Middle East

US Air Force Drone aircraft
The drone was hit by a surface-to-air missile in the country’s southeast, according to reports
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August 21, 2019
Members of the Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmets) search for victims amidst the rubble of a building that collapsed during reported airstrikes by pro-regime forces in the village of Beinin in the northern Idlib province,  Aug. 20, 2019.
Syrian activists: Airstrikes hit hospital in rebel-held village, knocking it out of service; no word on casualties
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August 21, 2019
FILE - Iranian and U.S. banknotes are on display at a currency exchange shop in downtown Tehran, Iran.
Iran's rial has sharply depreciated as a result of President Trump's decision in 2018 to pull out of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers and reimpose sanctions
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August 21, 2019
FILE - People supporting Iranian women hold a banner at the stands during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 15, 2018.
Iranian women have long been barred from watching men's teams play
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By Reuters
August 20, 2019
FILE - People hold signs reading "Stop executions in Egypt" during a demonstration against death penalties in Egypt, in front of the Egyptian consulate in Istanbul, March 2, 2019.
Rights activists were outraged by the UN decision to hold the conference in Cairo, saying President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has presided over the worst crackdown on freedoms in Egypt's modern history
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By Reuters
August 20, 2019
Smoke billows during pro-regime bombardments in the area of Maar Hitat in Syria's northern Idlib province, Aug. 20, 2019.
Pullout comes after days of intense bombardment by Syrian and Russian warplanes targeting rebel positions inside the town of Khan Sheikhoun and nearby villages
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August 20, 2019
Murzuq, Libya
Airstrikes by planes and drones, indiscriminate rocket attacks, shelling, and ground fighting also have displaced thousands in Murzuq
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August 20, 2019