US firm returns $400m fund to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi murder

A Beverly Hills-based talent agency, Endeavor, has returned a $400m investment fund to Saudi Arabia and cancelled its contract with the kingdom over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the New York Times reported. The fund was given to the firm’s chief Ariel Emanuel during a high-profile Hollywood party last spring, which brought together Saudi Crown Prince…

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Kushner meets Saudi’s MBS for first time since Khashoggi murder

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner met Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) on Tuesday for the first time since the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The talks in the Saudi capital Riyadh, part of Kushner’s tour of the Middle East, focused on ways of “increasing cooperation” between the United States and…

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Saudi-Commissioned Report Contests U.S. Finding About Khashoggi’s Killing

WASHINGTON—The Saudi government is contesting a prominent element of a CIA assessment that concluded Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman likely ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh seeks to mend its reputation after the death of the journalist and political activist. A confidential report prepared for the Saudi public prosecutor found that none…

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UN names members of international inquiry into Khashoggi murder

The United Nations human rights office has said that a team of international experts would conduct an inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions told Reuters news agency on Thursday she will travel to Turkey next week to head an “independent international…

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Will there be justice for Jamal Khashoggi?

On Thursday, friends, politicians and human-rights activists gathered to remember Jamal Khashoggi, 100 days after the Saudi journalist was killed. A vigil was organised at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, where Khashoggi was murdered on October 2, and a memorial service was held in the US Congress in Washington, DC. Some members of the Congress…

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Washington Post launches Arabic opinion page in honor of Jamal Khashoggi

100 days after the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the newspaper announced it has launched an Arabic-language opinion section in his honor. Why it matters: Editorial page editor Fred Hiatt said in a statement that the Arabic-language page “will make it easier for more readers to access free and independent commentary about the…

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Turkey working to carry Khashoggi investigation to UN

Turkey is working with other countries to carry the investigation into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi to the United Nations, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. Cavusoglu made the comments during a news conference in Tunis alongside his Tunisian counterpart on Monday. He also called on Saudi Arabia to share its findings on the…

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What’s the latest in the probe into the murder of Khashoggi?

The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world and drew international outrage. World leaders demanded answers from Saudi Arabia, with Turkey leading the calls. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants 18 Saudi suspects extradited to Istanbul to stand trial. And he’s determined to find out who gave the order to kill Khashoggi, believing it…

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Saudi Arabia Pumps Up Stock Market After Bad News, Including Khashoggi Murder

Saudi Arabia’s government has been spending billions of dollars to quietly prop up its stock market and counter selloffs that have followed repeated political crises in recent months. According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of trading data and interviews with multiple people with direct knowledge of government intervention efforts, the Saudi government has placed…

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US Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Yemen war, Khashoggi murder

Washington, DC – As the US Senate moved to vote on Thursday on a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia for its conduct of the war in Yemen and the assassination of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a bipartisan group of senators vowed to impose concrete sanctions on the kingdom in legislation next year. Senator Lindsey Graham, a…

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