Middle East

Kurdish women wave to their relatives who wait near fence on the Syrian side in Suruc in Turkey's Sanliurfa province  on June 26, 2015. At least 120 civilians have been killed by the Islamic State group since it entered the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, just over 24 hours ago, a monitoring group said

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Kurdish women wave to their relatives who wait near fence on the Syrian side in Suruc in Turkey’s Sanliurfa province on Friday

A Syrian boy eats bread as he sits on a street in the town of Tal Abyad, on the border with Turkey, on Friday, some ten days after the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) seized the key transit point for Islamic State (IS) group fighters

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A Syrian boy eats bread as he sits on a street in the town of Tal Abyad, on the border with Turkey, on Friday, some ten days after the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) seized the key transit point for Islamic State (IS) group fighters

A freighter lies off the coast at sunrise in Algiers, Algeria June 25, 2015.

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A freighter lies off the coast at sunrise in Algiers, Algeria on Thursday

A displaced Sunni woman, fleeing violence from Mosul washes her child on the outskirts of Najaf, south of Baghdad June 24, 2015

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A displaced Sunni woman, fleeing violence from Mosul, washes her child on the outskirts of Najaf, south of Baghdad

Syrian children play on a destroyed tank in south of Kobane in Syria.

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Syrian children play on a destroyed tank in the south of Kobane in Syria

 A Palestinian protester throws tires into a fire during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on June 19, 2015.

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A Palestinian protester throws tyres into a fire during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on Friday

A Syrian refugee boy from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad sits in the shade while spending the day in Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, June 19, 2015

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A Syrian refugee boy from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad sits in the shade while spending the day in Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey on Friday

A Christian cleric, inspects the damage caused to the complex of the Church of Loaves and Fishes, on Tabgha, on the shores on the Sea of Galilee, Israel, 18 June 2015. An Israeli police spokesman said, that they are investigating the possibility that the attack was carried out by Jewish extremists

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A Christian cleric, inspects the damage caused to the complex of the Church of Loaves and Fishes, on Tabgha, on the shores on the Sea of Galilee, Israel on Thursday

Visitors react on the rock as a man jumps into the water, above Cleopatra's Beach, on a summer s day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, which begins on June 18, at the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh...Visitors react on the rock as a man jumps into the water, above Cleopatra's Beach, on a summer s day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan, which begins on June 18, at the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh, northwest of Cairo, Egypt.

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Visitors react on the rock as a man jumps into the water, above Cleopatra’s Beach, on a summer s day before the start of the holy month of Ramadan at the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrouh, northwest of Cairo, Egypt

Members of the Palestinian Hamas security forces take part in a graduation ceremony in Gaza City on Tuesday

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Members of the Palestinian Hamas security forces take part in a graduation ceremony in Gaza City

Opposition fighters belonging to the Islamist group Ansar al-Islam and the Ahrar ash-Sham (Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant) group walk on a street next to the front line that divides rebel and regime-controlled areas on June 15, 2015 in the Tadamon neighborhood, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus and near the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp.

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Opposition fighters belonging to the Islamist group Ansar al-Islam and the Ahrar ash-Sham (Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant) group walk on a street next to the front line that divides rebel and regime-controlled areas on Monday in the Tadamon neighbourhood, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus, and near the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp

Guard sits on the rubble of the house of Brigadier Fouad al-Emad, an army commander loyal to the Houthis, after air strikes destroyed it in Sanaa, Yemen...A guard sits on the rubble of the house of Brigadier Fouad al-Emad, an army commander loyal to the Houthis, after air strikes destroyed it in Sanaa, Yemen June 15, 2015. Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bombarded Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa overnight as the country's warring factions prepared for talks expected to start in Geneva on Monday

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A guard sits on the rubble of the house of Brigadier Fouad al-Emad, an army commander loyal to the Houthis, after air strikes destroyed it in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday

Syrian refugees take a rest at the Akcakale border gate after crossing into Turkey in Sanliurfa province, June 15, 2015. On Sunday, Turkish authorities reopened the border after a few days of closure, a security source said, adding that they expected as many as 10,000 people to come across.

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Syrian refugees take a rest at the Akcakale border gate after crossing into Turkey in Sanliurfa province on Monday

Yemenis search for survivors under the rubble of houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site in the old city of Yemeni capital Sanaa, on June 12, 2015 following an overnight Saudi-led air strike. Residents said the pre-dawn strike, which killed five people  was the first direct hit on old Sanaa since the launch of the bombing campaign against Huthi rebels in late March.

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Yemenis search for survivors under the rubble of houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site in the old city of Yemeni capital Sanaa, on Friday following an overnight Saudi-led air strike

Syrian refugees wait near the Turkish border in Akcakale in the Sanliurfa province not far from the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad on Friday. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists. Under an "open-door" policy, Turkey has taken in 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011

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Syrian refugees wait near the Turkish border in Akcakale in the Sanliurfa province not far from the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad on Friday. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists

Tourists visit Karnak temple in Luxor, a town 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on June 11, 2015. The ancient temple was open as usual despite a foiled suicide and gun attack on the world-famous site that police said would have been a "massacre".

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Tourists visit Karnak temple in Luxor, a town 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Thursday. The ancient temple was open as usual despite a foiled suicide and gun attack on the world-famous site

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan chats with students during a graduation ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, June 11, 2015. President Erdogan on Thursday urged the country's political parties to work quickly to form a new government, saying egos should be left aside and that history would judge anyone who left Turkey in limbo. In his first public appearance since Sunday's parliamentary election, Erdogan said no political development should be allowed to threaten Turkey's gains. He said he would do his part in finding a solution with the powers given to him by the constitution

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Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan chats with students during a graduation ceremony in Ankara, Turkey. President Erdogan on Thursday urged the country’s political parties to work quickly to form a new government

Members of Palestinian national security forces loyal to Hamas demonstrate their skills during a military graduation ceremony in the northern Gaza Strip ...Members of Palestinian national security forces loyal to Hamas demonstrate their skills during a military graduation ceremony in the northern Gaza Strip, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Members of Palestinian national security forces loyal to Hamas demonstrate their skills during a military graduation ceremony in the northern Gaza Strip 

Houthi militants stand in front of the Defence Ministry compound after it was hit by Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa...Houthi militants stand in front of the Defence Ministry compound after it was hit by Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa June 10, 2015

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Houthi militants stand in front of the Defence Ministry compound after it was hit by Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Wednesday

The Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria shows Syrian refugees waiting on the Syrian side of the border crossing near Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, south-eastern Turkey, 10 June 2015. More than 320,000 people are likely to have been killed in Syria's civil war, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on 09 June. The organization said said it had been able to document the deaths of 230,618 people, including 69,494 civilians of whom more than 7,000 were children. The crisis in Syria started in March 2011 with peaceful demonstrations calling for more freedom from the repressive al-Assad regime, but quickly degenerated into violence after deadly crackdowns by security forces

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The Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria shows Syrian refugees waiting on the Syrian side of the border crossing near Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, south-eastern Turkey on Wednesday