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In this picture taken on Thursday, March 29, 2018, U.S. troop's humvee passes vehicles of fighters from the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council on a road leading to the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters, at Halawanji village, north of Manbij town, Syria. The front line has grown more tense in recent days as Turkey threatens to advance on the town to clear it of the U.S-backed fighters. U.S troops have increased their patrols in the area, local commanders say, to prevent an outbreak of fighting and to prevent Turkey from advancing on Manbij. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Report: Trump Seeking Arab Force to Replace U.S. Troops in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to assemble an Arab force “to replace” the U.S. military presence in Syria and help bring stability to the war-ravaged country and the region, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) learned from unnamed American officials.

FILE - This June 27, 2017, file photo shows an oil rig at sunset in Midland, Texas. President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers. But in the year since Trump’s inauguration, most economists tend to agree on this: The economy has essentially been the same sturdy one that he inherited from Barack Obama. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Saudis Planning $10B Investment in Texas

Saudi oil executives inked multi-billion dollar deals with companies to explore building petrochemical facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast. Essentially, they hope to capitalize on the U.S. oil and gas boom, largely fueled by shale drilling in the Permian Basin.

Mohammed bin Salman (Bryan R. Smith / AFP / Getty)

Rabbi Shmuley: The Saudi Crown Prince’s Extraordinary Gesture to Israel

A future Saudi king who is speaking of Israel’s right to exist, who is beginning to allow flights to Israel to fly over his territory, who is condemning the funding of terror groups like Hamas and the Muslim brotherhood, and who is speaking openly of Jews living in his land, deserves to be taken seriously and deserves to be engaged.

A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on December 13, 2017, shows  Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh

Saudi King Stresses Support for Palestinians After Crown Prince Praises Israel

In the wake of a remarkable statement of support for Israel’s right to exist by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, reigning King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reaffirmed “the Kingdom’s steadfast position toward the Palestinian issue and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.”

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's de facto leader, says Israel has a "right" to a homeland, a notable shift in the kingdom's position

Saudi Crown Prince Claims He’s ‘Not Familiar’ with Wahhabism, Islam ‘a Religion of Peace’

In an interview with the Atlantic conducted from the compound of the Saudi ambassador in Washington, who happens to be his brother, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered strong criticism of Iran and some thoughts about the religious, cultural, and economic upheaval in progress in Saudi Arabia. In one remarkable exchange, MBS recognized the right of Israel to exist – a bold step for any Arab leader, let alone the next guardian of Mecca and Medina.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is warning that if Tehran gets a nuclear weapon, his country will follow suit

Saudi Crown Prince Meets with U.S. Entertainment and Tech Executives

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in New York City on Monday for the beginning of a U.S. tour that will take him through Seattle and Silicon Valley to Hollywood, as he meets with media and tech leaders to talk up Saudi investments and follow up on at least one recent massive purchase: his acquisition of a $400 million stake in Hollywood talent agency WME/Endeavor.

"Saudi air defence forces intercept a missile northeast of Riyadh," Saudi state news channel Al-Akhbariya said

Saudis Intercept Seven Missiles Fired by Iran-Backed Rebels in Yemen

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels of Yemen fired a salvo of seven ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia on Sunday night, targeting the cities of Najran, Jizan, Khamis Mushait, and the capital of Riyadh. Saudi defense forces say they were able to intercept all seven missiles. One fatality and two injuries were reported as debris from an intercepted missile fell on a home in Riyadh and killed an Egyptian resident. The death marked the first fatality on Saudi soil from a Houthi attack.

Report: Saudi Crown Prince Bragged Jared Kushner ‘In His Pocket’

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman reportedly bragged to a Middle Eastern leader that he had White House adviser Jared Kushner “in his pocket.” Kushner may have also violated federal law if he gave bin Salman classified information from President Donald Trump’s Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) without Trump’s authorization to help bin Salman put his political rivals under house arrest.

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Abbas Health Rumors Spark Fears of Succession Battle

TEL AVIV — Recent reports of a deterioration in the health of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas set off fears of a political war of succession that could work to the advantage of Hamas, an Arab intelligence source told Breitbart Jerusalem.