Funeral prayers for Khashoggi held in Mecca and Medina
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Funeral prayers have been held in absentia for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Grand Mosque in Mecca and Prophet Muhammad’s mosque in the Saudi city of Medina, two of the holiest places of Islam.

Al Jazeera reports the prayer, known as “Salat al-Ghaib” or “prayer for the absent”, was offered at dawn in Medina with the participation of Salah Khashoggi, the son of the murdered Washington Post columnist.

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