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Senate Set To Buck Trump On Saudi Arabia

The Senate is expected to defy the Trump administration Wednesday by passing a resolution to withdraw U.S support for Saudi-backed forces at war in Yemen. The resolution, led by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy...
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Mika Brzezinski Calls Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo A ‘wannabe Dictator’s Butt-boy’

Morning Joe railed against Mike Pompeo on Wednesday over his deflections in an interview on Saudi Arabia and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi — and host Mika Brzezinski went so far as to call the secretary of state a “wannabe...
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Britain Approved £2.5m Of Snooping Kit Exports To Thoroughly Snuggly Regime In Saudi Arabia

Who was Jamal Khashoggi, anyway? British ministers have approved the export of more than £2.4m worth of telecoms snooping gear to Saudi Arabia, in spite of its very obvious human rights problems, according to a report.…
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Trump Reiterates Support For Saudi Crown Prince Despite Pushback From Congress

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called Saudi Arabia a "very good ally" and stood by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, apparently unwilling to bow to bipartisan pressure from lawmakers intent on imposing harsher consequences on the...
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Ernst Warns Resolution To Punish Saudis Could Hurt Yemen Peace Talks

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) warned on Tuesday that a resolution to withdraw American military support for Saudi Arabia’s efforts in the Yemeni civil war could hinder peace talks in the region.Ernst, speaking at POLITICO's Women Rule Summit, said that...
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“rogue Nations” Of Saudi, Us And Russia Angrily Derail Climate Summit Report

Katowice, Poland | AFP | – The refusal of the United States and Saudi Arabia to embrace a landmark environmental report has unsettled UN talks to breathe life back into the Paris climate pact, negotiators and observers said Monday. It may also...
Related topics: Russia, Poland, France, Paris

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Breaking: Jared Kushner Announces Middle East Peace Deal In Next Couple Of Months — Rare...

White House Senior Adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner joined Sean Hannity on Monday night for a rare public interview. Kushner has been instrumental in the USMCA trade talks, the peace talks with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia and criminal-justice...
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Saudi Refusal To Extradite Khashoggi's Killers Vexes Turkey

Turkey says it is disappointed by Saudi Arabia's rejection of its request for the extradition of the killers of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The State-run Anadolu news agency on Monday quoted Fahrettin Altun, the communications...
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Diminished Saudi Influence On Display In Senate Debate Over Yemen

When the Senate voted in March on a resolution to withdraw American military support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally visited Capitol Hill to urge senators to oppose it.Now the resolution has returned,...
Related topics: Debate, Yemen, Military

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Graham, Paul Find Common Ground On Saudi Arabia

McClatchy: “Lindsey Graham laughingly says his sudden embrace of of Rand Paul is a sign of what the Bible calls ‘end times.’ Rand Paul jokes that their mind meld first needed couples’ counseling.” “Long at odds when it comes...
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The U.s. Joined With Russia And Saudi Arabia To Undermine A Global Climate Report At Polish...

The low-level U.S. delegation to global climate talks in Katowice, Poland, made waves Saturday night, joining with Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Kuwait in an attempt to weaken support for a United Nations report warning of catastrophic consequences if...
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Us, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Have Not Endorsed A Key Study On Global Warming

As the U.N. global climate conference in Katowice, Poland entered its second week Sunday, the non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace demanded urgent action from world leaders to tackle climate change. Greenpeace activists projected...
Related topics: Russia, Kuwait, Global Warming, Poland, Greenpeace, Activism

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Jatras: The "america Last" Express Hurtles On - Saudi Arabia, Inf, Ukraine

Authored by James George Jatras via The Strategic Culture Foundation, As the façade of 2016 Candidate Donald Trump’s promised “America First” continues to crumble away, the baked-into-the-cake pathologies of the foreign and security policy...
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Saudi Foreign Minister Rules Out Extraditions Over Khashoggi Killing

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Sunday rejected demands to extradite suspects connected to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as sought by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “We do not extradite our citizens,” Adel al-Jubeir told...
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Qatar Emir Skips Saudi-hosted Gulf Summit Amid Boycott

Saudi Arabia has led an Arab boycott of the tiny gas-rich country.
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Qatar Emir Skips Saudi-hosted Summit With Gulf Rivals

Qatar's emir skipped a summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with fellow Arab Gulf leaders whose boycott of the small but energy-flush neighbor has sparked a major regional diplomatic row. Riyadh is hosting the annual gathering as crises rumble on over...
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Israel Wants To Formalise Diplomatic Ties With Saudi Arabia – Report

In November 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted that despite having no diplomatic relations with Riyadh, the Jewish state has had "contacts" with Saudi Arabia which "have been kept in general secret".
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Jared Kushner Saudi Crown ‘prince’s Most Important Defender In White House’ — Both Love To...

If one thought the biggest defender of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in the White House is Donald Trump, it would be a wrong assumption. It appears Trump’s admiration for the crown prince is largely down to how highly...
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Yemen Needs New Transition Period To Overcome Crisis - Houthi Spokesman

MOSCOW/STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) - The agreement on the exchange of detainees and prisoners of war between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels includes captives held in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, a member of the Houthi delegation...
Related topics: Yemen, Russia, Moscow, Sweden, Stockholm, United Arab Emirates

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German Arms Supplied To Saudi Arabia Despite Halt Over Khashoggi's Case - Report

Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing has prompted Germany to freeze arms export to Saudi Arabia, Berlin’s second biggest weapons importer, until the case has been "cleared up" and call on other European countries to do the same.
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