Allegations of orders to kill missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'baseless': Saudi minister

Human rights activists and friends of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi holding a protest outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, on Oct 8, 2018.
Human rights activists and friends of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi holding a protest outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, on Oct 8, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's interior minister rejected on Saturday (Oct 13) claims there were orders to kill missing Riyadh critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, describing them as "baseless allegations and lies".

Prince Abdel Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef added that his country was "in compliance with international laws and conventions", the official Saudi Press Agency reported him as saying.