Middle East

Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bandar Abbas port
In new audio released Sunday, Iranian officer told Stena Impero crew: 'You obey, you will be safe'
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July 22, 2019
A Lufthansa sign is seen in front of the airport terminal at Cairo International Airport, in Cairo, Egypt, July 21, 2019.
German airline had suspended flights to Egypt’s capital for one day; British carrier to keep suspension in effect for six more days after London warned of ‘heightened risk of terrorism’
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July 21, 2019
An Islamic State flag lies in an abandoned tent encampment after U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters took control of Baghuz, Syria, March 23, 2019.
A series of announcements by Islamic State about the creation of ‘wilayats’ renews debate over the group’s possible resurgence after its self-proclaimed caliphate fell
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July 21, 2019
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