The children of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have received multi million-dollar homes and are being paid thousands of dollars a month by the kingdom's authorities, according to The Washington Post.

Mr Khashoggi, a contributor to the Post and a critic of the Saudi government, was killed and dismembered in October at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by a team of 15 agents sent from Riyadh.

His body has not been recovered.

Saudi Arabia initially said it had no knowledge of Mr Khashoggi's fate but later admitted he had been murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The kingdom's public prosecutor has charged 11 people over his murder.

Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has been accused of orchestrating Mr Khashoggi's killing, but the kingdom has claimed that the prince was not involved.

The Washington Post says the payments to his two sons and two daughters "are part of an effort by Saudi Arabia to reach a long-term arrangement with Khashoggi family members, aimed in part at ensuring that they continue to show restraint in their public statements."

The houses given to the Khashoggi children are located in the port city of Jeddah and are worth up to $4 million, the newspaper reported.

Salah, the eldest of the children, plans to continue living in the kingdom, while the others, who live in the United States, are expected to sell the homes, the paper said.

In addition to the properties, the children are receiving $10,000 or more per month and may also receive larger payments that could amount to tens of millions of dollars each, according to the report.