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Gary R. Bunt

Jamal Khashoggi - updated

Updated collection of articles relating to the Jamal Khashoggi case. Read more too @garybunt

NYT, Saudi Crown Prince Calls Khashoggi’s Death ‘Heinous’ "The crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday denounced the “heinous crime” committed against Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident writer killed in Turkey. It was his most public attempt yet to separate himself from Saudi operatives suspected of the killing, who include some of the crown prince’s own aides."

Bloomberg, Turkey Isn’t Aiming for Regime Change in Saudi Arabia, Official Says "Turkey is investigating a crime that could lead to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but has no interest in interfering in Saudi internal affairs or trying to influence who becomes the next king, an official at Turkey’s presidential palace told Bloomberg."


Mr Khashoggi's family receive a royal audience.

Sky News, Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi journalist's body parts found, say Sky sources

Martin Chulov, Guardian, Jamal Khashoggi: murder in the consulate, 21 Jul 2018 definitive overview so far of this case

Vivian Nereim , Bloomberg, Official Flip-Flop on Khashoggi Shocks Saudis, 20 October 2018 "“A very sad day for this nation, to see what the country had descended into,” said one Saudi man, who spoke on condition of anonymity to criticize a government that tolerates virtually no dissent. “No country is perfect, but used to be proud that the country had a certain morality that aligned with Arabian values. We lost that forever unfortunately.”"

Newsweek, Jamal Khashoggi Secret Interview: The Saudi Journalist’s Views of Islam, America and the ‘Reformist’ Prince Implicated in His Murder

Jamal Khashoggi: What the Arab world needs most is free expression, Washington Post, 17 Oct 2018 final article for WP.

Roula Khalaf,, The enduring myth of the young Arab reformer, 17 Oct 2019

albawaba, Mohammed bin Salman’s Star is Crashing Down to Earth,

NYT, The Jamal Khashoggi Case: Suspects Had Ties to Saudi Crown Prince

Middle East Eye, Jamal Khashoggi's killing took seven minutes, Turkish source tells MEE
"Middle East Eye publishes first details of audio tape acquired by Turkish investigators probing what happened to Saudi journalist"

Independent, 'The greatest embarrassment': Inside the kingdom, Saudis rattled by handling of Jamal Khashoggi case

Reuters Agency, Anadolu Agency/, Erdo─čan says some material at Saudi consulate painted over, 16 Oct 2018

Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC News, Why Apple Watch link to Jamal Khashoggi 'killing' is unlikely, 14 October 2018

David Hearst, Middle East Eye, Trump and the boy king: Mohammed bin Salman's reign is over before it even began, 12 Oct 2018 Opinion piece. "The Jamal Khashoggi case begs the question: if the Saudi crown prince acts like this only 16 months into his role, then what will happen when he comes to ascend the throne?", Khashoggi on life under MBS: 'Nobody dares to speak', 10 Oct 2018 "In his last interview with Al Jazeera UpFront, the Saudi journalist spoke on the need for debate in Saudi Arabia.'

WSJ, Saudi Journalist’s Disappearance Sends Chill Through Foreign Investors, Firms

Washington Post, Khashoggi mystery fixes spotlight on Saudi official described as crown prince’s strategist, enforcer

Guardian, Saudi isolation grows over Khashoggi disappearance

Spectator, Death of a dissident: Saudi Arabia and the rise of the mobster state

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