Middle East

 A Yemeni woman wears buttons depicting Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh during a gathering to protest against foreign interferences, in Sana'a, Yemen, 07 November 2014. Reports state thousands of supporters of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh gathered in center Sana'a to protest against a US-backed move of the UN Security Council to impose a travel ban and assets freeze on Saleh due to his involvement in obstructing the country s transitional process. Recently, he has been accused of colluding with Shiite Houthi fighters in their military takeover of much of Yemen.

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A Yemeni woman wears buttons depicting Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh during a gathering to protest against foreign interferences, in Sanaa, Yemen

A woman cries during the funeral of a Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighter in Suruc, Turkish southeastern Sanliurfa province, on November 6, 2014. Turkey is pursuing a delicate but dangerous strategy after allowing peshmerga fighters to transit its soil to the besieged Syrian town of Kobane, fearing Kurdish domination of northern Syria but also risking the collapse of the peace process with Turkish Kurds.

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A woman cries during the funeral of a Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighter in Suruc, Turkish southeastern Sanliurfa province, on Thursday

Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip...Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip November 6, 2014. At Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip, families are emptying their homes - lugging mattresses and furniture onto waiting vans as soldiers look on from armoured cars. In nine villages along the frontier, 680 houses - homes to 1,165 families - are being razed to seal off smugglers' tunnels and try to crush a militant insurgency in northern Sinai that has intensified since the army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood 16 months ago.

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Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip on Thursday. In nine villages along the frontier, house are being razed to seal off smugglers’ tunnels and try to crush a militant insurgency in northern Sinai

An Ultra Orthodox Jewish vendor prays near Rachel's Tomb during an annual mass prayer in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

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An Ultra Orthodox Jewish vendor prays near Rachel’s Tomb during an annual mass in Jerusalem

An Iranian woman stands in front of the painted wall of the former US embassy on November 4, 2014 in Tehran where takes place a demonstration to mark the anniversary of its storming by student protesters that triggered a hostage crisis. Thousands of Iranians shouted "Death to America" during the demonstration, 35 years after Islamist students stormed the embassy compound, holding 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days. The painting shows the Statue of Liberty with a skull as a face.

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An Iranian woman stands in front of the painted wall of the former US embassy on Tuesday in Tehran. A demonstration marked the anniversary of the storming of the embassy by student protesters 35 years ago that triggered a hostage crisis in which 52 American diplomats were held hostage for 444 days.

A Kurdish refugee boy from the Syrian town of Kobani holds onto a fence that surrounds a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province November 3, 2014.

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A Kurdish refugee boy from the Syrian town of Kobani holds onto a fence that surrounds a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province

Iraqi Shiite Muslim worshipers self-flagellate during a ceremony marking Ashura, which commemorates the seventh century slaying of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra on November 3, 2014.

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Iraqi Shia Muslims self-flagellate in Basra during a ceremony to mark Ashura, which commemorates the seventh century slaying of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed.

Motorcyclists take part in a protest against the Yemeni Government's decision to begin enforcing a long-standing motorbike ban, Sana a, Yemen, 23 October 2014. Reports state that amid increased insecurity resulting from a Houthi take over of the Yemeni capital 21 September and a string of attacks and assasinations carried out on senior army and security officials primarily utilising motorcylces as a form of transport the Yemeni Government has taken the decision to resume enforcing a ban on motorbikes.

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Motorcyclists take part in a protest against the Yemeni Government’s decision to begin enforcing a long-standing motorbike ban, Sanaa, Yemen

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Family members of Abdel Rahman Al-Shaludi, the Palestinian who was killed by police yesterday after he drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians at a railway station in Jerusalem causing the death of a 3 month old baby, mourn at their home in Silwan, Israel

A Syrian Kurdish woman walks with her baby on October 23, 2014,  in the Rojava refugee camp at Suruc in Sanliurfa province. Turkey said on October 21 that Kurdish peshmerga fighters based in Iraq have yet to cross into Syria from Turkish territory, a day after announcing it was assisting their transit to join the battle for the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab. It was seen as a major switch in policy by Turkey, which until now has refused to interfere in the over month-long battle for Kobane between Syrian Kurdish fighters and Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

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A Syrian Kurdish woman and her baby on Thursday in the Rojava refugee camp at Suruc in Sanliurfa province in southeastern Turkey. This week Turkey decided to allow Kurdish forces to cross into Syria to fight in the pivotal border town of Kobani that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, has been on the cusp of overtaking amid a month-long battle .