Istanbul: The son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left Saudi Arabia after the kingdom revoked a travel ban and allowed him to come to the United States. Also Read - China Sanctions Trump Officials, Including Mike Pompeo, Hours After Biden Takes Over as President

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It’s the latest turn in the saga of the killed Saudi writer and dissident after the kingdom on Thursday cited evidence showing that his killing was premeditated changing its story again to try to ease international outrage over the macabre circumstances of Khashoggi’s October 2 death at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Also Read - US Capitol Violence: Congress Finalises Biden's Victory, Trump Pledges 'Orderly' Transfer of Power

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had discussed the case of Khashoggi’s son, Salah Khashoggi, during his recent visit to the kingdom, making it “clear to Saudi leaders” that Washington wanted the son to return to the United States.