Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly postponed a planned visit to Jordan after facing the cold shoulder in Algeria, where President Abdelaziz Bouteflika scrapped a meeting with him, citing flu.
When asked about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Pompeo cited a lack of direct evidence linking Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the murder on October 2 in Istanbul.
Theresa May has offered "warm words" on human rights, but no action against Saudi Arabia on the war in Yemen or the killing of a Saudi journalist, Jeremy Corbyn has said, challenging May's claim to have been "robust" with the Saudi leader at the G20 summit. "I think we're going to see definitely some return to institutionalism, some return to a consensus-based decision-making process and commitment to defined procedures".
The prince told world leaders that "unless the crime is proven, you can not blame Saudi Arabia", Erdogan quoted him as saying. He said a number of communications were intercepted by Saudi officials in August this year.
"Algeria finds itself half-way between the position of Iran and that of Saudi Arabia".
Mohamed Ould Sidi, president of the student association spearheading the anti-Crown Prince protests in Mauritania, told Mauritanian outlet Al-Araby al-Jadeed: "We Mauritanians will not stand by and let the murderer of Yemeni children pollute our soil".
"I came with the clear message that Britain is open for business and that we are looking forward to future trade agreements", she said. "I was clear with him that we can indeed do a trade deal with the United States of America with the deal that is on the table with the European Union".
The director of the CIA will brief leaders of the Senate today about what the agency knows about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
"He is like a beast "pac man" the more victims he eats, the more he wants", Khashoggi said in the messages to Abdulaziz. When he informed Khashoggi of this, the journalist replied, "God help us".
Khashoggi is said to have used the WhatsApp thread to engage in stern criticism of Bin Salman. Abdulaziz began speaking out against the Saudi regime as a college student in Canada.