Saudi summit in crisis as Khashoggi case prompts mass withdrawals

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World Bank joins CNN and Financial Times in pulling out of kingdom’s showpiece investment event

A high-profile investment summit in Riyadh later this month is rapidly becoming a fiasco as prominent businesses and media groups pulled out over Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the disappearance and possible murder of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, said he would not be attending, soon after the Financial Times, CNN and CNBC withdrew as media sponsors.

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