Middle East

Kurdish security members gather near a restaurant where a gunman opened fire in Irbil, Iraq, July 17, 2019.
Diplomat was one of at least two people shot dead on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire in a restaurant where Turkish diplomats were dining
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By Reuters
July 20, 2019
Saudi-led coalition officials show to U.S. Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie an exibit of weapons and missiles that is used by Houthi attacks against Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh
Coalition spokesman Turki al Maliki says five Houthi air defense systems were targeted, overnight
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July 20, 2019
Ecuador' s President Lenin Moreno, center right, and his wife Rocio Gonzalez arrive at the National Assembly to deliver his State of Nation speech in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Visit has so far been dominated by growing threat of terrorism in Western Hemisphere
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July 20, 2019
Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bander Abass port
Britain warns of "robust" reaction to vessel's capture
Steve Herman
July 20, 2019
This undated handout photograph shows the Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, at an undisclosed location, obtained by Reuters, July 19, 2019.
The British foreign minister worried Saturday that Iran had taken a ‘dangerous path’ after it seized a British-flagged tanker Friday
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By Reuters
July 20, 2019
Ruslan Maratovich Asainov attends a hearing before a judge in New York City after the Syrian Democratic Forces turned Asainov over to the U.S. military, July 19, 2019.
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US officials say 42-year-old Ruslan Maratovich Asainov called IS the 'real deal' and was in charge of weapons training before he was captured
Jeff Seldin
July 19, 2019
President Donald Trump points to a reporter for a questions as he speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
US, Britain will discuss Iran's seizure of two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, one of which was later released
Steve Herman
July 19, 2019