Middle East

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas after their talks in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 10, 2019. Zarif warned the U.S. on Monday that it "cannot expect to stay safe"…
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday Trump has instructed him to impose sanctions on the Iranian foreign minister by the end of the week
Michael Lipin
June 27, 2019
Fighters loyal to the internationally-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) take a rest near their weapons in the al-Sawani area during clashes with forces loyal to Libya strongman Khalifa Haftar, June 19, 2019.
Forces allied with Gen. Khalifa Haftar have not conceded defeat
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June 26, 2019
FILE -- This Sunday, April 30, 2017, file photo, provided by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), shows fighters from the SDF patrolling in the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. U.S.-backed Syrian forces say the battle for control of the Islamic State…
Car bomb attack in Tabqa wounds at least two security personnel and one civilian
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June 26, 2019
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks at the "Peace to Prosperity" conference in Manama, Bahrain, June 25, 2019.
Palestinians reject economic proposal because it does not address statehood
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June 26, 2019
FILE - The heavy water nuclear facility near Arak, 150 miles (250 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Jan. 15, 2011.
Europe seeks to save 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which is in 'critical condition' since US pulled out of agreement, reimposed economic sanctions on Tehran
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June 26, 2019
el-Arish, Egypt
Analysts question possible motives for Sinai attacks, saying
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June 26, 2019
A Palestinian demonstrator gestures as he chants slogans during a protest against Bahrain's workshop for U.S. Middle East peace plan, in Gaza City, June 26, 2019.
Palestinian officials say it was Trump who inflicted further hardship on Palestinians, cutting hundreds of millions in aid to humanitarian organizations across the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza
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June 26, 2019