Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has decided to keep Saudi Arabia off the US list of countries using child soldiers, despite recommendations from State Department experts — who reportedly wanted to add them. Sources told Reuters that Pompeo was briefed on the Saudis’ alleged use of underage fighters from the Sudan to fight US-led coalition...
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez
began the formal process on Tuesday of blocking a White House
plan for $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the
United Arab Emirates without the consent of Congress, setting up
Senate votes on the matter as soon as this week.
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez began the formal process on Tuesday of blocking President Donald Trump's plan to proceed with more than $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without congressional consent.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter.
Saudi Arabia's cabinet urged the international community on Tuesday to take firm measures to ensure the safety of navigation in waterways across the region, the state news agency said, a week after two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman.
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