The Saudis are long-standing allies of the United States, particularly in combating terrorist networks, but analysts said the credibility of the U.S. -Saudi relationship depends on candor and accountability.
Once close to the Saudi royal family, Khashoggi had grown increasingly critical of human rights abuses in the kingdom and was living in self-imposed exile in Washington, D.C.
Confirming that the tape has been requested, Mr Trump added: "I'm not sure yet that it exists, probably does, possibly does".
The president said he would get a "full report" from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the diplomat's return from meetings with Saudi and Turkish leaders, allowing him to assess what really happened.
He said: "You know we need Saudi Arabia in terms of our fight against all of the terrorism, everything that's happening in Iran and other places". Trump has speculated without providing evidence that "rogue killers" could be responsible.
What is reported to be on the recording?
Khashoggi's suspected murder and Saudi Arabia's lackluster efforts to solve the case has negatively affected Riyadh's economic reform drive, chasing away investors and foreign officials alike.
But this is the first time Turkish media have claimed to have heard the recording.
Consul Otaibi left Istanbul on Tuesday for Riyadh ahead of a planned search of his residence as part of the official Turkish investigation.
The release clause that could see Neymar leave PSG Yesterday sources close to Neymar laid out why he wants to go back to the Nou Camp - and it's got a lot to do with Kylian Mbappe. Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain had many questioning his ambitions as a footballer.
For almost two years, through an ongoing crisis with Qatar and worldwide outrage over civilian casualties in the Saudi-led campaign against Yemeni rebels, the prince has managed to keep Washington's confidence. "You're going to get me in trouble".
Khashoggi went to the consulate on October 2 to get documents for his upcoming marriage to a Turkish woman while his fiancee waited outside.
The team included prosecutors and forensics experts in white overalls. The US secretary of state had talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, too.
President Donald Trumpcompared people who blamed Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi's disappearance to those who had accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. When asked if he had learned any details about Khashoggi's disappearance, Pompeo told reporters that "I don't want to talk about any of the facts; they didn't want to, either, in that they want to have the opportunity to complete this investigation in a thorough way".
A New York Times report published Thursday suggests that the Saudi regime is looking to pin blame for the apparent torture and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on a senior intelligence official.
Pro-Israel advocates hailed the decision, saying it confirmed the U.S. recognised the whole of Jerusalem as part of Israel. The status of Jerusalem goes to the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Police are planning a second search at the Saudi consul's home nearby, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said. The reporter went missing on 2 October after he entered the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul.
It'll be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options as well as black, blue, yellow, white, coral, and red color options. Apple is likely to sell its new and cheaper iPhone XR faster than the luxury iPhone XS and XS Max, an Apple analyst has claimed.
Turkish sources allege he was killed by a 15-strong team of Saudi agents but Riyadh insists that he left the consulate unharmed. A bone saw was used to dismember Khashoggi's body and it was placed in handheld cases and transported back to Saudi Arabia.
Australia began their day with the overnight batsmen Aaron Finch and Travis Head hoping to delay the inevitable. Pakistan are now playing a two-match Test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.
The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has been under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church since the late 1600s. He continues the procedure of granting of the Tomos of autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Police reports say that more than 50 people are feared dead. "Out of nowhere came the train", said a man, sounding angry. Preliminary report suggests that the incident took place following a stampede during the Dussehra celebration.
However, the Sri Lankan government issued an elaborate denial of the report and clarifications came from the highest level. He also referred to his meeting with the Indian high commissioner in Colombo on Wednesday morning to discuss the matter.
USA officials have already began expressing concerns about the caravan, which also prompted angry tweets from President Trump . Mexico's peso weakened more than 1.5 percent against the dollar on Thursday, partly driven by Trump's comments, analysts said.
Tesla taking orders for shorter-range, $45,000 Model 3
The more affordable Tesla sports a 260-mile range, a 125 miles per hour top speed, and goes from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds. What will arrive in as little as six weeks, and be available in the USA and Canada, is called the Model 3 Mid Range.
Hazard hedging his bets over Madrid move
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has revealed his conversation with Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri when the latter was appointed. In the last three months I have seen him always very happy so I don't think so'.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer Revealed
Red Dead Redemption 2 , an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age, arrives for PlayStation 4 on October 26th. We'll just have to wait and see whether Rockstar has managed to split the data so that the game is playable on one disc.
New Version of The Real World Coming To Facebook Watch
MTV has announced The Real World is coming to Facebook Watch, Facebook's streaming service that's very slowly amassing content. Rajwat said: "With Watch, we have built an interactive experience that gives you a new level of access and influence".
Duke in the NBA: Lakers exercise option on Brandon Ingram
The 33-year-old signed a four-year deal with the Lakers in the summer, earning a reported $154m (£118.2m ) over the term. The lengthy wing had a strong preseason, averaging 17.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.7 minutes per game.
Anna Burns wins 50th Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman'
He said: "I've never thought that a book that people can read on the tube was one of the important features to look for". Appiah said the judges didn't take the author's gender or nationality into account when selecting the victor .
Twitter makes public Russia, Iran meddling tweet trove
They stressed that they would "continue to proactively combat nefarious attempts to undermine the integrity of Twitter". Similar accounts with suspected Iranian ties cloaked their efforts as French, Croatian and Spanish reporters.
Apple to hold iPad Pro event on October 30 in NY
Apple doesn't usually launch new products in NY , often opting for a venue closer to its home base in Cupertino, California. Could we also see GarageBand or some more instrumental apps? On its website, Apple said the event will be live streamed.
Putin says former Soviet Republics regret end of USSR
Speaking Thursday at an worldwide policy forum, Putin said: "Those who believe that there was a murder must present evidence". President Donald Trump] will no longer have to constantly look back at those who engage in anti-Russian rhetoric".
US Plans To Withdraw From 144 Year-old Postal Treaty
A 1-pound package that costs the USPS about $10 to deliver can be mailed from China for just $2.50, per White House numbers. China joined the UPU in 1914, when its economy was nearly entirely agrarian. "They have not responded to our asks", he said.