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Pompeo says Yemen rebels not complying with truce deal

Pompeo says Yemen rebels not complying with truce dealUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday accused Yemen’s rebels of failing to comply with a ceasefire agreement for the flashpoint city of Hodeida reached at UN-sponsored talks in Sweden. “The work that was done in Sweden on Yemen was good, but both sides (need) to honour those commitments,” Pompeo said in Riyadh following talks with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.



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U.S. says suspected USS Cole bombing planner killed in Yemen strike

U.S. says suspected USS Cole bombing planner killed in Yemen strikeJamal al-Badawi, wanted by the United States for his suspected role in the attack on the USS Cole 18 years ago, was killed in a precision strike in Yemen on Jan. 1, U.S. Central Command said on Sunday. Badawi was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2003 over his role in the October 2000 deadly bombing of the USS Cole, a Navy guided-missile destroyer. “U.S. forces confirmed the results of the strike following a deliberate assessment process,” said Central Command spokesman Captain Bill Urban, two days after the Defense Department said U.S. forces had targeted Badawi in the strike.



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US military confirms airstrike killed USS Cole bombing suspect Jamal al-Badawi in Yemen

US military confirms airstrike killed USS Cole bombing suspect Jamal al-Badawi in YemenOn Oct. 12, 2000, two suicide bombers drove a small boat loaded with explosives into the hull of the USS Cole, killing 17 sailors.



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Canada mulls canceling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Khashoggi murder

Canada mulls canceling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Khashoggi murderCanada is looking into ways to cancel a giant 2014 weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday, as criticism mounts over the kingdom’s role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Riyadh-led war in Yemen. “The murder of a journalist is absolutely unacceptable and that’s why Canada from the very beginning had been demanding answers and solutions on that,” Trudeau said Sunday in an interview with CTV. “We inherited actually a (Can)$ 15 billion contract signed by (former prime minister) Stephen Harper to export light-armored vehicles to Saudi Arabia,” he said.



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Is Yemen finally on the road to peace?

Is Yemen finally on the road to peace?At the same time, the United Nations must prepare for critical discussions on a wider truce and a framework for political negotiations to end the conflict. The nearly four-year-old war, which has killed tens of thousands of people, pits the Iran-aligned Houthi group against other Yemeni factions fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition trying to restore the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The Houthis, who ousted Hadi’s administration from the capital Sanaa in 2014, and their coalition foes are due to start implementing the Hodeidah ceasefire on Tuesday.



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Global pressure vital for Yemen accord: analysts

Global pressure vital for Yemen accord: analystsA breakthrough accord between Yemen’s warring sides is the most significant step towards ending the country’s devastating conflict, but analysts warn its success depends on further international pressure. The United Nations on Thursday brokered a truce between Yemen’s government, supported by a Saudi-led military coalition, and Iran-backed Huthi rebels. While the agreement signed in Sweden was welcomed by all involved, analysts say it is fraught with risks and needs to be reinforced by the international community.



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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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Senators Vote To End U.S. Support For Saudis In Bloody Yemen War, Despite GOP Objections

Senators Vote To End U.S. Support For Saudis In Bloody Yemen War, Despite GOP ObjectionsWASHINGTON ― A slim majority of senators voted Thursday to end U.S. support



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US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in Yemen

US Senate advances vote on ending military support for Saudis in YemenThe US Senate sent a fresh warning to President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia Wednesday by greenlighting a vote that could end US military support for Riyadh’s war in Yemen. Anger at the human cost of the war, as well as outrage over the killing of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, have prompted a harder line in Congress about the US military’s role in backing the Saudi-led coalition fighting to bolster the Yemeni government against Huthi rebels. The Senate voted to advance the resolution that ends US backing for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen by 60 votes to 39, with 11 Republicans joining Democrats to back the measure.



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After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates US role in Yemen

After Khashoggi murder, Senate debates US role in YemenWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is debating a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that has won new support in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.



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