(USA Today) Jamal Khashoggi died during a fight inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Saudi authorities confirmed late Friday. The announcement, made on state TV and also released via the official Saudi Press Agency, comes more than two weeks after the missing journalist disappeared after entering the diplomatic compound in Turkey.
Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor said 18 Saudi nationals have been arrested in connection with the case. None were identified. It is the first time the kingdom has admitted Khashoggi is dead. The prosecutor said he died as a result of a "fistfight."
Earlier Friday, Turkish crime-scene investigators expanded their search for the remains of Khashoggi to a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul, Turkish media reported Friday.
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