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U.S. Senators Preparing Legislation Seeking to Block Trump’s Plan to Sell $8b in Weapons to Saudi Arabia, UAE and Jordan

Bob Menendez
Members from both parties in Congress are preparing legislation seeking to block President Trump's plan for $8 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan, according to reports.

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U.S. Congress

Senators Look to Force 22 Votes Blocking Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

A bipartisan group of senators will try to force nearly two dozen votes rebuking the Trump administration’s decision to declare a national emergency to circumvent ...

 

Ramadan Television

Storytelling in Today’s Saudi Arabia

This year, the second season of the series “Al-Asouf” (Winds of Change) – produced by the majority Saudi-owned Middle East Broadcasting Center – has sparked ...

 

Saudi-Russia

Russian, Saudi energy ministries to meet on June 10 in Moscow

Russia and Saudi Arabia’s energy ministers, Alexander Novak and Khalid al-Falih, will chair a trade and economy commission in Moscow on June 10, the Russian ...

 

Iran in the Region

Perspective: Saudi view – Iran seeks to dominate its region

Evicting US forces from the region would allow Iran to realize its primary goal of establishing its dominance over the Persian Gulf, positioning it to ...

 

Sudan

Saudi Arabia says it is watching Sudan with concern, urges renewed dialogue

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it is watching developments in Sudan with great concern and it supports continued dialogue between the ruling military council and ...

 

Saudi-Iran

Iran Crew Member Evacuated Off Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition

Malki said the rescue happened after the kingdom received a distress call from the "suspicious" Iranian vessel "Saviz", adding that it also received a formal ...

 

Eid Al-Fitr

Eid event in Al-Jouf links young Saudis to ‘beautiful and glorious past’

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in Al-Jouf organized special events for the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, the Saudi Press Agency ...

 

Eastern Province

Awamiya: An urban revival in Saudi Arabia

Now an expansive plaza flanked by shops has risen from the ruins of an area that has been a flashpoint for protests by the Shiite ...

 

WWE in KSA

2019 WWE Super ShowDown matches, card, start time, date, predictions, location, Saudi Arabia PPV

With Super ShowDown just days away now, the match card has completely taken shape. And WWE is trying not to disappoint, with a showdown featuring ...

 

Investment

Atkins to double Saudi office headcount by year end

UK-headquartered construction consultancy Atkins is looking to double the headcount of its recently opened office in Riyadh by the end of 2019, Adrian Lindon, the ...

 

History

Masmak: Majestic fort in Riyadh opens a door on Saudi Arabia’s past

One of Saudi Arabia’s most important historical sites, Masmak Fort in Riyadh, will open its doors to visitors during Eid Al-Fitr. The fort became a focal ...

 

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U.S.-Iran

Trump says there is always a chance of military action against Iran

When asked whether he thought he would need to take military action against Iran, Trump replied: “There is always a chance. Do I want to? ...

 

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy in the Middle East: CEO of Acwa Power offers his views

Established in 2004 from a joint venture of Saudi Arabia’s Abunayyan Trading, Abdulkadir al-Muhaidib & Sons and the Mada Group to explore investments in Saudi ...

 

Middle East Aviation

Middle East aviation is set to move from one golden age to another

Since the late 1990s, the Middle East has connected Asia with Europe and beyond. As a result, airports in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul and Doha ...

 

Pakistan

In rare move, Pakistan military agrees to budget cut amid economic woes, PM says

The IMF has said the primary budget deficit should be trimmed by the equivalent of $5 billion, but previous civilian rulers have rarely dared to ...

 

Iraq

Baghdad’s Green Zone reopens to the public after 16 years

The 4-square miles with its palm trees and monuments has been off limits to the public since the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq to topple ...

 

Eid Al-Fitr

Caught between the moon, Iran and Saudi Arabia: Muslims divided over Ramadan’s end

Saudi Arabia announced the sighting of the crescent moon, marking the start of Eid al-Fitr, but some disagree. Worshipers in Israel and the Palestinian territories ...

 

Middle East Peace

Palestinians slam Jared Kushner for doubting their ability to self-govern

Palestinians condemned Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, over his comments in a rare interview on Sunday evening in which he expressed ...

 

Iran

Three Decades After Khomeini’s Death, His Clan Rules From the Sidelines

Together, Khomeini and Saqafi had five children—two sons and three daughters—all born in Qom, where Khomeini lived before he was exiled by Shah Mohammad Reza ...

 

Sudan

Death toll rises to 60 following Sudan crackdown

At least 60 people are dead and over 300 injured after troops stormed the main camp of pro-democracy protesters in Sudan's capital Monday, according to ...

 

Plastics

Plastic Trash Crackdown Worries Oil Companies Like Shell, Exxon

The global crackdown on plastic trash threatens to take a big chunk out of demand growth just as oil companies like Saudi Aramco sink billions ...

 

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