Khashoggi's son leaves Saudi Arabia for US, rights group says

Khashoggi's son leaves Saudi Arabia for US, rights group says

Khashoggi's son leaves Saudi Arabia for US, rights group says

Khashoggi's death was described as "murder" for the first time by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Sunday.

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon declined an opportunity Thursday to elaborate on his decision to stage pay-per-view "Crown Jewel" in Saudi Arabia as originally planned.

The two leaders discussed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and the situation in Syria, the statement said.

The Saudi disclosure came after Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel heard an audio recording of the killing during a fact-finding visit to Turkey this week.

Saudi state news agency SPA said on Thursday that Prince Mohammed had presided over the first meeting of a committee to carry out that restructuring.

WWE's deal with Saudi Arabia has come under scrutiny since the Middle Eastern country's government initially blamed Khashoggi's death on an interrogation gone wrong, with 18 Saudi nationals accused of covering up the incident.

Salah Khashoggi, who is a dual U.S. -Saudi citizen, and his family will reunite with other members of the Khashoggi family in the U.S., according to the Human Rights Watch.

Saudi Arabia is the lynchpin of a USA -backed regional bloc against Iran but the crisis has strained Riyadh's relations with the West. Dozens of Western officials, bankers and company executives shunned a big investment conference in Riyadh this week. "The criminal investigation continues in Turkey".

The king assured Putin that the Saudi government was determined to hold the guilty parties accountable and to make sure "they receive their punishment". He had been planning to settle in Istanbul and marry his Turkish fiancee when he was detained and killed in the Saudi Consulate.

The European Parliament passed a nonbinding resolution Thursday urging an EU-wide arms embargo on Saudi Arabia in response. She was set to brief President Trump on her trip on Thursday.

According to an Elysee Palace readout of the conversation, Macron pressed his Saudi counterpart for more clarity on what happened to Khashoggi and told him France considers freedom of expression and freedom of the press an "essential priority".

Salah Khashoggi, the son of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, left Saudi Arabia on Thursday and is on his way to the US, likely to Washington, D.C., CBS News confirms, according to a source close to Saudi leadership.

Two days prior, he met with Prince Mohammed, the man who may have ordered his father's murder, and was seen in photographs appearing sullen and pained. The State Department has already announced that it will revoke visas of 21 Saudis suspected to be connected to Khashoggi's death.

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