US President Trump's plans to showcase his "peace plan" to Israeli politicians without the Palestinians present.
The US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani serves as a reminder to the GCC that when push comes to shove, they are all in the same boat.
The most outspoken celebratory messages for the killing of the controversial Iranian general came from the Turkey-backed Syrian National Amy, while the YPG-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces remain silent.
US President Trump signed a trade agreement with China that is expected to boost exports from US farmers and manufacturers and is aimed at lowering tensions in a long-running dispute between the economic powers.
When President Donald Trump took office in 2017, his administration halted discussions between the two countries.
Governor Greg Abbott told the State Department that Texas can not resettle any more refugees and has to dedicate its resources "to those who are already here."
While Democrats criticise the US president for his impulsive actions, for Trump, the Soleimani killing is a victory with no cost to American lives.
The Iranian response to the assassination of Soleimani may have been for domestic consumption, but Trump's erratic decision-making may still force Iran's hand.
Iran has been rehearsing its response to the United States for two years - and this might just be the tip of the iceberg.
Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton earlier refused to participate in the House impeachment inquiry while the Trump administration and Congress battled in court for access to witnesses and documentary evidence.
With nearly no choice but to retaliate, Iran is likely to aim for limited asymmetrical counter-attacks that will hurt the US without triggering war, but one mistake could lead to run-away escalation.
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