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Finland Halts Arms Sales to Saudi, UAE over Yemen Crisis

Finland announced late on Thursday it will block new arms export licenses to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, citing the murder of a Saudi journalist and the countries' role in Yemen's humanitarian crisis.

The suspension mirrors earlier decisions by Denmark, Norway and Germany to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the time being over the killing and over the kingdom's part in Yemen's war which has left 14 million people facing starvation, according to the U.N.

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Denmark Suspends Arms Sales to Saudi over Khashoggi Murder

Denmark on Thursday suspended arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the second country to do so after Germany.

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Khashoggi Murder: Trump 'Ignores' U.S. Leverage over Riyadh

US President Donald Trump has doubled down on his partnership with Saudi Arabia, calling it an indispensable ally after a journalist's grisly murder, but critics say his position ignores Washington's enormous leverage over Riyadh.

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Saudi Warns Crown Prince a 'Red Line' in Khashoggi Probe

Saudi Arabia has warned criticism of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a "red line", after Donald Trump heaped praise on the kingdom in defiance of warnings he was giving Riyadh a pass on a journalist's grisly murder.

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Trump Dilemma: Preserve Saudi Alliance or Declare MBS a 'Murderer'

The Saudi assassination of a U.S.-based journalist has put President Donald Trump in an intractable bind.

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Saudi King Salman Praises Judiciary amid Khashoggi Fallout

Saudi King Salman heaped praise on the kingdom's judiciary Monday, in his first public remarks since critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder tipped the country into one of its worst international crises.

The public prosecutor last week exonerated powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of involvement in the murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, but the CIA reportedly concluded that he ordered the assassination.

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Yemeni Rebels Say They Will Halt Rocket Fire at Saudi Arabia

A senior leader of Yemen's Shiite rebels says the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts.

A Saudi-led coalition has been waging war against the rebels, known as Houthis, to restore Yemen's internationally recognized government to power.

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Saudi Women Mount 'Inside-Out' Abaya Protest

Saudi women have mounted a rare protest against the abaya, posting pictures on social media wearing the obligatory body-shrouding robe inside out.

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U.S. Tells Saudi Prince Khashoggi Killers to Be Held Accountable

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday the US will hold accountable all those involved in the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist, in a telephone call that also took in the conflict in Yemen.

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U.S. Shifts on Yemen as Toll Mounts and Saudi Alliance Falters

The surprise U.S. call for a ceasefire in Yemen marks a growing sense that Saudi Arabia's campaign has proven disastrous, but experts say more action is needed to end the devastating war.

On Tuesday, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged a halt in the three-year Saudi-led assault to defeat Huthi rebels in Yemen, the impoverished country mired in what the U.N. has called the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe.

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