Saudi King, Crown Prince express condolences to Khashoggi family

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman expressed their condolences to the family of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi, who had been working for The Washington Post newspaper as a columnist and was known for his criticism of Saudi foreign and domestic policy, went missing in Istanbul on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate and never coming out. The incident has created a global outcry.

After denying any knowledge of Khashoggi's whereabouts for two weeks, the Saudi government admitted on Friday that the journalist died in what officials claim was a "fist fight" inside its consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh says 18 people have been arrested for their involvement in the incident. Turkey is conducting a separate investigation into the journalist's death.

Source: VOV5