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World Reacts With Skepticism To Saudi Account Of Jamal Khashoggi's Death

Saudi officials initially claimed that the journalist, who had been missing since Oct. 2, left their consulate in Istanbul alive.
Jamal Khashoggi poses at an event in Istanbul in May. Saudi state media confirmed the journalist's death, but details remain fuzzy. Source: Omar Shagaleh

Updated at 5:20 ET

American lawmakers and European leaders have reacted with skepticism following the Saudi government's confirmation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

According to the Saudi , "discussions that took place between him and the persons who met him during his attendance in the Kingdom's consulate in Istanbul led to a quarrel and a brawl with the citizen/Jamal Khashoggi, resulted in his death." Eighteen Saudi nationals have been arrested as the investigation continues.

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