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Senate Bipartisan Effort Seeks To Block Trump’s Saudi Weapons Deal By
US lawmakers introduced legislation yesterday seeking to stop at least a portion of President Donald Trump’s sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Republican Rand Paul and Democrats Chris Murphy and Al Franken introduced a resolution...
US Arms Manufacturers Stocks Soar To Record Highs Following Saudi Weapons Deal By
The weekend finalization of a US arms deal with Saudi Arabia which officials say will be worth at least $350 billion over the next decade sent the stocks of politically well-connected US arms makers soaring to all-time highs, underscoring just how much money there is to...
White House Finalizing $100 Billion Arms Deal For Saudi Arabia, Israel By
Earlier this month, US officials said the US was seeking to reach “billions” of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia as part of Trump’s visit to Riyadh. With a week left before the visit, officials now say the White House is very close to the deal, and that it will...
ACLU Files Suit Seeking Details Of Trump’s Deadly Yemen Raid By
NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights group asked a court Monday to force the U.S. government to divulge more information about a January raid in Yemen that resulted in the death of a U.S. Navy sailor and Yemeni civilians. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit...
Despite Concerns Over Possible War Crimes, US Considers Multi-Billion Dollar Saudi Arms Package By
Despite the devastating and murderous war being waged on the people of Yemen by Saudi Arabia, Washington is working to ram through contracts for tens of billions of dollars in weapons for the despotic monarchy ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s trip to the kingdom...
al-Qaeda Leader: We’re Fighting Alongside US-Backed Forces In Yemen By
While the Pentagon often presents the war in Yemen as being against al-Qaeda by way of trying to justify ever deeper direct US involvement, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Qasim al-Rimi was a bit more frank about the situation, noting AQAP forces regularly...
Mattis Cites Iran As Reason US Will Assist Saudi Arabia In Bombing Campaign Of Yemen By
The U.S. is looking to increase support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen, officials said Wednesday—a move that some see as another signal that President Donald Trump is itching to take the U.S. to a new war. Among the options for support are boosting intelligence-sharing...
Hunger Strikers At UN Headquarters Call For End To Yemen War By
Peace activists are holding a week-long vigil and hunger strike at United Nations headquarters in New York City to demand an end to the U.S.-backed, Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen and humanitarian aid for the country’s starving population. The hunger strike and vigil,...
The US Launched More Airstrikes In Yemen Last Month Than In All Of 2016 By
The US never really stopped launching airstrikes in Yemen, but during the early part of the Saudi invasion, they certain reduced the number of direct US strikes. They seem to be picking up the pace substantially, with the Pentagon saying more than 70 strikes were launched...
Saudi Arabia Devastating Yemen Into Famine – U.S. Refuses To Comment By
MINNEAPOLIS — Saudi Arabia, a kingdom that’s been allied with the United States since 1933, has been directly involved in bringing about one of the most horrifying famines in history in the country of Yemen. But this may be news to you if you’ve only been...