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US lawmakers slam ‘unauthorized’ military aid for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution which states Washington’s support for the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen war is unauthorized. However, the resolution does not call for an immediate halt to US assistance. In a non-binding move, the lawmakers publicly acknowledged that the US military support for Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen, which involves sharing ...

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Houthis threaten to sink Saudi battleships & oil tankers unless Yemen blockade is lifted

Yemen’s Houthi rebel government has threatened to sink Saudi coalition warships and oil tankers unless Riyadh lifts its blockade which threatens the lives of millions in the war-torn country. “Battleships and oil tankers of the aggressor and its movements will not be immune from the fire of Yemeni naval forces if directed by the senior leadership,” Al Masirah news cited ...

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British arms sales to Saudi Arabia jump 500% as coalition seals off Yemen borders

The sale of UK-made bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia has leapt by almost 500 percent, according to new data from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). British munitions have been used in the Saudi-led coalition war in Yemen, contributing to the humanitarian catastrophe there. Data collated by CAAT shows the UK government had made £4.7 billion from exporting arms and ...

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Saudi Arabia blames Iran for missile launched from Yemen, warns it could be considered 'act of war'

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 02:16 Edited time: 6 Nov, 2017 02:55 Saudi Arabia has accused Iran up being responsible for the ballistic missile launched from Yemen that targeted Riyadh airport on Saturday, warning that it could be “considered an act of war.” In a statement in the wee hours of Monday, Saudi Arabia laid the blame for the attack ...

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Saudi-led coalition to close all Yemen land crossings, sea & air ports after missile targeted Riyadh

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 01:38 Edited time: 6 Nov, 2017 01:58 The Saudi-led military coalition announced Monday that it is temporarily closing all of Yemen’s land border crossings, sea ports and airports in response to a ballistic missile that targeted Riyadh on Saturday. The missile was intercepted northeast of the Saudi Arabian capital, according to state media. Yemeni Houthi rebels ...

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Saudi prince & officials killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border – state media

Published time: 5 Nov, 2017 20:34 Edited time: 5 Nov, 2017 20:54 A Saudi Arabian prince, Mansour bin Muqrin, has been killed along with several other officials in a helicopter crash the near the country’s border with Yemen, local media reported. A helicopter, with a group of Saudi officials on an inspection trip, crashed in the Asir Region in the ...

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Seven al Qaeda terrorists killed by US Special Forces in Yemen

US Central Command said in a statement the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) militants were killed “through a combination of small-arms fire and precision air strikes” in the Marib governorate, with the support of the Yemeni government.  “Raids such as this provide insight into AQAP’s disposition, capabilities and intentions, which will allow us to continue to pursue, disrupt, ...

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BREAKING: Seven Al-Qaeda jihadis killed by US troops during raid in Yemen

US military officials confirmed seven fighters affiliated with the terror cult in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) were killed in the assault with “small arms fire and precision airstrikes”. It follows another raid by US troops just 24 miles (40km) away four months beforehand. Military officials believe no US troops were wounded or killed in the precision strike, although this has ...

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White House defends Yemen raid after slain Navy SEAL's dad speaks

WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended the Trump administration’s controversial raid in Yemen on Monday after the father of a Navy SEAL killed in the raid raised concerns about how it was conducted. “I can’t possibly imagine what he’s going through in terms of the loss of his son. I can tell him that on the behalf ...

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Sean Spicer reverses assessment of Yemen raid, calls it a success

The White House on Wednesday reversed its assessment of a recent raid in Yemen, calling the military operation a “huge success,” and said critics of the controversial mission, including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) were doing a “disservice” to the country. “The action that was taken in Yemen was a huge success,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said at his ...

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