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Berlin bans 18 Saudi nationals linked to Khashoggi killing from entering Schengen Zone

The banned Saudis are believed to be connected to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Reported by: AP , New Delhi [ Published on: November 19, 2018 18:51 IST ]
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18 Saudi nationals linked to Khashoggi killing from entering Schengen Zone

Germany's foreign minister says Berlin has banned 18 Saudi nationals from entering Europe's border-free Schengen zone because they are believed to be connected to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  

Heiko Maas told reporters in Brussels on Monday that Germany issued the ban for the 26-nation zone in close coordination with France, which is part of the Schengen area, and Britain, which is not.  

He says, "as before, there are more questions than answers in this case, with the crime itself and who is behind it."  

Maas says the 18 are Saudis who are "allegedly connected to this crime" but gave no further information.  

In Berlin his office said they can't release the names due to German privacy protections.

Germany says 18 Saudis linked to the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be banned from the 26-nation Schengen Zone.

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