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New York Times Pulls out as Media Sponsor of Investment Conference in Saudi Arabia as Response to Khashoggi Kidnapping

2018-10-12 - 7:26 p

Bahrain Mirror: The New York Times newspaper pulled out as media sponsor of the "Future Investment Initiative" conference, hosted by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as a response to his county's involvement in kidnapping the prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The British "The Guardian" newspaper said on (October 11, 2018) that "The New York Times" pulled out as media sponsor of the conference, known by participants as "Davos in the Desert", to be held at the same Ritz-Carlton hotel where crown prince Mohammed bin Salman last year jailed dozens of wealthy Saudis in what he said was an anti-corruption campaign.

US president Donald Trump said on Thursday that US investigators are looking into how Jamal Khashoggi vanished at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. "We're being very tough. And we have investigators over there and we're working with Turkey, and frankly we're working with Saudi Arabia. We want to find out what happened," Trump told Fox News on Thursday morning.


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