In remarks to reporters before departing for a campaign rally in Montana, President Trump said it “certainly looks” like Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist, is dead. “It’s very sad,” Trump said, adding that there may be "very severe” consequences depending on the results of a Saudi investigation into the incident.
This photo shows that one of the 15 Saudis is believed to be a man who has accompanied the crown prince on trips. (EPA)
This photo shows that one of the 15 Saudis is believed to be a man who has accompanied the crown prince on trips. (EPA)
Analysis
Twelve of the 15 Saudi men Turkish officials say played a role in Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance have links to Saudi security services, according to their posts on social media, emails, previous reports in local media and other material reviewed by The Post.
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A poll shows that 37 percent of Republicans in the state believe global warming is “very likely” to negatively impact coastal communities in the next 50 years. That is nearly triple the percentage who felt that way in 2017.
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Abdul Raziq was seen as the most powerful man in southern Afghanistan. U.S. Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller, the target of the attack claimed by the Taliban, was unharmed, officials said.
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