‘Good first steps’: Trump welcomes Saudi arrests in Khashoggi case – video | World news

Speaking at Luke air force base in Arizona, the US president welcomed an admission from the Saudi government that Jamal Khashoggi was dead. He said that arrests of a number of high-ranking Saudi officials were ‘good first steps’ but he would prefer retribution would not include cancelling weapon contracts with the kingdom Source Link

Jamal Khashoggi death: Donald Trump says Saudi explanation is ‘credible’ – live updates | World news

The final chapter of Khashoggi’s life began just over a year before his death, when he left his home in Jeddah for self-imposed exile in the US. He attracted attention by writing columns for the Washington Post, focusing on the changes that had taken place since the ageing King Salman had appointed his youngest son, …

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead but claims he was killed in ‘fight’ | World news

Saudi Arabia has admitted journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting the country’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, is dead. Riyadh claimed, however, that he was killed in a “fight” with Saudi officials. The Saudi regime also announced a purge of senior officials including Saud al-Qahtani, an influential adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin …

Trump says it appears Khashoggi is dead and consequences may be ‘severe’ | World news

Donald Trump has said he presumes that Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and said the consequences for Saudi Arabia could be “very severe” if its leaders are found to have ordered the dissident journalist’s killing. Trump made the remarks after being briefed on the investigation by his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Pompeo’s return from …

US denies giving Saudis ‘benefit of doubt’ over Jamal Khashoggi case | World news

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has denied giving the Saudi regime the “benefit of the doubt” over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi and claimed that the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was satisfied with Saudi cooperation in the investigation. But Pompeo made clear that the Trump administration would take commercial ties and Saudi …

Jamal Khashoggi: US secretary of state arrives in Saudi Arabia for crisis talks | World news

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has met King Salman in Saudi Arabia to discuss the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as reports emerged that Riyadh was poised to acknowledge that Khashoggi was killed in its consulate in Istanbul. Pompeo landed in Riyadh on Tuesday morning and met the king immediately to discuss …

Saudi isolation grows over Khashoggi disappearance | World news

Saudi Arabia has found itself further isolated over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi after the business world turned its back on a high-profile investment conference in the kingdom and US officials claimed audio and video recordings had captured the moment the journalist was murdered in Istanbul. The Future Investment Initiative conference, to be held in …

Khashoggi case: CCTV disappears from Saudi consulate in Turkey | World news

Security camera footage was removed from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and Turkish staff were abruptly told to take a holiday on the day the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared while inside the building, Turkish authorities have claimed. A week after Khashoggi vanished in the heart of Turkey’s biggest city, details of the investigation into …

Premier League​ games ‘screened illegally via Saudi satellite firm’ | Football

A Saudi government-owned satellite firm is linked to the illegal screening of Premier League football matches across the Middle East and north Africa, the Premier League has claimed, saying it had compelling evidence of the year-long piracy operation. There have been suggestions that Arabsat’s piracy operation is part of a wider political dispute between Saudi …

Tesla trading halted after Elon Musk’s ‘take-private’ tweet sends stock soaring | Technology

Shares in Tesla surged before trading was abruptly halted after Elon Musk responded to reports that Saudi Arabia has built up a stake in the electric carmaker by saying he could take the company private. Tesla’s stock rose by more than 6% by the middle of Wall Street’s trading session on Tuesday after Musk tweeted …