Saudi crown prince receives Russian envoy

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman holds talks with the Russian president’s special envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 16 October 2018
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Saudi crown prince receives Russian envoy

  • During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and discussed major issues in the region

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with the Russian president’s special envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, in Riyadh on Monday.

During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and discussed major issues in the region.

On Sunday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir held talks with the Russian envoy, discussing the latest developments in Syria, as well as the efforts being exerted by the two countries to achieve security for the Syrian people.

The reception was attended by Ambassador Maan Al-Hafiz, director general of the general department for European countries.

Earlier in Riyadh, Al-Jubeir received Brett McGurk, US special envoy for the global coalition against Daesh.

They discussed current issues in the region, and US-Saudi coordination within the coalition.

Al-Jubeir also met with a visiting delegation from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to prevent attacks and accidents involving weapons of mass destruction. 

They discussed issues of common interest.


Saudi public prosecution announces results of investigation into Khashoggi killing

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Saudi public prosecution announces results of investigation into Khashoggi killing

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said on Thursday he was seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi was killed in the country’s Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2 after a struggle by a lethal injection dose and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, he told reporters in Riyadh.

The Prosecutor said Khashoggi’s body parts were then handed over to a local Turkish agent outside the consulate grounds, the spokesman said, adding that the drawing of the agent has been prepared and will be handed over to the Turkish authorities.

He said that the head of Khashoggi’s repatriation team was the one who ordered the killing of the victim, adding that the investigations into the whereabouts of the victim’s body are still ongoing.

He noted that the mission of the team was to persuade Khashoggi to return to the kingdom.

The prosecutor said a former adviser had been due to meet the team that was ordered to repatriate journalist Khashoggi, who was killed after efforts to negotiate his return failed.

He added that the ex-advisor had been banned from travelling and remained under investigation, and that the case has been transferred to court while investigations continue.