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    Journalist’s ‘Hit’ Prompts Business, Media Leaders to Snub Saudis

    Viacom, The New York Times, Richard Branson, Uber and The Economist are among entities that have dropped out of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh after the disappearance and suspected murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish officials have accused Saudi agents of killing Khashoggi after he entered the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate Oct. 2. An Economist editorial Thursday slammed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a crackdown on dissidents, which it said overshadowed progress in his country. Meanwhile, other event participants are also expected to withdraw.

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