• Trump's handling of Saudi Arabia and the Khashoggi case is alienating him from his biggest allies in Congress

    23 days ago - By Chron

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    President Donald Trump's overall approach to Saudi jounrnalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance and death is seemingly alienating him from some of his top Republican allies in the Senate.
    Key Republican senators, including Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Bob Corker, have all condemned Saudi Arabia over the case. These Republicans have pushed for economic sanctions, among other repercussions.
    Trump has been criticized for being too "soft" on the Saudis and hasn't committed to any form of punishment.
    President Donald Trump's overall approach to Khashoggi's...
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  • Twitter is shutting down bot accounts posting pro-Saudi tweets about missing dissident Khashoggi

    23 days ago - By Chron

    Twitter has suspended hundreds of bot accounts identified by NBC News as being involved in a coordinated campaign to defend the Saudi government's role in the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
    Twitter told Business Insider it had already been aware of the bot accounts, which it said behaved like spam accounts.
    Twitter said it could not definitively link the accounts to the Saudi government.
    Twitter is suspending hundreds of bot accounts involved in a coordinated effort to flood the service with political messages about the suspected murder of a prominent Saudi...
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  • Saudi officials reportedly confirm Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is dead

    23 days ago - By Chron

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    Saudi Arabia reportedly confirmed the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
    Initial reports suggest Khashoggi was involved in "a physical confrontation, which resulted in his death," a Saudi statement said.
    Around 18 suspects have been detained by the Saudis and a top general was dismissed, according to Saudi news reports.
    Trump previously said there would be "very severe" consequences if Saudi Arabia was discovered to be responsible.
    Saudi Arabia has confirmed the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday.
    Khashoggi, a Saudi...
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  • Trump's handling of Saudi Arabia and the Khashoggi case is alienating him from his biggest allies in Congress

    Trump's handling of Saudi Arabia and the Khashoggi case is alienating him from his biggest allies in Congress

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    Saudi Arabia on Friday acknowledged Khashoggi is dead .
    In a statement, the Saudi government claimed “a fistfight that led to his death.” The fatal fight allegedly occurred after an argument broke out between Khashoggi and the men who met him inside the consulate.
    President Donald Trump's overall approach to Khashoggi's disappearance is seemingly alienating him from some of his top Republican allies in the Senate.
    Key Republican senators, including Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Bob Corker, have all condemned Saudi Arabia over the case. These Republicans have pushed for...
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  • Saudi officials reportedly confirm Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is dead

    Saudi officials reportedly confirm Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi is dead

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    Saudi Arabia's state media has confirmed the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday.
    Around 18 suspects have been detained by the Saudis and a top general was dismissed, according to Saudi media reports cited by CNN.
    A close aide to the Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman was also reportedly dismissed .
    Khashoggi, a Saudi national who was also a legal US resident with a green card, had been living in Virginia. He was last seen walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2.
    Saudi Arabia previously denied any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance...
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