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The US said it has approved the sale of Patriot missiles to Kuwait.

Comment: The sacking of State Department watchdog Steve Linick is the latest example of the Trump administration abusing its power to privilege relations with Saudi Arabia, writes Josh Ruebner.

Germany extends Saudi arms ban over Yemen war role

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Germany extends Saudi arms ban over Yemen war role

As Yemen's brutal conflict approaches its fifth year, Berlin on Monday extended an arms export ban to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition fighting rebels in the country.

Switzerland drops case against aerospace firm tied to Saudis

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Switzerland drops case against aerospace firm tied to Saudis

The Swiss foreign ministry said at the time that the conduct of Pilatus in Saudi Arabia and UAE was 'incompatible with the federal government's ...

Yemen in Focus: Sudan troops exit deadly war

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Yemen in Focus: Sudan troops exit deadly war

The Sudanese Elite Brigades relinquished control to Yemen’s Joint Forces and left via the port of Mokha.

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European arms companies 'complicit' in Yemen war crimes

A group of human rights organisations have filed a complaint to the ICC, accusing European arms companies of being complicit in war crimes in Yemen.

Yousef Munayyer

Presidential candidates open to leveraging US support for Israel

Comment: A 2020 Democrat victory could see a new US administration willing to condition aid to Israel, writes Yousef Munayyer.

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Russia could replicate Israeli missiles captured in Syria

Russian scientists are investigating an Israeli missile captured in Syria.

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Yemen in Focus: Houthis' mass offensive a 'propaganda ploy'?

This week we look at doubts over the Houthi offensive that captured thousands of soldiers in August, a downgraded Fitch rating and more Western ...

Yemen aid meaningless as long as weapons sales continue

Rose Worden

Yemen aid meaningless as long as weapons sales continue

Comment: Instead of salving their conscience by pledging aid, arms sellers should stop peddling their wares altogether, writes Rose Worden.

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Qatar, US sign 'billions worth' of business deals

Qatar and the United States have signed billions-worth of commercial agreements on Wednesday, despite a land, air and sea blockade of the Gulf ...

Trump must stop helping build a nuclear Saudi Arabia

Paul Iddon

Trump must stop helping build a nuclear Saudi Arabia

Comment: If the US wants ease Middle East tensions, it should stop selling weapons and transferring expertise to Saudi Arabia, writes Paul ...

Yemen in Focus: Trump gifts Riyadh a bomb factory

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Yemen in Focus: Trump gifts Riyadh a bomb factory

This week we look at a development in Houthi military capabilities, Riyadh's 'stern' response, and Trump's new gift to the Saudis.

Trump allows high-tech bombs to be built in Saudi

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Trump allows high-tech bombs to be built in Saudi

US politicians are worried that the emergency measure could allow Saudi Arabia to build its own smart bombs for sale and use in Yemen.

US official sacked after 'illegally easing' Saudi weapons transfers

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US official sacked after 'illegally easing' Saudi weapons transfers

A former arms lobbyist in the Trump administration is accused of helping bypass restrictions for a weapons deal to the Gulf countries that saw ...

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US OKs $6bn in weapons sales to Gulf allies

The US State Department has approved a possible $6 billion worth of weapons sales to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How America facilitates the UAE's occupation of southern Yemen

Comment: Washington's backing of Abu Dhabi is emboldening Al Qaeda and southern separatists alike, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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US to purchase Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system

The US army plans to buy a limited number of Israeli's Iron Dome missile defence systems, the military branch said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Chairman of Saudi Arabia's top arms supplier criticises Riyadh

From the murder of Jamal Khashoggi to its handling of the war in Yemen, Saudi Arabia's recent scandals have prompted even its biggest suppliers ...

Arms dealers to host UK politicians for black-tie dinner

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Arms dealers to host UK politicians for black-tie dinner

The annual dinner hosted by the Aerospace, Defence & Security Group's (ADS) will see a number of British politicians, including MPs, attending ...

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Trump keeps inflating '500,000' Saudi weapons deal jobs claim

The $110bn deal, and the ever-rising jobs slated to accompany it, have become Trump's go-to defence for selling arms to Saudi Arabia despite the ...

US must call violence against Rohingya by its name

CJ Werleman

US must call violence against Rohingya by its name

Comment: The United States' refusal to accurately describe the violence in Myanmar as 'ethnic cleansing' or 'genocide', is a chilling indication ...

HSBC 'making a killing' from Israeli military

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HSBC 'making a killing' from Israeli military

HSBC has been targeted by activists in the UK over its links to weapon makers arming Israel.

US-made bomb 'discovered at Yemen school bus bomb site'

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US-made bomb 'discovered at Yemen school bus bomb site'

Remnants of US-made bomb were reportedly found at the site of the Saudi strike on a Yemeni school bus in Saada confirmed to have killed 51 ...

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