Saudi king, crown prince meet slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi's family who thank them for their condolences

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(From left) Mr Jamal Khashoggi's son Salah Jamal Khashoggi and brother Sahl bin Ahmed Khashoggi meet Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and King Salman in Riyadh on Oct 23, 2018.
(From left) Mr Jamal Khashoggi's son Salah Jamal Khashoggi and brother Sahl bin Ahmed Khashoggi meet Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and King Salman in Riyadh on Oct 23, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

RIYADH (XINHUA) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Tuesday (Oct 23) two family members of the slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Al Arabiya reported.

The king, accompanied by the crown prince, met Mr Khashoggi's brother Sahl bin Ahmed Khashoggi and his son Salah Jamal Khashoggi at the royal palace.

The Saudi king and crown prince expressed their "deepest condolences" to the family and relatives of Mr Khashoggi, while the Khashoggis thanked the royals for their condolences, the report said.

Mr Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, has been missing since his entry to the Saudi consulate in Turkey's Istanbul on Oct 2.

The kingdom said early Saturday (Oct 20) that Mr Khashoggi had died in a "brawl" in its consulate but did not explain the cause of his death.