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FILE PHOTO: A man walks away from the U.S Treasury Department in Washington.
US says one person and nine entities blacklisted for funding Syrian president 'Campaign of Terror' 
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Wed, 07/29/2020 - 13:12
In this photo released Tuesday, July 28, 2020, by Sepahnews, a Revolutionary Guard's speed boat fires a missile .
It represents the latest barrage in a drill that saw two American bases temporarily go on alert over the launches
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Wed, 07/29/2020 - 12:57
Most people in this region rely on humanitarian aid just to stay alive in Idlib, Syria, July 24, 2020.
United Nations resolution may reduce available humanitarian aid as coronavirus comes to isolated northern Syria, where millions of people are displaced
Heather Murdock
Wed, 07/29/2020 - 17:14
In this photo released by the Saudi Media Ministry, limited numbers of pilgrims, move several feet apart, circling the cube…
Holy Islamic pilgrimage that normally brings over 2 million worshippers from around the world every year limited to 1,000 pre-selected nationals and foreign residents 
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Wed, 07/29/2020 - 07:17
Saudi officials are seen during a virtual pledging conference to aid Yemen, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 2, 2020.
Under the resolution, Yemen's STC would rescind self rule, implement the Riyadh agreement and appoint a governor for Aden
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Wed, 07/29/2020 - 02:36
Muslims offer their evening prayers outside the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia, one of Istanbul's main tourist attractions in the…
Many worry that Turkish President Erdogan might be pursuing imperial ambitions in the Middle East and Africa
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Tue, 07/28/2020 - 21:08
Syrian Refugees Learn Urban Farming
Years of conflict in Syria created millions of refugees in one of the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian crises.  Refugees live in crowded camps with limited access to food or land to grow crops.  VOA’s Arash Arabasadi reports on a camp in Jordan where experts teach Syrian refugees how to farm in tight spaces. Produced by: Arash Arabasadi
VOA Journalist Arash Arabasadi
Tue, 07/28/2020 - 16:58
People crowd to get food rations from a charity kitchen in Sana'a, Yemen, July 20, 2020.
United Nations warns that its humanitarian operation in Yemen is vastly underfunded and 'on the verge of collapse,' as COVID-19 ramps up and millions of people face extreme hunger in a matter of weeks
Margaret Besheer
Tue, 07/28/2020 - 15:46
Supporters use flashlights on their cell-phones as they listen to presidential candidate of Turkey's main opposition Republican…
New Turkish legislation seeks to tighten controls on social media with novel approach that analysts say could succeed this time
Dorian Jones
Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:03
A closeup of the Iranian mockup aircarft carrier is seen in this satellite image collected over the Strait of Hormuz July 28,…
The drill — and the American response to it — underlined the lingering threat of military conflict between Iran and the U.S. after a series of escalating incidents last year
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Tue, 07/28/2020 - 09:37
A Hezbollah flag flutters in the southern Lebanese village of Khiam, near the border with Israel, Lebanon July 28, 2020…
Israeli PM says army beat back Hezbollah cell trying to infiltrate Israel; Hezbollah denies charges  
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Tue, 07/28/2020 - 07:02
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issues a statement at the Israeli Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel with the …
Israeli PM says army beat back Hezbollah cell trying to infiltrate Israel; Hezbollah denies the charges
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Mon, 07/27/2020 - 18:50
A protester runs holding an Iraqi flag as tires burn during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra,…
The protesters had begun marching from Tahrir to nearby Tayaran Square chanting about worsening power cuts during a heat wave
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Mon, 07/27/2020 - 17:55
A handout photo provided by the Saudi Ministry of Media shows pilgrims burning incense as they walk around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, July 26, 2020.
Annual event normally draws around 2.5 million people for five intense days of worship in one of the world's largest gatherings
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Mon, 07/27/2020 - 09:50
Lebanese Wissam al-Sheikh, 30, who recently lost his job as manager at a clothes store in downtown Beirut, smokes a water-pipe…
Millions of youth have had job prospects, plans for higher education and marriages, but those dreams came to a screeching halt with the outbreak of the coronavirus
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Mon, 07/27/2020 - 10:15

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