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Crown Prince's fate may be in the balance

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Kuwait, on Sept 30, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince is intent on finding a way to emerge unscathed from the outcry over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but he may well end up weakened, say analysts.

There is widespread scepticism over Saudi Arabia's statement blaming Mr Khashoggi's death on a "fistfight" in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 21, 2018, with the headline Crown Prince's fate may be in the balance. Subscribe