FACT CHECK: Saudi Arabia's changing narrative over journalist's murder

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According to Saudi's state news agency, the Saudi public prosecutor said Thursday that it received information "from the Turkish side" during a joint investigation that "indicates that the suspects in the incident had committed their act with premeditated intention".

The statement said, "The public prosecution continues its investigation with suspects.to complete the course of justice".

Haspel made a secret visit to Turkey this week to check evidence of audio recordings provided by Turkey that it claims capture the murder, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

The US president will meet CIA chief Gina Haspel, who has just returned from Turkey to review intelligence about the killing. A senior intelligence official and an adviser to Prince Mohammed were also removed from their jobs.

Several U.S. government officials, including Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal (from CT, where WWE is based), Bob Menendez (New Jersey), Lindsay Graham (South Carolina) and Chris Coons (Delaware) had encouraged WWE to postpone the event or reconsider its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

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Dozens of Saudi activists, writers, clerics and even women who were behind calls for the right to drive have been detained.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly spoke by phone with Prince Mohammed just before he arrived with other Arab leaders at the summit.

President Donald Trump has said that if anyone in Saudi Arabia knew about what had happened, "it would be" the crown prince.

After days of denying any knowledge of his whereabouts, Saudi officials last week admitted that the journalist had been killed inside the consulate.

But Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Madrid would fulfill its commitment to sell Saudi Arabia 400 precision bombs despite his "dismay" over the "terrible murder" of Khashoggi.

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Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih conceded on Wednesday that the scandal over Khashoggi had hurt the kingdom's image.

'We are determined not to allow the murder to be covered up and for those responsible - from the person who gave the order to those who executed it - not to escape justice, ' he said in the capital, Ankara.

Both John Cena and Daniel Bryan - two men in major featured matches on the card - have both allegedly told the WWE that they don't want to travel to Saudi Arabia due to the current circumstances.

As the investigation into Khashoggi's alleged murder has developed, the US government has taken some action.

WWE attempted to offset the outrage against female performers not being included in Saudi Arabia by publicly stating that change takes time, citing a December 2017 Sasha Banks-Alexa Bliss match in Abu Dhabi that WWE promoted as the first women's match to take place in the United Arab Emirates.

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