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Saudi foreign minister commits to ‘comprehensive’ probe of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

At left, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. At right, Jamal Khashoggi. Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday the kingdom was committed to a “comprehensive investigation” of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

Saudi Arabia had sent a team to Turkey and all those responsible for the journalist’s death would be detained, the minister told a news conference in Indonesia.

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Coverage of Jamal Khashoggi on Globalnews.ca:

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of the Saudi government, disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 to obtain documents for his marriage.

Saudi Arabia initially denied knowledge of his fate before saying he had been killed in a fight in the consulate, an explanation that drew skepticism from several Western governments.

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