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US Senate votes to end support for Saudi-led Yemen war, blasts MBS

US Senate votes to end support for Saudi-led Yemen war, blasts MBSThe US Senate dealt President Donald Trump a double blow over Saudi Arabia on Thursday, approving a resolution to end US military support for Riyadh’s war in Yemen, and another holding the Saudi crown prince responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. On the Yemen measure, which more broadly attacks the president’s prerogative to launch military actions, 49 Democrats or their allies voted in favor, along with seven Republicans, while another three Republicans abstained.



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US to stop ‘inflight refuelling’ of Saudi-led coalition jets in Yemen

US to stop ‘inflight refuelling’ of Saudi-led coalition jets in YemenThe US will stop the “inflight refuelling” of Saudi-led coalition jets in Yemen amid growing anger over civilian casualties from the kingdom’s air strikes. The decision by Americans to pull out also comes amid outrage by US politicians from both political parties over the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Saudis said it had “requested cessation of inflight refuelling” by the US, which appeared to suggest it was the kingdom was behind the decision.



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Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport

Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airportBy Mohammed Ghobari ADEN (Reuters) – Houthi forces fought to keep control of the airport in Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as Saudi-led coalition air strikes struck the compound, in an offensive that could be a turning point in the three-year conflict. Losing Hodeidah would deal a serious blow to the Iran-aligned Houthis, cutting supply lines from the Red Sea to their stronghold in the capital Sanaa.



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Saudi-led coalition says Yemen rebels threat to ships in Red Sea

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen rebels threat to ships in Red SeaA Saudi-led coalition has warned Yemen’s rebels threaten ships in the Red Sea through their control of a key port, days after rebel warnings over a coalition blockade. “The port of Hodeida is a launching pad for terrorist operations threatening navigation in the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab Strait,” coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said late Wednesday. The Red Sea is a key shipping route for world trade that connects the Middle East to Europe via the Suez Canal.



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136 killed in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen in just 10 days: UN

136 killed in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen in just 10 days: UNAt least 136 civilians have been killed over 10 days of Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen this month, the United Nations said Tuesday, with the organisation’s human rights chief decrying an “inferno” on the ground. The UN human rights office said it had tallied 136 civilians killed and another 87 injured in the strikes on Sanaa, Saada, Al Hudaydah, Marib and Taez governorates between December 6 and 16. “We are deeply concerned by the recent surge in civilian casualties in Yemen as a result of intensified air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition,” spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva.



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136 killed in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen in just 10 days: UN

136 killed in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen in just 10 days: UNAt least 136 civilians have been killed over 10 days of Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen this month, the United Nations said Tuesday, with the organisation’s human rights chief decrying an “inferno” on the ground. The UN human rights office said it had tallied 136 civilians killed and another 87 injured in the strikes on Sanaa, Saada, Al Hudaydah, Marib and Taez governorates between December 6 and 16. “We are deeply concerned by the recent surge in civilian casualties in Yemen as a result of intensified air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition,” spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva.



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Yemen's Saleh says ready for 'new page' with Saudi-led coalition

Yemen's Saleh says ready for 'new page' with Saudi-led coalitionFormer Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he was ready for a “new page” in relations with the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen if it stopped attacks on his country. The call came as his supporters battled Houthi fighters for a fourth day in the capital Sanaa while both sides traded blame for a widening rift between allies that could affect the course of the civil war. Together they have fought the Saudi-led coalition which intervened in Yemen in 2015 aiming to restore the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after the Houthis forced him into exile.



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Yemen port, airport to reopen to aid: Saudi-led coalition

Yemen port, airport to reopen to aid: Saudi-led coalitionThe Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said Wednesday it would reopen a key Red Sea port and Sanaa airport to aid, after a more than two-week blockade following a missile attack on Riyadh. The coalition said it would reopen Hodeida port to receive “urgent humanitarian and relief materials” and Sanaa airport to UN aircraft from midday on Thursday (0900 GMT). Hodeida, which is controlled by Huthi rebels backed by Saudi Arabia’s arch-rival Iran, is a key conduit for much-needed food and medicine imports to Yemen.



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Saudi-led Coalition Blames Iran for Missile and Warns It Could be 'Considered as an Act of War'

Saudi-led Coalition Blames Iran for Missile and Warns It Could be 'Considered as an Act of War'The missile was launched on Saturday toward the Saudi capital's international airport



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Saudi-led coalition warns Iran over Yemen missile launch

Saudi-led coalition warns Iran over Yemen missile launchSANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen closed off the land, sea and air ports to the Arab world's poorest country early Monday after a rebel-fired ballistic missile targeted Riyadh, blaming the launch on Iran and warning it could be "considered as an act of war."



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