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Saudi Arabia Begins Internal Probe Into Khashoggi Disappearance

  • Prominent Saudi journalist last seen at consulate in Istanbul
  • Prosecutor could make announcement within days, official says
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Saudi Arabia began an investigation into the disappearance of Khashoggi. Bloomberg’s Yousef Gamal El-Din reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Saudi Arabia has begun an internal investigation into the disappearance of a prominent critic at its Istanbul consulate and could hold people accountable if the evidence warrants it, according to a Saudi official.

King Salman over the weekend ordered the Saudi public prosecutor to investigate the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, partly due to information received from Turkish authorities, the Saudi official said on Monday. He spoke anonymously because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter. While Saudi Arabia and Turkey have already said they would cooperate in a joint investigation, this would be a separate inquiry, the official said.