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Saudi Arabia may be moving forward with plans to dig a canal along its 38-mile border with Qatar. The canal would turn its Gulf rival into an island. The move may also be aimed at further isolating Qatar, which was diplomatically cut off by Gulf nations last year.
Opinion: Conversations about the Israeli Palestinian conflict are often stale and unproductive. Interlocutors talk in circles and rarely say anything new or productive. A new book from Yossi Klein Halevi might change that.
Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Mulki stepped down on Monday after thousands protested his government's plans to raise taxes. While Jordan has remained relatively stable during periods of turmoil in the Middle East, the country's debt has reached $40 billion, which is 95% of its GDP.
Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior White House adviser, was granted a permanent top-secret security clearance on Wednesday following months of uncertainty after he was stripped of his interim clearance in February, multiple news outlets reported.
After laying low for several months, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made waves in the international arena by opening the new US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday. Critics say the couple's role in the impactful and deeply controversial move is inappropriate given their lack of diplomatic experience.
Iran has reportedly arrested upwards of 5,000 people during recent protests.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince reportedly said Palestinians should accept peace or ‘shut up and stop complaining’
The Kingdom is growing tired of mediating peace between Palestine and Israel, as recent clashes between the two sides have cast doubt on peace efforts.
The White House press secretary said the president's "great relationships" with world leaders doesn’t mean he can’t "be aggressive" in negotiations.
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said White House adviser Jared Kushner wanted him out before he was fired.
The high-speed travel system could have an easier time being built in Saudi Arabia under the Crown Prince's Vision 2030 plan.