Dec 03, 2018 06:59 Asia/Tehran

Saudi Arabia's crown prince stopped at Algiers on his way back from the G20 summit in Argentina, amid international outcry over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Iran press/ Africa: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Algiers on Sunday, from Mauritania, resuming a tour of Arab countries after attending the G20 summit in Argentina.

It will give "new impetus to bilateral cooperation (and) the realization of partnerships and investment projects", the Algerian presidential statement said, Reuters reported.

Prince Mohammed attended the G20 summit in Argentina this week amid controversy surrounding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate on 2 October.

Khashoggi, 59, an outspoken critic of Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, disappeared after he entered the Saudi diplomatic mission in the Turkish city on October 2 to complete some paperwork for his forthcoming marriage.

Turkish and US intelligence have reportedly concluded that Mohammed bin Salman was behind the critic's death, something strongly denied by Riyadh.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country has not received any response from Riyadh about the whereabouts of the corpse of the murdered Saudi journalist, "Jamal Khashoggi".

Turkey's president also slammed Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his denial of Saudi Arabia's links to the grisly murder of the dissident journalist, accusing the Kingdom of turning a blind eye to those involved in the Istanbul assassination.

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince planned visit to Algeria has sparked an outcry from journalists, politicians and intellectuals, including Secretary General of the leftist Workers' Party Louisa Hanoun who called in a "provocation". 

Abderrazak Makri, head of the Islamist Movement of Society for Peace, told reporters the Crown Prince's visit "does not serve Algeria's image nor its reputation". 

"He is responsible for the death of a large number of children and civilians in Yemen, the jailing of many Saudi citizens who did not commit a crime, and lastly, the crime against Jamal Khashoggi," he said. 

Saudi Crown Prince also faced protests in Mauritania. The participants of protests in Mauritania chanted slogans describing the Saudi Crown Prince as a murderer, accusing him of assassinating journalist Jamal Khashoggi and killing Yemen's children.

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Seventeen prominent Algerian journalists and intellectuals sharply criticized the Saudi leader, according to a statement seen by AFP. "The world is certain that he ordered a terrible crime against the journalist Jamal Khashoggi," they wrote.
Among the signatories were writer and journalist Kamel Daoud and prominent novelist Rachid Boudjedra. 101/201
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