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Senate to Hear New Testimony on Khashoggi Killing, Yemen Peace Talks Set to Convene, Qatar to Leave OPEC, Netanyahu Faces New Political and Legal Challenge

Mohammed bin Salman’s world tour receives mixed reception, Houthi officials are en route to Sweden for negotiations, Qatar will withdraw from the global oil cartel and Israeli police recommend indicting Netanyahu on more corruption charges.

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U.S. Shifts Support for Saudi Intervention in Yemen, Gaza Clashes Spark Political Crisis in Israel, Trump Administration Eases Pressure over Khashoggi Murder

Saudi forces are closing in on Hodeidah but will no longer receive refueling support from the United States, a tenuous ceasefire is in effect after two days of violence along the Israel-Gaza border, and Turkey shares intelligence about Khashoggi’s death.

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Saudi Arabia Under Political Pressure after Pushing False Narrative on Khashoggi’s Death, New Scrutiny on Draconian Policies on Dissent, Jordan Ends Lease Agreement with Israel

Riyadh, Washington, and Ankara wrangle over the fallout from the murder of a Saudi dissident, Turkey releases a U.S. citizen but other foreign nationals remain imprisoned, and Jordan announces it will cancel an annex to its 1994 peace agreement with Israel.

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Saudi Journalist Disappears at Consulate in Turkey, Iraq Forms a New Government, U.S. Withdraws from Treaties after Challenges at International Court

Police believe journalist and commentator Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Saudi consulate, Iraq’s kingmakers break stalemate to vote on new prime minister and president, and the Trump administration tries to dodge complaints at the International Court of Justice.

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Iran Attacked by Separatists, Nuclear Deal Takes Center Stage at United Nations, Israel and Russia Spar over Downed Plane

Iranian leaders respond to a shooting at a military parade, diplomats defend the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action at the UN General Assembly, and Russia is angry with Israel after Syria shot down a Russian plane amid Israeli airstrikes in Syria.

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A DMZ Deal for Idlib, U.S. Tones Down Plans for Confrontation with Iran at the United Nations, Saudi-Emirati Offensive in Yemen Resumes

Russia and Turkey reach an agreement to avert a crisis in Syria, the Trump administration reconsiders plans for a Trump-chaired UN Security Council session, and the offensive to retake Hodeidah is back on.

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Turkey Fails to Reach Ceasefire for Idlib, U.S. Threatens Punitive Strikes While Reinforcing Eastern Syria, Basra Protests Shake Up Iraqi Government Again

The Assad regime is bombarding one of the rebels’ last strongholds, the United States has committed to an open-ended deployment, and no one knows who Iraq’s next prime minister will be.

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