The House speaker is leading a congressional group that will focus on stability in the Middle East, the campaign against Islamic State and "Iranian aggression."
The action comes a day after Yemen’s Saudi-backed prime minister appealed to the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from “complete collapse.”
The Kremlin says the two leaders also emphasized the need to step up efforts toward a political settlement in Syria and discussed joint action to stabilize the global oil market.
An “anti-corruption” commission led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took dozens into custody, including billionaire Al-Waleed Bin Talal (pictured).
The move, welcomed by the United States, represents a significant step forward for women of the ultra-conservative kingdom.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his nation opposes the Trump-Putin cease-fire in Syria, and that Israeli position could push the U.S. toward wider wars.
Trump’s newfound ardor for the Saudi regime is a far cry from his past positions, including his campaign assertion that the Saudis were behind the 9/11 attacks.
King Salman has ousted his nephew and named his son, Mohammed bin Salman, heir apparent. Some believe the new crown prince (pictured) is too reckless to hold so much power.
Included are $110 billion in American arms sales and other agreements that the Trump administration said will create hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs.