US Senator Bernie Sanders was among those welcoming the White House announcement that the United States will limit its role in the Saudi-led war on Yemen by ending support for “offensive operations,” with the Vermont Independent calling the development “a tribute to the work of so many activists over the years.”
Many Democrats in the US Congress and others hailed reports that the Biden administration is imposing a temporary freeze on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, pending a review of billions of dollars worth of weapons deals with the repressive regimes approved during the presidency of Donald Trump.
Top United Nations officials have called on nearly two hundred member nations—including the world’s wealthiest and most powerful—to help raise tens of billions of dollars in aid for poor countries facing pandemic, ongoing war, and encroaching famine in what will be a “humanitarian crisis year” in 2021.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on February 6, 2019.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is trapped in the middle of the international scandal caused by the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on January 3, 2018.
Donald Trump’s executive order swept up the wrong people, demonstrating his administration’s curious confusion about basic terms and definitions.
Dr. Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Foreign Minister, addresses Japanese journalists in Tokyo on September 2, 2016. Topics included diplomatic issues with Syria and Iran.
Dr. Adel Al-Toraifi, Saudi Minister of Culture and Information, addresses Japanese journalists in Tokyo on September 2, 2016.
Host Michael Penn interviews journalist and book author Tim Hornyak and learns about the development and purposes of drones.