Trudeau avoids confrontation with Saudi crown prince, Putin during G20 summit

Trudeau avoids confrontation with Saudi crown prince, Putin during G20 summit

The summit marks a test of the extent to which world leaders will seek to distance themselves from him.

However, Western leaders appeared to avoid the crown prince during the family photo at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires - after nearly two months of global outrage at the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This comes in the wake of a recent Central Intelligence Agency report which claimed that the orders to kill Khashoggi came from the highest levels of Saudi government, involving the Crown Prince himself.

The Saudi crown prince's visit to Algeria has drawn criticism from political and academic circles in the North African country.

The Saudi Gazette newspaper posted video of the meeting online, showing the two speaking in hushed tones with their heads close together.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen behind a military band upon his arrival at Algiers International Airport on December 2, 2018.

Algeria is one of the few Arab countries that has good relations with Saudi Arabia and its arch-rival Iran, both fellow OPEC members.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh, Oct. 16, 2018.

In his first column for the newspaper, Khashoggi said he feared being arrested in an apparent crackdown on dissent overseen by the prince since.

Much of it is inaudible but Macron could be heard saying 'I do worry.

"Qahtani supervised the 15-man team that killed Mr. Khashoggi and, during the same period, was also in direct communication with the team's leader in Istanbul, the assessment says", the Journal reported.

"All of these are projects owned by - personally - by the crown prince and they've been failures", says Jordan.

Many social media enthusiasts exchanged a photo of the journalists taking pictures of the Crown Prince.

"They have spent decades trying to build themselves up as a respectable global actor, and the crown prince has just destroyed that with one operation", says Bronson.

Before that, the crown prince visited Bahrain, where he was received by King Hamad and held talks with Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad.

May's spokesperson confirmed the meeting with bin Salman, who has been accused of allegedly ordering the killing of Khashoggi, will be conveyed Friday evening. Khashoggi, who relocated to the USA from Saudi Arabia a year ago, used to write articles for The Washington Post, criticising the Saudi government.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia received the prince at the airport, where an official reception ceremony was held.

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