• With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus

    DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region.

  • Trump son-in-law’s ties to Israel raise questions of bias

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House’s Mideast peace efforts.

  • Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again

    JERUSALEM (AP) — If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty.