When I speak of the fear, intimidation, arrests and public shaming of intellectuals and religious leaders who dare to speak their minds, and then I tell you that I’m from Saudi Arabia, are you surprised? – Jamal Khashoggi.
I always found it ironic when a Saudi official bashes Islamists, given that Saudi Arabia is the mother of all political Islam — and even describes itself as an Islamic state in its “ Higher Law.” (We avoid the term “constitution” because of its secular interpretation and often say that the Koran is our constitution.) – Jamal Khashoggi.
- Donald Trump has criticised the apparent Saudi plot to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it one of the ‘worst in the history of cover-ups’. (video). More on this from BBC.com
- CNN has released CCTV footage of a man wearing what appear to be the clothes of the murdered Saudi journalist.
- Murdered Journalist’s Final Moments, Youtube video.
- Who was the murdered Saudi journalist #JamalKhashoggi? | Al Jazeera English Youtube video.
- Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News “the murder” had been a “tremendous mistake” and denied the powerful crown prince had ordered it.
Jamal Khashoggi: Who’s who in alleged Saudi ‘hit squad’
- Saudi Arabia has said that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at its consulate in Istanbul as part of a “rogue operation” by Saudi agents who had nothing to do with the powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
- It has been more than two weeks since Jamal Khashoggi, a well-known journalist and critic of the Saudi government, walked into the country’s consulate in Istanbul and disappeared.
- Social media criticizes Saudi condolence photo showing a pained look as Khashoggi’s son shakes prince’s hand.
Jamal Khashoggi Death Case: The visa curbs came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Khashoggi’s killing inside the Saudis’ Istanbul consulate had been meticulously planned, in a speech that overshadowed a long-planned investment forum in Riyadh.
- The US president draws laughter at a Montana rally with advice to ‘never wrestle’ local Congressman Gianforte, who in 2017 assaulted a Guardian reporter. ‘Any guy that can do a body slam … he’s my guy,’ says the US president. Trump’s comments mark the first time the president has openly and directly praised a violent act against a journalist on American soil.
- US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, says neither he or the Saudi government want to discuss the facts when asked whether missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is alive or dead.
- Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared on 2 October after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. More than two weeks later, Saudi Arabia admitted he had been killed, reportedly as a result of a fight inside the premises, an act that drew global condemnation.
- Few people outside Saudi Arabia had heard of Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud before his father became king in 2015. But now, the 33-year-old crown prince is considered the de facto ruler of the world’s leading oil exporter.
- Donald Trump has said for the first time that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman could have been involved in the operation to kill dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi noting that “the prince is running things over there” in Riyadh.
- Martin Chulov pieces together events surrounding this death and the investigation, and links to Riyadh’s controversial crown prince.
Panetta on Khashoggi: Trump needs to show there is a price to be paid.
- Donald Trump has said he presumes Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that the consequences for Saudi Arabia could be “very severe” if its leaders are found to have ordered the dissident journalist’s killing.
- “….the terrible circumstances of his death brought him instant fame that focused global attention on the conservative kingdom.”
- Donald Trump has defended Saudi Arabia against mounting international condemnation of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning against a rush to judgment as his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, headed to Turkey to meet Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
- Donald Trump says the US has asked Turkey for an audio recording of Jamal Khashoggi’s death which reportedly proves he was brutally tortured before his premeditated murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Erdogan makes statement on killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
- The King and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia meet with members of Jamal Khashoggi’s family on Tuesday, the same day that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says evidence shows the journalist was ‘brutally murdered’.
- The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told MPs from his ruling party.