Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the United States will send reinforcements to the Gulf region at the request of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, following attacks on Saudi oil facilities which it blames on Iran.
The first step towards hegemony over the Arab world was the snuffing out of the Arab Spring movements.
Russia and China put forward their own draft resolution demanding a truce in northwest Syria - with an exemption - but it failed to get enough votes.
Germany, Belgium, and Kuwait put their text in a final form and seek a vote on Thursday. Russia and China also put their rival text in a final form for a vote, that calls for a cessation of hostilities in September but gives no date.
US President Trump appoints Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, for new role after firing his hawkish aide John Bolton.
President Erdogan said up to 3 million Syrians in Turkey and Europe can be resettled in northern Syria safe zone if established.
Donald Trump cannot drag the US into another war ahead of an election and Iran is suffering from a crumbling economy and an increasingly frustrated populace.
Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed on crucial issues including the PKK terror group's Syrian wing, YPG's, presence in the northeastern part of the country, where Ankara plans to launch a military operation soon.
Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with PM Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud, and suggest the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party could emerge as kingmaker in coalition talks.
In a joint statement, the trio agrees to coordinate efforts to ensure Syria's security and stability after a trilateral summit in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
Saudi Arabia has failed to devise a long-term strategy in the region while decades of Iranian planning now bears fruit.
The explosion happened near a local hospital in Cobanbey town. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
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