said at a regional defense forum in the Bahraini capital.

In her interview with the Turkish broadcaster, Cengiz said Trump has invited her to visit the White House, but said she would not go until the United States was honest in its efforts to uncover the truth behind Khashoggi's killing.

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Jubeir said recent discussions in Saudi Arabia about a framework for MESA included Qatari officials and that the proposed alliance would not be affected by the diplomatic row.

Pro-government Turkish media said that intelligence officers showed Haspel video images and audio tapes of Mr Khashoggi's killing gathered from the consulate.

Most recently, the kingdom said that the killing of the Washington Post columnist was "premeditated" by Saudi operatives.

But as more information emerged from the Turkish authorities about the murder at the Saudi consulate, Trump called it "the worst in the history of cover-ups".

Sanctions should come as "a European response" and be "clear and all domains", the French leader said. "Our secretary of state has already revoked visas and will be taking additional measures".

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