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Trump organisation opens golf course in Dubai
Two of U.S. President Donald Trump's sons ceremonially opened a Trump-branded golf club in Dubai on Saturday, meeting privately with Emirati elites as questions remain about how separated their father is from the empire bearing his name.
US not tilting towards Russia on Syria and backs UN, says Tillerson
Rex Tillerson, trying to reassure allies that Washington was not tilting towards Moscow over the Syrian conflict, told them on Friday that the US backed UN efforts to broker a political solution to the war, officials and diplomats said.
‘Hold off’ on settlements, Trump tells Netanyahu
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Israel's prime minister to "hold off" on building settlements on land the Palestinians claim for their future state, yet held back from explicitly endorsing a future Palestinian state.
Video: Asylum seekers in limbo at Israel-Egypt border fence
Since taking office, US President Donald Trump has touted Israel’s border walls as a model for his own plans to build a barrier with Mexico. FRANCE 24 looks at the life of one migrant stuck in the Israeli-Egyptian border area of the Negev Desert.
White House voices doubts over two-state solution ahead of Netanyahu meeting
The Trump administration suggested Tuesday that peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may not come in the form of a two-state solution — a position that could represent a dramatic shift from Barack Obama, who said he saw no alternative.
'Iran ready to stand up to US pressure', says adviser to Supreme Leader
Ali Akbar Velayati was Iran's foreign minister for 16 years, before becoming foreign policy adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. He granted an exclusive interview to our Iran correspondent Mariam Pirzadeh and Ghazal Golshiri from French newspaper Le Monde. Ali Akbar Velayati shared his thoughts on his country's relations with the United States.
The Next Step to Stop IS Group? CIA Chief in Turkey to Discuss Strategy (part 1)
The CIA's new director, Mike Pompeo, is in Turkey to talk about a new strategy against the Islamic State group, a visit overshadowed by an accidental Russian airstrike on Turkish soldiers in Syria. When the dust settles, will this affect cooperation between Russia and Turkey? And with Donald Trump in the White House, could the US stance against Bashar al-Assad shift? Trump has talked up warming up relations with Vladimir Putin and recalibrating Washington-Moscow ties.