The book said James Mattis, the defense secretary, told Trump he would "get right on it" but instead developed a plan for a limited air strike that did not threaten Assad personally.
Iranian-backed militias and their party are seeking a governing coalition against weakened prime minister Haider al-Abadi, while the Kurds remain in the middle.
Two flights carried out by Qeshm Fars Air took unusual routs to get to Lebanon, arousing concern they were used to deliver weapons to Hezbollah.
Former Shin Bet director warns of Hezbollah, Hamas threats
On Saturday “unknown forces” fired toward a US-led anti-ISIS Coalition base at Tanf in Syria. The Tanf Garrison “received fire” but “there are no reported damages or injuries."
Charles Lister says Iran has already won their strategic victory in Syria.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described UNRWA on Sunday as "the refugee perpetuation agency."
US sanctions on Syria predate the crisis, but were extended after Assad's crackdown on protests in 2011 and again as the country slid into war.
Undercover documentary and revelations about Doha’s lobbying efforts have embarrassed the emirate.
Iraqis voted in May in their first parliamentary election since the defeat of Islamic State's self-declared caliphate, but the announcement of final results was last month.
Jeffrey is making a brief visit this week to Israel, Jordan and Turkey. He is joined by Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn.
Weissbrod was appointed in February, and arrived in Amman in April, nine months after a stabbing and shooting incident at the Israeli embassy compound in Amman sent ties into a tailspin.
Peace seems far off, with thin diplomatic options.
Trump and Emir Al-Sabah will most likely discuss resolving Gulf state's conflict.
State news says explosions caused by short circuit, not by Israeli missiles.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claims Israel attacked a Syrian army base near Damascus early Sunday morning.
The Syrian regime hopes Russia has already brokered a deal with Ankara to allow it to crush HTS and divide Idlib.
"We have the necessary infrastructure and what we need to do is research and development, and at the same time upgrade and update the defense industry."
Iran has been struggling with a perennial issue of espionage by foreign powers, particularly by the US, UK, and Israel.