Middle East

French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a session of questions to the government at the French National Assembly in Paris, July 23, 2019.
French authorities in a meeting with an Iranian envoy stressed the need for Tehran to 'make the needed gestures' to deescalate Gulf tensions
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July 24, 2019
In this July 30, 2018, photo, a 17 year-old boy holds his weapon in High dam in Marib, Yemen. Experts say child soldiers are “the firewood” in the inferno of Yemen’s civil war, trained to fight, kill and die on the front lines. (AP Photo/Narima...
Four-year war between Iran-aligned Houthi movement and a Saudi-backed coalition supporting the Yemeni government has killed tens of thousands of people
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By Reuters
July 23, 2019
Lebanon's Ambassador Amal Mudallali speaks in the Security Council, at United Nations headquarters, Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Israel sees Hezbollah, against which it fought a month-long war in 2006, as the biggest threat on its borders
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By Reuters
July 23, 2019
Some members of the secret library team gather in their underrground sanctuary in Daraya, Syria. (Photo courtesy of Ahmad Ma'dmani)
A small group of young students tried to bring normalcy to chaos by creating a secret library deep underneath a bullet-ridden building in Syria
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July 23, 2019
U.S. special envoy Jason Greenblatt attends the launch of a project to improve access to wastewater treatment and water for Palestinian farmers, Oct. 15, 2017, in the city of Jericho, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
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Jason Greenblatt says US has tested its ideas and knows what the hot button issues are
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July 23, 2019
Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan shakes hands with Chinese President Xi after witnessing a signing ceremony in Beijing, July 22, 2019.
Analysts say China maintains strong ties with the Gulf states and Iran despite friction among them
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July 23, 2019
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, left, and White House Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt attend the opening of an ancient road at the City of David, a popular archaeological and tourist site in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in east…
President Donald Trump's Middle East negotiator, Jason Greenblatt, was at the UN laying the groundwork for the administration's political plan
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July 23, 2019