Senate votes to end US support of war in Yemen



Washington: The US Republican-led Senate has voted to end Washington’s support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen in a rebuke to President Donald Trump’s continued backing of the Kingdom monarchy despite growing frustration among lawmakers with its actions on the world stage. The bipartisan vote on Wednesday was 54 to 46 and marked the second time in months when the Senate rejected the US’ continued participation in Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels, waged in the name of holding back Iran’s expansion in the region, the Washington Post reported. (IANS)