U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with top Qatari and Kuwaiti officials Tuesday to try to help broker an end to the escalating standoff between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors. Tillerson says he's encouraging dialogue while President Donald Trump sharply criticizes Qatar for funding terrorism. VOA’s Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has more from the State Department.
U.S. military officials say there are indications of activity at a Syrian air base to back up an unusual White House public statement Monday night warning President Bashar al-Assad against launching another chemical weapons attack. Details from VOA White House Bureau Chief Steve Herman.