The United States is examining next steps in the campaign to defeat Islamic State militants and to stabilize the refugee crisis with regional allies, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarks on trips to Turkey and NATO this week. The top U.S. diplomat will press NATO allies to demonstrate a clear path to increase defense spending, in his first meeting with counterparts from this security bloc. VOA State Department correspondent Nike Ching has the story.
The Trump administration has used its first appearance at the annual AIPAC conference of pro-Israel activists in Washington to reinforce a tougher U.S. approach toward the Jewish state's adversaries than the approach of its predecessor, Barack Obama. VOA's Michael Lipin was at the conference and has a report.