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This Is What Our Yemen Policy Looks Like
I’m giving up most of my column space today to introduce you to Abrar Ibrahim, a 12-year-old girl in Yemen who weighs just 28 pounds. Nothing I write can be as searing or persuasive or true as Abrar is in this photo.
How Yemen's war is killing children — no weapons necessary
ADEN, Yemen — Three-year-old Yussuf Adel escaped some of the fiercest fighting in Yemen's civil war. He and his mother made it to the southern city of Aden. But he's not out of danger. Hiding from bombs and bullets meant Yussuf didn't get his childhood vaccinations, and now he has diphtheria.
'What a Despicable Sham': MSNBC's Chris Hayes Denounces Five House Democrats as 'Cowards' for Helping GOP to Block Yemen Vote
While a vote in the U.S. Senate to push forward a War Powers Resolution on Wednesday resulted in applause from peace advocates and critics of the U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led assault on Yemen, five Democrats in the U.S. House stirred outrage as they helped Republicans in the chamber pass a rule
Paul Ryan's cowardly act on Yemen
Speaker Paul Ryan blocks the House from debating support for Saudi War in Yemen, which has starved tens of thousands and threatens to starve 14 million people.
Britain's top diplomat joins final day of Yemen peace talks
RIMBO, Sweden – Britain's foreign secretary joined Yemen peace talks in Sweden on Thursday, as part of his efforts to help kick start a political process to bring an end to the country's brutal four-year civil war.
Senator Marco Rubio: Hold Saudis accountable, but don't ignore Iran in Yemen
After Saudi operatives brutally murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul in October, the Senate is rightly reviewing U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, including debating U.S. involvement with the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen conflict. Not enough a
'This Is Why People Hate Congress': With Buried Provision in Must-Pass Farm Bill, House GOP Uses Last Days in Power to Block Yemen Vote
As the U.S. Senate prepared Wednesday to vote on a resolution to cut military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, House Republicans in their last days in power moved to undermine efforts to end U.S. complicity in the assault that's dragged on for more than three years in the impoverished country
Paul Ryan’s Last Act: Protecting Barack Obama’s Illegal War in Yemen with Democrat Votes
Lame-duck Speaker Paul Ryan managed to shepherd through a motion protecting President Barack Obama’s illegal war in Yemen, thanks to five Democrats who joined the Republican majority to pass the measure.
Five Democrats Vote With Republicans to Block Vote on Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen
Five Democrats joined Republicans on Wednesday to block lawmakers in the House of Representatives from forcing a vote on any resolutions for the rest of 2018 that aim to use the War Powers Act to end Washington’s support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen.
Exclusive – Thomas Massie: U.S. Involvement in Yemen Is ‘Not America First’
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that lame-duck House Speaker Paul Ryan endangers the Farm bill by including a rule that prohibits a vote on America’s involvement with Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.
Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's murder
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are expected to vote Thursday on a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that would rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Ahead of Historic War Powers Vote to End US Complicity in Yemen, 'Tell Your Senators You'll Be Watching'
With the humanitarian crisis in Yemen getting worse by the day as Saudi Arabia continues to bombard the impoverished nation with the enthusiastic backing of the Trump administration, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday will have a historic opportunity to end America's "participation in this horror" by voti
U.N. chief joins Yemen peace talks as pressure builds for port deal
RIMBO, Sweden (Reuters) - The United Nations’ chief will join the final day of peace talks on Thursday between Yemen’s warring parties that have brought agreement on reopening Sanaa airport and restarting oil exports but no deal on a strategic Red Sea port.
Rep. Massie calls out leadership farm bill ‘trick’ to avoid debate on … Yemen resolution
The House Rules Committee released the terms of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, more commonly known as the farm bill, late Tuesday night. Embedded in the legislative language was a provision to squash debate on the completely unrelated resolution about the constitutionality of the U.S.’s mi
MoveOn Presses Pelosi to Whip Against Paul Ryan’s Move to Block Yemen War Vote
Once again, House Speaker Paul Ryan is trying to abuse his power to protect unconstitutional U.S. participation in the Saudi regime’s deliberate-famine-causing war in Yemen. Once again, he’s using parliamentary tricks to try to block the House from voting to end the war.
Republicans Sneak Support for Yemen War Into Farm Bill Vote: Reason Roundup
The House of Representatives will vote today on whether to proceed with the latest Farm Bill. Tucked inside of it is a resolution that would suspend the War Powers Act with regard to Yemen and halt any House debate on American support for Saudi Arabia's aggression there.
Overnight Defense: Senate moves toward vote on bill ending support for Saudi war | House GOP blocks Yemen war votes for rest of year | Trump throws uncertainty into Pentagon budget | Key Dem to leave transgender troop ban to courts
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With UN Secretary-General António Guterres: First round of peace talks for Yemen comes to an end
The first round of discussions on peace in the war-torn country of Yemen is in front of the completion. At the scheduled end of the peace talks on Thursday in Sweden, UN Secretary-General António is antónio Guterres arrived.
UN pushes Yemen rivals for truce at Sweden talks
UN chief Antonio Guterres led his mediators Thursday in a last-minute push for a truce in the Yemen war as rebels and the government wrangled over a key port and airport. International pressure is mounting to halt the fighting between the Iran-linked Huthis and the government of Abedrabbo Mansour Ha
Sen. Sanders On Resolution To End U.S. Support For Saudi-Led War In Yemen
UNICEF has declared the bloody war in Yemen the worst ongoing humanitarian disaster in the world. More than 2 million people are displaced, and more than 85,000 children have died from war-induced famine, with millions more people on the brink of death by starvation. On Wednesday the Senate is debat