Saudi Arabia's King Salman removed a key royal adviser and a senior intelligence official as the public prosecutor said an initial probe showed that journalist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.
"Appalling news about Jamal #Khashoggi".
The crown prince had no specific knowledge of the operation that led to Khashoggi's death, the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported.
US Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, has been sharply critical of Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of Khashoggi on October 2. Given the days of indignant denials by the Saudi leadership it's doubtful we would have even got this far without sustained worldwide pressure. Saudi Arabia had previously denied the allegations and said Khashoggi had left the building shortly after.
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Twitter was never able to prove he had passed on information, the Times reported, though it fired Alzabarah in December 2015 and sent alerts to a few dozen users that read, "As a precaution, we are alerting you that your Twitter account is one of a small group of accounts that may have been targeted by state-sponsored actors".
It has evolved into a major crisis for Prince Mohammed, a USA administration favourite widely known as MBS, whose image as a modernising Arab reformer has been gravely undermined.
Saudi Arabia acknowledged on Friday that there had been attempts to cover up the killing, but it has not released any information publicly on what happened to Khashoggi's body.
Turkish officials have accused the Riyadh of carrying out a state-sponsored killing and dismembering the body, which police have begun hunting for in an Istanbul forest.
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The remarks differ from earlier comments in which he urged presumption of innocence for Riyadh and said he found the kingdom's account credible and a "good first step".
The kingdom has come under intense worldwide pressure to explain Khashoggi's disappearance after he entered the Istanbul consulate on October 2 to seek paperwork for his forthcoming marriage. "Turkey will never let this ugly, horrifying, inhumane and illegal act slide", ruling AK Party deputy chairman Numan Kurtulmus said in a speech, according to state-run Anadolu Agency.
October 16: Without warning, the Saudi consul in Istanbul, a key witness in the case, leaves Turkey to Saudi Arabia.
And Jamal Khashoggi himself was a target of many Twitter trolls who went after him and others who criticized Saudi leadership.
"We talked about the importance of the investigation, completing it in a timely fashion, and making sure that it was sufficiently transparent that we could evaluate the work that had been done to get to the bottom of it", Pompeo told reporters on the tarmac in Riyadh before leaving the country.
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Shadow global trade secretary Barry Gardiner told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "What we would do certainly at the moment, and I think the Government should do this, is to suspend all arms sales to the kingdom".