U.S. draws down its forces in Iraq, Mohammed bin Salman tries carrots and sticks with royal rivals, and Israeli and Palestinian officials are at an impasse.
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Turkey continues its offensive against the Kurds in Afrin, one challenger will be allowed on Egypt’s ballot in March, and Yemen’s pro-government coalition is falling apart.
Boxed in by Riyadh, Jordan is looking to improve ties with Turkey and Iran.
Tillerson’s new Syria strategy is silent on Turkey’s intervention, Vice President Pence receives a warm welcome in Jerusalem, and Egypt prepares for presidential elections in March.
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Trump gives the JCPOA a “last chance,” Turkey prepares to attack U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria and the U.N. stops short of accusing Iran of providing missiles to Yemeni rebels.
Ousted Yemeni President Killed, Trump Administration Considers Moving Embassy in Israel, Turkish Officials Go on Trial
Ali Abdullah Saleh finally found his end, the Trump administration’s partners are driving a hard bargain with the Palestinians, and Erdogan implicated in sanctions trial.
Attack in Egypt, U.S. and Turkey Spar over Trial and Arming Kurds, Saudi Arabia Tempers Its Power Play
Islamic State militants kill hundreds at an Egyptian mosque, U.S. policy in eastern Syria in flux amid spat with Turkey, and the state of Saudi Arabia’s shake-up.
The Islamic State's foreign fighters are leaving Iraq and Syria, but they're not always going home. Some states are deporting them, and then they disappear.