As usual, John Oliver does a great job of explaining the circumstances surrounding the likely murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Postcolumnist who was last seen entering the Saudi Arabia embassy in Istanbul last week.

A high-level Turkish official says police have found “certain evidence” during their search of the Saudi Consulate showing that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed there.
We have a national interest in Jamal Khashoggi’s saga.

Khashoggi: Trump defends Saudi Arabia amid international condemnation

Trump likens case to Kavanaugh confirmation hearings as Turkish president reports evidence of toxic materials at Saudi consulate

CNN is reporting that Saudi authorities are “preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey.” The report will also “conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and transparency and that those involved will be held responsible.

cnn – By Clarissa Ward and Tim Lister, CNN – Oct 15, 12:33 PM

Ankara (CNN) According to two sources, the Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from

 

Reuters – Reuters Editorial – Oct 15, 7:15 PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A team of Turkish police investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul, a Reuters witness said on Tuesday. Turkish police investigators had entered the

 

Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance: What We Know and Don’t Know

The confusing case of the Saudi journalist has set off an international diplomatic storm and raised important questions, including some that cannot be answered yet.

President Donald Trump talked to reporters today about his phone conversation with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz, during which the two despots discussed the disappearance and apparent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump Speaks With Saudi King About Missing Journalist

The Saudi king denied knowing anything about what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, said President Trump, who is sending his secretary of state to meet the king.

Jamal Khashoggi: Labour slams government’s response as ‘too little, too late’

Emily Thornberry ramps up pressure on government as officials head for conference in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia, major media outlets have cast the disappearance and apparent murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a foreign conspiracy to denigrate the image of the kingdom. The media accounts, which come from outlets run with the backing of Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf monarchies, are spinning the coverage of Khashoggi’s disappearance as a plot by rival governments and political groups to hurt the kingdom — going so far as to make false claims about the Washington Post’s owners.

For Khashoggi, a Tangled Mix of Royal Service and Islamist Sympathies

Jamal Khashoggi had both an affinity for Islamist political movements and close ties to the Saudi royal family — until they were cut by a new crown prince.

My Fiancé Jamal Khashoggi Was a Lonely Patriot

His ideas will reverberate from Turkey to Saudi Arabia and beyond. Oppression never lasts forever. Tyrants eventually pay for their sins.

The US president says he will speak to Salman about the disappearance of the journalist. Trump says the US government will find out what happened to Khashoggi. US officials say they are seeking answers from the Saudi government.

 

Britain must hold the Saudis to account for Jamal Khashoggi | Emily Thornberry

 

The Observer view on the west’s reluctance to face up to Riyadh | Observer editorial

The presumed murder of Jamal Khashoggi has exposed the true nature of Mohammed bin Salman’s repressive dictatorship

Trump vows ‘severe punishment’ if Saudis killed Jamal Khashoggi

President repeats refusal to jeopardise arms deal but tells CBS: ‘There’s a lot at stake … because this man was a reporter’

Turkish authorities have obtained audio and video recordings indicating that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was interrogated, tortured and killed at the Saudi consulate where he was last seen, a Turkish daily reported on Oct. 13.

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