Published: Wed, October 17, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

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Glazer's Trip To Saudi Arabia Fuels Manchester United Takeover Rumours

Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government and in particular Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was last seen entering the consulate on October 2 to get paperwork for his upcoming marriage to a Turkish woman.

"There needs to be a credible investigation to establish the truth about what happened, and - if relevant - to identify those bearing responsibility for the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, and ensure that they are held to account", the three European powers said on Sunday.

On Friday, a source familiar with the ongoing investigation told CNN that Turkish authorities have audio and visual evidence that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate.

King Salman over the weekend ordered the Saudi public prosecutor to investigate the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, partly due to information received from Turkish authorities, the Saudi official said on Monday.

Khashoggi, a Saudi national and USA resident who became increasingly critical of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has not been seen since he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to sort out marriage paperwork on October 2.

The statement was issued as global concern grew over the writer who vanished on a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over a week ago.

US senators called for reactions ranging from boycotting an upcoming economic summit in Riyadh to ending support for Saudi military operations in Yemen.

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As the Riyadh stock market plunged on growing investor jitters, Saudi Arabia warned Sunday that it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, AFP reported. Trump said there would be no United States sanctions on the oil-rich kingdom, claiming that the Saudi's were spending $110 billion (€95 billion) on USA military equipment. That would be an unprecedented breach in a decades-old, deep economic and security relationship that is key to Washington's policies in the Middle East.

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasised the country's "leading position in the Arab and Islamic worlds" and claimed the country has "played a prominent role throughout history in achieving security, stability and prosperity of the region and the world, leading efforts in combating extremism and terrorism".

"By week's end, The New York Times and every other major Western news media organization, except Fox Business Network, had canceled its participation", the Times reported. "I've heard that report but nobody's knows if it's an official report".

Turkey has wanted to search the consulate for days.

In a sign Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud may seek a diplomatic solution to the incident, he stressed the strength of Saudi-Turkish ties in a telephone call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, the Saudi press agency said last night.

The furor over Khashoggi has dealt a serious setback to Prince Mohammed's aggressive pitch for the kingdom as a destination for foreign investment.

They include the CEO of Uber, a company in which Saudi Arabia has invested billions of dollars; billionaire Richard Branson; JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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