Middle East

A British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero which was seized by the Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday is photographed in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, Saturday, July 20, 2019. The chairman of Britain's House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee…
Britain is drawing up plans to target Iran with sanctions for its seizing of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait off Hormuz, and it may urge European Union to reimpose sanctions lifted in 2016 as part of Tehran’s agreement to curb its nuclear program
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July 21, 2019
Syrian rescuers and civilians pull a man from the rubble of a building following an airstrike by regime forces in Maar Shurin on the outskirts of Maaret al-Numan in northwest Syria, July 16, 2019.
Special envoy to Syria appeals to international community to protect and support millions of vulnerable civilians who lack the bare essentials for survival
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July 21, 2019
TOPSHOT - This image grab taken from a video provided by Iran's Revolutionary Guard official website via SEPAH News on July 20, 2019, allegedly shows Revolutionary Guard Corps boarding the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz…
In new audio, Iranian officer told Stena Impero crew: 'You obey, you will be safe'
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July 21, 2019
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 06, 2019 A ship approaches supertanker Grace 1 off the coast of Gibraltar on July 6, 2019. Gibraltar police have arrested the Indian captain and chief officer of a seized Iranian tanker suspected of breaching…
British Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt called the incident a “hostile act”
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By Reuters
July 20, 2019
British Airways planes are parked at Heathrow Airport, Jan. 10, 2017. The airline cancelled flights from two major airports Saturday because, it said, of a power outage.
It gave no details about what prompted the move, which will affect flights for a week
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By Reuters
July 20, 2019
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