In other news on Saudi Arabia, Reuters reports that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the kingdom from being included on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing expert findings that Saudi Arabia has used child fighters in Yemen. The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen has led to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The U.N. reports that 80% of the population—over 24 million people—need some form of assistance.
U.S. Excludes Saudi Arabia from List of Countries Using Child Soldiers
HeadlineJun 19, 2019