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U.S. Nears Deal on Arms Coveted by Saudis

May 15, 2017
Carol Lee, Margherita Stancati | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are working on a package of arms deals and financial investments aimed at elevating economic and security cooperation between Washington and Riyadh after several years of strained relations over the U.S. diplomatic outreach to Iran.
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Trump’s View of Syria and Assad Altered After ‘Unacceptable’ Chemical Attack

April 6, 2017
Mark Landler, David Sanger, Michael D. Shear | The New York Times
President Trump warned on Wednesday that he would not tolerate the “heinous” chemical weapons attack in Syria.
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The Airline Electronics Ban Came After Militants Said They Want To Hide Bombs In Laptops: US Official

March 22, 2017
Nancy Youssef | Buzzfeed News
The U.S. ban on passengers taking certain electronics on flights was spurred by increased chatter in recent weeks from militants saying they want to hide explosives in computers.
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TSA, DHS Will Bar Electronic Devices on Some Overseas Flights

March 21, 2017
Pete Williams | NBC News
On Tuesday the TSA and DHS will announce temporary restrictions on the type of electronic devices that can be carried on-board certain flights.
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Trump passes blame for Yemen raid to his generals: ‘They lost Ryan’

March 1, 2017
Abby Phillip | The Washington Post
Weeks after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in a covert mission in Yemen, Trump has resisted accepting responsibility for authorizing the mission.
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Remembering Shimon Peres and his pursuit of Middle East peace

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September 10, 1993
As President Obama and other world leaders attend the funeral of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres, we look back at one of Peres' biggest pursuits during his decades-long career: Middle East Peace.
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Joe Biden Attempts to Smooth Relations With Turkey

August 25, 2016
Carol Lee, Thomas Grove | The Wall Street Journal
Vice President Joe Biden struck a conciliatory tone during a daylong visit to Turkey, as the Obama administration tries to smooth over thorny relations after last month’s failed coup.
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A Saudi Imam, 2 Hijackers and Lingering 9/11 Mystery

June 18, 2016
Mark Mazzetti, Scott Shane | The New York Times
Inside an opulent palace in Riyadh late one evening in February 2004, two American investigators interrogated a man they believed might hold answers to one of the lingering mysteries of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: What role, if any, did officials in Saudi Arabia’s government play in the plot?
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