Israel signs pacts with 2 Arab states after stellar negotiations which President Trump led: A ‘new’ Mideast?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf Arab states at a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump declared will mark the “dawn of a new Middle East,” casting himself as an international peacemaker at the height of his reelection campaign. The bilateral agreements formalize the normalization of Israel’s […]

US envoy takes effort to end Qatar rift to Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Wednesday with the king of Saudi Arabia and officials from other countries lined up against Qatar as he works to end a rift that has left the tiny, energy-rich state isolated from its neighbors. His trip from Kuwait to the western Saudi […]