Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Jakarta
--:--
Tokyo
--:--
Hongkong
--:--
New York
--:--
US Senate to Consider Bill Punishing Saudis for Human Rights Record
Thursday, 11 July 2019 11:17 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has introduced a bill that would punish Saudi Arabia for human rights violations, but does not block arms sales to the kingdom.

Republican James Risch of Idaho says the bipartisan Saudi Arabia Diplomatic Review Act calls for a comprehensive look at U.S.-Saudi relations and holds members of the royal family accountable for human rights abuses ” including journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, women's rights violations, and coalition airstrikes in Yemen that have killed thousands of civilians.

"It is the sense of Congress that since the promotion of Mohammed bin Salman to the position of Crown Prince with significant authorities over foreign and domestic affairs ... Saudi Arabia has demonstrated increasingly erratic and disturbing conduct," the bill states.

It asks President Donald Trump to deny or revoke visas for members of the royal family until its human rights record improves.

But to assure Trump's signature, the bill would not stop U.S. arms sales to the Saudis.

Source : VOA

RELATED NEWS
Russia Turns the Screws on Internet Freedom...
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 10:57 WIB

New legislation likely to be introduced next month in Russia's Duma, or lower chamber of parliament, would see tighter restrictions on the internet and on computers, tablets and other devices used to ...

Trump: US Will Impose 'Big Sanctions' Against Turkey for Onslaught on Kurds...
Monday, 14 October 2019 23:42 WIB

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday promised "big sanctions" against Turkey for its invasion into northern Syria against Kurdish fighters, but again defended his withdrawal of American troops who ha...

Trump Pulls out Remaining Troops from N. Syria; Warns of 'Powerful Sanctions' on Turkey...
Monday, 14 October 2019 18:32 WIB

The U.S. is withdrawing all remaining troops from northern Syria, as President Donald Trump said Sunday it was "very smart... for a change" to not be involved in the fighting sparked by Turkey's onsla...

Up to 35 Dead as Typhoon Hagibis Slams Japan...
Monday, 14 October 2019 10:51 WIB

Tens of thousands of rescuers worked through the pre-dawn hours Monday to reach people trapped by landslides and floods in Japan caused by a powerful typhoon that has killed up to 35, officials and lo...

Iran: Oil Tanker Struck by Rockets off Saudi Arabia...
Friday, 11 October 2019 23:33 WIB

Two rockets struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions...

LATEST NEWS
Russia Turns the Screws on Internet Freedom

New legislation likely to be introduced next month in Russia's Duma, or lower chamber of parliament, would see tighter restrictions on the internet and on computers, tablets and other devices used to access the internet. The proposals include a...

Minyak Lanjutkan Penurunan ditengah Tanda Kesepakatan Perdagangan Terbatas

Minyak lanjutkan penurunan pada tanda-tanda AS dan China masih memiliki beberapa pekerjaan yang harus dilakukan untuk menyelesaikan kesepakatan perdagangan terbatas dan karena para analis memperkirakan kenaikan mingguan kelima dalam stok minyak...

Hong Kong stocks slightly higher at open

Hong Kong stocks edged up slightly in the first few minutes of trade Tuesday, extending gains to a fourth day, after China and the US reached a mini trade agreement. The Hang Seng Index added 0.20 percent, or 52.44 points, to 26,574.29. The...

POPULAR NEWS
Gold Flirts With $1,500 Again on New Trade War Worries
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 03:33 WIB

What™s bad for trade is good for gold. The yellow metal found favor again with haven investors on Monday, flirting with the key bullish level of...

Gold Edge Higher on Trade Optimism; Palladium at Record
Monday, 14 October 2019 16:23 WIB

Gold holds below its 50-day moving average after dropping last week on U.S.-China trade optimism. Palladium hit a fresh record. Spot...

Hong Kong stocks end with healthy gains
Monday, 14 October 2019 15:29 WIB

Shares rallied on Monday in Hong Kong after China and the United States announced a partial trade deal that eased tensions between the economic...

Gold prices rise as the Fed announced the start of a 'massive' bond buying program
Monday, 14 October 2019 21:52 WIB

Gold futures rose Monday, looking to post their first gain in three sessions, finding support as the so-called ''phase one'' of the U.S.-China trade...