Middle East

A Palestinian boy looks on near burning tyres during cashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in West Bank...A Palestinian boy looks on near burning tyres during cashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus September 19, 2014.

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A Palestinian boy looks on near burning tyres during cashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the near-by Jewish settlement of Qadomem, in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus

A Palestinian Bedouin woman stands next to her sheep in the West Bank village of Al-Eizariya, near east of Jerusalem.

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A Palestinian Bedouin woman stands next to her sheep in the West Bank village of Al-Eizariya, near east of Jerusalem

Residents carry an injured man after what activists said were two air strikes by forces of Syria's President Assad on a market in central Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus...Residents carry an injured man after what activists said were two air strikes by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on a market in central Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus September 17, 2014.

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Residents carry an injured man after what activists said were two air strikes by forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on a market in central Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus

Kurdish peshmerga troops participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants on the front line in Khazir, September 16, 2014.

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Kurdish peshmerga troops participate in an intensive security deployment against Islamic State militants on the front line in Khazir

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards Zummar, controlled by Islamic State (IS), near Mosul September 15, 2014.

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A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards Zummar, controlled by Islamic State (IS), near Mosul in Iraq

Palestinian youths set fire to tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi Joz on September 8, 2014 following the death of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Sinokrot, 16, who was wounded by gunfire on August 31 and died from his injuries. News of his death sparked widespread clashes near his home and throughout the Israeli-annexed east of the city.

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Palestinian youths set fire to tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi Joz on Monday following the death of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Sinokrot

European members of United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) uses binoculars to watch the Syrian side of the Golan Heights as they stand in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on September 5, 2014. Israel is closely monitoring the fighting between Syrian troops and Islamist rebels close to the armistice line on the Golan out of fear of a spillover of the internal conflict.

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European members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) watch through binoculars the Syrian side of the Golan Heights from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday

A Syrian man collects vegetables from a vegetable patch locals grew at the site where a barrel bomb hit a sewage pipe in the Baedeen neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 3, 2014. Aleppo province has been subject to a particularly fierce regime aerial campaign, including the use of explosive-packed barrel bombs tossed from regime helicopters that rights groups say kill indiscriminately.

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A Syrian man collects vegetables from a vegetable patch locals grew at the site where a barrel bomb hit a sewage pipe in the Baedeen neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo

City skyscrapers stand on the waterfront on Palm Jumeirah artificial island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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City skyscrapers stand on the waterfront on Palm Jumeirah artificial island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Asaib Ahl al-Haq Shi'ite militia fighters from the south of Iraq and Kurdish peshmerga forces walk with their weapons as they take control of Sulaiman Pek from the Islamist State militants, in the northwest of Tikrit city...Asaib Ahl al-Haq Shi'ite militia fighters from the south of Iraq and Kurdish peshmerga forces walk with their weapons as they take control of Sulaiman Pek from the Islamist State militants, in the northwest of Tikrit city September 1, 2014.

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Asaib Ahl al-Haq Shia militia fighters from the south of Iraq and Kurdish peshmerga forces walk with their weapons as they take control of Sulaiman Pek from the Islamist State militants, in the northwest of Tikrit city