Middle East

FILE PHOTO: A man walks away from the U.S Treasury Department in Washington.
Those listed were Waad Qado, Nawfal Hammadi al-Sultan, Rayan al-Kildani and Ahmad Abdullah al-Jubouri
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By Reuters
July 18, 2019
FILE - People in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah have been provided with vouchers by the World Food Programme which they can exchange for food. (March 2019)
The World Food Program initiated a partial suspension of food aid last month, due to diversion of aid by Houthi rebels who control the city
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July 18, 2019
People walk past the German Foreign Ministry building in Berlin, Germany, March 1, 2018.
Multiple ‘likes’ from verified account of German diplomat included one for a video praising an attack on Israeli soldiers
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July 18, 2019
FILE - Photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, shows President Hassan Rouhani speaking in a meeting during his provincial tour to the North Khorasan, Iran, July 14, 2019.
Iranian state TV quoted Rouhani as saying Europeans should accelerate their efforts to salvage the pact
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By Reuters
July 18, 2019
The migrants say they fled war, violence and abject poverty and risked their lives for the chance at a better life in Europe, before being captured and held in Tripoli. Photographed and transmitted to VOA July 7, 2019, in Tripoli, Libya.
Migrants held in Libyan detention center describe dire conditions, say they face food shortages
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July 18, 2019
A Bitcoin (virtual currency) paper wallet with QR codes and a coin are seen at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris, France, May 27, 2015.
In Iran, some government officials worry that the energy-hungry process of “mining” Bitcoin is abusing Iran’s system of subsidized electricity; in the United States, some observers have warned that cryptocurrencies could be used to bypass the Trump administration’s sanctions targeting Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers
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July 18, 2019
A U.S CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft flies over a tanker in the Arabian Sea off Oman
The vessel is alleged to be involved in smuggling
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By VOANews
July 18, 2019