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Exclusive: White House's Kushner unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan

23 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The White House on Saturday outlined a $50 billion Middle East economic plan that would create a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and fund a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza. | Video

Factbox: U.S. plan for Palestinian economy envisions $50 billion investment

22 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is to formally unveil the first part of his Middle East peace plan during a Bahrain conference next week, outlining a path for development of the fragile economies of the Palestinian territories and three neighboring Arab countries.

EXCLUSIVE-White House's Kushner unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan

22 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 22 The Trump administration's $50 billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza, according to U.S. officials and documents reviewed by Reuters.

Factbox: U.S. plan for Palestinian economy envisions $50 billion investment

22 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is to formally unveil the first part of his Middle East peace plan during a Bahrain conference next week, outlining a path for development of the fragile economies of the Palestinian territories and three neighbouring Arab countries.

Factbox: U.S. plan for Palestinian economy envisions $50 billion investment

22 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is to formally unveil the first part of his Middle East peace plan during a Bahrain conference next week, outlining a path for development of the fragile economies of the Palestinian territories and three neighboring Arab countries.

EXCLUSIVE-Trump's 'economy first' approach to Mideast peace built on big-money projects

22 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 22 The Trump administration's $50 billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza, according to U.S. officials and documents reviewed by Reuters.

Overruling his experts, Pompeo keeps Saudis off U.S. child soldiers list

19 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter.

Trump administration unlikely to move on Hong Kong barring dramatic escalation: U.S. official

14 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is unlikely to move to revise a 1992 act that gives Hong Kong special trade and business privileges unless there is a dramatic escalation by China in response to street protests there, a senior U.S. official said.

Trump administration unlikely to move on Hong Kong barring dramatic escalation -U.S. official

14 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is unlikely to move to revise a 1992 act that gives Hong Kong special trade and business privileges unless there is a dramatic escalation by China in response to street protests there, a senior U.S. official said.

Egypt, Jordan, Morocco to attend U.S.-led Palestinian conference - officials

12 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have informed the Trump administration they will attend a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain this month on proposals for boosting the Palestinian economy as part of a coming U.S. peace plan, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

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