{FD} Qatar’s ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift

Qatar's ruling emir said on Friday that his embattled Gulf nation remains open to dialogue with four Arab countries that have isolated it, but that any resolution to the crisis must respect his country's sovereignty.

{FD} The Latest: Venezuela lawmakers name judges, court rejects

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 2:00 p.m. Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress has appointed a slate of new judges to the Supreme Court, and the government-stacked high court is wasting no time in declaring those nominations null and in violation of the constitution.

{FD} Cairo upset over latest US travel warning to Egypt

Egypt has expressed "discontent" over the latest U.S. travel warning to the Mideast country, saying the notice makes a false distinction between terrorist groups and violent political organizations.

{FD} Trump administration letting Africa’s crises drift: Experts

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol.

{FD} Obstacles mount in fight to aid Syrians stranded near Jordan

Desperate to help Syrians stuck on Jordan's sealed border, U.N. agencies reluctantly agreed late last year to hand much of the control over aid distribution to Jordan's military, a Jordanian contractor and a Syrian militia.

{FD} Venezuela violence: Woman killed, 4 injured as thousands vote in opposition referendum

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans lined up across the country and in expatriate communities around the world Sunday to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's raising tensions in a nation battered by shortages and anti-government protests.