The Saudi king also ordered the setting up of a ministerial body under the chairmanship of the crown prince to restructure the kingdom's intelligence agency and "define its powers precisely", Saudi state media said.
The discussion didn't go well and escalated physically, which "led to a brawl and a fist fight" and "led to his [Khashoggi] death", The Saudi attorney general said in a statement.
According to CNN, five high-ranking Saudi officials have been fired, and 18 other Saudis have been arrested and are still being detained.
The explanation marked a sharp U-turn for the kingdom which had always insisted that Khashoggi - a prominent critic of the powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) - had left the consulate shortly after he had entered on October 2.
In its report, titled Saudis' Image Makers: A Troll Army and a Twitter Insider, the daily claimed that the Saudi administration is conducting operations on the social media platform Twitter to silence opposing names overseas and inside Saudi Arabia.
President Donald Trump on Friday said he finds Saudi Arabia's explanation for the death of a dissident journalist "credible", putting him at odds with his own intelligence agencies and some members of his own party.
"The Secretary-General stresses the need for a prompt thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances of Mr Khashoggi's death and full accountability for those responsible".
The decision to overhaul the intelligence apparatus and sack members of the crown prince's inner circle is created to "distance the crown prince from the murder", said analysis firm Eurasia Group.
The announcement could ease strains with the USA and Turkey but leaves lingering questions about the extent of Prince Mohammed's role in and knowledge of the incident.
Given the days of indignant denials by the Saudi leadership it's doubtful we would have even got this far without sustained global pressure.
"I don't think it hurts politically as much as some media are saying", said Marc Short, Trump's former legislative affairs director.
Saudi Arabia faces growing criticism from U.S. lawmakers over Khashoggi's slaying.
Khashoggi also criticised Prince Mohammed's lack of "proper advisers".
"Those responsible for the killing must be held to account and must face justice".
The Saudi authorities have not yet said where his body is.
It's believed Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside his country's embassy in Turkey, causing a diplomatic crisis. "I've heard no tape, I've seen no transcript", Pompeo told reporters late this past week.
Earlier Friday, Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country has not provided the audio recording of Khashoggi's alleged killing to American officials but promised that Turkey would "share with the world" the results of its investigation, according to Anadolu.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, a close Trump ally, tweeted, "To say that I am skeptical of the new Saudi narrative about Mr. Khashoggi is an understatement". "This is far from the end and we need to keep up the worldwide pressure".
Police said that during the raid, they found approximately 37 fetuses stored in cardboard boxes and 26 stashed in a freezer. MI law says funeral directors generally must supervise a body's final disposition within 60 days of receiving it.
The huge cash prize continues a trend - the second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on January 13, 2016. You're not being rational if you think you have a good chance of winning the jackpot, whether it's with one ticket or 100.
The Friends of the Library group raised over $1,500 on the very first day and plan on selling books until the end of October. Anyone who missed out on the sale can still go down to the library basement and see what is still available.
The console that comes with the bundle will be the 1TB jet black system with matching DualShock 4 controller as well as the game. Note that this is not 100 percent confirmation that Red Dead Redemption 2 will require 105GB of disk space.
Lopetegui admitted he had witnessed a "sad changing room" after the match and his team were certainly not blessed with luck. However, Levante's form has dipped in recent matches, as they have won just three of their last eight games under Lopez.
But if we deployed seismic sensors on more ice shelfs, you could observe subtle environmental changes, in minutes. The sounds are too low in frequency to be heard by human ears unless sped up by the monitoring equipment.
The Rockets had no answer for him (or anyone else on the Pelicans for that matter). "That is another strength of our team. Can Anthony Davis stay healthy and lead them to the postseason? The lead stayed at double-digits the rest of the way.
Six of those wins have come in the Premier League as Arsenal have closed to within two points of top spot in the Premier League. He is starting this week to do some training with us together and it is very, very good news for us.
Trump also informed that if necessary, he would deploy the U.S. military to its Southern border with Mexico to halt the migrants. The majority seek to use the country's northern border to infiltrate the US illegally, according to the Associated Press .
Beyond the Weather: Orionid meteor shower
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Mourinho: A privilege to experience Man Utd fight-backs
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