Saudi stocks surge after crown prince assurances

Saudi stocks surge after crown prince assurances

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Erdogan spoke on the phone Wednesday, according to Turkey's state news agency Anadolu, and "discussed the joint efforts to uncover all aspects of the murder" of Khashoggi, including next steps.

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.

Calls to stop the event have been made following the death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Turkey.

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

WWE will stage Crown Jewel as planned in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 2 despite growing pressure to move the event, the company annnounced Thursday morning.

News of the call appeared to calm growing speculation that Turkey was edging toward implicating the crown prince, whose ambitions for a modernized Saudi Arabia have been undermined by his penchant for making enemies at home and overseas.

The French president "informed (King Salman) of his profound indignation at the crime and demanded that all possible light be shone on the circumstances that led to this drama", his office said in a statement.

CIA Director Gina Haspel has briefed US President Donald Trump after reportedly listening to "compelling" audio recording which captured the killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Some were members of a 15-man hit team, many of them Saudi intelligence operatives, who flew into Istanbul hours before Khashoggi's death, Turkish security sources say. In a version offered by an official on Tuesday, the original plan was to persuade Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia, and if he refused, to drug him and take him to a safe house in Istanbul.

Khashoggi - a Washington Post contributor and critic of the crown prince - was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia released photos of Salah Khashoggi giving Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman an icy stare as the two shook hands during a meeting.

Turkey did not have "any desire" to take the case to an global court, he added, but would be willing to share information and the outcomes of its investigation.

After weeks of denials, the kingdom finally confirmed Khashoggi's death on October 20, claiming he died in a fistfight.

First of all, the crime was really painful to all Saudis, and I believe it is painful to every human in the world.

Erdogan called it a "brutal" murder.

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.

Khashoggi's death was described as "murder" for the first time by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Sunday.

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