President Donald Trump plans to hold talks this week with leaders from Bahrain and Libya.
The White House says Trump will meet Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Thursday. The crown prince is visiting Washington this week and has already met with Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
Libya fell into chaos after the ouster and killing of its longtime leader Muammar Gadhafi in 2011.
The country's divisions and power and security vacuum have empowered hundreds of militias to become the real power on the ground. Human trafficking and fuel smuggling have also thrived.