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US senator Corker blames Saudi Arabian prince for Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON: A leading Republican US senator on Sunday alleged that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and that the Saudis have lost all credibility in their explanations. “Do I think he did it? Yes, I think he did it,” Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union.” Corker said he was waiting for investigations to be completed and hoped that Turkey would share…

Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death inadequate

ELKO, Nev./ISTANBUL: U.S. President Donald Trump joined European leaders on Saturday in pushing Saudi Arabia for more answers about Jamal Khashoggi after Riyadh changed its story and acknowledged that the journalist died more than two weeks ago at its consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia said early on Saturday that Khashoggi, a critic of the country’s de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had died in a fight inside the building. Germany called that explanation “inadequate” and questioned whether countries…

Paper slams Trump’s ‘diplomatic cleanup’ over Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON: The Washington Post, whose columnist Jamal Khashoggi was reported to have been killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, has accused the administration of US President Donald Trump of performing a "diplomatic cleanup operation" for Riyadh. In an editorial headlined "Why is the Trump administration cleaning up Saudi Arabia's mess?," the paper backed calls by UN officials for an independent international commission into the disappearance of the journalist earlier this month, which has tarnished the image of Crown…