Arabic fluency emerges as obstacle to US Khashoggi response

Vladimir Putin and the Saudi crown prince greet each other like old friends

Salman, who has recently been accused by the worldwide community for the ordered killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the country's role in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

But Bob Corker, the outgoing Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in an interview published on Friday that the United States needed to rein in Prince Mohammed, who was "out of control".

Both leaders are under fire on the global stage, with Salman accused of ordering the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at an embassy in Turkey.

The report also contains an apparent 2017 comment from MBS about efforts to "possibly lure him outside Saudi Arabia". Putin said in October he lacked information about the matter and said Russian Federation would not tear up its relations with Saudi Arabia because of it.

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada who is of Lebanese and Syrian descent, hosted world leaders for a gala dinner and a theatrical performance at Teatro Colon.

In a five-minute exchange on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina, Macron conveyed "very firm" messages to the prince over the killing and the need to find a political solution for the situation in Yemen, an Elysee official also said.

Kirill Dmitriev, the chief of Russia's sovereign wealth fund, told reporters that Putin would meet the prince Saturday and discuss boosting Saudi Arabia's $2 billion investment in Russian Federation.

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In the audio, it is possible to make out the prince saying "Don't worry", to which Macron responds "I am worried".

Leaders during the G-20 Leaders' Summit family photo on November 30, 2018 in Buenos Aires.

President Donald Trump has also denied USA media reports that the Central Intelligence Agency believes such an operation would have needed the approval of Prince Mohammed, known as MBS.

"To be clear, we lack direct reports that the crown prince issued the order of murder", the assessment notes, according to the Journal. Saudi Arabia has denied that.

Or shunned, after U.S. intelligence agencies concluded he ordered the grisly slaying of Jamal Khashoggi, which his country denies?

MBS will arrive in Algiers on Sunday, Algerian state media said, for a visit that has been roundly criticised in light of Khashoggi's slaying, AFP reported.

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