Middle East

Israel's Education Minister Rafi Peretz arrives to attend the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem
Rafi Peretz wrote in letter to principals that his opposition is unequitable after TV interview saying he thinks it is possible to convert gays
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July 16, 2019
Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, get help from a member of the YPG near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Govern.
Officials say their goal is to ensure these children are raised properly until their future is determined
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July 16, 2019
Syrian civilians react following an airstrike by Syrian regime forces in Maar Shurin on the outskirts of Maaret al-Numan in northwest Syria on July 16, 2019.
Strikes believed to have been carried out by the Syrian air force on a popular market in a village in opposition-held northwestern Syria
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July 16, 2019
FILE - A projectile and a drone launched at Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthis are displayed at a Saudi military base, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia, June 21, 2019.
A Yemeni human rights group says civilians are paying the human cost of the country's five-year war
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July 16, 2019
FILE - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri gestures during the Paris Peace Forum after the commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day, 100 years after the end of the First World War, in Paris, Nov. 11, 2018.
PM was speaking on first day of a three-day parliamentary session that is expected to approve a state budget that aims to slash the deficit, as a step towards putting Lebanese state finances on a sustainable path
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By Reuters
July 16, 2019
FILE - In this photo released Feb. 7, 2019, by Sepahnews, the website of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, a Dezful surface-to-surface ballistic missile is displayed in an undisclosed location in Iran.
President tells reporters at a Tuesday cabinet meeting that Iran 'can't be testing ballistic missiles' after Iran's FM raises idea of talks on its missile program in a US TV interview
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July 16, 2019
Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Augusto Santos Silva arrives for the inaugural meeting of the International Contact Group on Venezuela, in Montevideo, Uruguay, Feb. 7, 2019.
Portugal official won't say what was the source of that original information or whether any Iranian nationals had complained about the situation
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July 16, 2019