Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi was killed inside Istanbul consulate
 

RIYADH:Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the country's state TV reports, quoting an initial inquiry,two weeks after his disappearance sparked a global furore.The kingdom also announced the sacking of a top intelligence official Ahmad al-Assiri and royal court media adviser Saud al-Qahtani, both top aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who has faced mounting pressure over the Khashoggi affair.US President Donald Trump said what had happened was "unacceptable" but added that Saudi Arabia was a "great ally".The acknowledgement follows two weeks of denials that Saudi Arabia had any involvement in the disappearance of the prominent Saudi critic when he entered the consulate in Istanbul on 2 October to seek paperwork for his forthcoming marriage.Saudi journalist Khashoggi, a critic of the kingdom's leadership, was last seen on October 2 entering his country's consulate in Istanbul.