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The Tunisian prime minister has just ended a series of high-level meetings in Washington. Coming amid domestic calls for cutting U.S. foreign aid to a number of countries, including Tunisia, there is little doubt as to what would have been on Mr. Youssef Chahed’s agenda.
In an abrupt, but not wholly unexpected move, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz announced last week that his 31-year old son, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, has been appointed as the new Crown Prince, replacing Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.
The Israeli government has announced, much to the disappointment of the Jewish diaspora and the non-ultra-Orthodox community, that it has cancelled plans to create a permanent “pluralistic prayer area” at the Western Wall.