Turkey puts fiancee of slain journalist Khashoggi under 24-hour protection

President Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Missoula Mont. on Thursday

President Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Missoula Mont. on Thursday

"This was an operation where individuals ended up exceeding the authorities and responsibilities they had".

A Saudi source would neither confirm nor deny that Madani was dispatched as a body double, but insisted that Khashoggi's slaying was not intentional.

The employee said the prosecutors asked them whether something "extraordinary" happened on October 2 in the consulate or if they saw Khashoggi and 15 other Saudis, how long they were employed in the consulate, where they are from and the working hours of the staff.

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) issued the call for action in a statement on Friday, shortly after Saudi State Television confirmed that Mr. Khashoggi died after an altercation inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), during an appearance Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union", said Saudi Arabia had "lost all credibility as it relates to explaining what happened" to Khashoggi and believed the crown prince was involved.

Jubeir had extended condolences to Khashoggi's family earlier on Sunday. "Unfortunately, a huge and grave mistake was made and I assure them that those responsible will be held accountable for this", he told Fox.

US President Donald Trump had also talked about possible punishment but said he didn't want to halt a proposed $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia because, he maintained, it would harm US manufacturers.

Saudi Arabia is also Germany's second-largest weapons customer.

A longtime USA critic of Saudi Arabia says he feels certain that Crown Prince Mohammed directed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

At last 18 people have been detained and several officials have been fired in relation to Khashoggi's death.

After repeating her earlier condemnation of Khashoggi's killing, Merkel said there is "an urgent need to clear up" what happened to the prominent commentator on Saudi affairs.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Berlin will not export arms to Saudi Arabia while the current uncertainty over the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi persists.

Reflecting worldwide scepticism over its account, a senior Saudi government official laid out a new version that contradicts previous explanations.

A Saudi friend of Khashoggi who was in frequent touch with him before his death told the AP that Salah Khashoggi had been under a travel ban and barred from leaving the kingdom since a year ago as a result of his father's criticism of the government. The man is seen in the footage walking out of the consulate via its back exit with an accomplice, then taking a taxi to Istanbul's famed Sultan Ahmed Mosque, where he went into a public bathroom, changed back out of the clothes and left.

A member of the team suspected in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was captured on surveillance cameras wearing his clothing around Istanbul on the day he was killed, CNN reported citing a senior Turkish official.

The Saudis issued a statement saying the tragedy was a result of "discussions" between Khashoggi and "persons with whom he met" that "led to quarrels and an altercation, which tragically resulted in his death". Turkish sources say the authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting Mr Khashoggi's murder inside the consulate.

"Jamal is a Saudi citizen who went missing after leaving the consulate", he wrote. King Salman, 82, has handed the day-to-day running of Saudi Arabia to him. We are determined to find out all the facts. But it was a big first step, it was a good first step.

"But Saturday, in an interview with The Washington Post, Trump said, "Obviously there's been deception and there's been lies".

Salah thanked the king and expressed his "sincere gratitude" to Prince Mohammed for the calls, according to separate press releases published by the SPA.

Sen. Rand Paul told "Fox News Sunday" that the us "cannot continue to have relations with him and so I think he's going to have to be replaced".

King Salman ordered the dismissal of five officials, including Saud al-Qahtani, a royal court adviser seen as the right-hand man to Prince Mohammed, and deputy intelligence chief Ahmed Asiri, Saudi state media reported on Saturday.

The incident has damaged the kingdom's image as a future investment hub, with global business leaders from Goldman Sachs Group Inc.to Uber Technologies Inc. distancing themselves from Prince Mohammed and scrapping plans to attend his business forum this week.

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