Jamal Khashoggi case: sponsors urged to pull out of key Saudi event

New York Times pulls out of ‘Davos in the Desert’ conference over missing journalistThe sponsors of a major Saudi investor event to be held in Riyadh later this month are facing calls to end their involvement in the conference after allegations of the kingdom’s connection to the disappearance and possible death of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.On Wednesday the New York Times pulled out as media sponsors of the conference, known by participants as “Davos in the Desert”, to be held at the same Ritz-Carlton hotel where crown prince Mohammed bin Salman last year jailed dozens of wealthy Saudis in what he said was an anti-corruption campaign. Continue reading...

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