Tag: Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations

What Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Did to Us

The last time I saw my friend Jamal Khashoggi was in September 2017, when he was settling into his self-imposed exile in the United States. We argued about politics over dinner at a steak house in Washington. We cracked jokes about my struggle with a small piece of steak and his ease at devouring a […]

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Saudi Prince Accepts Responsibility for Khashoggi Killing, but Denies Involvement

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, said he bears “all the responsibility” for the killing of a dissident writer by Saudi agents in Istanbul last year, but denied he had prior knowledge of the plot, according to a trailer for a documentary to be released next week. The killing […]

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The Berlin Police Are Confident the Killer Is in Jail. They Just Don’t Know His Name.

BERLIN — At the outset, the German officers investigating the brazen daylight assassination of a former Chechen separatist commander were lucky. The killer, a man in a wig who had gunned down the victim in a Berlin park, was spotted by two teenagers, who called the police. Officers arrested the suspect near the Spree River […]

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Dr. Robert McClelland, Who Tried to Save President Kennedy, Dies at 89

Dr. Robert McClelland, a surgeon who tried to help revive a mortally wounded President John F. Kennedy in 1963 after he was shot in Dallas, died on Sept. 10 in an assisted living facility in that city. He was 89. His granddaughter Megan Moss said the cause was kidney failure. Dr. McClelland was in an […]

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A Murdered Spy’s Widow Relives Her Loss Onstage

LONDON — In November 2006, Marina Litvinenko watched her husband, Alexander, die in a London hospital. The Russian spy-turned-whistle-blower — whom she called Sasha — had drunk green tea laced with the radioactive element polonium. President Vladimir V. Putin probably approved the murder, a public inquiry in Britain later said. Last Friday, Ms. Litvinenko went […]

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Marita Lorenz, Who Told Tales of Castro and Kennedy, Dies at 80

Marita Lorenz, who became pregnant after an affair with Fidel Castro, but who balked at poisoning the Cuban dictator in an American-linked plot by counter-revolutionaries, died on Aug. 31 in Oberhausen, Germany. She was 80. The cause was cardiac failure, her daughter, Monica Mercedes Pérez Jiménez, said. The daughter of an American actress with whom […]

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Robert F. Kennedy Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Is Said to Have Been Stabbed

Sirhan B. Sirhan, who is serving a life sentence for the 1968 assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was in stable condition at a Southern California hospital on Friday night after reports that he had been stabbed in prison by another inmate, the state prison system said. The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation would […]

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James R. Leavelle, Detective at Lee Harvey Oswald’s Side, Dies at 99

James R. Leavelle, the big man in the white Stetson who epitomized the horrors of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in one of the most famous photographs of all time — the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby — died on Thursday at a hospital in Denver. He was 99. His […]

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Berlin Murder Raises Suspicions of Russian Involvement

BERLIN — The killing of a former Chechen separatist commander in central Berlin has raised concerns that Russia may have deployed an agent to a European nation to target a Kremlin opponent, a tactic it has been accused of using many times in the past. The victim, Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, who fought against Russian troops in […]

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Dr. Carl Weiss Jr., 84, Dies; His Father, He Said, Didn’t Kill Huey Long

Carl A. Weiss Jr. was 3 months old when his father died in Baton Rouge, La. The cause, his mother would later tell him cryptically, was a fatal firearms accident. He was not to know the truth. Indeed, by then, a son of a prosperous family, he had been whisked far away to France to […]

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Fears of Navalny Poisoning Are Rooted in Previous Attacks on Kremlin Foes

MOSCOW — The hospital treating the Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny sent him back to prison on Monday, despite the strenuous objection of his doctor, who said he had apparently been poisoned with a “toxic agent” in the wake of some of the largest anti-Kremlin protests held in Moscow for years. The doctor, Anastasy […]

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A Breakfast Invitation Helps Rebuild a Crown Prince’s Standing

OSAKA, Japan — Barely a week ago, he was in theory a marked man, fingered by the United Nations as the probable mastermind behind one of the most grisly and sensational murders of recent years. But Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia has been wandering around the world stage in Japan the last […]

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Jamal Khashoggi Was My Fiancé. His Killers Are Roaming Free.

In May, I was invited to travel to Washington, D.C., to attend some hearings at Congress. I had imagined the city in the words of my fiancé, Jamal Khashoggi. My visit left me with the troubling feeling that his memory was fading in the city he evoked so lovingly . When I met Jamal in […]

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Khashoggi Killing Inquiry Should Look Into Saudi Prince’s Role, U.N. Expert Says

GENEVA — Saudi Arabia is responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in its Istanbul consulate last year, and there is “credible evidence” justifying an investigation into the role of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, a United Nations expert said in a report released on Wednesday. The expert, Agnes Callamard, also said that […]

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U.N. Report Calls for Investigation of Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi Killing

GENEVA — Saudi Arabia is responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in its Istanbul consulate last year, and there is “credible evidence” justifying an investigation into the role of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, a United Nations expert said in a report released on Wednesday. The expert, Agnes Callamard, also said that […]

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Senators Look to Force 22 Votes Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators will try to force nearly two dozen votes rebuking the Trump administration’s decision to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress and sell billions of dollars of munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The legislation, led by Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the top […]

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