Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday the creation of three new government bodies aimed at improving the country's intelligence operations.
The new government departments - for strategy and development, legal affairs, and performance evaluation and internal review - are meant to ensure that intelligence operations align with national security policy, international law and human rights treaties, state news agency SPA reported.
The new departments were created by a committee headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's defence minister.
In October, King Salman bin Abdel-Aziz ordered a restructuring of the intelligence service after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
*This story was edited by Ahram Online.