Tunisia civil society protests upcoming visit of Saudi crown prince MbS

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The killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and United States resident, who was a critic of the crown prince, at Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul six weeks ago has strained Saudi Arabia's ties with the West and damaged Prince Mohammed's image overseas.

According to Al-Arabiya, they held closed-door bilateral talks.

"MBS contributed to murdering somebody overseas and it is not strength to sort of mumble past that", Sasse told "Fox News Sunday", referring to the crown prince.

Historic ties between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain were on display during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to Manama on Monday.

Before Egypt, Prince Mohammed had visited the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain as part of his tour and will travel to Tunisia before heading to Argentina for the Group of 20 summit November 30.

Additionally, Saudi writer Meshaal Aba Al Wadaa Al Harbi said that Egyptian-Saudi relations in the era of Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi get stronger day by day.

A frequent contributor to The Washington Post, Khashoggi went missing on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Ben Ali, who held power for 23 years, has been a fugitive in Saudi Arabia since 2011.

He is also set to travel to the Tunisian capital on Tuesday, a presidential source in Tunis told AFP.

Here was the president pushing back on the Central Intelligence Agency assessment - not necessarily conclusion, but.it's an assessment of high confidence that the Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Administration officials are set to brief US lawmakers on intelligence findings related to Khashoggi's killing on Wednesday, and senators in both parties have signaled support for sanctions against Riyadh.

The head of Argentina's state prosecutors' association Carlos Rivolo said the complaint against Prince Salman was referred to a prosecutor, who will then have to decide whether to open a formal probe, the New York Times reported.

Travelling overseas for the first time since the killing, the crown prince is visiting allies in the Middle East before heading to a Group of 20 summit in Argentina this week, where he may face questions about the gruesome slaying.

London has not taken any action against Saudi Arabia yet but said it is ready to impose sanctions if evidence points to Riyadh's direct involvement.

"Universal jurisdiction cases are an increasingly important part of global efforts to hold those responsible for atrocities accountable, provide justice to victims who have nowhere else to turn, deter future crimes, and help ensure that countries do not become safe havens for human rights abusers", the statement highlighted.

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