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Who was Jamal Khashoggi and what did he do?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia On 2 October 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident, journalist, columnist for The Washington Post, former editor of Al-Watan and former general manager and editor-in-chief of the Al-Arab News Channel, was assassinated by agents of the Saudi government at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Where did Adnan Khashoggi get his name from?

Family and education Khashoggi was born in Mecca, to Mohammad Khashoggi, who was King Abdul Aziz Al Saud ‘s personal doctor, and Samiha Ahmed. His father was Turkish and was from a family with roots in Kayseri; their family surname, Khashoggi, means “spoon maker” (Kaşıkçı) in the Turkish language.

How did Khashoggi get involved in the Iran Contra affair?

Khashoggi was implicated in the Iran–Contra affair as a key middleman in the arms-for-hostages exchange along with Iranian arms dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar and, in a complex series of events, was found to have borrowed money for these arms purchases from the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) with Saudi and United States backing.

How did Khashoggi die at the Saudi consulate?

On 20 October, the Saudi Foreign Ministry reported that a preliminary investigation showed that Khashoggi had died at the consulate while engaged in a fight, the first Saudi acknowledgement of Khashoggi’s death.

Why did Saudi Arabia suspend Jamal Khashoggi trial?

Ms Callamard said both the investigations into Khashoggi’s death by Saudi Arabia and Turkey “failed to meet international standards”. She called for the trial in Saudi Arabia of the 11 suspects to be suspended, saying it would “not deliver credible accountability”.

When did Jamal Khashoggi become editor of Al Madina?

Khashoggi became managing editor and acting editor-in-chief of Al Madina in 1991 and his tenure in that position lasted until 1999. During this period he was also a foreign correspondent in such countries as Afghanistan, Algeria, Kuwait, Sudan, and in the Middle East.