FILE PHOTO: Saudi Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Britain, September 29, 2018. (REUTERS)
Saudi Arabia denied allegations regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Interior Minister said late on Friday.
He said that allegations about orders to murder Khashoggi were "lies" targeting the government, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.
Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. Saudi officials have said that he left shortly afterwards but Turkish officials and his fiancée, who was waiting outside, have said that he never came out.