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King Salman, MbS tour Saudi Arabia as Khashoggi crisis rages abroad

RIYADH: Saudi King Salman embarked on an unprecedented domestic tour on Tuesday as the country grapples with an international crisis over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The 82-year-old monarch was joined by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the central province of Qassim, according to state television, as he started what Saudi media dubbed a tour of "several regions" in the kingdom. The king was also set to visit the northern region of Hail in his first such tour since he ascended to the most powerful throne…

How Turkey says the Khashoggi murder unfolded

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday described in detail for the first time how the "political murder" of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned and carried out by a team of 15 Saudis. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor living in the United States since 2017, was killed on October 2 after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for paperwork ahead of his marriage to his Turkish fiancee. Here is, according to Erdogan, how the murder plot unfolded leading up to and including the day of the…

Turkish police find ‘abandoned Saudi consulate car’ in Istanbul

ISTANBUL: Turkish police on Monday found an abandoned car belonging to the Saudi consulate at an underground car park in Istanbul, three weeks after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's mission. The car, which had diplomatic number plates, was found in an underground car park in the Sultangazi district of the city, the state-run Anadolu news agency and TRT World channel said. Registration documents showed that the vehicle belonged to the consulate, they added. Police have asked prosecutors and the…

Turkish police believe journalist was killed in Saudi consulate: source

ISTANBUL: Turkish police believe Saudi journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a government source said, but Riyadh denied the claim. The Washington Post contributor, 59, vanished after an appointment with Saudi officials on Tuesday. "Based on their initial findings, the police believe that the journalist was killed by a team especially sent to Istanbul and who left the same day," the government source told AFP on Saturday. Police said earlier that around 15…