Saturday, July 20, 2019

Tag: Saudi Arabia

Family of jailed Saudi feminist Loujain Al-Hathloul: She was waterboarded, flogged...

The Saudi government has resisted calls from human rights groups and lawmakers from around the world to release Loujain and the other jailed activists.

In a historic vote, Senate passes War Powers Resolution to end...

“This is historic. For the first time in 45 years, Congress is one step closer to withdrawing U.S. forces from an unauthorized war.”

Trump admin’s secretive talks to sell Saudi Arabia nuclear technology spark...

Critics say the deal could endanger national security while enriching close allies of President Trump.

House passes War Powers resolution to end US-backed involvement in Yemen

“I’m encouraged by the direction people are pushing our party to take on foreign policy, promoting restraint and human rights and with the sense they want Congress to play a much larger role.”

Lawmakers reintroduce War Powers Resolution to end carnage in Yemen and...

Both the House and Senate "should move swiftly to reassert [their] war powers and end U.S. support for this brutal, unconstitutional war."

In historic vote, Senate comes together to end military support of...

"I hope … we send a loud and powerful message by passing this resolution. That we’re going to bring peace to that country and that the United States Congress is going to reassert its constitutional authority to be the body that makes war not the president."

House Republicans stymie Senate plan to pass War Powers resolution

"Speaker Ryan is not allowing a vote on my resolution to stop the war in Yemen because many Republicans will vote with us and he will lose the vote."

Human rights in 2018 – ten issues that made headlines

Here we highlight some of the rights challenges that captured the world’s attention this year, illustrating the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.

In a historic first, Senate advances bill to end US support...

Wednesday’s vote sets the stage for a possible final vote on the measure within days, and has been seen as a rebuke of President Trump’s handling of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

An unholy alliance: Trump, Putin, Kim Jung-Un, and Mohammed bin Salman

“An alliance which is perceived as unnatural, unusual, or simply undesirable, sometimes between seemingly antagonistic parties.”

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