November 28, 2018 / 9:46 PM / 11 days ago

U.S. Senate advances measure to end military support for Saudis in Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to advance a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen’s civil war, setting the stage for a possible final vote on the measure within days.

Underscoring bipartisan unhappiness with President Donald Trump’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the murder of a journalist at a Saudi consulate, many of Trump’s fellow Republicans joined Democrats to advance the measure by a vote of 63-37.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Bill Berkrot

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