United States President Donald Trump has said "rogue killers" may have been behind the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as he sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi Arabia's King Salman.
However, unconfirmed reports in the USA media suggest Saudi Arabia is preparing to admit that Mr Khashoggi died as a result of an interrogation that went wrong and that the original intention had been to abduct him. But since the disappearance of Khashoggi, numerous event's high-profile media sponsors and journalists are pulling out in a show of solidarity, reports CNN.
But he has said repeatedly that he does not want to halt a proposed $110 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia - as some in Congress have said he should - because it would harm the USA economically.
Experts now suspect that the Apple Watch recordings may have been fabricated by Turkish authorities to hide covert surveillance of the Saudi consulate, reports suggest.
Turkish officials have accused Saudi Arabia of sending in a 15-man team to interrogate, kill, and dismember Khashoggi's body with a bone saw before flying it back to his native country.
WWE, which has aggressively expanded into new markets to drive global revenue growth, held its first-ever event in Saudi Arabia last April as part of a 10-year pact with the Saudi General Sports Authority said to be worth $45 million annually, according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Trump's argument that any such curtailment would entail a USA economic sacrifice and would only open a market for Russian Federation and China to exploit is phony because his claim of securing $110 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia is also phony.
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The commission will vote at that time whether the two should be indefinitely suspended pending results of the investigation. Tukhugov and McGregor had a brief exchange in the ring during the fracas that ensued after UFC 229.
Meanwhile, more major players in worldwide finance and industry are pulling out of a high-profile business conference in Saudi Arabia.
Khashoggi, a Saudi national and United States resident who became increasingly critical of powerful Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, has not been seen since he walked into the Istanbul consulate to sort out marriage paperwork on October 2.
Saudi Arabia has pledged to retaliate economically for any USA punitive action.
Hours prior, President Trump announced in a tweet that he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about Khashoggi. Video footage showed him arriving but not departing.