Britain has joined the US in restricting electronics on flights from the Middle East and North Africa. This after reports militant Islamic groups planned to smuggle explosives in devices like laptops.
Under Emmanuel Macron, France has sought to regain power and influence in the region. Amid escalating tensions, Iran's president suggested France play a key role by taking a "realistic" approach to emerging crises.
A German court's ruling that allowed Kuwait Airlines to deny an Israeli travel has focused attention on an enduring multination boycott of Israel. Kuwaiti law prohibits companies from doing business with Israelis.
Arab foreign ministers have slammed Iranian interference in the Middle East. Arab states sought to present a united front as regional rivalries in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon heat up.
The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to allow Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect. Earlier, Washington said it was ending a temporary residency permit program for nearly 60,000 Haitians.
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