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US about to conclude 100 billion arms deal with Saudi

  By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net The United States is close to completing a series of arms deals for Saudi Arabia totaling more than $100 billion, a senior White House official said on Friday, May 12, a week ahead of President Donald Trump’s planned visit to Riyadh, according to Reuters. The official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the arms package could end up surpassing more than $300 billion over a decade to help Saudi Arabia boost its defensive capabilities while still maintaining U.S. ally Israel’s qualitative military edge over its neighbors. “We are in the final stages of a series of deals,” the official said. The...

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Saudi and US arms deal said to be in the pipeline

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Washington is working to push through contracts for tens of billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, some new, others in the pipeline, ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump’s trip to the kingdom this month, people familiar with the talks told Reuters this week. Saudi Arabia is Trump’s first stop on his maiden international trip, a sign of his intent to reinforce ties with a top regional ally. The United States has been the main supplier for most Saudi military needs, from F-15 fighter jets to command and control systems worth tens of billions of dollars in recent years. Trump has vowed to stimulate the U.S. economy by...

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How many refugees do the worlds richest countries host?

By: Sarah Lazare Source: AlterNet At a time of unprecedented human displacement, the richest countries in the world are the “least welcoming” to those uprooted from their homes, hosting just 8.88 percent of global refuges and asylum seekers, even though they comprise more than half of the global economy, a new Oxfam International brief finds. “Among these countries Germany alone hosts over 736,000 people, while the U.S., U.K., France, China and Japan are hosting the remaining 1.4 million between them,” states the report. Notably, the United States hosts only 559,370 asylum seekers and refugees, even though it is largest economy in the world in terms of GDP. This low number comes despite...

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