Middle East

A view of the Grace 1 supertanker stands off the coast of the British territory of Gibraltar, Friday Aug. 16, 2019.
It is uncertain where the 2.1 million barrels of oil are headed, but US bid to seize ship is rejected by Gibraltar authorities
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August 18, 2019
Relatives of Palestinian gunmen who were killed by Israeli forces as they tried to cross the Gaza border, react at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
The incident happened just hours after three rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel
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August 18, 2019
In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers flash the victory sign as they stand on a tank, in northwestern Syria.
27 killed in two days; Syrian monitor says government is apparently to force civilians to flee from areas that had been relatively unscathed in military escalation that began in late April 
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August 17, 2019
 A picture taken from the Gaza Strip, May 4, 2019, shows smoke billowing after missiles were launched toward Israel.
Israeli aerial defense batteries intercept two of them; there are no reports of injuries
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August 17, 2019
A view of the Grace 1 supertanker stands off the coast of the British territory of Gibraltar, Friday Aug. 16, 2019.
The head of the company sorting paperwork and procuring for the Grace 1 oil tanker in the British overseas territory said the vessel could be sailing away in the next '24 to 48 hours,' once new crews dispatched to the territory take over command of the ship
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August 17, 2019
FILE - An industrial plant strips natural gas from freshly pumped crude oil is seen at Saudi Aramco's Shaybah oil field at Shaybah in Saudi Arabia's Rub al-Khali desert.
Saudi state TV says a fire has been controlled at a massive oil and gas field after a drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels
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August 17, 2019
A view of the Grace 1 supertanker stands off the coast of the British territory of Gibraltar, Aug. 16, 2019.
Tanker remains off the coast of Gibraltar, despite a court ruling that says it can be released
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August 16, 2019