Jamal Khashoggi: Britain challenges Saudi Arabia

Questions linger after journalist disappears

Meanwhile on Tuesday, the Washington Post - where Khashoggi wrote columns after fleeing Saudi Arabia over fears of retribution for his critical commentary - reported United States intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials planning to abduct the prominent journalist. Jamal Khashoggi went there to get paperwork so he could marry his Turkish fiancée, and he hasn't been seen or heard from since October 2.

Turkish officials said they had concrete evidence missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, with a friend of the prominent writer saying they think he might have been dismembered.

Mr Khashoggi, 59, went missing while on a visit to the consulate in Istanbul for paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancée.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded Monday that Saudi Arabia prove that journalist Jamal Khashoggi left the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on his own, as Saudi officials have repeatedly asserted, after he disappeared last week while inside the mission.

The episode has put the United Kingdom in an awkward diplomatic position since it is close both to Turkey and Saudi Arabia. We're also joined by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink, who knew Khashoggi and is the author of "Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S. -Saudi Connection". "Why don't you prove it, you have to prove it".

When asked by reporters on Monday about the disappearance on Monday, Trump said, "I am concerned about it".

Sources say Saudi journalist killed in Turkey
Hatice Cengiz took to Twitter to say that she " did not believe he has been killed " and was waiting for official confirmation. Jamal Khashoggi, who contributed to the Washington Post , has lived in self-imposed exile in the USA for the a year ago .

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, said claims Khashoggi had been killed or detained by Saudi authorities were 'absolutely false, and baseless, ' according to a statement provided to CNN.

Human rights activists hold pictures of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey Oct. 9, 2018. "If the story the Saudis are telling, that he just walked out ... after half an hour, if that's true, they ought to have facts and documents and evidence and tapes to back that up". Salman said Turkish officials were welcome to search the building, insisting, "We have nothing to hide". "The Saudi authorities have notified that they are open to cooperation in this regard and that the examination can be conducted in their consular buildings in Istanbul".

In his tweet, @WarCQC cites the @sofarajiz Twitter account which appears to highlight, through tweets, notable entrepreneurs, businessmen and others from Saudi Arabia's Jazan province. The Post said it obtained this image from a "person close to the investigation".

Riyadh has said Khashoggi left the consulate after his visit.

"See, when I hear about an arrest of my friend who did nothing that worth to be arrested make me feel that I should not go home. I do not like it", Trump told reporters at the White House. 'I don't like hearing about it and hopefully that will sort itself out.

Mr Trump had stayed silent on human rights as the U.S. backed the Saudi-led air campaign against rebels in Yemen, which a United Nations report said has killed thousands of civilians, and when Crown Prince Mohammed, often referred to by his initials MBS, detained dozens of people a year ago in a controversial crackdown. Among details listed in the TourBar user profile, it says the user is 33 years old who offers interpretation and wine-tasting services, and lists his location as Bishah, Saudi Arabia, a five-hour drive from Jeddah. "Right now, nobody knows anything about it", he said.

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