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US to halt planned arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Yemen airstrikes - The Guardian

A Yemeni boy inspects the damage at a sports hall partially destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sana'a. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images. The US is preparing to halt planned arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of the high death toll among ...and more »

US reins back support for Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen - Financial Times

The US is scaling back its support for Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen and has halted some planned arms sales to the country because of the high number of civilian casualties, US officials said on Tuesday. The Obama administration, which has ...and more »

Obama's New Stand Against Saudi Arabia's Brutal Yemen Bombings Is Too Little Too Late - Slate Magazine (blog)

U.S. support for the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen has been one of the odder sideshows of Obama's foreign policy. The administration has publicly supported and provided logistical assistance to the Saudi intervention against Shiite Houthi rebels ...and more »

Theresa May refuses to follow US in ending bomb sales to Saudi Arabia - The Independent

The Prime Minister has rejected a call for the UK to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia – following the US's decision to restrict arms sales to the autocracy. The US yesterday announced it would stop a shipment of precision-guided munitions to the ...and more »

King Salman acknowledges 'painful' Saudi economic transition - Financial Times

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has acknowledged that his country is enduring a “painful” economic transition as it adjusts to low oil prices, in a rare admission by the ruler of the difficulties facing the kingdom. In his annual address to the ...and more »

The US may be aiding war crimes in Yemen - Vox

The unrelenting bloodshed in Syria has managed to get even worse with the fall of the rebel stronghold of Aleppo, where months of airstrikes by Syrian and Russian warplanes have killed enormous numbers of civilians and reduced much of the city to ...and more »

US to halt some arms sales to Saudi, citing civilian deaths in Yemen campaign - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to limit military support to Saudi Arabia's campaign in Yemen because of concerns over widespread civilian casualties and will halt a planned arms sale to the kingdom, U.S. officials told Reuters. A ...and more »

US Blocks Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia Amid Concerns Over Yemen War - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has deepened its rift with its Gulf allies over the ongoing conflict in Yemen, blocking a transfer of precision munitions to Saudi Arabia because of concerns about civilian casualties that administration officials ...and more »

The United States Just Canceled an Arms Deal With Saudi Arabia - Mother Jones

The Obama administration has canceled an arms deal with Saudi Arabia amid growing concerns about the high civilian death toll from the kingdom's air campaign in Yemen. “We continue to have concerns about the conflict in Yemen and how it has been waged ...and more »

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 ...and more »