Assad accepted the credentials of newly appointed ambassadors Tigran Gevorgyan of Armenia and José Gregorio Biomorgi Muzattiz of Venezuela.
Saudi Arabia reportedly singled out Jared Kushner, adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, as part of a campaign to establish influence in the White House.
Senator John Kennedy said, "Prince Mohammed gave the order, or at least he knew about it, to butcher [Jamal] Khashoggi."
Peace talks for Yemen's deadly conflict were set to begin in Sweden, just as U.S. lawmakers were considering ending support for Saudi Arabia in the war.
The CIA assessment states that the intelligence agency has "medium-to-high" confidence that Prince Mohammed "personally targeted" the journalist and "probably ordered his death."
Donald Trump is not the only major world leader defending Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against involvement in Jamal Khashoggi's killing.
Russian President Vladimir Putin was also set to meet leaders from Argentina, China, France, Germany, India, Japan and Saudi Arabia among others.
"We will not hesitate to use military force when our interests are threatened," said the U.S. special envoy for Iran.
Secretary of state claims that the CIA, which he formerly directed, did not implicate Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jamal Khashoggi's death.
One group of journalists said "No to the desecration of the revolutionary land of Tunisia," while in Egypt the crown prince was accused of killing Jamal Khashoggi.
A Cowen Research report finds the effects of cutting certain U.S. arms deals to Saudi Arabia "would be limited in duration and scope."
In response to mounting pressure to punish ally Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump has instead accused the "terrorist nation" of Iran for unrelated acts.
Trump's statement on Khashoggi's murder was a "lengthy missive riddled with presidential exclamation points," Fox News host Shepard Smith said.
At the last White House Correspondents' Association dinner, Michelle Wolf gave a 20-minute monologue that spared on one in the Trump administration—Trump, Ivanka, Vice-President Mike Pence and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders all stared in Wolf's scathing act.
He explained all in a section called Hannity's History Lesson
President Donald Trump is "standing with Saudi Arabia" as the CIA reportedly prepares to blame its crown prince for killing a journalist.
Despite the kingdom's role in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S. has emphasized the need to work with Riyadh against Tehran.
In order to avoid inadvertently arming militants, EU legislators said states should "refuse similar transfer...notably to the U.S. and Saudi Arabia."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Saudi Arabia "very important for the stability of the world and the region."
The Yemeni girl who became famous last week after being photographed by The New York Times has died of malnutrition.
Turkey gives its first official account of the journalist's disappearance.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promised that "justice will prevail" after Jamal Khashoggi's death, but even the U.S. has begun to doubt his story.
A widespread boycott by global policymakers and corporate giants failed to disrupt Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's mood at the Financial Investment Initiative.
Jared Kushner said that the administration must counter "people who are trying to deceive us" but also stay focused "on what's good for America."
"It's hard for me to imagine that these orders would have been carried out without the knowledge of [the crown prince]," said Representative Adam Schiff.
Iran has not officially weighed in on the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but it has criticized U.S. support for Saudi Arabia.