$450 Billion in Investments at Stake in Saudi Crisis, Trump Says


Officials told Reuters in Turkey on Thursday that Khashoggi's remains may have been dumped in Belgrad Forest, adjacent to Istanbul, and at a rural location near the city of Yalova, 90 kilometres south of Istanbul. "Defending freedom of the press is a key priority for Finland", the tweet read. The kingdom also said that 18 suspects were in custody and that intelligence officials had been fired.

It's also an about-face from the kingdom's previous denials of any involvement in Khashoggi's October 2 disappearance at the consulate.

A statement from the Saudi public prosecutor said a fight broke out between Khashoggi and people who met him in the consulate, leading to his death.

"I think his behavior is way outside civilized norms, and I will never go back as long as he's there", the senator said.

The White House said Friday it would "closely follow" investigations into the killing.

A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: "We share the widespread global concern following the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, and in light of those concerns Scottish Development worldwide will not be proceeding with this particular appointment".

A bipartisan group of United States politicians has accused the Crown Prince of directing the operation, with Republican Senator Rand Paul telling Fox News that the United States "cannot continue to have relations with him and so I think he's going to have to be replaced".

Jubeir also said that Riyadh wants to hold anyone responsible for Khashoggi's death to account.

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The investigation is still underway and 18 Saudi nationals have been arrested so far, the authorities said.

The United Nations has called for an independent, global probe into the death, citing concerns with the credibility of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States alike.

Saudi Arabia had rejected as baseless reports that Mr Khashoggi was killed and dismembered inside the consulate, but had been facing growing pressure to explain what happened to him.

"Saudi "explanation" leaves most questions unanswered".

In the Fox News interview, Jubeir called the killing "a huge and grave mistake" and offered condolences to Khashoggi's family.

Australia announced it is withdrawing from an investment summit in Saudi Arabia later this month - joining a growing boycott that includes the US, UK, Dutch and French finance ministers over the Khashoggi killing.

In it he said: "Our leaders see themselves as leaders who know best, and people like me.are just hindering the process for their reform". "There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up", Jubeir said.