The National staff
RIYADH // High profile women are accustomed to having their fashion choices scrutinised. But when the woman is an ex-model, married to the US president and accompanying him to Saudi Arabia, fashion becomes political.
By Greg Miller and Greg Jaffe, Washington Post
President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.
By Taha Meli Avas, daily Sabah
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan meets with U.S. President Donald Trump today at the White House.
by James Petras, http://dissidentvoice.org
For the past 20 years Washington has aggressively pursued the age-old imperial strategy of ‘divide and conquer’ throughout the Middle East, Southwest Asia and East Africa.
Followers of controversial Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen appear to be on the back foot globally. Is America one of their safer bets?
By James Reinl, Middle East Eye
By Burhanettin Duran, Daily Sabah
On n Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump approved a plan to arm the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after meeting with a delegation of senior Turkish officials at the White House. Washington is ignoring Turkey's warnings about the adverse effects of empowering the People's Protection Units (YPG) - the PKK's Syrian franchise that forms the core of the SDF – regarding the future of Syria and regional stability. By signing off on the plan, President Trump sided with the Obama holdovers at CENTCOM and turned down Turkey's proposal to fight against Daesh together.
By Cengiz Çandar, Al Monitor