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Senate Fails to Override Trump’s Veto of Saudi and UAE Defense Sale Bans

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The U.S. Senate failed to override President Donald Trump’s vetoes of legislation passed by Congress that would have blocked the sales of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, meaning the transactions may proceed forward.

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Senate fails to override Trump vetoes of bills stopping Saudi weapons sales

The U.S. Senate on Monday failed to override President Donald Trump’s vetoes of legislation passed by Congress that would have blocked the sales of certain ...

 

Hajj 2019

Over a million pilgrims arrive

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Oil Giant to Host a Deserted Meeting

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Creating a world-class entertainment industry in Saudi Arabia

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Hajj 2019

Modern airport technology reducing pilgrim congestion at Saudi airports

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Trump ally using influence to push Saudi nuclear deal, House Democrats claim

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Healthcare

Saudi Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical in IPO talks with banks: sources

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What do Saudi Arabia’s moves in maritime law mean?

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Saudi Football

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