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Jamal Khashoggi case: Liam Fox rejects Saudi summit

Jamal Khashoggi case: Liam Fox rejects Saudi summit

Trump said he hoped the Saudis' own investigation of Khashoggi's disappearance would be concluded in "less than a week".

Yeni Safak, a pro-government newspaper, said Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who was critical of the authoritarian kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was tortured and killed after entering the building on October 2.

Karen Attiah, the Global Opinions editor at The Post, wrote a note at the top of Khashoggi's newest article.

"I do think it's important that everyone keep in their mind that we have lots of important relationships ― financial relationships between USA and Saudi companies, governmental relationships, things we work on together all across the world, the efforts to [counter Iran]", Pompeo said, according to CNN.

No, I will not go to Riyadh next week.

On Thursday, the Post published what it described as Khashoggi's last column in honor of the missing journalist.

Le Maire said Saudi authorities needed to explain the disappearance of Khashoggi after he went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Trump denied trying to assist Riyadh in denying their involvement in Khashoggi's death, saying "I just want to find out what's happening".

The Saudi Consul General, who's gone back to Riyadh, says he has no idea what happened to Mr Khashoggi.

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Otherwise, he said , "She'll get some nice photos and it won't do anything to move the needle on USA interests on the continent". Agency for International Development, whose funding President Donald Trump has twice proposed slashing by almost a third.

Saudi Arabia publicly pledged the payment to support USA stabilization efforts in northeastern Syria in August, but questions persisted about when and if Saudi officials would come through with the money.

Earlier this week, former foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind called for Britain to impose sanctions against Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of a Saudi journalist.

Attiah said the article, titled "What the Arab world needs most is free expression", was the ideal example of the writer's "commitment and passion for freedom in the Arab world", a freedom she said he "apparently gave his life for".

President Trump, who earlier this week dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia and Turkey, said he wanted to find out what happened before taking any action against Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.

And with that being said, Saudi Arabia has been a very important ally of ours in the Middle East. But on Wednesday, Trump told reporters: "We've asked for it ... if it exists" - before adding that it "probably does" exist.

The leaks stopped when President Donald Trump suggested that he was taking the accusations seriously and sent Pompeo to Saudi Arabia for answers. But the president has since floated an alternative theory involving "rogue killers" and compared the case to the sexual assault allegations against recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Last week, even after reports surfaced about a possible link between the killing and Saudi's royal family, Mnuchin expressed his intent to still attend the conference.

"We approach them as though they're honest people dealing with us wanting to improve the lives of the people in the country they come from", he said.

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