Friday's global agenda: Future of UN mission to Syria in play

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Backburner: With the White House in campaign mode nearly 24/7, many of the administration’s biggest foreign-policy initiatives have been pushed to the back burner until after the election, writes The New York Times.

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Iran has plans to disrupt the international oil trade, The Wall Street Journal reports, including through attacks on oil platforms and tankers.

U.S. officials are backing Israel's claims that a suicide attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria was carried out by a Hezbollah agent, with Iran's blessing. The bombing appears to be in retaliation for the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists. [The New York Times]

The United States is preparing to give Yemen more than $100 million in counterterrorism and security aid that had been suspended last year. [The Washington Post]

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