Obama Stops Arms Shipment To Saudis As War Crimes Charges Loom - Shadowproof (blog)

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama blocked a sale of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia, citing concerns about Saudi war crimes in Yemen. The blocked weapons sale of 16,000 Raytheon guided munitions kits was worth $350 million. Saudi Arabia has ...

The Saudi-Led War on Yemen Has Been Devastating. Why is the US Helping? - In These Times

Despite Tuesday's announcement they'd cut some arms sales, the U.S. is continuing to assist a bombing campaign that has killed and injured thousands, and exacerbated famine and cholera outbreaks. BY Rebecca Gordon · Share TweetReddit0 ...

US Rebukes Saudi Arabia by Halting Arms Sale - Human Rights Watch

This week, the Obama administration halted the sale of nearly US$400 million of weapons to Saudi Arabia due to concerns about civilian casualties in Yemen. Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition that have unlawfully killed Yemeni civilians and destroyed ...

Kuwait denies mediating Yemen peace talks - Middle East Monitor

Kuwait has denied rumours that it has mediated talks between Saudi Arabia and ousted Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The country's Deputy Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Sulaiman Al-Jarallah stressed that Kuwait has honoured its commitment to aim ...

UK to continue Saudi weapons sales despite criticism - The New Arab

British Prime Minister Theresa May rejected on Wednesday a call for the UK to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, a day after the United States decided against a shipment of precision munitions to Riyadh. Rights groups hold that US and US ...

Despite Cutting Arms to Saudi Arabia, US Remains 'Complicit in War Crimes' - Sputnik International

The US is cutting arms sales to Saudi Arabia over civilian casualties from airstrikes in Yemen, according to the White House and Pentagon. Despite this announcement, the US has been an ally of Saudi Arabia for many years. Radio Sputnik spoke with ...

Senators praise decision to halt some Saudi arms sales, urge more action - The Hill

A bipartisan quartet of senators who led a failed effort to block an arms sale to Saudi Arabia applauded Thursday the Obama administration's decision to halt some arms sales to the kingdom, but said more needs to be done to curb U.S. involvement in the ...

The Coming Fracture Of Saudi Arabia - OilPrice.com

The Bible's book of Galatians, VI teaches, «as you sow, so shall you reap». And for Saudi Arabia, which has overtly and covertly supported rebellions in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Ethiopia, Philippines, and Lebanon that have led to civil wars and inter ...

US to Limit Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, But Is That Enough to Curb Yemen Atrocities? - Care2.com

While all eyes are on Syria and the ongoing crisis in Aleppo, the Middle East's poorest country, Yemen, is finding itself quickly devolving into an worryingly similar situation. With over 10,000 dead after 20 months, the war in Yemen is sadly without ...

Journalist Iona Craig: The US Could Stop Refueling Saudis & End Devastating War in Yemen Tomorrow - Democracy Now!

journalist who was based in Sana'a from 2010 to 2015 as the Yemen correspondent for The Times of London. She was awarded the 2016 Orwell Prize for her reporting on Yemen. She also received the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in 2014. At least ...

What's happening in Yemen? - BBC News

Yemen is a country in Middle East, to the east of North Africa and south of Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iraq. The country as we know it today was actually formed quite recently, when south Yemen and north Yemen - which believed the country should be run in ...

No Respite for the Victims of Yemen's 'Forgotten War' - World Politics Review

“While parties bicker,” outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in June 2015, “Yemen burns.” Some 18 months later, with war dragging on between Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition seeking to oust them, little has changed. As aid agencies ...

Starving Yemeni Children, Bloated US Weapons Makers - Common Dreams (press release)

While the world is transfixed on the epic tragedy unfolding in Syria, another tragedy—a hidden one—has been consuming the children of Yemen. Battered by the twin evils of war and hunger, every ten minutes a child in Yemen is now dying from ...

Saudi king warns against 'foreign interference' in Yemen as his troops continue attacks on Houthis - RT

Saudi Arabia will not tolerate any external “interference” in Yemen, King Salman has stated, as his forces continue to wage war against Houthi rebels, killing hundreds of civilians and leaving millions facing acute food shortages. “We will not accept ...

White House reportedly blocks Saudi PGM sale - IHS Jane's 360

The White House has declined to confirm reports that it has blocked the sale of bomb guidance kits to Saudi Arabia. The New York Times on 13 December cited administration officials as saying that the White House had decided to block the sale by ...

Kuwait denies mediation for Yemen reconciliation - gulfnews.com

Manama: Kuwait has denied there was any mediation for reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al Jarallah said that Kuwait was keen on a political settlement of the Yemeni ...

Why is Saudi Arabia at War in Yemen? - National Yemen

Saudi Arabia has drawn a lot of criticism lately for its leading role in the war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Some deride the kingdom, the richest Arab state, for taking action against the poorest. Others have claimed that the fight against the ...

Yemen rebel leader accuses UK of war crimes by supplying weapons to Saudi - Deccan Chronicle

In March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes against Iran-supported Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies after the rebels overran much of Yemen. (Photo: AFP/Representational). London: The leader of Yemen's rebel Houthi government on ...

Saudi's King Salman acknowledges restructuring measures are 'painful' - Gulf Business News

King Salman told Saudis on Wednesday he recognised that economic restructuring measures adopted in response to a sharp drop in oil prices were painful, but said they were necessary to avoid long-term damage to the country. “The state has sought to deal ...

Pre-Trump State Department limits weapons, intel sharing with Saudis over Yemen - Blasting News

Donald Trump's relationship with the CIA is similar to that with Saudi Arabia, will the new administration work with them or cut them off? Share on Facebook. . Advertisements. Houthi rebels in Yemen. / Photo by Hani Mohamed, via Blasting News library 3.