US Secretary of State Pompeo defends Saudi arms sales after damning watchdog report on Yemen

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended Washington’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia after a watchdog report said the State Department failed to “fully assess” the risk of civilian deaths in war-torn Yemen. Pompeo said on Wednesday that his department “did everything by the book” in regards to arms sales to Riyadh in...

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70th U.S. Secretary of State and former director of the C.I.A.
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Country in Southwestern Asia
The ruling by a federal appeals panel, in a case about whether a detainee who was tortured should be repatriated to Saudi Arabia, could lead to independent..
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Turkish prosecutors are preparing a second indictment against six Saudi officials alleged to be involved in the brutal murder of Saudi journalist...
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Dubai: Saudi Arabia, which is presiding over the Group of 20 countries this year, said on Monday that the upcoming November gathering of world leaders will be..
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Saudi Arabia is to host its first professional tournaments for women in November, with two Ladies European Tour events scheduled to take place.
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The old calculation was simple and brutal: If you want to overthrow a tyrant, you must use violence. There was an occasional exception, like Gandhi’s use of..
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German officials imposed a ban on the sale of model aircraft engines to Iran after a shipment ended up in drones used by the Houthis in Yemen to attack Saudi..
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United States federal executive department responsible for foreign affairs
“A distinguished cabinet minister, parliamentarian and soldier, Jaswant Singh will be remembered for his service to the Indian Republic and his lasting..
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The longstanding involvement of the United States in the conflict in Yemen is facing renewed scrutiny. On September 16, State Department officials testified..
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The Trump administration argues that its partnership with Saudi Arabia helps reduce civilian killings in Yemen. But State Department investigators and other U.S...
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