US Senate votes to end involvement in Yemen war
In what is seen as a firm rebuke to US President Donald Trump, the US Senate has voted to end the country’s involvement in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The bill, which was supported by 54 Senators including seven Republicans, is expected to pass through the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives as well, but President Trump has said that he will veto the measure.
The Yemeni civil war is a proxy war fought between forces supported by Saudi Arabia on one side and troops supported by Iran on the other side. Five years of fighting has resulted in a devastating humanitarian crisis in the country.