Germany Says Saudi's Khashoggi Narrative Inadequate

Germany has strongly denounced the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, rejecting Riyadh’s “inadequate” explanation on the death of the prominent critic.

"We condemn this act in the strongest terms," Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a joint statement issued on Saturday.

Finally admitting that the writer had been slain at the Saudi diplomatic post, Riyadh has claimed Khashoggi died in a "fist fight" in the consulate. Saudi authorities say 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been fired.

Saudi Arabia Admits Khashoggi Murdered in Turkey, Sacks bin Salman’s Top Aide

Saudi Arabia has sacked a top general and arrested several people after confessing that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Press TV reported,

In a Friday announcement, Saudi Arabia said that the preliminary results of its investigation indicate Khashoggi has been killed in a "fight with people who met him in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.”

Sayyed Nasrallah: Saudi Losing Int’l Support, Must Immediately Halt War on Yemen

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed on Friday that the axis-of-resistance avoided commenting on the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi for several reasons, adding all the attempts to cover up the royal involvement have failed.

Sayyed Nasrallah added that Saudi, after falling in Khashoggi quagmire, started losing the international support to its war on Yemen, advising KSA royals to take a decision to stop this aggression at this “suitable time," al-Manar TV website reported.

Hezbollah leader commented on the escalation in Gaza, stressing that the Palestinians have no other choice, but to resist the Zionist threats and aggressions.

US Must Withdraw from Syria, Stop Supporting Terrorism: Iran’s Deputy UN Envoy

Iran's deputy ambassador to the UN says the United States should stop supporting terrorism in Syria and end its illegal military presence there as regional efforts are underway to find a political solution to over seven years of war in the Arab country, Press TV reported.

Addressing the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Es’haq Al-e Habib said Washington must end its occupation of Syrian territory – where it has thousands of boots on the ground -- and its support for terrorist groups.

The Iranian official also denounced the destructive role that Washington’s close ally Saudi Arabia is playing in the Middle region, including its support for Takfiri terror groups in Syria.

Suspected Member of Khashoggi ‘Hit-Team’ Dies in Mysterious ‘Traffic Accident’ in Saudi Arabia

A member of the 15-man team suspected in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died in an accident back in Saudi Arabia, according to Turkish media, prompting suspicion of a cover up.

Meshal Saad al-Bostani, a 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force, is believed to have died in a 'suspicious car accident' in the Saudi capital Riyadh, sources told the Turkish Yeni Safak - the one that earlier covered the shocking details of the murder, RT reported.

A still taken from a Turkish police CCTV video, released by the Sabah newspaper, identified Bostani as he passed through Istanbul's Ataturk airport on October 2.