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The US Republican-led Senate has approved a bill to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition war in Yemen. The bipartisan vote was 54 to 46, and is a rebuke to President Donald Trump’s support of Saudi Arabia and its leader despite recent tensions.

 

Mr Trump has vowed to veto the resolution should it pass through the Democrat-led House. The war in Yemen escalated in 2015 and has left thousands of Yemenis dead and millions more on the brink of famine.

The US sells weapons used by the Saudis and its military provides logistical and intelligence support to the coalition for air strikes. The Senate resolution, an unprecedented attempt to curtail presidential powers, seeks to end US military involvement in the conflict within 30 days.  Read More

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