Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi (Arabic: جمال خاشقجي jamāl ḵāšuqjī, born 13 October 1958 – disappeared October 2018) is (or was) a Saudi journalist, author, and the former general manager and editor-in-chief of Al-Arab News Channel. He also served as editor for Saudi newspaper Al Watan, turning it into a platform for Saudi progressives.Khashoggi fled Saudi Arabia in September 2017. He said that the Saudi government had banned him from Twitter and later wrote newspaper articles critical of the government. Khashoggi has been sharply critical of Saudi Arabia's crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, and the country's king, Salman of Saudi Arabia. He also opposed the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen.Khashoggi disappeared on 2 October 2018 and was last seen going inside the main entrance of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Anonymous Turkish police sources have alleged that he was murdered and dismembered inside the consulate. The Saudi government claims that Khashoggi left the consulate alive, through a rear entrance, but Turkish police say that no CCTV recorded him exiting the consulate.
He is also known as Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi, Jamal Khashugji and جمال خاشقجي.