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Renamed Adrian Aryra 1 super tanker hosting an Iranian flag sails in the waters in the British territory of Gibraltar, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Authorities in Gibraltar on Sunday rejected the United States' latest request not to release a seized…
Authorities declined repeated US requests to hold the ship under allegations it violated sanctions
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August 19, 2019
The Monastery is believed to have been visited by the Holy family when they fled their homeland out of fear of persecution by King Herod. Sunday, August 18, 2019.
Christian tradition says that after Jesus was born, his parents fled with him to Egypt to escape death. Eventually they returned to their home in what was then known as the kingdom of Judea, and one of their last stops in Egypt was said to be at a cave in the Dronka mountains. Thousands of devotees of the Virgin Mary travel to the Virgin Mary Monastery near Assiut, Egypt every August to show their devotion to the holy family. Christian children are baptized and adults hope for blessings.
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August 19, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks he meets with survivors of religious persecution in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Washington. The survivors come from countries including, Myanmar, New Zealand, Yemen, China, Cuba,…
Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, is the main architect of a proposed $50 billion economic development plan for the Palestinians, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon that is designed to create peace in the region
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By Reuters
August 18, 2019
A view of the Grace 1 supertanker stands off the coast of the British territory of Gibraltar, Friday Aug. 16, 2019.
It is uncertain where the 2.1 million barrels of oil are headed, but US bid to seize ship is rejected by Gibraltar authorities
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August 18, 2019
Relatives of Palestinian gunmen who were killed by Israeli forces as they tried to cross the Gaza border, react at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
The incident happened just hours after three rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel
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August 18, 2019
In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian army soldiers flash the victory sign as they stand on a tank, in northwestern Syria.
27 killed in two days; Syrian monitor says government is apparently to force civilians to flee from areas that had been relatively unscathed in military escalation that began in late April 
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By Reuters
August 17, 2019
 A picture taken from the Gaza Strip, May 4, 2019, shows smoke billowing after missiles were launched toward Israel.
Israeli aerial defense batteries intercept two of them; there are no reports of injuries
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August 17, 2019