Saudi Arabia weighs blaming intelligence official for Khashoggi killing

Jamal Khashoggi during a protest in front of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul Turkey

A Turkish newspaper reported October 18 that Turkish police will extend the search for missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to a forest in Istanbul and a farm house in the neighboring province of Yalova.

Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi policies and columnist for the Washington Post who was living in the United States, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to get marriage documents.

Turkish media claim authorities have audio that shows he was tortured and murdered in the building after a 15-man "hit squad" entered the country.

Pompeo said during his visit both the Saudi and Turkish governments reiterated their commitment to a full investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance.

He also said it is important to remember that Saudi Arabia is a long strategic partner of the United States throughout the process.

A senior government source says cabinet ministers, federal officials and embassy staff will skip next week's Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, which is also called "Davos in the Desert".

"We have asked for it, if it exists", the president said. Saudi Arabia has "a healthy spare capacity to serve as a buffer against any emergency", he added.

He told reporters before boarding Air Force One to attend a campaign rally: "It certainly looks that way to me".

Pompeo and the Trump administration as a whole have been careful to avoid judgment on the Saudis, and emphasized the importance of the U.S. -Saudi relationship.

The White House referred questions to the State Department which denied Pompeo had heard the recording.

Turkish police gather outside the residence of the Saudi consul General Mohammed al-Otaibi to conduct a search after the disappearance and alleged slaying of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

Khashoggi vanished after entering the consulate for official documents ahead of his upcoming wedding to his Turkish fiancee.

Working with the European Union and other partners, the Dutch government would "look at ways worldwide concerns about Khashoggi could be addressed", Foreign Minister Stef Blok said.

"The conditions have not yet been met for me to go to Riyadh", Le Maire told French television's Public Senat.

A Turkish crime scene investigator seen with blood stains on his hazmat suit while finishing an investigation into the Saudi consul's official residence over Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance. A mounting pile of evidence suggests he was killed there.

In an interview with the New York Times, Trump based his acknowledgment that Khashoggi was dead on intelligence reports.

Related News:

  • Novak Djokovic wins record fourth Shanghai Masters title

    Novak Djokovic wins record fourth Shanghai Masters title

    After falling 3-1 down, the German angrily smashed his racquet - earning a code violation - before throwing it into the crowd. Shanghai becomes Djokovic's fourth major title of the season, adding to Wimbledon, the US Open and the win in Cincinnati .
    Local police go pink for breast cancer

    Local police go pink for breast cancer

    She discussed the need for better healthcare for women especially those suffering from breast cancer. Regular self-breast examination and regular mammograms are key to early detection.

    Paul Pogba: 'You do not have to be captain to speak'

    Do you think Pogba is a natural leader? Pogba said in quotes reported by L'Equipe : "I have never played for France to be captain. As a leader you can talk on the pitch, but I have seen leaders who do not necessarily speak.
  • Indian police charge protesters at flashpoint temple, South Asia News & Top Stories

    Indian police charge protesters at flashpoint temple, South Asia News & Top Stories

    Thousands of protesters gathered on the roads leading to the hilltop temple and heckled any woman they suspected was going there. Nilakkal is a halting place for Ayyappa devotees during the Sabarimala pilgrimage and located about 23 km from the temple.
    Turkish prosecutor seeks 10-year jail term for U.S.  pastor

    Turkish prosecutor seeks 10-year jail term for U.S. pastor

    He is one of thousands caught up in a Turkish government crackdown following a failed 2016 coup against the Turkish government. His wife Norine looked on from the visitors' seating area as he listened to testimony from defense and prosecution witnesses.
    Hurricane Michael prompts Alabama to declare state of emergency

    Hurricane Michael prompts Alabama to declare state of emergency

    For storm information specific to your area, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km) primarily to the east of the center.
  • Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Sears files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    But Trump added that numerous Sears' sites will be put to "good use" and mean a lot of jobs. The REITs have looked forward to a bankruptcy to remove the eyesore of many Sears stores.
    Nine climbers missing on Nepal's Mount Gurja after storm hits camp

    Nine climbers missing on Nepal's Mount Gurja after storm hits camp

    Five South Korean climbers and their four Nepalese guides were found dead on Saturday. after a snowstorm in the Himalayas. The police officer said a search-and-rescue team on a helicopter was likely to collect and retrieve the bodies on Sunday.
    I was Brett Kavanaugh's college roommate. He lied under oath

    I was Brett Kavanaugh's college roommate. He lied under oath

    I am grateful for each and every one of you. "In fact, none of us condemned Brett for his frequent drunkenness", they wrote. He said , "I believe her because it matches the same story I heard 35 years ago, although the two of us have never talked".
  • Canada legalizes recreational marijuana

    Canada legalizes recreational marijuana

    Cannabis will now be sold in stores and ordered online, with the drugs posted to customers' homes. It's a good day for Aurora Cannabis Inc. "It's significant for all Canadians", McCarthy said.
    Pilots killed in jet crash during military excercise

    Pilots killed in jet crash during military excercise

    The general staff said the crash occurred between the towns of Khmilnyk and Berdychiv. One pilot was a USA national, said local media reports.
    Sergej Milinkovic-Savic happy Jose Mourinho was in stands for Serbia's victory

    Sergej Milinkovic-Savic happy Jose Mourinho was in stands for Serbia's victory

    The victor , which will be voted for by a global panel of 176 football journalists, will be announced on December 3. "He's managed to win trophies at United", said Carrick.


Most liked

Eden Hazard keen on future reunion with Jose Mourinho
Although plenty of the conversation concerns Hazard's recent performances, he couldn't but dwell on a relationship that most would have assumed had soured beyond all hope.

Man City deny claims of Messi bid
If he is not, we should try and play as a team and be hard to beat'. However, Messi has not officially retired from the national team.

NASA chief: Soyuz-crash probe will 'go swiftly,' keeping launches on schedule
Roscosmos has launched an inquiry into the accident and all Russian manned launches have been suspended , the report said. Mr Bridenstine also praised the two crew members and said, 'It's awesome everyone came home safely.

What marketers are saying about Facebook’s new Portal video chat devices
In a bid to carve out its share of the smart home devices industry, Facebook has announced the Portal and Portal +. Portal and Portal + are available now for pre-order in the USA from Facebook , Amazon and Best Buy.

China's September trade surplus with US widens to record $34.13 billion
That designation would be a first for China and would trigger a process that could lead to punitive steps after a series of talks. But he and Xi Jinping will have a chance to work things out when they meet likely next month on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Demi Moore, Cara Delevigne, others attend Princess Eugenie's wedding
Princess Eugenie's royal wedding day has arrived, and she's chosen a mostly traditional look with a few modern twists. Eugenie and Jack sealed their marriage with a kiss in a stunning Royal Wedding rocked by some almighty stormy weather.

Aquadam to be installed at Spanish Arch ahead of Storm Callum
Rain will then hit Edinburgh on Friday afternoon, becoming increasingly heavier into the evening. It is due to pass to the west of Ireland, northern England and Scotland during Friday.

Hurricane Michael Causes Transformer Explosion in Alabama
More than 403,000 homes and businesses were without electricity in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, utility companies said. Below is a graphic from Philip Klotzbach of Colorado State, ranking the strongest landfalling hurricanes in U.S.

Ballon d'Or: Gareth Bale among first five nominees to be announced
Federation Internationale de Football Association split from the Ballon d'Or in 2016 to launch its own set of awards. Roberto Firmino from Brazil, Liverpool and Diego Godin from Uruguay, Atletico Madrid .

Brees breaks NFL's all-time passing yards record
This could be bad news for Peterson, who has looked nearly like his old self since signing with the Redskins. The two teams will play November 4 in the next game at the Superdome. "It's not going to keep me out".

Chaser projects Alan Jones’ ad and phone number onto Sydney Opera House
Mr Quint said the government still hadn't explained how projecting advertising onto the sails adhered to the exemptions. Some 240,000 people have now signed a Change.org petition calling for the promotion to be stopped.

Turkey asks permission to search Saudi consulate for missing journalist
Members of Congress, both Republican and Democrats, have also called for answers regarding Khashoggi's disappearance. Right now, nobody knows anything about it, but there's some pretty bad stories going around. "I do not like it".

Hope Hicks joins Fox as chief communications officer
She will be based in Los Angeles, according to an announcement by Viet Dinh , the company's chief legal and policy officer. While not a direct swap of assets, the tradeoff between the White House and Fox has a certain air of symmetry about it.

Microsoft stops Windows latest 10 update after complaints of data loss
This is specifically happening with Version 1809, which is slowly rolling out to every Windows 10 computer right now. However, now according to the latest reports , this latest Windows 10 update will delete your files.

Winner Emerges In PDP Presidential Primary Vote
Saraki, who also contested in the primaries that produced Abubakar, said the former Nigerian vice president deserved the victory. Abubakar's closest rival was the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal , who scored 693 votes.