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  • Ali Bassem, 26, a member of Iraqi Emergency Response Division force, at a front line during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq. "He is a hero. He got Daesh out of Iraq. He is cooperative with the Iraqi people and we and the Americans are one nation. We are brothers," Bassem said.

    Regular people weigh in on their views of the president ahead of his visit to the region.

  • An Israeli military officer inspects a supply shipment into Gaza.

    One of the world's most volatile areas is at risk of becoming more explosive.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shake hands during a joint news conference at the East Room of the White House February 15, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Trump is trying to determine how keeping his promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem could impact a potential peace deal: Tillerson.

  • *Chinese investment in Israel jumps more than tenfold in 2016. HONG KONG/ TEL AVIV, May 11- Struggling to seal deals in the United States as regulatory scrutiny tightens, Chinese companies looking to invest in promising technology are finding a warmer welcome for their cash in Israel. Last year, Chinese investment into Israel jumped more than tenfold to a record...

  • President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One prior to departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

    Trump's first foreign trip since entering office will take him to Israel, the Vatican and Saudi Arabia, a senior White House official confirms to NBC News.

  • President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as they deliver a statement at the White House in Washington D.C., May 3, 2017.

    Trump stressed his desire to broker a peace deal in the Middle East as he was joined by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. NBCNews reports.

  • A Palestinian protester hurls stones toward Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron, October 18, 2015.

    President Donald Trump is convinced that the Mideast should no longer be riven by violence and that peace is within reach.

  • JERUSALEM, April 20- The Israeli central bank threw its support behind a Finance Ministry plan to abolish customs duties on various household items and offer young working families tax credits on Thursday, but said the measures should be made permanent to help the economy. Israeli media have reported that Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon's plan had upset Prime...

  • President Donald Trump (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shake hands during dinner at the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017.

    Trump ordered the launch of 59 tomahawk cruise missiles against a Syria-government airfield on Thursday evening. CNBC takes a look at how the world reacted.

  • JERUSALEM, March 29- Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug urged the government to use excess tax revenues to invest in infrastructure and education, rather than cutting taxes further. Israel's tax revenues have been higher than expected over the past year and stand to get a 4 billion shekel boost from capital gains tax if Intel's planned $15.3 billion takeover...

  • *Israel- China trade stands at $8 billion. JERUSALEM/ BEIJING, March 20- China's economy may be 35 times larger than Israel's, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to use that to advantage during a three-day visit to Beijing as he looks to reorient Israel's economy towards Asia over Europe and the United States. A week after U.S. chip giant Intel agreed to...

  • *Israel- China trade stands at $8 billion. JERUSALEM/ BEIJING, March 20- China's economy may be 35 times larger than Israel's, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to use that to advantage during a three-day visit to Beijing as he looks to reorient Israel's economy towards Asia over Europe and the United States. A week after U.S. chip giant Intel agreed to...

  • Saudi Arabia, China looking at refinery, petrochemical projects. *China trying to play "honest broker" in Middle East- diplomat. Saudi Basic Industries Corp and Sinopec, which already jointly run a chemical complex in Tinajin, also agreed to develop petrochemical projects in both China and Saudi Arabia.

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Friday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the German...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...

  • *Merkel meets Trump for first time on Tuesday in Washington. BERLIN, March 12- She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader. It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the...