Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

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Confusion reigned over his whereabouts on Wednesday when a Saudi official in Washington said that reports of Khashoggi's disappearance were false, and that he had left the consulate shortly after arriving.

As the mystery persisted, the Turkish foreign ministry summoned Saudi Arabia's ambassador "for an explanation, "media outlets reported".

Khashoggi visited the Saudi consulate around 1:00 p.m. Tuesday to pick-up marriage documents, according to the Post.

Ankara and Riyadh have given contradictory versions of the circumstances of Khashoggi's disappearance, with Turkish officials saying they believed he was still inside the consultate. So we put that in that category, ' he said in response to USA leader's remarks.

"Right now we have no information".

Yemeni activist and 2011 victor of the Nobel Peace Prize, Tawakkol Karman said she believed Khashoggi "was kidnapped in this gangster's den that is supposed to be a consulate". He gave her his mobile phones for safekeeping, something common as embassies throughout the Middle East routinely require phones to be left outside as a security precaution. "Where is Jamal?" Hatice said. What does Trump's comment reveal about Saudi Arabia's sovereignty and independence?

"As a journalist and editor, I learn so much from him and his experiences". He is not a suspect, he has not been convicted. Khashoggi is, however, the first Saudi national whose arrest - if that is indeed what has happened - appears to have taken place in a country that is neither a Gulf neighbour nor a close ally.

In an editorial, it said: "Mr Khashoggi is not just any commentator". At the time of this writing, we have not been able to reach him.

Previously an adviser to senior Saudi officials, Mr Khashoggi moved overseas after his Saudi newspaper column was cancelled and he was allegedly warned to stop tweeting his criticisms of the crown prince's policies.

Once a friend to the royal family, Khashoggi became one of its most vocal critics. A television news channel he was in charge of was shut down after only 11 hours on air in 2015. Its billionaire backer was detained in the Ritz Carlton roundup overseen by Prince Mohammed in 2017.

Khashoggi's most recent columns for The Washington Post cover some of the most taboo subjects in Saudi Arabia: The need to end the ongoing war in Yemen, the moderate nature of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the need for domestic political reforms beyond allowing women the right to drive.

Over the past years, Riyadh has also redefined its anti-terrorism laws to target activism.

Press freedom groups also have called on Prince Mohammed to ensure Khashoggi's safety.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that OPEC is doing everything possible thing they can to prevent oil prices from rising.

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