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Saudi 'should be blacklisted' over Yemen hospital attacks - BBC News

The UN should put Saudi Arabia back on a list of violators of children's rights because of attacks on hospitals in Yemen, two rights groups say. In a report, Save the Children and Watchlist detail how attacks on hospitals and doctors, and the blocking ...and more »

Washington wants 'strong' Saudi Arabia: Mattis - The National

The US defence secretary, meeting top officials in Riyadh, hinted that president Donald Trump could visit the kingdom. April 19, 2017. Updated: April 19, 2017 04:00 AM. 0. shares. 0. shares. x. Saudi Arabia's King Salman, right, meets with US defence ...and more »

North Korea 'Recklessly Tried to Provoke,' Mattis Says - Department of Defense

North Korea's most recent unsuccessful missile launch is an attempt to "provoke" and underscores why the United States is working with the Chinese government to keep the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today.and more »

Mattis Meets With Saudi Officials in Riyadh, Praises Kingdom's Leadership - Department of Defense

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to reporters after meetings today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, touching on the kingdom's leading role in regional security as well as on countering Iranian influence and negotiating peace in Yemen. Defense Secretary Jim ...and more »

US weighs giving Saudis more military aid for Yemen efforts - Military Times

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The United States is considering ways to boost military support for the Saudi-led fight against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen, believing military pressure is needed to prod the militants into a negotiated end to the conflict, U.S ...and more »

Houthis Firing Iranian-Supplied Missiles into Saudi Arabia, Mattis Says - Department of Defense

The United States and its allies and partners hope a U.N. team will negotiate an end to the conflict in Yemen, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today. "We see Iranian-supplied missiles being fired by the Houthis into Saudi Arabia -- and this is ...and more »

Australia: Suspend Military Sales to Saudi Arabia - Human Rights Watch

(Sydney) – The Australian government should immediately halt military sales to Saudi Arabia following numerous unlawful Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Australia ...and more »

Yemen heads for famine as food used as weapon in conflict - Irish Times

War is starving the people of Yemen and no amount of international humanitarian aid can feed them if current circumstances persist, a new report has indicated. “Without an immediate, significant course change, portions of the country, in the 21st ...and more »

US defense secretary: must overcome Iran's destabilization efforts to help Yemen - Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that Iran's destabilizing influence in the Middle East would have to be overcome to end the conflict in Yemen, as the United States weighs increasing support to the Saudi-led ...and more »

Jim Mattis, in Saudi Visit, Calls for Political Solution in Yemen - New York Times

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called on Wednesday for a political solution in Yemen between Sunni Arabs, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, and Iranian-backed Houthis, but he stopped short of publicly warning America's Sunni ...and more »