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Jamal Khashoggi killing: A timeline of the Saudi’s shifting story



khashoggi mbsA composite image of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Associated Press/Virginia Mayo; Nicolas Asfouri – Pool/Getty

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2

Khashoggi, who wrote for The Washington Post and was often critical of the Saudi government, went to the consulate to obtain documents to marry his Turkish fiancée. But he never came out. 

The Saudi government’s narrative on what happened to Khashoggi has taken many twists and turns since he went missing in early October.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is widely suspected of orchestrating the killing, but the Saudis have moved to distance him from the incident. 

Here’s how the Saudi’s story on Khashoggi’s fate has shifted over time: 

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