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Saudi's powerful Crown Prince seen as covering up Khashoggi's case, but it may backfire

WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia's statement blaming journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death on a "fistfight" in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has been met with widespread scepticism by analysts.

Toronto-based author Tarek Fatah, author and a fellow of the conservative Middle East Forum, tweeted: "The great Saudi coverup begins."

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