Saudi media says any US sanctions over Khashoggi would ‘stab its own economy to death’

Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post and Saudi royal insider-turned-critic, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain paperwork that would allow him to marry his Turkish fiancée. His disappearance has drawn international condemnation and sparked warnings from US President Donald Trump on Saturday of “severe punishment” if the Saudis are… Read More »

Saudi stocks plunge on fear of sanctions over Khashoggi

The main stock market index in Riyadh fell as much as 7% on Sunday and billions of dollars were wiped off the value of leading Saudi companies. The index recovered some ground later to close 3.5% down. Stocks have dropped as much as 9% since Khashoggi disappeared on October 2 after walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.… Read More »

Marco Rubio: If reports true, Congress will act – CNN Video

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Trump: Severe punishment if journalist killed – CNN Video

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When Khashoggi mystery is solved, the story doesn’t end

Using selective leaks spiced with speculation and technobabble, Turkey has presented a scenario in which the Washington Post columnist was lured into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, murdered and perhaps even dismembered. Turkish officials have shown video and audio evidence of this attack to Western intelligence agencies and their descriptions have been passed on by sources to CNN,… Read More »

Analysis: When Khashoggi mystery is solved, the story doesn’t end

Using selective leaks spiced with speculation and technobabble, Turkey has, though unofficial leaks, presented a scenario in which the Washington Post columnist was lured into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, murdered and perhaps even dismembered. Turkish officials have shown video and audio evidence of this attack to Western intelligence agencies and their descriptions have been passed on by… Read More »