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Pompeo Set for Mideast Tour to Assure Arab Allies Amid Syria Pullout

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to depart on a tour of the Middle East next week in a bid to galvanize regional leaders to confront Iran and remind allies that the United States is not disappearing from region amid the Trump administration’s decision to pull American troops out of Syria and possibly Afghanistan, according to senior State Department officials.

Mike Pompeo (Mark Wilson / Getty)

Jordanian Columnist Unhinged: Israel Causing Earthquakes to Topple Al Aqsa Mosque

TEL AVIV – Israel is to blame for the recent spate of minor earthquakes felt in the region, an article in a Jordanian daily claimed this week, saying that the low-magnitude tremors were either the result of the Jewish state’s underground nuclear weapons testing or an attempt to topple the al-Aqsa Mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Israeli flags fly near the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on December 5, 2017. The EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said that the status of Jerusalem must be resolved 'through negotiations', as US President Donald Trump mulls recognising the city as the capital of Israel. / …