Middle East

This undated handout photograph shows the Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, at an undisclosed location, obtained by Reuters, July 19, 2019.
The British foreign minister worried Saturday that Iran had taken a ‘dangerous path’ after it seized a British-flagged tanker Friday
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July 20, 2019
Ruslan Maratovich Asainov attends a hearing before a judge in New York City after the Syrian Democratic Forces turned Asainov over to the U.S. military, July 19, 2019.
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US officials say 42-year-old Ruslan Maratovich Asainov called IS the 'real deal' and was in charge of weapons training before he was captured
Jeff Seldin
July 19, 2019
President Donald Trump points to a reporter for a questions as he speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
US, Britain will discuss Iran's seizure of two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, one of which was later released
Steve Herman
July 19, 2019
Hadi al-Amiri, leader of the Badr Brigades Shiite militia explains a battle plan to his fighters near the front line, on the outskirts of Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq, June 1, 2015.
Attack comes as Iraqi prime minister's deadline nears for Shiite militiamen to close bases
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July 19, 2019
A U.S. Marine Corps rifleman with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, provides security aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer during its transit through Strait of Hormuz in Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, July 18, 2019.
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Iran denies any of its drones is missing and says US might have shot down its own drone
Steve Herman
July 19, 2019
Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, second right, main opposition Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, right, and army's top commanders stand during the funeral prayers of Osman Kose, a 38-year-old Turkish diplomat killed in Iraq,…
Turkey's defense minister says the military launched aerial strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, following the killing of a Turkish diplomat there
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July 19, 2019
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives for a meeting with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres at United Nations headquarters Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
China calls on Washington to 'correct' sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for nuclear program
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July 19, 2019