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Senate opposes White House on Saudi relations

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/29/18, 11:34 am

The Senate voted 63-37 Wednesday to move forward with a resolution demanding the United States withdraw support for the Saudi-led war on rebels in Yemen. The move signals the Senate’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s policy of keeping relations with the kingdom on an even keel after the murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October.

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Taiwan votes to keep marriage laws traditional

International | Referendums garner broad pro-family support
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 11/27/18, 01:47 pm

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Three referendums supporting marriage between one man and one woman passed overwhelmingly in Saturday elections in Taiwan. The votes show that most citizens still hold traditional values even though the country’s highest court moved toward legalizing same-sex marriage in 2017.

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Airstrikes follow alleged gas attack in Syria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/26/18, 10:53 am

Russian airstrikes on Sunday targeted Syrian rebels accused of launching a poison gas attack on the government-held city of Aleppo that affected about 100 people. Aleppo Police Chief Essam al-Shali told Syrian state TV that the suspected chemical attack hit the al-Khalidiya neighborhood and affected at least two other areas in the city. Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the stench of gas filled the city. Doctors told state TV that the victims had breathing problems and blurred vision.

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