The Guardian - 3 hours 15 min ago
President vows to veto the measures after seven Republicans broke with him to reject at least some of the arms sales The Republican-controlled US Senate has voted to block the Trump administration from selling arms to Saudi Arabia , launching a new challenge to Donald Trump 's alliance with the country amid rising tensions in the Middle East. Trump had already promised to veto the measures. The White House said stopping the sales "would send a message that the United States is abandoning...
Reuters - 3 hours 35 min ago
The U.S. State Department's annual human trafficking report released on Thursday demoted Saudi Arabia and Cuba to countries that failed to meet minimum U.S. anti-trafficking standards.
NBC News - 3 hours 51 min ago
Mike Pompeo overruled the advice of State Department officials who wanted to include Saudi Arabia on the list, said 3 sources familiar with the matter.
NY Post - 3 hours 57 min ago
The Senate voted on Thursday to block the Trump administration’s $8 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia but the numbers were not enough to overturn a veto by President Trump. The Republican-led Senate filed 22 resolutions – one for each of the contracts – and grouped them into three votes. Two of them passed with...
Reuters - 4 hours 7 min ago
The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to sidestep Congress' review of such deals by declaring an emergency over Iran.
UPI - 4 hours 40 min ago
The Senate on Thursday blocked President Donald Trump's deal with Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates to sell the Middle East countries $8.1 billion in arms, but Trump may still have the last say.
Fortune - 4 hours 53 min ago
The Senate has voted to block the sales of arms to Saudi Arabia following months of controversy surrounding the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
CBS News - 5 hours 14 min ago
The $8 billion arms sale included precision guided munitions, other bombs and ammunition and aircraft maintenance support...
Sky News - 5 hours 15 min ago
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has told Sky News his country wants to avoid war with Iran at all costs.
The Hill - 5 hours 23 min ago
Seven Republican senators joined with all Democrats to block President Trump's arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Thursday.The sale, estimated to be worth more than $8 billion, would provide weapons to Saudi Arabia, as...
Roll Call - 5 hours 25 min ago
The White House said Thursday it would veto Senate-passed measures to block its proposed arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries. "The transfer of these capabilities and services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan directly supports the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of friendly countries that continue to be important forces for political and economic stability...
Sporting News - 5 hours 29 min ago
The former unified 140-pound world champion is on a mission to do something unique when he returns to the ring on July 12 in Saudi Arabia.
CBS News - 5 hours 34 min ago
The State Department has released its 2019 human trafficking report...
Reuters - 5 hours 43 min ago
The U.S. Senate on Thursday backed two resolutions opposing President Donald Trump's plan to complete weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and other countries, in a rare rebuke of the White House by some of his fellow Republicans in Congress.
Reuters - 5 hours 43 min ago
The U.S. Senate on Thursday backed a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's plan to complete weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and other countries, in a rare rebuke of the White House by some of his fellow Republicans in Congress.
Reuters - 5 hours 43 min ago
The United States must stand with Saudi Arabia as a key security partner, a U.S. State Department official said on Thursday when asked about an English court ruling that Britain broke the law by allowing certain arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
The Raw Story - 5 hours 57 min ago
The Trump White House suffered a stinging defeat on Thursday when a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers voted to block sales of American arms to Saudi Arabia. The vote in favor of blocking the arms sales received affirmative votes from all Senate Democrats, as well as votes from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jerry […]...
The Raw Story - 6 hours 4 min ago
Saudi Arabia has sought to move on from the scandal triggered by journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, but a UN expert’s report implicating its crown prince has heaped pressure back on the kingdom, analysts say. UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard’s report, released Wednesday, insists there is “credible evidence” to warrant further investigation and financial sanctions against […]...
New York Times - 6 hours 5 min ago
"While I understand that Saudi Arabia is a strategic ally, the behavior of Mohammed bin Salman cannot be ignored," said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who voted to block the arms sale.
New York Times - 6 hours 7 min ago
The announcement came after a court ruled that the government acted unlawfully in allowing the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.
UPI - 6 hours 7 min ago
Sikorsky Aircraft was awarded a $15 million foreign military sales contract for work and support on Saudi Arabia's UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters.
Politico - 6 hours 13 min ago
Trump, whose administration signaled it would bypass congressional opposition to the sale of arms, is expected to veto the Senate's resolutions.
UPI - 6 hours 36 min ago
A London court issued a historic legal decision Thursday to ban British arms sales to Saudi Arabia, as part of an effort to stop the years-long violence wrought by civil war in Yemen.
The Independent - 6 hours 41 min ago
Senate set to vote later on blocking the Trump administration from selling US-made weapons to Saudi Arabia...