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Yemen's ancient city where people escape civil war

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have died, but in amongst the conflict there is one place that’s prospering – the city of Marib.


UN food agency cites progress in Yemen

CAIRO (AP) — The head of the U.N.’s World Food Program says progress has been made in Yemen, months after he accused Houthi rebels of stealing food from the hungry by diverting aid. David Beasley, the executive director of the WFP, nevertheless told The Associated Press in Cairo on Thursday that Yemen is “far from […]
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NGOs urge France to ban arm sales to Saudi Arabia

PARIS (AP) — Twelve Yemeni and international human rights organizations have urged France to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia and do more to end the war in Yemen. The call was issued Thursday in Paris to mark the fourth anniversary of the intervention of a Saudi Arabia-led coalition in neighboring Yemen. Organizations including Amnesty […]
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Yemeni spokesman says rebels seek to ignite Hodeida fighting

CAIRO (AP) — A spokesman for Yemen’s internationally recognized government says recent comments by the country’s rebels that they won’t give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the government, amounted to a “declaration of war.” Rajeh Badi said at a press conference on Wednesday that such […]
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Britain's arms export watchdog in danger of becoming toothless

As ministers and weapons manufacturers alike shun the body that oversees UK arms exports, its authority is at risk of being erodedAs Britain’s foreign secretary warns of “a shortening window of opportunity” for peace in Yemen, the hours are also counting down for weapons manufacturer Raytheon UK to explain its activities to the government’s committees on arms export control (CAEC).Raytheon, the world’s third largest manufacturer, was called upon to give live evidence on Wednesday. However, the c...
Tags: UK, UK News, World news, Britain, Global development, Governance, Yemen, Arms trade, Conflict and arms, Raytheon UK, CAEC Raytheon


AP Interview: Yemen’s rebels say they won’t give up port

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior Houthi rebel leader in Yemen says his group will not give up the key port city of Hodeida, the focus of months of U.N.-brokered talks with the Saudi-backed government. Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the so-called Supreme Revolutionary Committees, accused his rivals from the internationally-recognized government of misinterpreting […]
Tags: News, World, Nation, Yemen, SANAA Yemen, Hodeida, Nation & World, Mohammed Ali al Houthi, Supreme Revolutionary Committees


Three people dying in Yemen every day despite ceasefire agreement

Since the Stockholm deal in December, airstrikes on Hodeidah have decreased but casualties have doubled elsewhereYemen is continuing to experience a steady stream of violence, claiming at least one life every eight hours – despite the agreements reached between the internationally recognised government and the Houthis at talks in Sweden just over three months ago.According to figures compiled by two international aid agencies, in some areas of the country the number of casualties, far from falli...
Tags: Sweden, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Global development, Governance, Humanitarian response, Yemen, Stockholm, Conflict and arms


Yemen's Houthis say ready to strike Riyadh, Abu Dhabi if coalition moves on Hodeidah

Yemen's Houthi group said they were building their ballistic capabilities and their forces stand ready to strike Riyadh and Abu Dhabi if implementation of a U.N. peace deal in the port city of Hodeidah is breached. A spokesman of the Houthi forces said the group has a "stockpile of missiles" and the group can hit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the two Gulf states leading the coalition backing the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, whenever the military command decides on th...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Gulf, Riyadh, United Arab Emirates UAE, Houthis, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, Riyadh Abu Dhabi, Hodeidah


Week In Politics: Trump's First Veto, Yemen And The Spread Of Far-Right Hate Speech

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post, and Mary Katharine Ham, of CNN about President Trump's first veto, the Senate's vote to cut off support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and the spread of far-right hate speech.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Senate, Cnn, Npr, Yemen, Trump, Ari Shapiro, J Dionne, Mary Katharine Ham


Congress Has a Breaking Point. This Week, Trump Might Have Found It.

In three bipartisan votes, Congress this week rebuked President Trump over Saudi Arabia, blocked his border emergency declaration and demanded a public release of the special counsel’s report.
Tags: News, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Yemen, Trump, Jamal, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, War and Emergency Powers (US, War Powers Act (1973, Khashoggi, Vetoes (US




Bernie Curious?

From a Vermonter TPM Reader … I’ve never had much good to say about Bernie as presidential candidate, despite ——- resolute support of him against Hillary. Part of that, though not all of it, arose from the observation (I think of it as a fact) that Bernie was a lazy, selfish candidate. His soi-disant “policy proposals” were little more than bumper-sticker slogans (“Break Up the Banks!”), and the ones he did flesh out a bit (e.g., “College for Everyone”) were, shall we say, lacking in actual unde...
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Saudi coalition bombs allied Yemeni soldiers killing 8

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni military officials say the Saudi-led coalition launched a series of airstrikes along the Yemen-Saudi border that mistakenly killed and wounded forces allied with the government. The officials say eight border guards were killed and 33 others wounded when the coalition staged a bombing operation in the al-Araba mountains in Jawf […]
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Bernie Sanders Boosts Foreign Policy Cred For 2020 With Yemen Vote Win

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) scored a major victory on Thursday when the Senate passed his resolution to end U.S. involvement in the Yemen civil war — one that could help his 2020 prospects. The Senate passed a resolution to defund America’s support for the Saudi-led efforts in the humanitarian disaster, a rare bipartisan rebuke to President Trump’s cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia. Sanders has led on this issue for years, working closely with Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to ...
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Yemen’s rebels welcome US vote against the war

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s rebels on Thursday welcomed the U.S. Senate vote to end America’s support for their adversary, the Saudi-led coalition, which has been fighting the rebels in the impoverished Arab country. The vote by the Senate on Wednesday brought the Congress one step closer to an unprecedented rebuke of President Donald Trump’s […]
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Senate approves measure to force US withdrawal from Yemen despite Trump's veto threat

Wednesday's Senate vote served as a bipartisan rebuke to President Trump and to the Saudi royal family.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Senate votes to end US support of Saudi-led Yemen war

The resolution to end US support for the Saudi-led conflict defies President Trump's threat to veto.
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Report: Beto O'Rourke confirms plans for a presidential bid in 2020 – live

Senate votes to end support to war in Yemen, in a rebuke of Donald Trump’s foreign policySign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.08am GMT An El Paso-based television station is reporting that O’Rourke has confirmed via text message his plans to enter the 2020 Democratic race for president. “I’m really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents,” O’Rourke told KTSM. “It’s a big part of why I’m running. This city is the best example of this country at its best.”It's...
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Senate passes resolution to end US support for Saudi war in Yemen

The approval puts Congress on a collision course with Donald Trump in an unprecedented rebuke of his foreign policyThe Senate has voted to end US support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition’s war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of Donald Trump’s foreign policy.Lawmakers have never before invoked the decades-old War Powers Resolution to stop a foreign conflict, but they are poised to do just that in the bid to cut off US support for a war that has triggered a...
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Senate approves measure to force U.S. withdrawal from Yemen despite Trump's veto threat

Wednesday's Senate vote served as a bipartisan rebuke to President Trump and to the Saudi royal family.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Senate rebukes Trump on Saudi, backs war powers resolution

The vote was 54-46 in the Senate, more than the 51 needed to pass in the 100-member Senate, as seven Republicans joined Democrats in backing the measure. The war powers resolution seeks to end any U.S. military involvement in the conflict, including providing targeting support for Saudi air strikes, without authorization from Congress. The four-year-long civil war in Yemen, which pits the Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels backed by Iran, has killed tens of thousands of people and spawn...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Iran, United Nations, Yemen, Trump, Houthi


Republican majority senate votes to end US support for Saudi war in Yemen

The Republican-led US Senate has approved a resolution seeking to end support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, in a rebuke of Donald Trump’s policy towards the kingdom. The vote was 54-46 in the Senate, more than the 51 needed to pass in the 100-member Senate, as seven Republicans joined Democrats in backing the measure. The war powers resolution seeks to end any US military involvement in the conflict, including providing targeting support for Saudi air strikes, without...
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Senate Rebukes Trump Over Saudi War In Yemen

The Senate has passed a resolution aimed at ending U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing war in Yemen, a rebuke to President Trump that may force him to issue the first veto of his presidency. The resolution passed by 54-46 with bipartisan support, the culmination of a years-long effort led by Sens. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to claw back Congress’s constitutional war powers and end American support for a humanitarian disaster in Yemen. “Today, we in the S...
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Senate Votes to End U.S. Support for Saudi War in Yemen

The measure was co-sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah
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Senate Votes Again to End Aid to Saudi War in Yemen, Defying Trump

The Senate voted to halt U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, defying President Trump again for his defense of the kingdom after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Senate, Yemen, Trump, Jamal, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Defense and Military Forces, Mohammed bin Salman (1985-, War and Emergency Powers (US, Khashoggi, Vetoes (US


In Rebuke to Trump, Senate Votes Again to End Aid to Saudi War in Yemen

The Senate voted to halt U.S. military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, defying President Trump again for his defense of the kingdom after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
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Senate clears Yemen War Powers Resolution

The Senate voted Wednesday to curtail US military support for a Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has created a humanitarian crisis in that country, a vote seen as a rebuke of President Donald Trump's Middle East policies.
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Senate clears Yemen War Powers Resolution in rebuke to Trump

The Senate voted Wednesday to curtail US military support for a Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has created a humanitarian crisis in that country, a vote seen as a rebuke of President Donald Trump's Middle East policies.
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The GOP Is Playing Defense For Trump And Saudi Arabia. Bernie Isn’t Giving In.

The Senate passed a bill ending U.S. support for the Saudis in Yemen that could get through the House within weeks.
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White House threatens veto of Yemen war resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has issued a veto threat ahead of a Senate vote to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen. The resolution coming up for a vote Wednesday is co-sponsored by independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. It invokes the […]
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