Suspected killer of journalist Khashoggi held in France

A French police source and a judicial source named the man as Khaled Aedh Al-Otaibi - the same name as a former member of the Saudi Royal Guard who is identified in U.S. and British sanctions lists, and a U.N.-commissioned report, as having been involved in Khashoggi's killing.

The police who detained him were acting on a 2019 arrest warrant issued by Turkey, the country where Khashoggi was killed, according to the police source.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post journalist and critic of Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2018.

Turkish officials believe his body was dismembered and removed. His remains have not been found.

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