United Nations official: Khashoggi was victim of an extrajudicial execution

Emmanuel Macron and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris France

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist who had criticized policies of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had been self-exiled in the United States for about a year.

The Tadawul All-Shares Index (TASI) rose 4.3 percent to close trading on the last day of the week on 7,835.54 points.

His commentsfolloed an announcement by the kingdom's attorney general that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi authorities was premeditated.

TASI, the largest Arab bourse, is 8.4 percent higher on the year.

It also came two days after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech calling Khashoggi's killing "brutal" and "planned" while demanding that the perpetrators be extradited to Turkey. Speaking at an investment forum he was hosting in Riyadh, the crown prince called the killing a "heinous crime" but offered no new information on what happened.

But striking a defiant tone, the crown prince told worldwide investors at the three-day gathering on Wednesday that the furore would not derail the kingdom's reform drive. "It's a sensitive subject, and our statement said all we want to say about that subject today".

The Turkish government has so far declined to elaborate on the alleged audio recordings, but on Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that CIA Director Gina Haspel had listened to them.

A person familiar with the recording who spoke to the Post called the audio "compelling" and said it would likely further pressure US officials to respond forcefully against the Saudis for Khashoggi's death.

U.S. President Donald Trump, the kingdom's staunchest Western ally, was quoted by the Wall Street Journal as saying Prince Mohammed bore ultimate responsibility for the operation that led to Khashoggi's death.

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Turkish officials suspect Saudi agents killed Khashoggi, 59, inside the consulate and cut up his body.

Saudi state news agency SPA said on Thursday that Prince Mohammed had presided over the first meeting of a committee to carry out that restructuring.

Saudi Arabia initially insisted Khashoggi had walked out of the consulate after visiting the building on October 2.

"Ankara is taking all necessary steps to clear up the case of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi", he added.

They are the bluntest comments yet from someone linked to Erdogan about Riyadh's de facto ruler in connection with the journalist's death on October 2 in Istanbul.

Vince noted in his opening statement that the company is looking forward to Evolution and Crown Jewel this weekend, but he did not name Saudi Arabia.

However, Trump also said that he wanted to believe that rogue operatives were behind the Khashoggi killing.

In the search for the body Jamal Khashoggi continues in the south forest of Istanbul and the refusal of Saudi Arabia Consulate in Istanbul for Turkey Fire Fighters officials to search a well in the Consul General residence, the diplomatic vehicle seen combing the forest of Istanbul a day before Jamal Khashoggi's "choked-up" by the 15 killing "rogue elements" squad during "interrogation that gone wrong" in the consulate, the consulate diplomatic auto left behind in the underground auto park in Istanbul with a computer and clothes.

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