NEW DELHI, Nov. 23 -- Saudi Arabia is scrambling to create new narratives on the sensational assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

There is circumstantial evidence that the murder was allegedly carried out by a hit team sent from Saudi Arabia. Khashoggi's critical writings had become a thorn in the side of Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS), the favourite son of king Salman bin Abdul Aziz. Khashoggi was particularly critical of MBS's conduct of the brutal war in Yemen.

The Saudi government is tying itself up in knots. The latest disclosure by the top Saudi prosecutor points the finger at two highlevel Saudi security officials who, apparently, botched up the opera...