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'Rogue killers' may be behind disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi: Trump

Saudi Arabia has strongly denied killing Khashoggi and denounced such assertions as "lies"

Reuters  |  Ankara | Washington 

US President Donald Trump said on Monday "rogue killers" may have been behind the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered an internal investigation into the case. Trump said he had spoken with King Salman about Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi policies, and that he was sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo immediately to meet the king and travel to other places as needed. Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post columnist, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago to get ...

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First Published: Mon, October 15 2018. 21:29 IST