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  • US to stop air refueling of Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

    The Trump administration and the government of Saudi Arabia are expected to announce next week that the US will no longer refuel Saudi aircraft conducting strike missions over Yemen, two US officials tell CNN.

  • US to stop 'inflight refuelling' of Saudi-led coalition jets in Yemen

    American decision comes amid outrage over the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi
  • US stops refuelling of Saudi-led coalition aircraft in Yemen war

    Critics of the Saudi campaign have questioned US involvement in the war that has killed more than 10,000 people The United States is halting refueling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen, the United States and Saudi Arabia has said, ending one of the most divisive aspects of US assistance to the Saudi war effort. Saudi Arabia, in a statement released by its embassy in Washington, said it had decided to request an end to US aerial refuelling for its operations in Yemen...

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  • Who are the Houthis fighting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen?

    Amid the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, the Houthis show no sign of giving up The Saudi- and United Arab Emirates-led coalition fighting in Yemen is under unprecedented pressure from the international community to end its involvement in the war after the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Since the coalition intervened in 2015, Yemen has become the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the UN. Rights groups say up to 59,000 people have been killed, half of...

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  • US to Stop Refueling Saudi-Coalition Planes in Yemen

    The United States will soon suspend its mission to re-fuel Saudi Arabia’s military aircraft flying in Yemen, according to two U.S. officials and one Senate staffer. Saudi Arabia is expected to announce it no longer needs U.S. tankers for the mission, placing the decision for the change on Riyadh rather than Washington, NBC News reported. Video Shows Md. High School Student Punch Teacher in Face A Senate staffer said the decision is a means to pre-empt a potentially damaging debate and vote in...
  • US wants to continue support for Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

    The United States wants to continue support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s war and will remain engaged in efforts to combat Iranian influence and Islamist militancy in the Arab state, a State Department official said on Sunday. Since the Oct 2. murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, the U.S. administration has come under pressure at home over the nearly four-year-old conflict. The Senate last month voted to advance

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  • Yemen: Saudi-led coalition orders halt to Hodeidah offensive

    Militias ordered to stop assault in Red Sea port city, raising hopes of lasting ceasefire The Saudi-led coalition has ordered a halt to its offensive against Houthi rebels occupying Yemen’s main port city, Hodeidah, several officials have said, raising hopes a more lasting ceasefire can be reached to end the fighting. Related: Yemen: coalition to allow evacuation of wounded Houthi rebels Continue reading...

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