Following UAE's normalisation with Israel, the gulf state - in collusion with Egypt - are openly supporting the oppressive Syrian regime, banding against Turkey in northern Syria.
Trump cut funding to Syria the same month Saudi Arabia pledged $100 million for the reconstruction of the war-torn country. Now he says Riyadh will pay for all the costs of the US-led air strikes instead of Washington.
Iraq hopes to raise billions of dollars in pledges at the three-day meeting in Kuwait, as the country reels from years of war and economic turmoil.
Estimates for the massive reconstruction effort range from $100 billion to $350 billion, with some running even as high as $1 trillion.
20 female Afghan engineers are breaking taboos which consider women to be too weak to work on construction projects.
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