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Saudi consulate in Istanbul probing the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

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Saudi Arabia said Thursday it was investigating the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen and journalist who went missing in Istanbul.

Khashoggi was reported missing by his fiancée more than 24 hours ago.

"The consulate general of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul... confirmed that it is carrying out the follow-up procedures and coordination with Turkish local authorities to uncover the circumstances of the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi after he left the consulate building," read a statement by the Saudi consulate.