Pelley added that he's not been in contact with any of his players, sponsors or tournament organizers regarding the event in Saudi Arabia, but earlier this week Padraig Harrington was asked if he had any concerns that the tour could become embroiled in the controversy.
The story is all too familiar: Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and a family man, entered Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 for marriage formalities.
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But Khashoggi's family has denied the allegations that he was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egypt-based Islamist organisation. "He denied such claims repeatedly over the past several years", the family said in a statement to the United States newspaper.
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There is still no consensus on how Khashoggi died.
His comments follow an admission by the Saudi government that its agents planned and carried out the murder of Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. First came the insistence that the country had nothing to do with the disappearance of one of its high-profile critics. It later admitted he had been murdered, saying the killing was premeditated and a result of a "rogue operation".
European Tour Chief Keith Pelley insists the Tour's new tournament in Saudi Arabia will take place as scheduled next year, despite public outcry following the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkey is seeking the extradition of 18 suspects so they can be put on trial in Turkey.
Turkey is seeking the extradition of 18 suspects in the journalist's slaying who were detained in Saudi Arabia.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Saudi King Salman last week, and the two agreed to continue co-operating in the investigation.
Pompeo added that the Saudis have cooperated with the investigation and they are working to determine what happened and who's responsible.
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The 39-year-old Taylor was on a one-year leave of absence from his job as mayor of North Ogden for his deployment to Afghanistan . Taylor's body is scheduled to be flown back to Dover Air Force Base today and funeral arrangements are pending, he said.
On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that it will probably take "weeks" before the USA administration gathers enough information about the perpetrators to decide on its response.
Held at the Mayflower Hotel, the memorial was organized by the Justice for Jamal Khashoggi campaign.
On Wednesday, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Khashoggi's death was a "crime" and "odious".
Khalid bin Ahmad tweeted that "despite the ongoing dispute, (Netanyahu) has taken a clear position on the importance of stability in the region and Saudi Arabia's role in consolidating that stability".
A Saudi official has denied that the Crown Prince made the allegations, saying that "routine calls do exist from time to time" between the young leader and top United States officials but that "no such commentary was conveyed".
But he has repeatedly stressed that his priority is preserving the decades-old US-Saudi alliance and protecting major arms sales to the kingdom.
"Today I am inviting the worldwide community to take serious and practical steps to reveal the truth and to prosecute those involved in a court of law".
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And when I say defensively I don't just mean my defenders, I mean as a team. "I think we were much better in the second half". And there was one element of United's game that was labelled "pathetic" but viewers when they saw it on television.