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UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Senate panel advances bill to punish Saudi Arabia

A Senate panel has advanced legislation that would suspend arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and impose sanctions on members of the royal family.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:39 p.m.

Senators launch bipartisan bid to block Saudi arms sales

Directly challenging President Donald Trump’s use of executive power, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are banding together to introduce more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Trump cites Iran to bypass Congress on Saudi arms sales

The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran.


Trump defends Saudi arms sales amid fury over missing writer

President Donald Trump defended continuing huge sales of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia on Thursday despite rising pressure from lawmakers to punish the kingdom over the disappearance of a Saudi …


Russia hoping to boost arms sales after Syrian usage

Russia is hopeful that the new weapons it tested for the first time in Syria will lead to a spike in arms sales abroad, officials said Wednesday.


China strongly protests U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

China on Friday strongly protested a U.S. plan to sell $1.4 billion worth of arms to Taiwan and demanded that the deal be canceled.


Senator vows to block U.S. arms sales until Qatar crisis eased

The Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he’ll block U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and their neighbors in the Gulf Cooperation Council to prod them …


Looking Back: Opinions offer historical perspective

Topics: FDR’s budget, Maple Street Bridge construction, Mideast arms sales, Ruby Ridge and the Washington State Lottery.