Saudi crown prince to head to Algeria amid outcry

British officials said trade was not on the agenda in the talks with the Saudi heir apparent, known as MBS.

If approved by the city council, the advisory commission's measure means a stretch of road going past the expansive embassy building in the upscale Foggy Bottom neighborhood would be ceremonially renamed "Jamal Khashoggi Way".

After repeatedly denying knowledge of the journalist's whereabouts for nearly two weeks, Saudi authorities later acknowledged that the Washington Post columnist had been killed.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive in Algiers on Sunday, Algerian state media said, for a visit that has been roundly criticised due to the killing of a dissident journalist.

After Mauritania, he is due to visit Algeria. Sources say the Central Intelligence Agency believes the crown prince ordered the killing.

A French presidential spokesperson said Macron told bin Salman at the summit that Europeans will insist on global experts being part of the investigations into the Saudi journalist's murder. The spotlight was on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who chaired his country's delegation.

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Abderrazak Makri, head of the Islamist Movement of Society for Peace, told reporters the Crown Prince's visit "does not serve Algeria's image nor its reputation".

This comes in the wake of a recent Central Intelligence Agency report which claimed that the orders to kill Khashoggi came from the highest levels of Saudi government, involving the Crown Prince himself. "There is no direct reporting connecting the crown prince to the order to murder Jamal Khashoggi", Al Jazeera quoted Pompeo as saying.

The Turkish leader stated that Ankara mobilised all efforts since the brutal killing of the Washington Post columnist inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. President Trump "exchanged pleasantries" with the crown prince, according to a senior White House official, but there was no formal meeting scheduled between the two leaders.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also told associates in August past year that if he failed to persuade Mr Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia, "we could possibly lure him outside Saudi Arabia and make arrangements" - a communication the Central Intelligence Agency said "seems to foreshadow the Saudi operation launched against Khashoggi".

The US Senate nonetheless moved this week to end support for the Saudi-led war against rebels in Yemen amid outrage over attacks on civilian sites including a school bus and hospitals.

  • Sonia Alvarado