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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks on a three-day European tour in Germany on Monday with strategic differences on Iran set to dominate as leaders attempt to rescue the nuclear deal after US withdrawal

Netanyahu to Push for Railway Linking Israel to Saudi Arabia

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Transportation Minister Israel Katz will “immediately launch” a trade route initiative called “Tracks for Regional Peace” that will see the establishment of a railway network linking Israel to Saudi Arabia. 

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Bahrain Vows to Hunt Social Media Dissidents

Dubai – Bahraini authorities on Sunday announced they would be taking “severe measures” to track down dissidents who use social media, as the Gulf monarchy tightens its grip on political opposition.

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in the Bahraini capital Manama on December 6, 2016

World View: Qatar and Saudi Arabia Have Vitriolic Exchange at Arab League Meeting

Contents: Donald Trump promises to solve the Gulf crisis ‘fairly easily’; Qatar and Saudi Arabia have vitriolic exchangeContents: Donald Trump promises to solve the Gulf crisis ‘fairly easily’; Qatar and Saudi Arabia have vitriolic exchange at Tuesday’s Arab League meeting
at Tuesday’s Arab League meeting

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Trump Reluctant on Chances for Israeli-Palestinian Deal

President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed efforts by the leader of Kuwait, a staunch American ally, to mediate a festering diplomatic crisis involving Qatar and its Arab neighbors that could have implications for the U.S. military presence in the region.