25 January, 2018
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Yemen/Region: Germany blocks sales to combatants
Germany has become the second European country in a month to block arms exports to countries involved in the Yemen conflict. The decision was made as part of talks to form a governing coalition between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) party and the smaller, centre-left Social Democrats (SPD). On 3 January, Norway announced it had suspended arms sales to the UAE following an assessment of the UAE’s involvement in the Yemen conflict; Oslo had already barred sales to Saudi Arabia.