"It is not attached to anything else".
Although the compensation to Khashoggi's children and the ongoing trials may close the slain journalist's case as far as the Saudi government is concerned, officials in Riyadh must contend with the high possibility of the Khashoggi case plaguing the kingdom's alliances with the U.S. and other Western states for many years to come.
The properties are part of a shared compound in which Salah Khashoggi, the eldest son, occupies the main house.
Three of Khashoggi's children are now in the US, while his eldest son is reportedly still based in Saudi Arabia.
But the image was widely viewed as an attempt to intimidate the family by powerful Saudi authorities. His desire to remain in Jiddah with his family has contributed to the siblings' deference to the authorities and caution in their public statements over the past six months. One of them, Salah Khashoggi, met the king and the crown price, along with his own uncle, in a formal greeting orchestrated by the royal family just weeks after the murder.
Theatre operator AMC Entertainment Holdings is forging ahead with its expansion in Saudi Arabia, Chief Executive Adam Aron told Reuters, after a journalist's killing six months ago clouded the future of the kingdom's newly opened cinema market.
On October 2, 2018, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul, Turkey.
Saudi Arabia is compensating the children of Khashoggi for his murder, the newspaper also confirmed yesterday.
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Saudi officials have yet to explain what happened to Khashoggi's body.
The family of the deceased journalist could also grant clemency to the killers if convicted as the Saudi justice system allows it. The development, if true, comes ahead of an imminent trial of the 11 operatives who have been charged for the murder.
Looking ahead, the Saudi leadership would like nothing more than to bury the Khashoggi saga and move forward in working closely with the United States when it comes to the kingdom's economic transformation as well as Riyadh's and Washington's shared objectives in the region, particularly with respect to countering Iranian influence.
Riyadh has maintained that neither bin Salman nor King Salman knew of the operation to target Khashoggi last October.
The family could soon receive additional payments in the form of so-called "blood money" in connection with a trial for Khashoggi's killing that is unfolding in Saudi Arabia.
It is unclear whether Khashoggi's children would be required to forgive or absolve the killers to collect the payments.
The official said it was an effort by the royal family "to make a wrong right".
The issue of how far to go in protecting their father's legacy has been a source of tension among the Khashoggi siblings, according to people close to the family.
More settlement money may still be on the table for the siblings. "Even after irrefutable evidence came to light showing the Saudis had lied about Khashoggi's death, Trump proclaimed Mohammed bin Salman a "great ally" and protested that the crown prince might well be innocent", the article pointed out, criticizing Trump for his support of MBS.