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Trump Gets Warm Reception In Saudi Arabia President Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday, the first stop of his first international trip since becoming president. He's getting a warm welcome.
NPR.org | May 20, 2017 12:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Trump Arrives In Saudi Arabia To A Warm Welcome, Despite Troubles At Home Saudi Arabia is the first stop on President Trump's first overseas trip. Despite his anti-Saudi rhetoric during the campaign, there are reasons Saudi leaders may welcome him.
NPR.org | May 20, 2017 08:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iranians Decide Between Centrist Incumbent And Hardliner For President Iranians voted for president on Friday in a choice between the centrist incumbent and a hardliner. The Supreme Leader casted his vote, too, before the assembled press.
NPR.org | May 19, 2017 8:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
On Election Day, Iran Chooses Between Gradual Reform And Conservative Return Iran's reform-minded president, Hassan Rouhani, is up for re-election. Subtle changes in Iranian society are evident in the burgeoning tech sector. But conservatives say Rouhani has changed too much.
NPR.org | May 19, 2017 1:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Sudan's President Will Skip Saudi Meeting With Trump Omar Hassan al-Bashir, indicted by the International Criminal Court, is staying away for “personal reasons,” a state news agency has reported.
New York Times | May 19, 2017 12:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iranians Vote in Election Seen as Verdict on Nuclear Accord The incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, is facing a challenge from a hard-liner, Ebrahim Raisi, a critic of the 2015 agreement.
New York Times | May 19, 2017 12:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iranian Vote On Friday Will Decide If Rouhani Gets A Second Term President Hassan Rouhani won a surprise victory in 2013, and went on to make a nuclear deal with the West. It was a historic shift in relations with Iran's longtime enemy, the United States.
NPR.org | May 19, 2017 11:44 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Pentagon To Detail Plans For Arming Syrian Kurds Fighting ISIS Defense Secretary Mattis is expected Friday to detail the weapons the U.S. will begin supplying to Syrian Kurds fighting ISIS over the objections of Turkey.
NPR.org | May 19, 2017 09:10 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Israeli Minister Michael Oren On Trump's Visit To Israel President Trump is traveling to Israel as part of his first overseas trip. Rachel Martin speaks with Israel's Deputy Minister for Diplomacy Michael Oren about what to expect.
NPR.org | May 19, 2017 09:10 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Morning News Brief: Rosenstein Briefs Senators, Trump In Saudi Arabia, Iran Election Senators say the deputy attorney general knew Trump planned to fire James Comey before writing a memo. Also, Ishaan Tharoor of The Washington Post previews Trump's Saudi Arabia trip, and Iran votes.
NPR.org | May 19, 2017 09:10 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend