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Netanyahu's surprise trip boosts Trump's grand Mideast strategy
Despite regional turmoil, President Trump’s grand Middle East strategy to unite Israel with the Saudis and other Gulf Arab powers against Iran and lay the groundwork for a comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is making unexpected progress away from the limelight.
US, Britain push for Yemen ceasefire as relations with Saudis cool
The United States and Britain, Saudi Arabia's biggest arms suppliers, are stepping up their pressure for a ceasefire in the Yemen war, the world's worst man-made humanitarian disaster.
Spinal implant helps three paralyzed men walk again
Three paralyzed men, who were told they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able to walk again thanks to doctors in Switzerland.
Israel's Netanyahu warns Europe of possible attacks by Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling Iran the 'most potent force of militant Islam' and is warning Europe of possible Iranian attacks on its soil.
Israel said to warn Beirut it will strike Hezbollah rocket factories
Israel has reportedly sent a message to the Lebanese government via Paris demanding that it act against the Hezbollah terror group’s rocket factories in the country, saying if Lebanon refused to do so, Israel could take military action.
Inside the United States
Trump backs off executive order threat, says Congress is better path to end birthright citizenship
President Trump said Wednesday he’s still committed to ending birthright citizenship for babies born to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, but would prefer to go through Congress rather than use an executive order.
Democrats to bedevil Trump with probes, subpoenas if midterms go their way
They may have trouble legislating, but congressional Democrats are already drawing up plans for investigating if they score big gains in the midterm elections Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia hosts rare visit of U.S. evangelical Christian figures
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a rare meeting with American evangelical Christians on Thursday, as the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to open up more to the world and repair an image of religious intolerance.