Uber CEO walks back comment on Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Uber CEO walks back comment on Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Uber's chief executive has backtracked after dismissing the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents as a "mistake". "I think they've taken it seriously", Khosrowshahi told "Axios on HBO" in an interview aired on Sunday. "We've made mistakes, too, with self-driving [vehicles], and we stopped driving and we're recovering from that mistake", Khosrowshahi said.

Khosrowshahi compared Saudi Arabia's "mistakes" to those Uber has made with self-driving cars; past year, an autonomous Uber vehicle hit and killed a woman in Arizona.

Saudi officials claimed he was murdered in a "rogue operation" carried about by a team of agents, while others - including Turkish officials and the Central Intelligence Agency - said the agents acted on orders from the highest levels of the Saudi government, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. ".People make mistakes. It doesn't mean that they can never be forgiven".

Primack also asked about Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the head of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund who sits on Uber's board of directors.

Khashoggi, a Saudi national resident in the United States, and a severe critic of the Saudi regime who wrote for the Washington Post, was murdered in Istanbul a year ago after visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate there. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has denied ordering Khashoggi's murder.

Saudi Arabia has sought to ingratiate itself to USA technology firms, taking stakes in some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, including Uber. Last year, Khosrowshahi did not attend because of the ongoing investigation into Khashoggi's killing.

The comments saw #BoycottUber trending on Twitter by Monday morning and the company's share price drop slightly. He then compared it to a fatal accident involving one of Uber's self-driving cars. He tweeted: "I said something in the moment that I do not believe. We're a public company".

Supporters celebrate Japan’s emperor, empress during parade
In the minutes before the parade began, police at the Hibiya crossing in central Tokyo warned would-be attendees that the area was full.

He called Khashoggi's murder "reprehensible" and said it "should not be forgotten".

Global Opinions editor at The Washington Post Karen Attiah, who is now on leave, said: 'Uber's CEO is showing us what moral bankruptcy looks like in real time.

Despite credible evidence which ties the Saudi government to the murder, numerous businesses and officials who distanced themselves from Saudi Arabia past year have since made amends.

He said at the time: 'I'm very troubled by the reports to date about Jamal Khashoggi.

He has since set up a new company, CloudKitchens, which runs kitchens that specifically cater to food delivery apps and recently raised $400m from Saudi Arabia.

But when probed by Axios if he would have gone if the two had not clashed Khosrowshahi replied: 'I don't know if I would have'. The sick and sad irony of Uber CEO [Dara Khosrowshahi] calling his murder by the Saudi regime a "mistake".

Related News:

  • Canadian economy lost 1,800 jobs in October, unemployment rate steady at 5.5%

    Canadian economy lost 1,800 jobs in October, unemployment rate steady at 5.5%

    The bright spot in the data is that average hourly wages rose 4.4 per cent, but CIBC economist Royce Mendes has reservations. One of the industry sectors that slipped in October was professional services, where employment contracted by 2,000.
    Utah man helps mom, family flee Mexico after deadly attack

    Utah man helps mom, family flee Mexico after deadly attack

    Former anti-drug prosecutor Samuel Gonzalez said that "sooner or later, the government is going to have to adjust its strategy". David Langford called his wife a hero for telling her children to duck as their vehicle came under fire.
    Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha calls for charges to be dropped

    Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha calls for charges to be dropped

    Mr Rainsy fled to Paris in 2015 after a conviction for criminal defamation and faces a five-year sentence in a separate case. After his release on Sunday, the opposition leader urged for the charges against him to be dropped, as Reuters reported.
  • Brother of Michigan State's Cassius Winston struck and killed by train

    Brother of Michigan State's Cassius Winston struck and killed by train

    A short time ago, Michigan State associate head coach Dane Fife confirmed Zachary's death and tweeted a tribute to him. A University of MI student was struck and killed by train, Friday evening, in Washtenaw County.
    Google May Change Political Ad Policy

    Google May Change Political Ad Policy

    Among other measures, the employees say the company should prohibit political campaigns from using microtargeting techniques. The startling claim sent shockwaves and even forced companies like Facebook and Google to rethink its policies.
    Leafs F Marner out minimum 4 weeks

    Leafs F Marner out minimum 4 weeks

    Although Chicago is significantly weaker than Toronto, the games between these two teams always seem to be exciting. Phillipe Myers and Oskar Lindblom scored in regulation for Philadelphia, and Brian Elliott stopped 38 shots.
  • Pepperell exits after Tin Cup moment

    Pepperell exits after Tin Cup moment

    The 24-year-old Salzburg resident made six birdies and an eagle in a third-round 66 to reach 18-under-par 198. The top 50 at the end of the year earn invites to the year's first major.
    Rivers disappointed with play in last Oakland game

    Rivers disappointed with play in last Oakland game

    He sprinted straight up the middle, splitting the Chargers' defensive line and outrunning the secondary en route to the end zone. At the half, Jacobs had just 19 rushing yards, but eventually the levies broke, and No. 28 left his imprint on the game.
    $20 billion spent within first hour of Singles' Day

    $20 billion spent within first hour of Singles' Day

    NZ Post completes well over half of these deliveries with more than 78 million parcels delivered past year . This time previous year , NZ Post was delivering an average of nearly three parcels a second.
  • You can now control Roku with Apple Watch

    You can now control Roku with Apple Watch

    Considering its screen limitations, the Roku app for the Apple Watch is pretty solid as far as its feature set is concerned. Now, there's a free Roku app available for the Apple Watch that lets you control your Roku device directly from your wrist.
    Patrick Reed ready to prove himself as Presidents Cup captain's pick

    Patrick Reed ready to prove himself as Presidents Cup captain's pick

    He also left open the option of adding an assistant captain now that he'll be playing. Royal Melbourne is where the worldwide team had its only victory in 1998.
    Maharashtra Governor invites BJP to indicate willingness to form government in state

    Maharashtra Governor invites BJP to indicate willingness to form government in state

    The Shiv Sena has shifted most of its 56 MLAs to a hotel in suburban Malad, apparently to guard them against "poaching" attempts. Devendra Fadnavis has maintained that no "50-50 formula" had been agreed to.


Most liked

Liverpool down Man City to open up eight-point lead
Jurgen Klopp has an nearly full squad to choose from for Sunday's game, barring 2-3 first-team players. Bernardo Silva pulled a goal back, but City are now nine points off the pace.

SpaceX launches 60 more mini satellites for global internet
SpaceX launched 60 mini satellites Monday, the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage . The Falcon touched down on SpaceX's drone ship landing platform, coming in as the 45th booster recovery for the space company.

Former MSU star receiver Charles Rogers dead at 38
However, according to his former Saginaw High School football coaches, Rogers died from liver failure, MLive reported. His former coaches Don Durrett and Marshall Thomas kept in touch and spoke to him as recently as this past weekend.

Salman Khan drops Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s track from Dabangg 3
Another gift to the fans of Salman Khan , released song sung by himself: Salman Khan is constantly giving bang gifts to his fans. The actor is also joined by South superstar Kichcha Sudeep who essays the role of the main antagonist in the film.

US Man, Daughter Kidnapped Woman. She Was Raped, Left To Die
Hernandez said the kidnapped woman was known to her captors, but did not elaborate further other than to say they are not related. It was unclear how long she had been abandoned before police took her to a hospital where she was treated.

Bengals' Green expected to sit Sunday
Green is out "indefinitely" after experiencing a setback with his injured ankle, according to ESPN's Ben Baby. Bengals players criticized the turf on that field after the injury. "I just take it day-by-day", Green said.

PL: Chelsea record sixth straight win, Leicester beat Arsenal
And Eagles boss Hodgson admitted it was unfortunate to face Frank Lampard's in-from side, who have won six league games in a row. Tottenham slip to 12th and was lucky to even escape with a 1-1 draw as Sheffield United impressed once more to move up to fifth.

Moon Knight and She Hulk Find Writers
In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form. Spector uses these personalities as disguises, but they come to take on lives of their own.

Alibaba Heading for Hong Kong Share Sale This Month
The listing would be a big deal for the Hong Kong stock exchange, which could use the boost of a high profile listing. Having said that, it is decreased than the $20 billion it experienced aimed to raise in the beginning.

Arsene Wenger Predicts Winner Of Liverpool vs Man City
Liverpool took a firm grip on the game with two goals in the opening 13 minutes but there was controversy over the first. I don't really care - we want to win. "We'll see where we are after Christmas and the busy period coming up".

Laurel Griggs, Broadway and ‘SNL’ Actress, Dies at 13
Laurel Griggs essayed the role named Ivanka in the musical titled Once along with actor Steve Kazee . "We are saddened to share that Laurel Griggs passed away this week at the age of 13", they wrote .

Haley Offended When Tillerson, Kelly Tried to Get Her to 'Undermine' Trump
Mr Tillerson, she added, told her people would die if the president were not restrained. Speaking with CBS News' Norah O'Donnell, Haley backed up Trump's attacks on Reps.

Colts rule out Brissett, elevate QB Kelly to 53-man roster
In get to make room for Kelly on the 53-person roster, the Colts waived vast receiver Deon Cain and defensive tackle Kyle Peko. Indianapolis elevated Chad Kelly from the practice squad to the 53-man roster to serve as Hoyer's backup.

Chelsea fans praise Reece James after superb first start in Palace win
He had an injury early season but he has got fit and has been training at a level where he deserved minutes and he did brilliantly ".

Near Record Cold Wednesday
Additional lake effect totals will be significant in Berrien and Cass counties by late Tuesday/early Wednesday. At this time, generally a coating to an inch of snowfall is expected during the day on Tuesday, Nov. 12 .