Reports disfigured body of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's found

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About two weeks after his disappearance, Saudi Arabia then claimed the journalist - a staunch critic of the kingdom - died accidentally in a "fist fight" inside the consulate .

Issuing a statement condemning the journalist's assassination, the Sri Lankan media watchdog stated that the Saudi government should extend its fullest cooperation towards global efforts to investigate the murder.

The Iranian leader called on the Turkish government to continue to carry out an impartial investigation into the Saudi journalist's murder. "And they had the worst cover-up ever", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office Tuesday. And they should be in big trouble.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their condolences to Khashoggi's brother and son during a meeting at the royal palace in Riyadh, official Saudi news agency SPA reports.

The conference, nicknamed "Davos in the desert", has been overshadowed by an outcry over the murder of Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2, with a string of leading worldwide investors pulling out over the case.

In a speech to the European Parliament, Mr Tusk said he expected member states and institutions to avoid any "ambiguous game". "These penalties will not be the last word on this matter from the United States".

Turkish police searched the kingdom's Istanbul consulate, and the consul general's residence, as well as hunting for evidence in an Istanbul forest.

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Mr Erdoğan said: 'By admitting to murder, the Saudi authorities have taken a significant step. "And it is painful, heinous to every human being in the world", Prince Mohammed said.

"How should a real investigation in Saudi Arabia work when one of the main suspects is the crown prince MBS?" said a Turkish senior official.

Khashoggi's killing was the first issue the crown prince raised after he strode on to the stage at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh. Just 5 percent said he has been too tough.

The punishment is very selective and will affect only 21 Saudi individuals the US State Department believes were involved in the killing.

An adviser to Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Prince Mohammed had "blood on his hands" over Khashoggi, the bluntest language yet from someone linked to Turkey's president.

Erdogan refused to accept Saudi Arabia's explanation that the Saudi journalist was accidentally killed. "There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up".