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Senate votes to end US involvement in Yemen war

The Senate voted to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
A Huthi rebel fighter carries a machine gun on his shoulder during a protest outside the United Nations office demanding the reopening of Sanaa airport, in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on December 10, 2018. - Yemen's foreign minister said on December 8 that the government-controlled city of Aden could be home to the country's main airport, amid talks to reopen the rebel-held international airport in the capital Sanaa which has been out of operation for years, after being severely damaged in air raids by the Sau

The Senate voted 56-41 today to end US support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, an unprecedented use of the 1973 War Powers Act.

The vote reflects Congress’ growing ire with Saudi Arabia over the massive humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen and Riyadh’s murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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