Episode
November 6, 2018

Can MBS survive the Khashoggi fallout?

One month on, Saudi Arabia's crown prince remains under pressure.
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On this episode of The Stream, we discuss three stories that have our community talking: the continuing fallout over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, growing violence in Gaza, and the trial of notorious Mexican drug lord “El Chapo”.

Jamal Khashoggi Murder
Over the weekend, the sons of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi pleaded for the return of their father’s body. Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi Arabia government, was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey on October 2. A Turkish newspaper on Monday reported that Saudia Arabia deployed a chemist and toxicology expert to Istanbul in the days following the murder in an attempt to cover it up. Meanwhile, the Saudi government and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman are facing mounting pressure to come clean about what they knew. Many analysts are now wondering whether he will have to cede some of his control over the country. So can MBS survive the fallout? We’ll pose that question to Al Jazeera correspondent Jamal El Shayyal and Imran Garda, host of TRT World’s The Newsmakers.

Gaza Violence
Unrest along the Gaza-Israel border continues despite an Egypt-mediated truce. Last week, three Palestinian teens were killed in an Israeli drone strike in southeastern Gaza. Israel claims it opened fire on three people who appeared to be planting explosives. The boys families reject that account and say their sons were not engaged in violence. Al Jazeera correspondent Stephanie Dekker joins us to discuss the unrest and whether another war in Gaza is imminent.

El Chapo Trial
The trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, also known as “El Chapo”, began this week in New York. Guzman is accused of leading the largest drug trafficking organisation in the world and is charged with 17 counts, including murder conspiracy, drug-trafficking and money-laundering.  Security around the courthouse in Brooklyn is tight. The extra precautions are not just to ensure the safety of witnesses and jurors but also because Guzman is a potential flight risk. He managed to escape twice from Mexican prisons. We’ll discuss the latest developments in the case with correspondent Manuel Rapalo.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Imran Garda @ImranGarda
Host of TRT World’s "The Newsmakers"
trtworld.com/

Jamal Elshayyal @JamalsNews
Senior Correspondent, Al Jazeera

Stefanie Dekker @StefanieDekker
Correspondent, Al Jazeera

Manuel Rapalo @Manuel_Rapalo
Correspondent, Al Jazeera

Read more: 

Saudi 'cover-up team' sent to dispose of Khashoggi body: report - Al Jazeera
Gaza mourns three boys killed by Israel drone attack - Al Jazeera 
Security tight as 'El Chapo' Guzman trial set to open in Brooklyn - Al Jazeera 

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