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Senate Set to Vote On Measure to End U.S. Support Saudi Arabia in Yemen as Pompeo Pens Op-Ed Touting ‘Vital Partnership’

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The Senate is expected to vote on legislation as early as Wednesday that would end U.S. involvement in the Saudi Arabia-backed war in Yemen, potentially issuing a major rebuke of President Donald Trump.

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Oil Prices

Oil prices: Saudi Arabia isn’t hurting from the crash yet

Oil prices have crashed 30% in a matter of weeks but Saudi Arabia isn't hurting just yet. The OPEC kingpin and world's leading oil exporter would ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Senators eye shutoff for Saudis in Yemen

A bipartisan Senate bid to yank U.S. support for the Saudi Arabia-backed war in Yemen is close to a key victory — with the outcome ...

 

U.S.-Saudi Relations

Pompeo: The U.S.-Saudi Partnership Is Vital

The Trump administration’s effort to rebuild the U.S.-Saudi Arabia partnership isn’t popular in the salons of Washington, where politicians of both parties have long used ...

 

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Aramco Sees Chemicals Deals Beyond $70 Billion Sabic Stake

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Saudi Oil Policy

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Crown Prince Salman

Saudi crown prince arrives in Tunisia amid protests

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Flooding

30 Dead in Saudi Arabia Floods

The devastating floods that have been wreaking havoc in Saudi Arabia since November 10 will continue for the next two days, weather experts say. Saudi daily Arab News quoted ...

 

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