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A crew member checks the new name of Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya, formerly known as Grace 1, off the coast of Gibraltar.
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The State Department message follows decision by Gibraltar to free the Adrian Darya 1 despite US objections
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August 20, 2019
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to the media after his meeting with Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri at the State Department in Washington, Aug. 15, 2019.
Egypt, along with the UAE, is a supporter of Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, whose Libya National Army (LNA) has been trying to take Tripoli from forces allied with the internationally recognized government
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August 19, 2019
Turkish police use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against the replacement of Kurdish mayors with state officials in three cities, in Diyarbakir, Aug. 19, 2019.
Pro-Kurdish HDP mayors in Van, Mardin, and Diyarbakir, are replaced by state-appointed trustees
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August 19, 2019
A migrant is comforted by a crew member of the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat off the coast of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, Aug.18, 2019.
United Nations pays special tribute to women, who account for 40% of humanitarian workers worldwide 
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August 19, 2019
Palestinian protesters sit before Israeli troops during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel, in the village of Kafr Malik northeast of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem was forced to postpone a conference it organized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after Palestinian officials and factions called for a boycott and threatened to organize mass protests
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August 19, 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, gestures while speaking during his and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, joint news conference following their talks in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Aug 19, 2019.
More than a million people from ex-Soviet countries now call Israel home – making up a fifth of its population
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August 19, 2019
FILE - In this March 25, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump smiles at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, after signing a proclamation at the White House in Washington.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to bar two Democratic congresswomen at the request of President Donald Trump infuriated Democrats and risked turning Israel into even more of a partisan issue at a time when Americans are fiercely divided and Trump faces a tough fight for re-election
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August 19, 2019