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Jamal Khashoggi

Updated at 10:37 a.m. ET

Saudi Arabia says it is seeking the death penalty for five of 11 suspects in the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year, according to the country's Public Prosecutor.

The 11 suspects appeared in a Riyadh courtroom Thursday for the first hearing in the case.

Updated at 7:04 p.m. ET

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday afternoon that 21 Saudi suspects in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will have their visas revoked or be ineligible for a visa to enter the United States.