Amnesty urges UN investigation, independent autopsy in Jamal Khashoggi death

Saudi-friendly Kushner ‘keeping low profile’ as Trump admin shrugs off Khashoggi case report claims

Amid the ongoing investigation, Saudi authorities also announced the detention of 18 suspects in the case.

The prayer leader at Mecca's Grand Mosque called Friday for "unity" in the face of "fabrications" against Saudi Arabia, over two weeks after a dissident journalist's disappearance sparked a diplomatic crisis.

The Saudi government's version of Khashoggi's death has shifted since his disappearance on October 2.

The disappearance of Khashoggi, a USA resident and Washington Post columnist, had led to mounting pressure from the West on Saudi Arabia to provide convincing answers.

Since his disappearance, the kingdom had rejected Turkish fears he was killed and dismembered there as "baseless".

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But he said that, before he decided what to do next, he wanted to talk to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Investigators were also still examining traffic records of every auto that went in and out of the Saudi Consulate on Oct.2, the day Khashoggi entered the consulate, the senior official said.

Castro appears to be referring to reporting from the Daily Mail that bin Salman "bragged about using classified intelligence from Kushner as part of a crackdown on "corrupt" princes and businessmen in Saudi Arabia".

Turkish media reports said more than a dozen Turkish staff members of the consulate - including technicians, drivers, telephone operators and accountants - were being interviewed by prosecutors.

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On what basis has the blame been put on the 18 Saudi nationals who have been detained - what is the evidence against them?

US President Donald Trump initially pledged "severe punishment" for those responsible for Khashoggi's murder, but later urged presumption of innocence for Riyadh and said he found the kingdom's account credible.

In a statement on Friday night, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the United States will closely follow worldwide investigations into Mr Khashoggi's death and will advocate for justice that is "timely, transparent and in accordance with all due process".

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was "deeply troubled" by the explanation, his spokesman said.

Turkish authorities said days ago, that they had an audio recording of the incident in which they say Khashoggi was interrogated, which led to a struggle, which led to Jamal Khashoggi's death. "But I think it's a great first step", he said.

Egypt's foreign ministry commended the "decisive" and "brave" actions taken by the Saudi King in relation to Khashoggi's case, saying the measures taken show respect for the principles of law.

Trump has called the Saudi announcement a "good first step", but said what happened to Khashoggi was "unacceptable".

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham tweeted on Friday afternoon, "To say that I am skeptical of the new Saudi narrative about Mr. Khashoggi is an understatement". It depends on the conclusions from the Turkish investigation, said Butter.

Speaking off the record to a Newsweek journalist working on a story about the Saudi leadership, he insisted he did not view himself as "opposition" - he just wanted "a better Saudi Arabia".

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