Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Finance | By Jaime Brady

WWE isn't canceling Saudi event despite Khashoggi killing

WWE isn't canceling Saudi event despite Khashoggi killing

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.

World Wrestling Entertainment's upcoming event in Saudi Arabia will proceed as scheduled despite an worldwide diplomatic crisis related to the Middle Eastern nation's purported role in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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

While the Saudi prosecutor's office did not say specifically that its investigators reached the same conclusion, the statement seemed created to acknowledge the legitimacy of evidence and allegations from Turkey that Khashoggi's killing was planned.

Representatives of Ford, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Uber, Viacom, AOL, CNN, The New York Times and the Financial Times, among others, pulled out of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, which took place this week.

In his first public comments on the affair, more than three weeks after Khashoggi's disappearance, the crown prince on October 24 denounces the murder.

An official in Washington said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had "raised the safety and security of the Khashoggi family members with the Saudi leadership", but declined to discuss the specifics of Mr Salah's travel.

Khashoggi, a known critic of the Saudi crown prince, was a known critic of the crown prince, disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate earlier this month.

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Later in the day, he appears to be shown throwing away the clothing and beard and returning to the consulate in his own clothing. Madani was wearing what the video appears to show to be Khashoggi's dark blazer, gray shirt opened at the collar and pants .

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In a preliminary action against the 21 top Saudi Arabia officials indicted, U.S. has revoked their visas and diplomatic immunity, United Kingdom followed suit by revoking those suspected to be directly or indirectly involved in the brutal murder of self-exiled & Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi authorities first insisted the journalist Jamal Khashoggi came out of their Istanbul consulate alive.

On Wednesday, Britain joined the United States in revoking visas of those suspected of killing the 59-year-old Khashoggi, while the U.S and several Western governments weigh further action against Saudi Arabia, including possibly cutting off arms sales.

In a statement on Thursday, the Saudi foreign ministry said the kingdom had accepted information from "brotherly" Turkey that the killing was planned in advance and would take this into account during its ongoing investigation.

"Even if US President Trump saves [Mohammed bin] Salman, in the eyes of the world, he is a questionable person with Khashoggi's blood on his hands", Cevik wrote.

That could change after his briefing with Haspel, however, who is back in Washington after a trip to Turkey where she was briefed on Turkey's own investigation.

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih conceded yesterday that the scandal had hurt the kingdom's image.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called Khashoggi's murder a "savage killing" and demanded Riyadh punish those responsible, no matter how highly placed.

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