Saudi Arabian state TV confirms Khashoggi’s death

Jamal Khashoggi
Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia has said the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting the country’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, is dead.

The UK Guardian said the news, which cited preliminary findings from an official investigation, was announced on state television on Friday.

It said a fight broke out between Mr Khashoggi and people who met him in the consulate, leading to the death of the reporter.

Mr Khashoggi was a US permanent resident who wrote for the Washington Post.

It was also announced that Gen Ahmed al-Asiri, an intelligence official linked to the case, had been dismissed. Eighteen Saudi nationals were said to have been arrested.