Ja­mal Khashoggi case: All the lat­est up­dates

Turk­ish se­cu­rity source says Gina Haspel, who vis­ited Turkey last week, has seen all ev­i­dence in con­nec­tion to killing.

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Saudi Ara­bia has ad­mit­ted Ja­mal Khashoggi was killed in­side its con­sulate in the Turk­ish city of Is­tan­bul. Khashoggi - a Saudi writer, US res­i­dent and Wash­ing­ton Post colum­nist - en­tered the build­ing on Oc­to­ber 2 to ob­tain doc­u­men­ta­tion cer­ti­fy­ing he had di­vorced his ex-wife so he could re­marry. Af­ter weeks of re­peated de­nials that it had any­thing to do with his dis­ap­pear­ance, the king­dom even­tu­ally ac­knowl­edged that the mur­der was pre­med­i­tated. The where­abouts of his body are still un­known Egypt’s leader faults me­dia cov­er­age of Khashoggi slay­ing The pres­i­dent of Egypt has said me­dia cov­er­age played a “neg­a­tive role” in the case of Khashoggi. “We need to stop and wait for the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties and ju­di­cial bod­ies (in Saudi Ara­bia) to an­nounce the out­come of the in­ves­ti­ga­tions,” Ab­del-Fat­tah el-Sisi told re­porters on Tues­day. Last month, Egypt called for a trans­par­ent in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the dis­ap­pear­ance of the jour­nal­ist and warned against the case be­ing used to po­lit­i­cally ex­ploit Saudi Ara­bia. Saudi Ara­bia and Egypt have a close re­la­tion­ship. The king­dom has given Egypt bil­lions of dol­lars in aid in re­cent years. EU urges Saudi co­op­er­a­tion with Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties The Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­sion has called on Saudi Ara­bia to col­lab­o­rate with Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties on in­ves­ti­gat­ing the killing of the Saudi jour­nal­ist. “We ex­pect Saudi in­sti­tu­tions to pro­vide all the in­for­ma­tion they have about the case and en­sure that those re­spon­si­ble are brought to jus­tice. This needs to be done in full col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties,” com­mis­sion spokesper­son Maja Ko­ci­jan­cic said on Tues­day. “From the very be­gin­ning, we have been ask­ing Saudi Ara­bia to shed light on the killing of Ja­mal Khashoggi through a full cred­i­ble, trans­par­ent and prompt in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” she added. In a non-bind­ing res­o­lu­tion on Oc­to­ber 25, the Eu­ro­pean Par­lia­ment con­demned “in the strong­est pos­si­ble terms” the re­ported tor­ture and killing of the jour­nal­ist. The par­lia­ment urged an “in­de­pen­dent and im­par­tial”, in­ter­na­tional probe of the killing, also warn­ing that tar­geted sanc­tions could be im­posed if Saudi agents are found guilty in his death.

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